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Climber Dave

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  1. Thanks Jules, Yes survey completed by someone who advertises themselves as a Consultant, and does seem to have the right credentials.....but you never know for sure how good they actually are...... They were brought in by the home owner via a recomendation from their gardener, not sure how much they actually paid but from whats been said sounds like its around the £200 mark - he apparently looked at a couple of other trees and verbally told them they were fine but no mention of them in the report......... Thanks again both of you for your input, its alway good to ask those with a lifes worth of experieance and knowledge.
  2. Thanks for the input. Tree survey was carried out 18 Nov 2018, inspected using "Visual Tree Assessment" and each of the four trunks were "sounded". Numerous pruning wounds, signs of bleeding canker were noted in the report but I quote "no significant decay was noted". No re inspection period mentioned. The final recommendations of the report was "no work is required at this moment in time" Clients are keen to save as much of the tree as possible, as it is a high value tree and would have major impact to the area if it was removed, but also would threaten quite a few neighbouring properties as well as the clients own if it was to fail. I'd rather just remove the effected stem and EdwardC recommends (TPO permission permitting) then monitor the rest of the tree, but open to suggestions...
  3. Hi, I’ve been looking at mature 15m multi stemmed Horse Chestnut. Its had Bleeding Canker for a fair few years from what I can tell, last two years had leaf minor. It has a TPO, and had an independent survey/report from a tree consultant done just over a year ago which in summary stated no work was necercery as it posed no risk. Just had a look at it and found a large area of bark loss in a strip about 3 m long and 30cm wide running along the length of the trunk with bracket fungi on it fairly low down on one of the 4 main trunks, which sounds like its happened some time this past year. Its effectively four trunks which split at/just below ground level, all trunks lean away from each other (with fairly significant lean), and its in very close proximity to road/houses/ phone wires/garages/neighbouring gardens. Would you look to only take out the effected trunk, and try to save the rest of the tree with close monitoring over the future, a risk of unbalancing the rest of the tree? or look to take down the whole tree? Another tree survey?

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