Hi there Thank you all so much for your replies. The client won't send me another photo - he's being a bit difficult about it all. My main worry was that the tree was damaged because there happens to be a TPO on it. As for the price - I can confirm he paid £60 for this. He won't tell me who did it though! Thank you again so much. I am extremely grateful.
Hi there I'm new here - I've got a client who has some trees in his back garden. There was ivy growing up the tree and he tells me he got a tree surgeon to remove the ivy. However, he sent me a photo of the work and the bark has been removed in a large section all around the trunk. My husband tells me this is called "ringing" and a google search suggests that this is used to kill a tree - although it did suggest that oak trees can withstand this. Has the tree been damaged beyond repair? Is there anything that I should do - is this the normal way to remove ivy? i can see that the ivy hasn't been touched at the root so it looks to me as if the ivy will just grow again anyway. I'm so grateful for any advice. Photo of tree with ivy rem(7208287.1).doc