Glasgow, United Kingdom
I have been given the news by my factor that he has decided that a beautifull horse chestnut tree in the grounds of the flat I live in has to be chopped down due to canker. I'm no expert but he has 3 estimates for work from 3 separate companies to do tree maintenance (including cutting this tree down) (long story I have been arguing with him since last year I have posted previously). From my point of view the tree is absolutely stunnng right outside my flat. The only visible thing I can see wrong with it is on the trunk which, over the past 5 years or so, has developed a brown sticky patch midway up the trunk and slowly as the tree has grown the bark on the trunk had kind of twisted and spilt open. The leaves and branches all healthy looking. Does the tree have to be chopped down and if so do the roots need to be taken out too? The tree is around 40 years old. One other thing, if it does have to go is there something that says you have to replace it with another tree? I am quite distraught at the thought of losing this beautifull tree.
- 12 Feb, 2010