Goodbye To a Mighty Friend

Furlonger Tree Services were called to Shepperton to make it as painless as possible!


Oak-asionally, with a heavy heart, we have to say goodbye to a majestic friend.  Even the mighty English Oak, a true icon in the British landscape can fall susceptible to disease. Such was the case with this Oak tree in Shepperton.

Sadly this specimen was infected with the fungus Meripilus giganteus – a bracket fungus commonly known as the giant polypore or black-staining polypore, which is often found in clumps at the base of trees although the fruiting bodies (mushrooms) are often found some distance away from the tree, acting as a parasite on the roots.

It causes a white rot within the tree making the wood soft and flexible and prone to tearing.  One large limb had already fallen from this tree and as you can see from the photos, was rotten all the way through.

Whilst we understand the removal of such a beautiful looking tree can be frustrating for residents (and us too!), it is important to remember that safety is always more important than beauty, and this tree unfortunately was becoming a danger.

We called in the MEWP (Mobile Elevated Working Platform) to assist a nine-strong team of qualified Shepperton Tree Surgeons, who ensured that the tree came down swiftly and safely.

Whilst we are always sad to lose such a beautiful tree, we are happy that we are able to bring safety and peace of mind to our customers and, in this case the council, who decided the tree had to be condemned.

If you are looking for a professional Tree Surgeon, call us on 01737 841583.

So whether you need a hedge trimming in Hampton Court, a tree removal in Richmond, a tree reduction in Epsom, tree pruning, tree cutting or stump removal across the South East and Southwest London– call us today!

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“Your team was superlative in completely felling our 300-400 year old Oak tree, which is so very close to many adjacent, closely-joined, properties that could, so very easily, have ‘considerably demolished’ had our tree fallen front its base in any unfortunate direction!”

Date: 19/02/19

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