We understand that the complete removal of a tree is not an easy decision for a homeowner/landowner to make, but sometimes it is necessary to allow other trees to thrive or when safety is an issue.

Directional/Straight Felling

Where space and safety allows, a tree can be felled in one piece, greatly reducing the removal cost.

Sectional Felling/Dismantling

Where space is confined or safety is a issue, the tree must be taken down in sections. This is a very skilled process and the use of lowering techniques and access platforms can be used to reduce the risk.

Storm Damaged/Dangerous Trees

Storm damaged and dangerous trees will always take precedence over all other tree work due to the risk they pose and we will do our utmost to be on site within 48 hours of you contacting us.

At one time or another most trees will require attention. Below is further information on the procedures involved when dealing with tree maintenance.

Crown Reduction

Complete reduction in the size of the tree by the careful removal of the outer crown to produce a smaller sized canopy. Normally no more than 30% of the total canopy should be removed at any one time unless safety is an issue. Branches should be removed to growth points whenever possible.

Pollarding

This is an option if the tree is getting too large for the space in which it is planted but the owner does not want to remove it altogether; it involves removing a large proportion of the crown and so should only be done at the correct time of the year. It is best to start pollarding at a young age and once pollarded the tree should be re-pollarded every 2-3 years.

Crown Lifting

The removal of lower branches to lift the height of the crown; care should be taken not to remove branches that are too large in diameter to help prevent decay.

Crown Thinning and Dead Wooding

The removal of weak, crossing or duplicated branches to improve the structure of the crown and the removal of dead branches to reduce the hazard of them falling on to buildings, vehicles or the public.

Ivy Removal

Ivy can let down the appearance of an otherwise nicely structured tree; removing it can also help prevent scarring to the bark tissues.

Cabling

The process used to literally tie one tree limb to another, usually used if there is a small or weak limb that the owner does not want removed, so instead a specially designed cable is passed from the weak limb to a stronger limb thus giving the weaker limb more support.

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