Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:16
a magnificent oak tree, growing on the railway bank outside our back garden fence in Guildford, has been "under threat" of tree fellas employed by the Railway. Beautiful tree, beloved by us all, bestowing family pleasure in summertime garden (see 2nd picture). Long story short : the tree fellas moved in this morning and lopped off 2 thick branches overhanging both our garden & our neighbour's garden! also the back branches at the other side, branches overhanging the railway line. They have now left for the day, but when asked we were told they would be back to remove the rest of the tree! that the whole tree will be taken down. (Picture below shows its current sad state).
Is there any chance it willI survive as an oak tree & regrow branches & ever look like a tree again? You can imagine how upset everyone is, as other trees amongst our neighbourhood have received similar treatment. But what's done is done now. We've been aware the Ivy isn't good for the tree & periodically take the chain saw to the ivy at ground level, to keep it down. Please, is there any advice anybody can give us apropos this tree, now? (I have a horrid feeling the authorities are going to leave the tree as it is, and not come back!) We feel we can't bear to look at it like this, & would prefer it if the Railway did come back & took the whole tree down. IF they dont, will the tree sprout more branches & continue growing, if we keep the Ivy regularly trimmed, do you think? We are at a loss any advice will be most welcome, "thankyou"