17 December 2010

Reducing Acacia hedge, Bishopscourt (Tree work with a view)

Here we had to reduce the height of an Acacia hedge that has previously been reduced. The client wanted it even lower.  We explained to the client the dangers of the requested operation, as it is essentially “topping”.  Just as we do not live in a perfect world, so we also always need to do what the client wants, and in this case, this is what they wanted.

Since there was no side branches/lateral growth there was nothing to reduce, except for taking out the tops.  We left as good of growth points as we could.

Working in close proximity to power lines, Bishopscourt.

This was a storm clear up, of a Liquidambar styraciflua (American Sweetgum, Redgum, Liquidambar ) tree.  We worked on the tree in the past, its branches touched the power lines, and we had to clear them away.

During a big storm, the whole top blew out, and we had to take the stem down in sections.
The tree was very close to the power lines, so they had to be switched off for safety reasons.