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Re-pollard or crown reduction on Ash tree?

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Hi all :001_smile:


I am after some advice / opinions of the best thing to do to this Ash tree. It was pollarded around 5 - 6 years ago by someone else and now its blocking out light and requires attention once more.


One concern is its dropped some regrowth this year just gone, think this may be just wind effect on sail area of the poorly anchored regrowth, however targets are road, pedestrians and sheds so need the best action for this tree?


What would you do? Take it back and re-pollard or crown reduce to reduce sail area, or just thin it?


(yes it would make nice fire wood but felling isnt an option :biggrin: )


Sorry bout the pics, only had me mobile phone


James :thumbup:



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Here's a pic from google streetview shortly after it was done last time.


(the water mark shows google copyright 2009 but client says it was before that :confused1:)




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Don't waste you time thinning it

Ask client what they want and if they were happy with how it looked after the last hit.

Go from there

Maybe even more drastic would suit if they have light issues.

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i dont like the look of that!!


Just to clarify that was after it was done previously by someone else, the tree currently looks like the top pics...

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came back well last time around, im also with the repollard hit it back harder and give it a better shape then the last lot that did it.

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