Archive for Tree

Sunny Spruce Removal

This 100+ft Spruce tree was on the Apemann site at South Barrule Plantation.

It was at risk of falling onto the zip-wire, as did its neighbour, and was marked for removal in a recent survey. It was a straightforward and fun job.

Veteran Beech Crown Reduction

IMG_1476This huge old beech tree stands in the grounds of a stately home in Douglas, and recently lost around 50% of its crown due to a fungal decay (Ganoderma australe) causing a massive branch to collapse under its own weight.

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Why trees ain’t bad

We know trees are an important part of our local landscape and a vital part of the local ecology, but now more than ever must we be preserving the island’s trees. The island has less than 6% total tree cover, compared to 12% in UK and 35% in Europe, and with the scheduled removal of approximately 20% of our plantations as a result of larch disease, our tree numbers will hit a major low.

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Ash Tree Removal in Ramsey

This large Ash tree, although stable, had been subjected to soil compaction that had caused root die-back. Loss of some of the root system had lead to the tree’s decline and the formation of substantial deadwood in the crown. This tree would have never recovered, but would have continued to die back until it posed a significant hazard.

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