Tree Strategy, Milton Mount

Milton Mount is a historic designed landscape with some remaining natural and planted ancient trees. It had become very overgrown, invaded by sycamore and over-planted with inappropriate species over decades in places that blocked original views and vistas. Allen Scott undertook painstaking research using old maps, postcards and aerial photographs to establish the evolution of the tree cover, which were original woodland and hedgerow trees, which planted as part of the Georgian and Victorian design periods and which had self-seeded. This information was overlaid with a comprehensive tree survey of age, condition and value and set against the current constraints and changes in context. This exercise enabled a clear strategy to unfold, supporting substantial amounts of tree removal but also the management and protection of remaining existing trees and the re-planting of appropriate species to ensure longevity and value of the landscape.   

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