Friday, 30 July 2010

Minor Surgery

John arrived Thursday afternoon as promised and it really didn't take long to deal with the broken branch.

He removed the split section with a bow saw but used real toys serious equipment to trim the remaining branch back to the trunk. Not sure the Health & Safety police would have been impressed with his climbing up a ladder with a chainsaw and no harness . . .

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Silver Birch is now tidied up and safe. I'm surprised we haven't had a branch like this down before, the trees are so misshapen from having to grow around the Leylandii there are branches in some strange directions, hopefully the light & air they have enjoyed for the last two years has helped strengthen them.

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