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  1. Any ideas? Internet has come up with one article in Denmark, but doesn’t ID it...
  2. Im aware of fascination in the form of twig flattening and proliferation of buds in ash... I’ll look into that, but not convinced it’s the same. I was thinking gaul of some sort perhaps?
  3. Any ideas what is causing these bulbous growths? Connectivity doesn’t appear to be lost in the tips until they become quite substantial in size. They are relatively heavy in comparison to their size. Middle of live ones is dark brown and larger growth rings, dead ones appear to have radial cracks within but not in the bark. The tree has them throughout the crown in varying sizes. Anyone know what it is and recommendations to prolong the life of the tree? Pruning them all out would leave the canopy very sparse, but as I said not all are causing dieback.
  4. But if he throws the horse and cart in, what will he use to transport material to the second hole?!
  5. Its yellow meadow ants... Discover the amazing anthills at Coombe Hill WWW.NATIONALTRUST.ORG.UK Chalk grassland is one of our rarest habitats, and a reason why Coombe Hill is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The large bumps on the steep west-facing slope are the nests of the yellow meadow ant; a tiny insect that builds large anthills that provides a diverse range of homes for many of these species of wild flowers and animals.
  6. Manchurian walnut perhaps... Where is the tree...uk?
  7. Looks like a sad little walnut to me... Serrations don’t really make huge sense, but perhaps not juglans regia. Looks to have been hacked back though, so larger leaves than normal, plus the distinctive smell does add up.
  8. If you are only on 19k I’d say feel free to give it a go. Do you have desires to be a climber or would you be happy working on the ground, stump grinding etc. I started climbing at 32 with a years experience felling in the woods. I started on £75 a day as a chipper bitch with the intention of getting up a tree ASAP! I’ve made the most of the opportunity given to me and 5 years later I am lead climber and on £35k. If you find the right company then there is opportunity - but climbing isn’t everyone’s game, and definitely has a limited life span... Just expect to feel like you have been hit by a bus at the end of your first full week dragging brash!
  9. Were there any holes higher in the trunk? I had two woodpecker holes about three feet apart on a live willow trunk a couple of days ago. The lower hole was spilling out similar looking material since they began excavating the higher cavity. Not suggesting it’s woodpeckers that low down but if the gano has caused hollowing in the buttress and sending decay up the stem, any disturbance higher up will result in the ‘frass’ piling up in the bottom of the cavity?! Any small mammal could use a hole like that though... often found a family of voles nesting in the hollow of a rotting pop once it’s gone over, just cut a biscuit and pop it on the stump to leave them with a roof!
  10. Therein lies the game...
  11. I’m going to throw out cut-leaf sumac...
  12. No I don’t - the first ones for sure because all four trees down the road all done at the same time, the other two were done separately. It is just such a shame that someone has there tree butchered for whatever reason, and then a neighbour thinks that they must do something to their tree too, so points and says “can you make my tree smaller, ...like that one!” As if it’s now a good looking tree and they would feel good to have one too!
  13. I know sometimes when working to a spec there are limited options, but these people only have one spec... ...and went round the whole town!


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