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Autumn colour. (2005)


Ground conditions before mulch was added. Note open access beneath tree and close-cut grass sward. (2008)


Adding the mulch. Note the layer of flattened cardboard boxes used to suppress grass growth. (2008)


Basal cavity. Note limited epicormic growth.


Basal cavity. Note proliferation of epicormic growth.


View of tree before first cut. (2009)


Second cut in progress. (2013)


Tree in flower after second cut. (2014)


Third cut in progress. Note the use of a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) as tree was deemed unsafe to climb. (2016)


All photographs © David Humphries