Dedham Vale Tree Surgeons
Dedham Vale Tree Surgeons


Drought in Trees in the Dedham Colchester area

Tree removal in Ardleigh high street

We were sorry to see this one go. It had stood in Ardleigh high street for many years. The current climate situation has stressed a huge amount of older trees and forced them into decline. Lack of water has resulted in them defoliating their canopy earlier and earlier every year to reduce the amount of transpiration loss through the leaves.

Unfortunately, this has a knock-on effect that means the tree can’t Photosynthesise meaning it is unable to produce the sugars necessary to fight off infection as well as to grow and heal. This particular tree had the double whammy of Horse Chestnut leaf minor as well, so it was fighting from every angle. We plan to plant far more drought-tolerant trees in the future.