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  1. Hi I need another climber in the Bristol area for next Tuesday. Got a couple of reductions I could do with a hand on. £150 for the day Cheers Josh
  2. Hello All, I have a customer that has a rather large oak tree in the rear garden near the house / conservatory. They would like to have a reduction made on the tree to gain some light but also make the tree healthy again. By the looks of the tree it hasn't had any decent work on it for a while and there is deadwood and suckers which are not needed. The house has a big area for van and chipper and good side access. The tree is right by a fence line with the neighbours, however a good amount of area to drop rubbish in the owners garden. There are in Stevenage, Herts and i think the tree is under a TPO - although at present time I've not checked. Anyone out there up for this job? I have been asked to find a decent contractor to complete job. Help is needed as they are asking bout when it will be done not if! Thanks Rob
  3. Hi all I'm in need of a climber for this FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER to assist me in an oak reduction in Ingatestone with my team. You will need to have your ariel rescue ticket and chainsaw tickets for H&S requirements. You will also need your climbing kit and top handle chainsaw. Up to £130 paid for the day. If your interested, please text or phone me on 07768 116517. Luke Harlow South Hanningfield Tree Surgeons
  4. Hello I have job coming up where the customer wishes to reduce the whole canopy of a massive holm oak. It has taken over his entire garden and is putting his neighbours under shade. It's a shame to be touching it at all but the customer is adamant about reclaiming some of his garden. I was wondering if it would be best practice to do it in stages, as in, this year open up spots in the canopy to encourage growth further in the tree, which can take over when the second stage is done. Or. Just top it all around in one go if it's going to eppy back anyway? I should add are is no significant pruning points
  5. Hi guys. I am doing a Tree job where the insurance company has asked for a 33% Linear reduction? Any ideas what this is. Asked many fellow Tree fellers and they are all none the wiser. your help would be appreciated! Cheers Mark
  6. So after lurking for a little while on here its time I introduced myself! Im Matt, I'm 24 and I've been in the industry for 6 months now! I trained at Merrist Wood at the beginning of the year and I'm now working full time. I moved from landscaping to arboriculture, best move I've made yet! The Forum is awesome and I hope to contribute more as I learn more and develop more skills. So, now to the secondary purpose of this thread! When reducing, are you the guy who likes his tree to look perfectly shaped with no protruding branches, or of the natural persuasion, reducing by a set amount to leave the tree the same shape, only smaller? Tread Steady, Matt
  7. Hi, I have been asked to do a reduction (pretty severe) on two adjacent Elm trees in West wales. (might just be one tree - i haven't seen it yet). Client is very keen to keep the trees as healthy as possible, but his neighbour is worried about damage to his property should they fail. Apparently they are desease free at the moment, but his consevatory is a potential target. My question -Is it too late this year to do a reduction? - many trees round here are starting to show signs of life, so the saps rising. My gut feeling is it would be better to leave it until november, but I don't know if there is any sound reason to postpone. never worked on Elm before. Any advice as to how to tackle it?
  8. Westwood Tree Surgery are looking for a climber !!! we need a climber who can do all sorts of tree work full reductions, pollarding, pruning etc... contact us on 07587 154185 Westwood Tree Surgery
  9. Hi, I’m after some help and after having a look around this forum, this seems like a pretty good place to get some sound advice. I live in London and our neighbours have applied for a 25% reduction only of an Oak tree (covered by a TPO) at the bottom of their garden as it’s blocking out light. In principle I have no problem with this, but I am worried that the application is too vague – it simply states “25% reduction” and does not mention whether that will be leaf cover, crown, height etc. The tree currently has a wonderful Oak-y shape and is a beautiful feature. I have no aboriculturist experience but have read several posts here and it seems that there are many different opinions on which method is best for reducing a tree to allow more light through. Also it seems that there are different points of view on whether the customer is the priority or the tree. As I am assuming that the customer’s priority is more light, my priority is making sure that is combined with treating the tree in the most sustainable way possible. The main advice I need is: Should I ask them to clarify the application and state which method of reduction they would anticipate using or would this be too much of a constraint for those working on the tree? I want to make sure that the tree is dealt with in a sympathetic way ie – that the method/amount of reduction is dependant on what is best for the tree but I do not know how best to phrase this – especially as I do not know what I’m talking about (!) and I will not be dealing with whoever has to cut the tree. I’m worried about someone just lopping away wily-nilly. Should I ask for conditions to the application? I intent to reply to the application anyway as I have seen bats flying around the tree at night (although I do not know whether they have a roost in the tree itself), which I think might have to be taken into consideration (?). Any advice or comments are very welcome, thanks.
  10. Hi, --- has anyone much experience with reducing overgrown Beech hedges, and what I could do with this one? - It had been kept at about 6' and the young couple now looking after it would like it back if possible. Most books say – cut top first year, one side the following year and t'other the next, preferably with a good feed and mulch the year before you start. I'm not so sure - I did a well kept but gotten too wide Beech three years ago – cut back one side maybe 15” - and its only now really filling in. And the trouble with this very overgrown one is that there's little growth on the back side as it faces a dark conifer wood Sorry about poor pictures – The Beech is over 20 foot. Second pic is taken from behind.


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