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  1. Free tip site for logs and virgin wood chip. There is a charge for green waste and roots. Opening hours 7:30 - 17:00 Mon-Fri
  2. I'd be grateful for some advice: I recently bought a lovely town centre bungalow which I am modernising and extending. It has a south west facing garden which gets no sun because of the trees in a neighbouring garden. There are eight copper beech trees and two Monterey Cyprus within three / four feet of the boundary wall which itself is three / four feet from the side wall of my house. The Monterey Cyprus is one of three which were planted so close together that they've grown through each other and have reached approximately 70 feet tall and the beeches are approximately 30 feet tall. The trunks of the beech trees are between 30 and 50 cms round. I attach photos. I am wondering how likely it is that the roots may cause damage to my property. the proximity of the beeches to the existing property in particular is concerning, but equally, with a crown which is eight metres wide, the root ball of the Cyprus must be significant. I hope someone can advise. I know that the only certain way to prevent root damage is to fell the trees. The overall plot on which my property sits is only 12 metres wide by 20 metres deep (and my neighbour's plot is smaller ... the trees are within nine feet of her own property) so I wonder what are good replacement trees to consider. I was thinking fruit trees if well maintained and acers. The land is coastal (north west) so the soil is most likely sandy with a little clay.
  3. Hi, I’m about to put the sub base down for new patio. There’s a fairly big root system at ground level that was pushing the old concrete base up. Was wondering where would be a fairly safe place to cut the root? Thanks Chris
  4. Hi, I was hoping someone may be able to give me some advice about growing Nordmann fir trees from seeds. I have a set of seeds that have been through their dormancy and are now sprouting, planted in a tray. In a previous attempt the shoots reached a height of around 8cm, I then transferred them to larger pots but their growth completely stopped, and they hadn’t really established any roots. Did I replant too soon? Any tips are appreciated!
  5. Sowters Lane

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    We are available to take trees logs and stumps, please contact to arrange delivery as we can get full at busy times of the year. 🌲 Thanks Ian
  6. Hello All, Looking for some advice on what to do with root balls; we are increasingly being asked to remove root balls from sites following felling operations. I have used a few muck away services but they are charging mega money and I'm sure there must be a more cost (greener) effective way. Bit of background we are a ecological contracting company who are increasingly being asked to clear vegetation from sites, ahead of housing developments and are looking for more economic ways of disposing of chipping, large diameter trunks and limbs. Happy for any advice, connections people may have. cheers,
  7. Hi I have a Douglas fir growing at the back of my garden about 30cm away from a retaining wall. The wall has developed a slight lean and is in need of repointing. It’s not 100% clear but the tree is probably to some extent to blame although I’m afraid I have let the brickwork get into bad condition. The other side of the wall drops about 6ft to an alleyway (about 4 foot of wall is retaining). The fir is approx. 35ft high (having been reduced by ten foot or so earlier this year after neighbours worried that it was swaying too wildly in their direction in storms). The brickie says he can repoint the wall with the tree in situ, and as I am rather attached to the tree and generally don’t like cutting things down, I am inclined to let him go ahead with this. My question is this: with the tree reduced in height, is the root system still expanding? If so, then I guess that in repointing the wall with the tree still standing I am just delaying the inevitable and should go the whole hog and have the tree cut down. But if the root system is likely to be as big as it will ever be, then I’ll keep the tree and strengthen the wall. Many thanks for any suggestions, advice or stories of similar problems!
  8. So here's a question - does anyone have any experience / evidence relating to sheet piling and the damage (or otherwise) they cause to tree roots. There are plans to put a retaining wall within the RPA of a tree. The Arb Method Statement outlined hand-digging and severance of roots to the edge of the cutting etc. The client has now suggested that sheet piling is to be used instead. Does anyone have any case studies where this has been done? Were the roots severed cleanly? Were the roots shattered and severely damaged? My inclination is that on larger roots the sheets could cause significant damage to the trees, but I'd be interested if anyone else has other knowledge / evidence.
  9. Hi All, Came across these FFBs beneath a beech & sycamore yesterday, fruiting on the ground surface within about 1 - 2.5m of the stems. They look ganoderma 'ish to me but I've not come accross any gano sp. fruiting on the ground before. There were no FFBs on the stems and both trees appeared in good vitality; no symptoms of decline in the canopy that would suggest major root dysfunction. The fruiting bodies were perennial and about 100-150mm in size. Also noted what i believed to be symptoms of quite a significant girdling root on the beech, due to very pronounced flattening of the lower stem. I'm hoping the client will fork out for us to go in with an airspade and take a look. Any guidance on the fungus much appreciated. There are a few few photos! D
  10. I am in the final stages of purchasing a 1930's semi-detached house in south-east London. During the purchasing process, I have found out that the house had its rear wall underpinned in 2008 to stop subsidence which was identified as being caused by an circa 80-year old oak tree which is sucking all the moisture from the clay soil. The oak is located on an unadopted side road 16 metres from the house's back wall. The insurance company drilled 3 bore holes around the property and did DNA tests that revealed 80% of roots present were oak (it's the only oak in the area). An ornamental acer and cherry (the other 20% of roots found) were removed from the garden. Unfortunately, in 2014, the property began to subside again, so the insurance company underpinned the house's rear wall once more with 3.3m of concrete, which they call a 'root barrier'. They tried to carry out works to the oak tree in 2014, but neighbours formed a campaign group which has resulted in the oak being given a TPO by the council. The vendor, the the vendor's insurance company and the underpinning specialist that did the work all say that the oak roots can no longer get under the house to cause further subsidence as the oak's roots will not go that deep (3.3m), but my building surveyor says that its only a matter of a few years until the roots go under/through/around the barrier in their search for water. In your opinion, will the oak be able to circumvent the 3.3 metre deep root barrier? Any advice welcome!
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    Hi all, I have today gained an apple tree that is about 5 years old and i'm told the apples go Pink and are about a tennis ball and they are edible. Problem is i can't remember the name of it so if some one could help that be brilliant Also the tap root got damaged will it survive if its replanted ? Thanks
  12. I have various fruit (plum and apple) trees on a slope at bottom of a garden. This is the first year that they have produced in any quantity, and plums in particular are great. Trouble is, - at the bottom of the slope is the soakaway from a septic tank. Anyone know if this a problem?, and what distance above and away from a soak away is safe for fruit? Trees are about 3 m tall on m26 stock. On the same topic how deep do plum tree roots go in reasonable condition soil with no barriers? Any advice appreciated. thanks
  13. a mate asked my what my thoughts were on a monkey puzzle tree, that is planted close the house which he has bought. i think his concern was, were the roots going to interfere with his underground services etc and foundations of his building. so my question is, does the root spread correlated with the canopy or branch spread. like on other species. or do all trees grow differently in different situations.? If it's brown, cut it down. travis


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