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  1. So, I use a subcontractor his standard is very good, and I've put him though pretty much all of his tickets, he also gets his own work - not a problem. I trust him to do a good job and leave him to it. As with most Arbs they don't like being questioned. All fair enough. The question I have is about a broken gravestone, in my opinion it's the guy who does the cutting that is generally responsible for his actions? It gets slightly more complicated as the guy doing the lowering, is a young lad. I had previously lowered another using a 3:1 system and raising the branch maintaining control, used the lad to be eyes as it wasn't that easy to see Arb cutting etc. Looking at the broken gravestone (1896!) Arb took 3:1 system out, expected lad to drop it at the right time, doing his own thing, I was chipping some stuff as I don't want to be constantly questioning what said Arb, or other competent Arbs do. Who is liable? I do have insurances, his opinion (and no apology) is that it's my business I have to take it on the chin. Over to the floor
  2. Hi All, I could use some advice from experienced arborists. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on verge of ignorance, but it's all new to me and not even close to my profession. I live in Bedfordshire, soil type in my area is chalk/Soilscape 5: Freely draining lime-rich loamy soils - loamy (depending on maps used). Sycamore TPO tree is approx 50-60 ft tall, crown spreas between 39-45 ft, tree is located 9m from my front porch and 10m from main building. Building is 13 years old, timber frame end of terrace. I've noticed some damage to my drive (material tarmac, irregular bumps, no cracking) and property. Porch door and window frame crooked, cracks on brickwork coming down on both sides of windowsill (two of them further away from tree are 2-3mm, colser one is 1-1.5cm), 2 internal door frames crooked and some hairline cracks on plasterboard joins. Can this damage be caused by tree root system? Who I need to speak with to have it assessed? What is approximate cost of survey? What is deemed as safe distance for large sycamore tree from property boundary? Is there any official guidance (when submitting planning application) for tree distance by type from property boundaries? Can I build carport beneath TPO tree (in line with planning regs), or I need to get approval from Tree Officer as well? What would be the best route to have TPO removed and tree replaced with smaller less intrusive tree? Thank you for your understanding and patience. Just realized that this is probably in wrong place, can this be moved to homeowners or deleted?
  3. Hello, I live in Phoenix, Arizona, where we have a sometimes severe monsoon season with high winds. I have a Palo Verde (Cercidium x 'Desert Museum') tree that's about 3 or 4 years old. We are meant to keep them light and trim to help them not get too caught in the wind, but I neglected to do it, and more than half the tree split and fell on the house (no damage thankfully) and had to be cut and removed. The remaining half of the tree looks compromised because its trunk section is missing about half its wood. However, in another big storm the other night I watched the tree in the wind and it took it well, no damage or further splitting. I want to strengthen the break, and am thinking of using some bolts drilled through the trunk to pull the crack closed, or at least prevent it from widening (criss crossed to prevent another split). I'm also thinking of reinforcing the section with missing wood by using a tense cable. Does anyone have a better idea, or any advice? Thanks a lot. This is a beautiful tree, producing thousands of bright yellow flowers in spring, and providing a lot of shade, without using a lot of water. Lots of pics before and after, including the yellow flowers, attached. Thanks!
  4. We have what I understand to be a Gold Crest in our North East facing garden. It is a mature tree, taller than the house. It is on the boundary of our garden and our neighbours removed all overhanging branches right up to but not including the crown. Since then the corresponding branches on our side of the fence have all fallen off. Is it possible that the tree is 'balancing' itself out due to the excessive pruning or is the loss of multiple branches more likely to be due to disease? There are no obvious signs of disease and foliage on fallen branches is green. I can upload photos another time if needed I am just keen for any thoughts sooner rather than later in case I should take urgent action. Many thanks for any advice!


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