Three Atop – Veteran Chestnut crown lift

Today we had the pleasure of working on a veteran chestnut in the glorious sunshine. Photos do not do this tree any justice! It is a very large tree with the previous crown completely dead and is now home to a myriad of creatures. As we were working a buzzard hovered over head and there was clear evidence of bat roosts. We sympathetically crown lifted the chestnut and removed some of the weight as the branches were touching the ground which could threaten greater damage in the future. The tree has shed some weight, it is now safe for all those below, access has been restored and we had a very enjoyable afternoon.  Below are some photos for you to enjoy and marvel at the patterns, textures and intricacies of this tree.