Dangerous Trees

Taking out dangerous trees, i.e those that could cause serious damage to property or injury to people is of paramount importance and at Bransdale, one of the National Trust’s properties in the North York Moors, we have been involved with removing some recently.

After the heavy winds in September we had the task of felling a very big Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) which had unfortunately developed a large vertical fracture making it dangerous (see the video above!). Yesterday we again headed to Bransdale and had the task of dropping a dangerous limb on an English Oak (Quercus robur) by using a winch and felling a tall Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) which was leaning and had also developed a large vertical fracture.

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Chris | National Trust

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