Work in progress

by Helen Hooker October. 19, 2018 615 views
The upper reaches of the canopy couldn't be reached from here so a change of position was needed

The upper reaches of the canopy couldn't be reached from here so a change of position was needed

Work continued to salvage the collapsed oak tree at Hatfield Forest today. With little free time before starting my shift I visited to see what progress the tree surgeons had made since yesterday. A lot of bulk had been removed from what remains of the tree and the chaps were hard at work, figuring out how to reach the uppermost branches.

Moving the mobile scissor lift to a different spot gave them the necessary access without getting caught up in the tree’s crown. With this sorted they set about thinning things out, at which point I bade them farewell and headed off to my own work.

Manoeuvring the lift into position

Manoeuvring the lift into position

Slowly cutting away the branches to make the tree more streamlined and less susceptible to winds

Slowly cutting away the branches to make the tree more streamlined and less susceptible to winds

The easiest way to get rid of the trimmed branches? Simply throw them overboard!

The easiest way to get rid of the trimmed branches? Simply throw them overboard!

19 October 2018

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Kay Hooker 11 months, 1 week ago

So sad to see a big tree like this, have to be chopped back, but if it gives what is left, a few more year, so be it. Great shots Helen.

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