Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Tree Surgeons were in the valley last week pollarding the large ash behind the Tea Room. This involved cutting off all the upper limbs, leaving the main trunk and some larger branches. This sounds tough on the tree, but is done to prolong the life of the tree, and also to make it safer: when bigger branches break off in windy weather they can not only cause damage to the tree but also to property and livestock. The tree will regrow from the stumps very quickly.