Decaying beech limb removal in Bowdon.

Removing this limb was necessary to stop the spread of internal decay.  The decay was evident externally from the fruiting fungal bodies on top of the limb and the areas of necrotic bark.  This was discovered when doing some scheduled pruning of the tree to keep the size and spread of the crown in check.  The tree was subject to a TPO so we applied for permission with the Council to remove the decaying limb back to sound wood.  The final cut was done in a way that will allow the wound to eventually heal over, and will hopefully prevent any further fungal attack.

decaying limb

External signs of decay

removing limb

Decaying limb being removed

decaying limb being lowered

Section of the limb being lowered over the fence