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Cutting out the dead wood

Posted by Rosemoor Garden on 11 May 2009 at 03:49 PM

The removal of dead wood and crown lifting of the five large oaks on the site of Rosemoor’s new Learning centre started in February and went on through March, fitting in a day or two’s work here and there when time allowed. The dead wooding was done for health and safety reasons, bearing in mind the increased number of visitors to the area following the opening of the Learning centre, and the increased risk arising from having a building nearby, should any branches fall on it. Crown lifting would also allow easier vehicular access during the building phase.

There were a lot of people involved in this operation at one time or another, working on the ground as well as Tom and Jonathan and the other climbers in the trees, but unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of everyone together.  The trees, however, were real beauties and some of the views of the garden from their crowns were fantastic. Unfortunately, on the days I had my camera it was always cloudy, but I thought people might like to see the pictures anyway. Time allowing we will get back up the trees during the summer and might be lucky enough to get a sunny day for a couple of snaps of the garden in all its glory.

 

Rod Knight

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