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Nils

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  1. Yeah, I might try getting another opinion. For what it's worth, he quoted 1,600 for felling the trees and doing the four crown lifts. Does that sound about right to you?
  2. Thank you for your help everybody! An arborist came by to have a look now - he said the trees also have various issues with how they're growing and are not really suitable for the space even if there was no ash dieback. So it looks like the plan will be to fell the 5-6 smaller ash trees and crown lift the 4 big ones, with the expectation that they'll also need to be felled in the next few years. We'd then look into planting some more suitable trees in autumn to replace them. It's a shame about the nice old trees but he seemed to know his stuff, so I am inclined to trust his judgement, even if the whole thing is getting a bit more expensive than I had hoped...
  3. So you'd agree that this would be the best option? I feel like it's a shame to get rid of all of them but it sounds like I don't have much of a choice... could you give me a ballpark figure for how much this should cost?
  4. Yes, unfortunately. I actually had someone come by for a quote today and he advised to get rid of all of them in the long run, partially because of this.
  5. I recently moved into a house with some nice old trees in the garden, almost all of them ash. I like having them but unfortunately they are creating a lot of shade. So I'm thinking it might be a good idea to get all of their crowns reduced a bit and have two of the smaller ones and maybe a bigger one felled. What do you think would be a realistic price for this? And would be worth trying to sell the wood from the larger tree? This is in the South. I have put up a few photos here: Trees IMGUR.COM Imgur: The magic of the Internet

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