VETERAN TREE CARE
Veteran Sycamore, at least 300 years old in Holystone, churchyard, within the Northumberland National Park.
A tree of great amenity value had its life prolonged and made safe by reducing growth by 30% and dead wood pruning, this took 2-3 days. It should now stand for at least another 100 years.
Planted to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Wark Forest Landscapes was asked by the Parish council to undertake a tree inspection in 2011, as its condition appeared poor. Pruning of dead wood and major defective limbs, and an overall crown reduction was carried out in early spring 2012. The tree was now safe for Wark village to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, when celebrations were to take place under and around the tree, now 116 years old.
Tim and Stephnie Fathers, the Wark Forest Landscapes partnership.
This photo appeared in the Hexham Courant, in an article written about their work and home in Wark Forest.