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Re: life of laburnum and flowering cherry/protected trees


Re : life of laburnum and flowering cherry -- Sandy Bold
Posted by Newt , May 04,2005,02:33    Top of Thread   Forum

Hi Sandy,

Unfortunately this site you have written to appears to have been abandoned by the folks that started it. Though it is located in the UK, I'm in the US and not all that familiar with the laws where you are. I do have some sites to refer you to though.

Also, if large branches are splitting your tree may be diseased and might be considered a hazard. You don't say which tree is splitting. Many trees have surface roots which can be problematic in the wrong place. Some specimins of flowering cherry can live 30 to 50 years and others can live longer. Here's some sites you should find helpful.

http://www.forestpathology.org/hazard.html

Cherries:
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/fol/species.html#ch

http://www.the-tree.org.uk/BritishTrees/TreeGallery/cherryc.htm
http://www.british-trees.com/guide/wildcherry.htm
http://www.the-tree.org.uk/BritishTrees/TreeGallery/cherrywildc.htm

http://www.the-tree.org.uk/BritishTrees/TreeGallery/cherrybirdc.htm
http://www.british-trees.com/guide/birdcherry.htm


Laburnum:
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/fol/species.html#lab
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/LABSPPA.pdf

Trees and UK law:
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/fol/trees_law.html
http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/
http://www.aie.org.uk/
http://www.letsgogardening.co.uk/Information/gardeninglaws.htm

You may need a consult from a certified arborist to determine if your trees are a hazard. I do hope this helps.
Newt


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