Archive for Tree – Page 2

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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Eyreton Forest, Crosby

Tucked between farmland and modern housing in Crosby on the Isle of Man, is a section of privately owned registered woodland that’s history shows of one man’s true dedication to his beliefs, as well as being home to some mighty fine trees. Read More →

Removal of a heritage tree

Saying goodbye to an old tree can be very sad. This tree has stood in the grounds of Lorne House since the late eighteen hundreds but has been in gradual decline for many years. Now displaying very little healthy growth in a crown that’s over 50% dead, and two cavities that make us question her safety, gives us good reason to remove this tree. We were also keen to ensure the future of a juvenile beech tree happily growing below. Read More →