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Managing Trees with Decay & Dysfunction

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Nice set of pics David

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

 

Which set? There's 222 posts of mine on this thread :001_tt2:

 

 

Kidding, cheers :thumbup1:

 

It's good to have a series of images over a period of time to help tell the story.

 

Helps my internal reports no end :thumbup:

 

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I remember those! Shame that one has now fallen, though it was largely inevitable!

 

But I'm sure that enough, if not all, will be left in situ to provide another habitat.

 

Every cloud has a silver liniing:biggrin:

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But I'm sure that enough, if not all, will be left in situ to provide another habitat.

 

Every cloud has a silver liniing:biggrin:

 

 

Left it will be..........should sell the chipper really :biggrin:

 

 

 

 

 

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Any possibility of phoenix regeneration? Admit I've never seen it on HC, and I can't see in the images if the entire root plate severed.

 

Keen to see if the Rigidoporus now acts saprophytically along the trunk. :)

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Any possibility of phoenix regeneration? Admit I've never seen it on HC, and I can't see in the images if the entire root plate severed.

 

Keen to see if the Rigidoporus now acts saprophytically along the trunk. :)

 

It is an ex-tree......

 

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A large but relatively unspectacular roadside oak which I've known for about 40 years.

I used to cycle past it when I was nowt but a nipper.

Lost connection with it through me moving on through to different parts of London, but rediscovered it still ticking over about 10 years ago when one of my moves brought me back to the area.

 

I'm not sure who owns it or who's managed it over the years but I personally think (be that very debatable depending on your perspective) that it's been managed well.

 

Here it is in about 6 years ago with a number of desiccating fruitbodies of Psuedoinonotus dryadeus (oak bracket) growing around its base.

 

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It puts out brackets most but not every year since I first noted the fruiting.

 

Here it is from earlier this week......

 

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I suspect that an Arb has carried out some level of decay detection with either a Picus or Resistograph over some of the preceding years as the tree has been subjected to a significant reduction about three years ago.

 

Although the pruning can be described as hard, it certainly appears to be healthy enough to have coped with that spec as its putting on and maintaining good foliage and has reduced the risk of it failing.

 

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It will be interesting to see how the canopy develops over the next few years

 

If I get the opportunity, I'll update

 

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A large but relatively unspectacular roadside oak which I've known for about 40 years.

I used to cycle past it when I was nowt but a nipper.

Lost connection with it through me moving on through to different parts of London, but rediscovered it still ticking over about 10 years ago when one of my moves brought me back to the area.

 

I'm not sure who owns it or who's managed it over the years but I personally think (be that very debatable depending on your perspective) that it's been managed well.

 

Here it is in about 6 years ago with a number of desiccating fruitbodies of Psuedoinonotus dryadeus (oak bracket) growing around its base.

 

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It puts out brackets most but not every year since I first noted the fruiting.

 

Here it is from earlier this week......

 

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I suspect that an Arb has carried out some level of decay detection with either a Picus or Resistograph over some of the preceding years as the tree has been subjected to a significant reduction about three years ago.

 

Although the pruning can be described as hard, it certainly appears to be healthy enough to have coped with that spec as its putting on and maintaining good foliage and has reduced the risk of it failing.

 

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It will be interesting to see how the canopy develops over the next few years

 

If I get the opportunity, I'll update

 

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Great to see that a tree such as this has not been subject to over zealous and knee jerk reactions considering its location. Good stuff,:thumbup1:

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Wow that's really hard reduction. It's so simple to spec a limit on cut size, like 10 cm.

 

But the proof of the pudding will be in the tree's response. Thanks for keeping an eye on this one.

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Managing trees with donkeys and dysfunction.........

 

 

This Catalpa was wind rocked during a significant storm a few years back.

 

The roots remained functional but each year it comes in to leaf and flowers a few weeks behind the other Catalpas at the same site.

 

It's retrenching itself due to the root trauma.

 

It's not a threat to people, but to keep it upright longer and to help with its vascular function we've reduced it.

 

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