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Crown thinning large beech

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I don't think a 10% thin would harm the tree. Try to take rubbing branches as part of the thinning where possible.

I remember from yrs ago from an AA report regarding the 1987 storm. Trees that had been crown thinned faired better than those that had not.

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>>Try to take rubbing branches as part of the thinning where possible.<<

 

Definate nono according to Duncan Slater. Branches that have grown up with external support from other branches are likely to have weak unions.

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1 hour ago, Willowboy said:

>>Try to take rubbing branches as part of the thinning where possible.<<

 

Definate nono according to Duncan Slater. Branches that have grown up with external support from other branches are likely to have weak unions.

Not just Duncan Slater.  Mattheck said it years ago, something which he was pretty miffed about last time I saw him speak. 

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1 minute ago, Chris at eden said:

Not just Duncan Slater.  Mattheck said it years ago, something which he was pretty miffed about last time I saw him speak. 

ps.  I suppose you can differentiate between those which are providing support and those which are not though, and assume that is what Paul is getting at. 

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On 14/01/2020 at 12:47, Chris at eden said:

ps.  I suppose you can differentiate between those which are providing support and those which are not though, and assume that is what Paul is getting at. 

thanks for that Chris - saves me explaining. In a 10 % thin I wouldn't expect anything over 3" removed normally if they are rubbing. Out or the two, I would choose to remove the upper branch.  With larger diameter branches that are supporting each other, I would hope they will fuse together eventually - not to be touched.  

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