Last week’s heatwave got the summer off to a sweltering start here in Bristol. Despite the energy sapping temperatures June has been very busy month for us here at Bristol Tree services.

We started off the month by trying something new. After one of our colleagues confirmed honey fungus in a Macrocarpa Fastigita we thought it an opportune time to try a new theory to prevent it spreading.

We firstly removed the tree and ground the stump to just below ground level. We then dug a trench to 600mm around the remaining stump and back filled with sand.

On the same day we had this little ask to reduce and reshape on the river.

Thankfully the Chequers was within walking distance, especially with this weather. It was an amazing end to a good day.

At the beginning of the month we were also given the opportunity to reduce and reshape this out of control Willow. As this this was on school property and was the only shade on site we had to ensure we still left a tree with enough leaf to still offer refuge in the coming Summer months.

This is the tree now, once has filled back in we will revisit the site and show the trees progress in six months.

The images below are a before and after shot from another little reduction and reshape completed at Sir Bernard Lovell School.

A couple of Friday’s back we saw ourselves into the weekend with this Little Chestnut. The woodchip was taken to the park in Knowle to support their charity work and market gardens. The wood was delivered to the new community market farm project at Redcatch Park, we are told to be used for fungi cultivating.

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