Forum home Problem solving

Leaning tree in our garden...

Hi, Having a problem with this monster of a tree in our garden. It leans now after the strong winds a few months ago. No Idea how I should make it straight again, or is it doomed? Some pictures of it uploaded to photobucket...


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,902

    I think I'd have that felled.  Even if you straightened it up you'd need steel cables, a winch and really strong pegs fixed into the ground - it's a professional job.  If you attempt a DIY job and it blows down in the next gale you could be responsible for any damage or injury.

    Get a tree surgeon in to fell the tree and grind out the stump, replenish the soil and plant a tree or shrub more appropriate to that spot. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Yes, I'm leaning to agreed with you on that one. Pun intended.

    I have emailed a tree surgeon to see. Failing that, I'll saw it down.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I would get quotes from 3 tree experts and make sure they have proper qualifications; there are a lot of cowboys aroundimage

  • Agreed, did that and not one has responded yet
Sign In or Register to comment.