Reducing and Thinning Mature Beech at Lavistown House

Reducing and Thinning a Mature Beech at Lavistown House, Co Kilkenny

Our clients at Lavistown House love their trees. Especially this mature beech tree, but they were worried about the possibilities of it coming down in high winds. This tree is in close proximity to the main house and so it posses some concerns for the property owners:

-What is the condition of the beech tree

-Could strong winds potentially push the beech tree into the house

-The beech tree is an extension of the property enhancing it’s place in the landscape. What can we do to retain it or does it need to come down?

After the tree was assessed by a properly qualified and insured tree specialist (You should always cover yourself by checking for qualifications and appropriate insurance) Tree Services Ireland advised on the trees good health. We advised that a medium crown reduction and crown thinning be carried out which would greatly reduces any stress that the tree might be under. This covered all of the concerns that the property owners were having without taking any extreme measures.

The Team consisting of two qualified climbers and one qualified grounds man:

-Reduced the overall weight of the crown, thereby, reducing wind resistance and allowing more light to pass through the tree.

-Removed or reduced larger out stretched limbs so as to balance the weight of the tree.

-Shaped this beech to enhance its visual quality, as a mature tree but also for the value it has to the house and property.

Please note, all good reductions and thinnings should go unnoticed after the job has been completed, retaining the original shape of the tree being key to a job well done. Unless completely necessary mature trees should not be removed without an appropriate reason, always as your tree surgeon to explain any work they suggest carrying out.

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