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Advice: Tree Specialists #1641277
22/05/2020 18:18
22/05/2020 18:18
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So i have a huge really old oak tree in my garden.
I recently had it professionally pruned, mainly just to reduce the crown and get rid of the dead wood.
Now the tree has loads of leaves on it every time its windy we are getting lots of branches breaking off. Some of them are a decent size.

Im worried there may now be a problem with the tree as this has never happend before. Yes you get one in a blue moon but its a fair amount now.

My head tells me that now the tree is more "open" its less protected and thats why branches are getting broken. Im not a specialist so i dont really know. Is. this normal? will it eventually stop?

Here are some photos (post pruning from a few weeks ago)

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Re: Advice: Tree Specialists [Re: MarioCirillo] #1641279
22/05/2020 20:29
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Mario, It may just be that the strength of the winds we have had recently is unusual for this time of the year when the tree is in full foliage and thus catches the wind more than in autumn and winter gales.

No branches have come off the one by our drive, but the crap from oak flower remains has been at a high this year. Bloody stuff gets everywhere and the spiders don't help either with their webs collecting it too.
Next thing is for the sap to fall on everything from that tree followed closely by pollen from the olive tree which has masses of flower buds developing.


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Re: Advice: Tree Specialists [Re: MarioCirillo] #1641280
22/05/2020 20:48
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Re: Advice: Tree Specialists [Re: MarioCirillo] #1641284
23/05/2020 08:07
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The looks ok from the photo's. But they don't show detail of the trunk etc.
Get it checked particularly at the base for disease or rot.



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Re: Advice: Tree Specialists [Re: MarioCirillo] #1641288
23/05/2020 11:48
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My first port of call would be the tree surgeons, not as a ‘looking to blame’ but simply pro’ opinion. They may even pop round for a quick inspection.

Re: Advice: Tree Specialists [Re: MarioCirillo] #1641289
23/05/2020 12:02
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Its good practice to open up a tree soit has less wind resistance to airflow - this slows down broken branches/tree being uprooted by storm.
I find Oak has 'form' for immature branches being brittle. Presuming that it was a pukka job and you had local authority permission, get them out for a look to be safe as they have no agenda unloke the fella who did the job, or his competitors.
As long as you are happy that getting council tree officers out wont set off a chain of events of course......


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Re: Advice: Tree Specialists [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1641308
23/05/2020 20:56
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Originally Posted by jonnyboy54321
Its good practice to open up a tree soit has less wind resistance to airflow - this slows down broken branches/tree being uprooted by storm.
I find Oak has 'form' for immature branches being brittle. Presuming that it was a pukka job and you had local authority permission, get them out for a look to be safe as they have no agenda unloke the fella who did the job, or his competitors.
As long as you are happy that getting council tree officers out wont set off a chain of events of course......


Hi Jonny
Im in a conservation area so applied for proper permission. I didnt realise the council would be happy to come out and inspect it - that sounds like a good idea. thanks!


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