12th January 2015

Lime Tree - safely felled

This Lime tree was in a tight location, a small garden typical to Tunbridge Wells. It was also in a conservation area and permission was granted for it to be felled. The tree had significant Heartwood decay which was evident when it was finally felled. Tucked into a tight corner of the garden with two fenced boundaries, a house with ornate victorian glass lean-to behind, a car park behind the other fence and the owners house only 20 feet in the direction of fell. We had to climb the tree to strip off all of the epicormic growth, the top of the tree, where it had been pollarded over many years had fused together making it impossible to fell the tree in sections. Rudi assessed the tree to see if felling was an option and in what direction. The decision was made to fell towards the house, this was made difficult for the access for the chainsaw to put the back cut in was very tight. Nevertheless the tree was felled successfully with two feet to spare.

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