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David Humphries

To Coronet or Not to Coronet, now that is a question

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Beech which died in 2004 (1st image) we then monolithed and coronetted in 2008 (2nd, 3rd & 4th images)


Still standing today and not changed much on the outside in 8 years.........(last 2 images)


Had an entomologist survey it as part of a dead standing tree study a couple of years ago and it's now host to an interesting array of creepy crawlies and fungi










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Been a while, so we're having a small Renaissance at work with coronets and fractures as older members of the team have moved on and new members have joined, so we're retuning on some of the style and interpretations around some of the more avant-garde conservation arboricultural techniques.


A roadside ash that has succumbed to root dysfunction so has been monolithed and had a coronet frenzy inflicted upon it.












This was carried out over two sessions in between other works, so Team Leader Ali went back the next day and tamed the beast with a final onslaught with the 660, 440 and finished the more intricate detail with a topper.




To add insult to injury the poor maligned ex tree got the hairdryer treatment !



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Have we gone back in time then or what!?  

I cant believe cameras where so good back in the noughties..



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7 hours ago, Mesterh said:

Have we gone back in time then or what!?  

I cant believe cameras where so good back in the noughties..



Mesterh, I can only apologise for dissapointing you with the presentation of inferior imagery. 


The originals were taken with a grown up camera with the childish pride of wanting to capture for posterity, what I thought was my masterpiece in coronet art.


The latter images were taken on the hoof with a camera phone clicking away approximately 200 shots of things I'd done in the past for comparison at this particular site.


I shall endeavour to take a whole camera location crew with me in future before I consider sharing this tripe and ruining your viewing pleasure.



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Interesting thread. Funny enough I have a large rotten willow to coronet next week at the request of the customer. She wants to retain some habitat for all the woodpeckers that have been living in the tree.

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