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I got my tree reduced has it been done well?

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It’s been reduced.
“Topped”.
It’ll be fine.
“Loads more light now”.
I’m sure this is what the client asked fir....
I’ve seen far worse, by reputable firms too.

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I’ve known people to want it done exactly the same... 20ft off the top, and yes sycamores  they were..then when yo7 say there’s no growth points  but I can do it 10ft higher as there’s a growth  point. No is the answer.

 So you say you want a cut there, and point with the laser... yes they say.. ok. That’s  xxx pounds

 Thankyou..

Etc...

 

 

the vigorous nature of sycamore, means  the homeowner is correct.   As it didn’t die.🤔🙈

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39 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

It’s been reduced.
“Topped”.
It’ll be fine.
“Loads more light now”.
I’m sure this is what the client asked fir....
I’ve seen far worse, by reputable firms too.
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Sadly, i have.. By firms i worked for,  calling themselves 'reputable' K

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Oh course it will bounce back. It’s a sycamore.
The title of the thread is has it been done well.

Answer is a simple no.

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Just because it’s a sycamore it does not mean it will survive being butchered ... the OP s tree will probably survive but I’ve seen plenty die... inc ones I’ve done myself when the customer has demanded this.

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12 minutes ago, derek robinson said:

Why do so many people look into how their tree should have been treated and who by after they have had the work done?

Seems arse about face to me.

 

Because she wouldn't know what the finished article would look like until after the work was completed.

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12 hours ago, Khriss said:

Then he is not a skilled Arborist, sorry.  K

I don’t think the arborist ‘pruning’ a tree during its dormant phase in the winter makes him/her unskilled in any way - it’s largely recognised as the right time to undertake such work.

There are other aspects of this job that may lead to the ‘unskilled’ conclusion though...

(I’m still of the belief that Margaret1968 is a coverup ID for a user on here though I’m afraid). 

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1 minute ago, monkeybusiness said:

(I’m still of the belief that Margaret1968 is a coverup ID for a user on here though I’m afraid). 

 

Why, did you do the work? 😂

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2 minutes ago, Moose McAlpine said:

 

Why, did you do the work? 😂

The bulk of our pruning tends to be at ground level, we don’t ‘sell’ many reductions to customers. Big tree in the wrong place - pay once and put something more suitable in or leave it alone.

Margaret - you’ll be spending the same money on that tree every couple of years until you finally get sick of it and bite the bullet to remove it. Plenty of ‘arborists’ will happily keep taking your money. Spend once more, get it out and plant something lovely would be my advice. 

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