This is a short list of the most requested services that an arborist or tree surgeon might perform.
General Tree Pruning
A general prune is suitable for trees in close contact with people, pathways, roads, buildings etc. And will include a number of specifications, eg:
-Lift branches to 3m above the pathway
-Reduce lateral branches to 2m away from the building
It is carried out on trees that only need certain, specific areas of the crown to be pruned. All pruning cuts are made at the main stem/trunk of the tree, or back to suitable growth points.
Crown Reduction is an all over reduction of the crown volume of the tree (%). This is a treatment, and if done well can improve the life expectancy and general appearance of most trees. At the same time allowing more light through the canopy if the tree is in close quarters with your property.
It will also initially decrease the volume of leaf drop during autumn/winter, and reduce the likelihood of wind damage. All pruning cuts are made at the main stem/trunk of the tree, or back to suitable growth points.
Crown Thinning is suitable for trees that have a high volume of crown density, which may be causing the following problems:
-blocking out sunlight
-wind stressing (cause of limb/trunk fracture)
-branch rubbing (cause of limb fracture)
Thinning will include the removal of overlapping/ rubbing limbs, diseased or damaged limbs, and also a percentage of crown density. Therefore allowing more light to penetrate through the crown, and also reducing its sail affect with high winds. All pruning cuts are made at the main stem/trunk of the tree, or back to suitable growth points.
Crown lifting is suitable for trees with lower limbs overhanging buildings, pathways, borders, fence lines etc. The offending limbs are simply pruned back to the main stem /trunk of the tree, or back to suitable growth points.
Removal of deadwood is necessary when limbs within the crown of a tree begin to die back and pose a risk to people, property, vehicles etc. These limbs are often weak and prone to dropping. Complete removal can be undesirable with regards to mature and veteran trees. Large dead limbs within the canopy of a mature oak for example, can be a valuable habitat for unique micro-organisms, insects and birds, and can often be retained by close inspection/ reduction where desirable.
Formative Tree Pruning
Young trees may begin to mature with an unbeneficial form, establishing multi stems with poor unions, rubbing or crossing stems, unsightly shoots from the main stem or at the base of the tree. These trees are best pruned at an early stage in their development to enable them to mature and develop with the correct habit for the individual species.
Felling/Section Felling/Tree Removal
Felling is the careful removal of a tree when no other course of action is deemed suitable, eg. When the tree is dead/dying or diseased. If the situation allows then the tree can be skilfully felled from its base. If the tree is situated amongst buildings, sheds, greenhouses etc. then the tree must be section felled by a highly skilled climber often with the use of various roping and rigging techniques. In extreme circumstances mobile lift platforms and cranes can be considered. You can start by exploring tree surgeon sites like https://treesurgeonservice.com
All aspects of hedging can be undertaken from Traditional hedge laying and Hedgerow planting to Hedge trimming and Re shaping. Our hedging work is tidy and precise and we are more than happy to draw up a maintenance plan, to enable you to get the best from your hedge rows.
For domestic emergencies involving all types of tree related incidents we can offer a swift and reliable service at the time when you need it the most.