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Morning folks,

 

An acquaintance of mine has a large oak in their garden which is starting to split in two from the base of the crown.

 

This is way outside of my field of knowledge in terms of what can be done. There are constructions under the tree that would be damaged should the split continue and the limbs fall off.

 

Is there any method of bracing/strapping the stem, or is it a crown reduction job?

 

Is there anyone in the South Suffolk area that would be able to have a look and quote for remedial action?

 

Dodgy pictures below.

 

Many thanks, TVI.

 

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I can't quite make out the formation at the top of that, looks a bit like either a limb or top has gone from there? Or maybe it was whacked back because of the power line.

 

Seems like a risk of decay at that point, might be possible to tie in a brace across the Y but I think be prepared for something more drastic.

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Thanks everyone!

 

I haven't seen the tree and I don't personally know the owners. I certainly don't know how to tackle anything like this. 

 

AHPP has graciously offered to have a chat with them to see what can be done.

 

Many thanks for the input😊

 

 

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