We have been carrying out Tree Surgery in Witney for several years.

The word arborist is used for those people involved with taking care of trees. Many people associate the cutting down of trees with a tree surgeon but an arborist is a more general term and covers a wider gender. The trade name for an arborist is a Tree surgeon and there are very few in Witney.

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This particular tree was 3 conifer stems. Where 3 separate stems join, technically it is then called a hedge. Some conifers grow at 3 ft a year and if wires are above them, you need to be especially careful to keep them maintained.

This job involved taking the conifers at least 3 ft below the wire, in certain places we took it to 5feet, just to be on the safe side. It was on a busy road which we needed to take into account and the neighbours were a bit grumpy on the other side but we won them round and they even made us a cup of tea.

Amazingly there are 49 species of true fir. They normally have a main straight stem and then each year give off 2 lateral shoots every year. Like counting rings on the stem, counting the number of lateral shoots is a fairly accurate way to tell the age of a fir.

“A fir, for the first half dozen yeas, seems to stand, or at least make no considerable advance, but it is when thoroughly rooted, that it comes away miraculously”

The customer was delighted, I think it was his Christmas present to his wife, lucky her, who said romance was dead.