The Sussex Tree Company pollarded 2 veteran Weeping Willows that overhang the Thames in Shepperton yesterday. It was the hottest Good Friday for 7 decades yet our team persevered. We used biodegradable chain-oil to ensure minimum impact on the river’s ecosystem. We also cut off historic pollard heads, as a way of mitigating the risk of failure of the historic ones, as there was significant decay in most of the limbs behind them, and quite a lot of weight in these pollard heads – reducing the overall size of the crowns but ensuring continuing life for these old girls. A further reduction will happen in 5 years as the final stage in the retrenchment pruning project – from which a new pollarding regime will establish, giving the trees a further lease of life and our clients and river users a traditional, picturesque bankside scene.
The Sussex Tree Company have carried out a number of quite large scale tree surgery projects on the various St Johns sites. Nick and anyone he has had working with him have been sensitive to the needs of the students, and they have carried out their work diligently, efficiently and with a good attention to detail.
Grounds and Horticulture Manager, St.John’s College and School, Brighton
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