This previously magnificent Beech tree in Wimbledon SW19, fell in the Storms of 2014. Our Tree Surgeons were able to dismantle the tree without causing any further damage. This caused various difficulties, as fallen trees can be dangerous and difficult to predict, as the tension and compression of the wood is different to a standing tree. Another complicating factor was that there was an Aston Martin trapped in the garage. The roof of the garage had been badly damaged, which was now structurally unsafe, and had a great deal of weight on it which had to be removed. Thankfully, we were able to do this without causing any damage to the car or further damage to the garage. Although it is difficult to predict which trees are susceptible to high wind, regular inspections, tree pruning and crown thinning by professional Tree Surgeons can help limit the risk of trees falling.
About Crown Thinning and Cleaning
Thinning the tree’s crown will also include the removal of any crossed or suppressed branches and also the removal of any dead wood. The material left should contribute to an even crown in terms of density. This process will also limit the chances of future dead branches making the trees safer in urban London gardens.