Tree Survey and Report 48 & 50 Pearson Park




Yüklə 19.23 Kb.
tarix23.04.2016
ölçüsü19.23 Kb.
Tree Survey and Report - 48 & 50 Pearson Park

This tree survey and report includes the trees within the grounds of the properties 48 and 50 Pearson Park which were formerly Social and Community Services premises.


Both properties are within the Avenues and Pearson Park Conservation Area so works to the trees will require consent from the Local Planning Authority.
The survey was carried out on 10th September 2012. The tree numbers refer to the accompanying plan.

Tree 1 : Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)


Height – 17 m

Stem Diameter – 80 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 10 m

Age Class – Mature


The condition of this tree is very poor. It is seriously affected by Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker and there is extensive bark loss on the stem and main branches. Despite this the foliage cover of the crown appears reasonable. At 4.5 m up on the northern side of the main stem there is evidence of a secondary infection by the wood decaying fungi Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus). A fruiting body of the fungus is evident. I consider the tree to be potentially dangerous and therefore recommend that the tree should be felled within the next 3 months.

Tree 2 : Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)


Height – 16 m

Stem Diameter – 80 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 14 m

Age Class – Mature


The condition of this tree is currently fair. It has an open and broad spreading crown with several large horizontal limbs. The foliage cover of the crown indicates that the tree has reasonable vigour. There are no obvious large cavities or decay points on the main stem or major branches. However, there are 2 narrow linear lesions on the stem which could indicate the early stages of Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker infection. The tree should be inspected again in 6 months time to assess whether this condition is progressing. If at that time there is no deterioration in the condition of the tree then some careful pruning to lessen the weight loading on the outer parts of four heavy horizontal branches should be considered.

Tree 3 : Purple Plum (Prunus cerasifera Purpurea)


Height – 7 m

Stem Diameter – 30 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 4 m

Age Class – Mature


The condition of this tree is poor and declining. It has been suppressed by the influence of tree 2. The stem has a heavy lean to the south. At the base of the stem there is a large fruiting body (bracket) of a type of Ganoderma sp, a wood decaying fungi. There is also evidence of stem decay at other points. The crown shows signs of extensive branch dieback. The tree should be felled and removed within the next 12 months.

Tree 4 : Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)


Height – 7 m

Stem Diameter – 20 cm

Overall crown Spread – 3 m

Age Class – Early Mature


The condition of this tree is good. Although Elderberry usually develops as a multi-stemmed shrub this one has grown with a distinct main stem. Some smaller low sub-stems were removed from the tree during recent works on the site. The upper crown overhangs the adjacent garden of the neighbouring property no 45. No work is necessary at present.

Tree 5 : Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)


Height – 18 m

Stem Diameter – 80 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 14 m

Age Class – Mature


The condition of this tree is fair. There are no obvious large cavities or decay points on the main stem or major branches. The stem divides into 8 very large heavy limbs at 3 m from ground level. The tree has an open and broad spreading crown and has good leaf canopy cover which indicates reasonable vigour. There is currently no evidence of Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker infection. The tree should be lightly pruned by removing some lower branches to raise the crown height to 4 m above ground level.

Tree 6 : Variegated Holly (Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen)


Height – 10 m

Stem Diameter – 30 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 4 m

Age Class – Mature


The condition of this tree is good. It is healthy and vigorous with no obvious defects. No works are required at present.

Tree 7 : Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)


Height – 16 m

Stem Diameter – 45 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 7 m

Age Class – Mature


The condition of this tree is fair. There are no obvious large cavities or decay points on the stem or main branches. The foliage cover of the crown is good which indicates reasonable vigour. The tree does have an asymmetrical crown with the majority of its crown spread on the north side. This is because of the influence of trees 5 and 6. There is extensive Ivy (Hedera helix) growth on the main stem and in the lower crown. No action is required concerning this at present. The tree should be lightly pruned by removing some lower branches to raise the crown height to 4 m above ground level.

Tree 8 : Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)


Height – 7 m

Stem Diameter – 25 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 2 m

Age Class – Semi-mature


The condition of this tree is fair. It has been suppressed by tree no 9. No works are required at present.

Tree 9 : Field Maple (Acer campestre)


Height – 10 m

Stem Diameter – 30 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 5 m

Age Class – Early Mature


The condition of this tree is good. The tree is healthy and vigorous with good leaf canopy cover. There is some crown spread overhanging the adjacent neighbouring property no 52. The tree should be lightly pruned by removing some lower branches to raise the crown height to 3 m above ground level and the branches extending into the adjacent garden should be carefully cut back by 1 – 2 m.

Tree Group 10 : Elderberries and Apples (Sambucus nigra and Malus sp)


Height – 7 m

Stem Diameter – 15-20 cm

Overall Crown Spread – 3 m

Age Class – Early Mature/Mature


This group of trees is located in the rear garden alongside the fence line between the property and no 49. The trees are in fair condition and are healthy and vigorous. No works are considered necessary at present.

Tim Beckley



Urban Forestry Officer

September 2012


Verilənlər bazası müəlliflik hüququ ilə müdafiə olunur ©azrefs.org 2016
rəhbərliyinə müraciət

    Ana səhifə