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Ash dieback

Ryan m

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37 minutes ago, Ryan m said:


Hi just wondering if an Ash is diagnosed with dieback, is it ok to cut it down?, what are the regulations or best practices? Thanks



If its been affected for some time the hinge can become compremised , also be careful banging in wedges . Dead limbs can fall from the impact .

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I would say if it had a TPO on it you still have to go through the proper chanels with the council, if it was a small area of say 15-20 trees consult your local FC rep in your area, 

 As Stubby says be careful, as the timber goes very brittle, some trees we have worked on in the past 3 yrs will have been dead for a year or 2 but have still come in to leaf but they are just living of the moisture in the timber hence why the timber goes brittle, if you have to climb it be very careful and tie in on something thats substancial,  

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