Oooo; That Looks Brutal

Managing the Decline of a Sycamore

Unfortunately several trees in the Park,  mostly the horse chestnuts,  are dying.   Instead of felling them,  it has been decided to ‘manage the decline’, and carry out a form of pollarding.   By taking out a lot of the head and lower branches,  the tree will be less likely to be blown over in a high wind – as happened in the recent gales with some of the nearby conifers.   Secondly,  children will not be able to swing on the lower branches, thus endangering themselves and the tree.   The tree may well also put on some new growth.

We will have to fell one of the large sycamores in the wall of the Park, as it is dangerous, and in danger of falling on a nearby house.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
This entry was posted in Ecology, Regeneration and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.