Tree Surgeons in Surrey

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Dave Ford Tree Care

Epicormic/shooting from the stem

Epicormic is a term used to decsribe the growth of a new shoot from an ‘adventitious’ or dormant bud in the stem or branch. In many trees this is simply a growth habit; for instance Lime (Tilia spp.) trees commonly seen lining city streets create prolific epicormic. Many other tree species will create shoots in response to a recent wound. This can be seen clearly near recent cuts on Willow (Salix spp.), especially when the cut is poorly placed.

Epicormic can be a cause for concern where it suddenly appears on a species on which it is unusual, and which has not recently been cut. This kind of epicormic, when properly identified and taken with other symptoms (for instance dieback in the crown) can be seen as an indicator of ill health that may require further investigation. Epicormic which shows very small leaves and poor vigour, which subsequently dies off, may be seen as an ailing tree’s final flourish. In other cases epicormic may simply become established as new branches on the stem. The age of these branches can thus be used to indicate when the tree has been stressed in the past.

  • Thank you for your work. I will be in touch for further work in the summer

    Mr Burrows – Nutfield

  • Just wanted to say your two guys did cracking work at my place today with felling the willow tree. Definitely get your team back to sort out rest of the garden in a few months time Please pass on my thanks

    Mr Albert –Caterham

  • Thank you very much and please convey my thanks to the surgeons for a good job well done.

    Mr Millard –Earlswood

  • Thank you for the work done in the garden yesterday - really lovely boys - who did a brilliant job. Trees look so much better

    Mrs Chambers – Dorking

  • Many thanks for carrying out the tree work in my garden. It was a very good job and they tidied up. I was really pleased with the result 

    Mrs Hill – Betchworth

  • Dear Adriaan and team – Thank you for your great work on our trees 

    The Marshalls – Esher

  • The Lads did a great job. Arrived on time, carried out the surgery efficiently and with care, as well as clearing everything up before they left. Also fantastic to deal with an efficient head office team handling quotes and invoicing. Thank you for a job well done.

    Mr Johnson - Fetcham

  • Dear Dave, I just wanted to say how pleased I was in the way that Justin and his team efficiently tackled my garden – back and front!

    Mrs Grant – Esher

  • Many thanks. We are very pleased at the outcome of this tree work.

    Mrs Crowther - Weybridge

  • Many thanks, your guys did a great job, very friendly and helpful and they cleared up brilliantly. We didn't see them leave as we were still at work so didn't get a chance to thank them so please pass that on for us. We can't believe the difference it has made, we have daylight not to mention a massive reduction in leaf clearing up this autumn!

    Mrs Griffiths - Epsom.

  • All works completed in a courteous and professional manner. Thanks to your guys.

    Mr Partridge – Reigate

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