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drc726

By drc726

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I have been trying all day to find help with 2 very tall mature Silver Birches that are at an alarming tilt, one if it continues will do a lot of damage to part of my garden, it is at present being partially held up by the third one.
Also my 54ft of close board fencing is also at a very odd angle as several of the posts have snapped at the base.
In the 86 Hurricane in my previous house we lost all the mature Oaks and Silver Birches. I am so upset at again losing trees. but then I think how lucky I am not to be dead/injured as some poor souls have been.
Sorry just had to let off some steam.

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Oh Dear I hope you can get help to save them! What a shame :(

5 Jan, 2012

 

What a worry Denise . . . fingers crossed that your trees and fence can be saved. Good luck.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Is your wind forecast to drop? The fence should survive if it's still up now. The tree sounds bad, weigh up the cost of garden damage to getting help, consider it may be permanently weakened now. A temporary rope job might work but proffesionals will be busy and pricey. Stay safe.

5 Jan, 2012

 

So sorry to hear that Denise..hope something can be done to rescue both the trees and fence..A neghbours fence is like yours,and has been flattened too,but the rest of us,have open latted ones,so are ok..That sounds as though it is going to be a daunting task..but you are safe,that's the main thing.. Have you many plants growing up your fence,Denise? if so,hope they are ok..
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5 Jan, 2012

 

Poor you,Denise.....It's so sad when you loose trees,they form such a structure to a garden......Our young cypress tree is leaning heavily so will have to have a taller stake attatched to it.

5 Jan, 2012

 

So sorry to hear about your lovely trees Denise we seem to be having these winds each year now, so as to your fence if you replace it, its better to do what they do in Yorkshire to buy slatted fencing where the wind can blow straight through then you could put tall shrubs to give you privacey. If its going to distroy your garden and you can afford it I would have them choped down to prevent so much damage. Other than that I can only suggest some large support of some sort for your trees.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Oh it has been bad hasn't it :o( I'm sorry to hear about your trees. It's distressing for you. I hope something can be done to save them, or at least to make them safe so that they don't cause any damage.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry to hear of your plight Denise. I hope you can resolve things soon. x

5 Jan, 2012

 

Denise its bad enough when fencing gets damaged but it must be agonizing to lose trees especially long established ones, keeping fingers crossed that a rescue job can be done.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Oh dear Denise hope you get some help, what a shame about your trees,we have two huge horse chestnuts with tree preservation orders and it scares me every time its windy, we have 3 trees down today but they were pretty dead anyway and due to be cleared when we had time, saved us the job of chopping them.

5 Jan, 2012

 

That's sad to read about the birches and fences, Denise.

Last night the storm raged around my home ... wild, windy and noisy ! Truffle didn't like it, so decided to "help" by keeping me awake, so I was downstairs with him most of the night ... :o(((

Today, I've had to hammer a board back on the side of my shed roof, in the pouring rain and raging wind... but nothing as bad as you are trying to cope with ...

Keep warm and safe ! xxx

5 Jan, 2012

 

Hope you can get the trees & fence sorted out Denise..before any more harm is done..you let off as much steam as you like.thats what we are here for..

5 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry to hear DRC :(((( Hope you're okay yourself ((()))))

5 Jan, 2012

 

Thank-you everyone but sadly 2 trees have come down now, this afternoon the leaning one shifted and fell down. I have managed to get some one to come out and they said they will have to be cut up and removed etc. Lets hope they start before the 3rd one comes down as that would cause so much damage to the lawned part of my garden.
So much damage around here with many trees down, one fell a cross the railway line at Crowborough this afternoon. I have rung so many fence companies etc and none have any spare time to come out.

5 Jan, 2012

 

so sorry about your trees Denise, its been the worst winds for a long time, so much damage, my felt has been ripped off again and baz only fixed it a month ago. but if thats all i have damage wise i think myself lucky.
hope it doesnt cause anymore damage for you and lets hope you get the fence fixed soon, they must be snowed under with jobs at the moment, take care Denise ;o)

5 Jan, 2012

 

Oh Denise, I'm so sorry, I dunno what to say.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Oh dear, I hate to see fallen trees anywhere, but in your own garden it must be awful. I am sorry Denise.

5 Jan, 2012

 

It is senseless untill the winds have gone for a new fence to be replaced so perhaps its a god send to you Denise, as when errecting fences if the wind blows as they are trying to put it up it might not be after so sturdy.

5 Jan, 2012

 

That's a shame Denise...I do hope no more damage is done. Please beware of companies trying to rip folk off. See my blog.
At least no one was hurt - some of the reports on the news are horiffic!

5 Jan, 2012

 

So sorry to hear about your trees and also your fence, this weather is trying our patience to say the least, it cannot last much longer, so hang on in there, and good luck.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry to hear about the trees, makes such a dramatic difference to the garden. At least you were not hurt. Take care.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks everyone I feel better today but feel sad as my wooded area is no more.

6 Jan, 2012

 

So sorry to hear about your trees, you must be cheesed off about them, but like you say you are safe

6 Jan, 2012

 

Like every one else, sorry to hear about your tree,s but pleased that you are safe, take care.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Im very sorry to hear of all the damage the gales have done in your garden, so sad that your beautiful trees are now down you must be so upset its difficult to replace mature specimens thank goodness you were not hurt and the gales have now died down. hope you are soon feeling better.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks again. They were cut down this afternoon as to dangerous to leave as they were. They have just been left on the ground and thats were they will probably stay?
The fence is being looked at tomorrow as one firm have rung me back - they are all so busy.
At least the wind has stopped. The blue bell and fern area will suffer when the fence is done but I will try not to think about that.

I am trying not to be too upset as a man 25 miles up the road was killed by a fallen tree in his van and that is tragic and makes my damage seem insignificant.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Just catching up with blogs and pics and so sorry to read about your trees Denise I lost part of my conservatory roof but luckily OH managed to fix it came home from work and I could see the sky in one corner of my room, and water had come in and soaked things,the winds have been so bad. Lets hope that that is the end of the bad winds. Take Care Debbie x

7 Jan, 2012

 

I think the dreadful weather has ended for the time being, Denise ... so sad to read of your trees being lost to the gales ... but as you say ... it puts things in perspective when you read of the loss of life ... :o(

7 Jan, 2012

 

Its calm and sunny here today the close board fence needs posts replaced and the side fence needs posts and all panels replaced. I have found someone who can start Monday week which means that I have to get busy now taking down the clematis and other climbers and move obelisks so that they can get clear access.
Sorry to hear about your roof Debbie is it insured?

7 Jan, 2012

 

You sound more positive Denise :0) I have to put the roof back on my Mums shed and cut back the "Rambling Rector" that is now rambling at ground level and submerged in the pond.

7 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Pimpernel I do

8 Jan, 2012

 

sorry to hear about the silver birch Drc they are my favourite tree, trouble is we've had so much rain the ground is soft, there's trees all down over here too, hope your fence is sorted out ok..

8 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Surreylad, I am getting there! I atill have to move some very old Clematis where the new fence post will go - may well lose them though.

8 Jan, 2012

 

that's the trouble when they mature, they may well recover good luck i'll keep my fingers crossed for you..

8 Jan, 2012

 

Glad it's getting sorted out D, can you treat yourself to something nice as an offset?

9 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks SL and bless you Severnside - well I am hoping to get a copy of the new Jane Eyre film when it comes out this month as I did not get to see it in the cinema last autumn and I may need to replace some lost clematis! But for now paying the fencing bill of £400 will be it.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Denise I guess it must be under the buildings insurance however because it is so old they would most probably pay for it to be replaced like for like and as we want to renew the roof completely when we renovate most probably not worth paying the excess. At the moment it is corrigated plastic on top then sort of hard pitted plastic inside that slot into grids very rudimentary:)

9 Jan, 2012

 

As long as you are ok Nana

9 Jan, 2012

 

Good one Denise, I still like the old b/w one with Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles ;)

Enjoy :)

9 Jan, 2012

 

I will SS

10 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Denise I am fine hope you are too?

10 Jan, 2012

 

I am Nana thanks

10 Jan, 2012

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