The brief: Hornbeam reduction
Our client loved this mature Hornbeam. However, in recent years it had become overgrown and dense.
Sadly, it was blocking out a lot of the light into his garden. Branches were threatening his guttering and there was little clearance under the tree.
With that in mind, our brief was to:
- Lift the crown by 1.5mts
- To reduce the crown by 1.5 to 2mts
- To thin the tree by 15-20%.
When the client contacted us, he wasn’t sure whether there was a Tree Preservation Order on his tree.
Before scheduling in the work, we contacted the planning department at Manchester City Council to check.
Within 24 hours, Manchester City Council confirmed that no Tree Preservation Orders were present.
Reducing this hornbeam was a really fun job. It was a beautiful tree to climb with lots of lateral limbs. As a climber, we love jobs like this.
Pruning jobs are the artistic side of tree surgery. We love trees, and we help owners and trees live happily side by side for years to come.
Move the slider below to see the result of our Hornbeam reduction.
If you’d like to find out whether you need permission to either remove or prune a tree on your property, get in touch with us today.
We can confirm if you live in a conservation area and assess whether there are any Tree Preservation Orders present.
We work closely with all the councils across Greater Manchester and can often find out in less than 24 hrs.
If planning is required we can apply for permission for you. Once the application is complete, permission is granted within 6 weeks.