We coppiced the tree
Sweet Chestnut growing too tall
Winter sleep cut down
We had to coppice the Sweet Chestnut tree as it was growing under the power lines, planted in the wrong spot almost nine years ago. I had been reluctant over the past few years as it was the best growing tree of all the nine hundred we planted in our small woodland, but now it wasn’t so dominant as many of the other trees are reaching up to a good height. The tree will spring up again building out from its coppiced stool; maybe in ten years we will have to take the same action, unless some future technology has removed the power lines in favour of a future alternative method of power distribution
This picture of the growing tree (‘before’ the chainsaw) is a fudge – it is a neighbouring Sweet Chestnut tree, not so tall and not directly under the power lines.