We are responsible for the tree stock for a number of parish councils. We were contacted by Sunningwell Parish Council to inspect a mature willow tree.

A large branch had collapsed and it was evident that the tree required maintenance to remove end-weight from its main limbs to prevent future limb failure.

The willow is a protected tree via the trees in conservation areas legislation. We liaised with the local council, discussed options and it was decided to crown reduce the tree by 20%.

As much of the tree projects over the village pond we had several elements to overcome. The majority of the branch material was lowered to surface of the pond and pulled to the bank and some larger sections were zip-lined to the adjacent car park.