We were called in to look at a very large Sycamore in Chelsea, from an old client at Hind Property Company Ltd. Upon arrival at the SW3 property it was obvious that the tree had been neglected for some time and was in need of some urgent tree works.
The tree had severe heartwood decay and was leaning badly towards a neighboring SW3 property. The Chelsea neighbor had been extremely concerned after branches had broken off in high winds and was worried that the tree may fail in a storm.
We wanted to keep the mature tree and not remove it completely but it had to be made safe. The only option was pollard the tree at crown break. This involves removing the whole crown but leaving the trunk. The tree then grows into a lollypop shape and is easy to manage every 2-3 years.
As the tree was over three gardens and a house, every thing had to be lowered using ropes. Great care was taken not to damage any of the boundary fencing, garden ornaments, plants or trellises.
As the tree was in the rear garden the SW3 property the only extraction route was through the ground floor flat. It was a tight squeeze and all the branches had to be cut up small to get them out. Again we took great care not to damage anything in the Chelsea flat, moving valuables out of harms way and hanging dustsheets on the walls to avoid any marking from the branches.
We finished the job on time, with no breakages and did an excellent tidy up job and left the Chelsea garden and property as we found it. The client was very pleased and so was the worried neighbor!
TESTIMONIAL FROM CLIENT
“Hi Joshua, Andrew
Thank you so much for your professional advice, applying to the council on our behalf and sorting out our problem tree. It was really a pleasure to work with you and your team.