Anyone who's been reading this blog for a few years knows I have quite a few giant oak trees on my property and we try to do something to at least one of them each year to try and make them last a bit longer.
All the tree's are in their later years but some are in worst states than others. Luckily for me my brother is a tree surgeon so performing this work is usually done for a swap of my trade, or just because he's such a nice brother!
|The poor shape of the tree.|
He came with his friend and fellow tree climber, Chris, last Saturday and they set to work straight away. This is a tree that's by the road and I think it's been struck by lightening in the past. Lots of dead wood and straggly branches.
|Putting the line in the tree|
Luckily all I had to do was keep them fed and watered all day and watch the road at a few points. They got loads done.
|A game of spot my brother!|
|Out on a limb|
|After the reduction|
|Some firewood and brash|
They both worked hard all day and the tree looks so much better by the end. I've also ended up with lots of firewood to sort out, a great bonus to this type of work. The tree should also be less likely to drop branches now and hopefully it'll live a lot longer yet!
Who else has been getting work done to trees on their property?