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.
Where space and safety allows, a tree can be felled in one piece, greatly reducing
the removal cost.
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.
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.
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.
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 can let down the appearance of an otherwise nicely structured tree; removing
it can also help prevent scarring to the bark tissues.
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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