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….More Storms! and the importance of tree inspections18 February 2014
Further storms resulted in more fallen and damaged trees this month. Once again, we were busy attending to trees such as this old Damson that had collapsed in a garden in Wetherby.
Fortunately, nothing was damaged on this occasion. Had the tree been recently assessed, the presence of decay fungus and other symptoms of decline would have indicated that this tree was structurally weakened and measures undertaken to limit the potential for its’ collapse.
It’s always sad to lose an old tree when they have occupied the landscape for such a long period of time, however with appropriate replacement planting, a new tree can be established that will enhance the garden for many future years. We are able to advise on the suitability of ornamental trees, supply and plant them – just contact us for further details.
The recent weather events, should act to remind tree owners of their responsibility to have their trees inspected by a suitably qualified Arboriculturist to limit the risks posed to others. Any defects that are discovered can then be assessed. The frequency of an inspection will depend on the setting of the trees, but annually is advisable. Please feel free to contact us if you have concerns about trees to see if we can provide any assistance.