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My Garden (Eucalyptus tree getting too big)

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Bodd, 26 Sep 2019.

  1. Brigade77

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    Have you checked this with the tree?
     
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  3. JP_

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    Yes, we spoke earlier. I learned to speak tree when I was working for the forestry commission (environmental research branch, 1995-96). And a conservation officer once said to me, "the best thing you can do for a tree is chop it down!". OK, he was talking about coppicing, but I think that rule can be applied in all circumstances :)

    But seriously, if a tree is already causing potential problems with its roots on your property now, then you need to seriously consider removing it. As much as I like trees and the environment, you have to put your home, and your safety, first.

    Pollarding may reduce the root growth, but not guaranteed.
     
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    Is it ? Looking online it seems it's 50/50 with the "it will" and "it won't" brigades.
     
  5. Brigade77

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    Coppicing a tree is like you having a haircut, chopping it down is like you having your willy chopped off. Which would you prefer?

    I don't know where Sue Pollard even comes into it, but if she did then I'd probably opt for chopping it off.
     
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    Yes beware we had a crown reduction on one of our large Oaks. A significant hair cut in fact, it was a great opportunity for me to put my Stihl Ms271 into action, any excuse to get my saw out.
    Anyway he did warn us it would grow back faster, and it has if anything rejuvenated the bast@rd. I want to plunge cut the base but yes not a safe plan when it's near my main workshop.
     
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    Well, obviously a hair cut - that would also mean my hair had grown back!
     
  8. Ouch....A ""Lorena Bobbitt"" job!!.
     
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    I'll be homeless soon. And my neighbours
     
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    Visversa the Aussies would consider it a weed
     
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    I've seen quite a few large old trees that have blown over, and the size of the roots has been nowhere near as big. They tend to come up with a saucer-shaped mass of soil and roots.
     
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    I have a silver birch already
     
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    Rowan are good.

    We have one, I'll try and get a piccy of it over the weekend.
     
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    Your lightbulb tree has got fruit on it quite late this year
     
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