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Hi I’m looking for some help regarding two tree in my front garden , firstly I would just like to say I love the trees and would not want to remove them . 
I have recently received a letter off the council putting tree protection orders on the trees which makes me feel very anxious (should I be)

The trees have apparently been cut down at some stage during their lifetime and have very thick trunks which makes the crown of the trees quite low and blocks out the sun to my house , my concern is that I won’t be able to thin the crowns of the trees when I feel is necessary with the T.P.O is here anyone that could advise me on objecting to this order or do you think it’s not necessary, thanks in advance I will try an upload some photos of there current appearance and one from 2018 which shows the trees in full leaf

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They are pretty cool trees! I doubt you will have much joy appealing on the TPO, but neither do I think it will be too much trouble getting permission for remedial pruning in the future. Trees such as this that have been pruned in this manner need to be maintained going forward. Any reasonable tree officer will understand that.

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Unusual to see pollards in such location.

 

 

Would be nice to maintain them as pollards on say a 20yrs rotation.

 

Would be cool to have more pollards as street trees.

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Perhaps speak to the tree officer about the possibilty of managing them bi-annually, This could be done with hedgecutters, essentially creating a coupe of nicely manicured lollipop trees. I think it would probably be better for the trees than cutting them hard back every 5-10 years or so, and would create quite a nice feature in your front garden.

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Is it difficult to find someone to do this kind of work , would I just contact a tree surgeon or would it be someone more specialised? I’m in Lancashire 

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1 minute ago, Nykib said:

Is it difficult to find someone to do this kind of work , would I just contact a tree surgeon or would it be someone more specialised? I’m in Lancashire 

There is nothing more specialised that a tree surgeon 😃

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As long as they are re-pollarded back to truck and not half do like you see most of the time and they call it pollard. 

Lovely trees, I cut a beech back hard about 6 years ago now and trim re growth back by thinning every couple of years. 

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