A combination of the wettest April on record and strong gusting winds from the North took it’s toll on two of the ancient Oak trees at Sennicotts last night. We’ll try to make best use of the precious wood but it will take hundreds of years to replace them.
Pablo has been working on the trees today and watching him work has left me almost 100% sure he must be one of the best tree surgeons in the world. OK, this is a bold statement but I really can’t think of any other attributes a tree surgeon would need in addition to those Pablo […]
At 4am this morning and with no warning the sweet chestnut on the drive lost a large bough. It had been providing shade to a lead ornament which was moved to Sennicotts from Aldwick Place near Bognor Regis. In every way the bough appeared healthy but the weight of its foliage obviously became too much […]
We tackled another of those projects we have been deliberating about for a few years – the Irish Yews. For years we have struggled with these substantial trees resorting to pulling them with the tractor, pushing them with ladders, binding them with wire and even anchoring them with a back stay from a 50ft yacht. […]
Every now and then a loud groaning, creaking noise can be heard at Sennicotts. It often happens in the middle of the night and is followed immediately by silence. To start with we struggled to identify this noise but over the last few years we have managed to work it out. It is the sound […]