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Laurel Clearout

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Project Information
Scope

Large garden with a historical collection of specimen trees, the majority of which were also subject to Tree Preservation Orders, that have been heavily suppressed by unmanaged laurel growth leading to substantial damage to various trees and poor or potentially dangerous form.

Summary of Work
  • Remove laurel across garden
  • Liaise with local planning authorities
  • Make safe a large number of trees
  • Restoring borders
Ecological Impact

High – the invasive laurel has now been returned to manageable levels allowing for previously suppressed trees to improve in shape and form whilst allowing for new saplings to arise from the ground now that they have access to light. Notable increase in butterfly and bird presence and signs of good quality soil with high nutrient levels beneath the laurel leaf humus–evidenced by the appearance of many species of mushroom in the following weeks.

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