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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 30-09-2013, 20:17
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Some where in that lot there must be branches. It's simple biology, Alan.
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Very true Alan but they would be easy to spot. They would be the ones that don't hang vertically.

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Very true Alan but they would be easy to spot. They would be the ones that don't hang vertically.

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Maybe and maybe not Dick. Given the location of the tree and the abundance of soft tissue, which incidentally seems to be at least 3 meters long and so isn't just this years (even on a willow) it's safe to assume that regular pruning has been carried out. Pruning would leave old, hard, thickened tissue as the tree repairs it's self. Contact with that could well cause damage. I would not simply drive through it, especially if my van was taller than many, as Trev's is.

Possibly getting out and having a look you could see whether it's safe but given the abundance of small leafy branches (a symptom of bad pruning) maybe it would still not be possible to be sure, Alan.
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I took the photo the next day.

When we arrived, I only had the Grandkids with me. nobody to guide me in. The Willow is only about 10m from the road and the entrance is narrow.

I have just resprayed parts of the motorhome and had some bodywork done. Spent a week cleaning it as it is up for sale.

It was getting dark and I would have been momentarily blinded by the leaves. I do not know what lurks inside the tree or beyond.

Not willing to take the risk.

Fed up of campsites with bushes and branches. Walls and rocks surrounding the entrances. I do not understand why people who run these sites expect us to "just drive through" "it is only a few Branches".

Below are two photos of body scratches from a light overhanging shrubs. The stickers are damaged but the wheel arch will polish out.
These were from the last site we had issues with access.

The site in this Topic was "Dean Nurseries" A Blackpool CL

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