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Weeping willow - Dawlish, along The Brook

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
28 Nov 2018 11:00

Walking along The Brook yesterday evening, by the old monkey house, I saw that one of the lovely willows that had been butchered many years ago has now been revisited by talented tree surgeons!

 

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Poor quality pic from my phone, still shows the pruning extent.

leatash
leatash
28 Nov 2018 12:32

It will be back to normal in 18 months and it's been saved from falling into the brook.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
28 Nov 2018 13:21

@leatash - i beg to differ, the weight in the tree is in the trunk not in the small branches that have slowly grown back after many years since it was last butchered. In 18 months you will have a tuft of branches sticking out of the trunk.

The only reason it is butchered in this way is because it is cheaper to do so, not for any other reason, in my opinion.

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majorp
majorp
28 Nov 2018 18:15

I think DEEDOODLE has mixed up butchered with pollarding, the two are quite different.

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
29 Nov 2018 23:32

Pollarding is just a posh name for butchering! 

leatash
leatash
30 Nov 2018 08:20

We have experts on trees on this forum does anyone know why the tree was pollarded there is probably a very good reason.

majorp
majorp
30 Nov 2018 19:52

@Margaret Swift. The tree hasn't been killed as you will see next year when growth starts again.

@leatash. Google pollarding

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