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Tree lopping - or is this butchery?

Here are a couple of photos of a tree that's recently been lopped in my road. As it's in a verge, I assume the council contractors have done it. I'd love to hear what people think of the job and what the prognosis is for the tree.

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  • OUCH, most definitely not a professional crew.

    These have most definitely not been reduced sympathetically or with any care for the tree.

    Could do with another minimal reduction to tidy up all there mistakes, ripped limbs and to give it some shape.

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    Yikes - that's not great pruning!

  • Terrible job, you can see where the branches have just torn off as they didn't have an undercut. Its also been cut back far too hard in my opinion. I doubt the council would have been careless enough to do this, I would say the homeowner has got the gypsys to do it!

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    Looking at the position Id say cowboys did it, to get more light into someones garden - no council would do work so poorly!

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    Christ, that is a bad job. Never seen anything done that badly on behalf of the council or highways.

  • bad job that if you are concerned get on to the local council tree officer

  • That needs reporting!

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    Thank you very much, everyone. I thought you might think it was horrible, but wasn't sure if it was likely to be the council or not. It's such a shame as there aren't that many trees left in our road and this is now such an eyesore. Perhaps the council could do some remedial action. Thanks again.

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    That just screams cowboy or bad DIY job. It really needs looking at.

  • Maybe a sign of the times. The local councils would reduce or pollard regularly with this type of amenity tree. If this what was left AFTER the butcher had a attacked, imagine how tall it was previously.
    A victim of the 'savage cuts' in more ways than one!

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