As tree surgeons we offer a comprehensive range of services for domestic and commercial customers that includes:
•Lift & Thin
•Dismantling of Large Trees
•Tree Surveys / Reports
•Free Advice and Estimates
•Prompt and Efficient Service
•Emergency Call Out
•All Rubbish Removed from Site & Re-cycled
Tree surgery is the maintenance of trees within the environment. It is about protecting and developing our heritage as well as taming it. A good tree surgeon will advise you how to optimally manage your tree stock. We continually strive to offer the best in tree maintenance services in order to raise the standard of tree care for the benefit of the whole community. However, it is important to recognise the need to remove potentially dangerous or poor trees and those specimens that are unsuitable for their location. Below is a brief explanation of some services offered.
Removing dead or defective branches, or branches that have grown across one another.
This is usually necessary for safety reasons etc. Crown Lifting (Usually expressed in metres from ground level). The removal of lower branches to allow room beneath the tree for passing vehicles, mowing, pedestrians etc.
A crown reduction (usually expressed in percentage terms) is a decrease in the extent of the crown spread. Carried out sensitively to retain an attractive shape.
Pruning a tree or shrub sympathetically to re- establish an aesthetically pleasing shape. Usually necessary when a tree has not been maintained for some time or has been pruned incorrectly in the past.
Removing branches from the crown of a tree without reducing the height or the spread. This prevents the tree from becoming too dense, stops the tree from casting too much shade and is a useful method for allowing more daylight into nearby properties whilst retaining the tree’s size. It also helps the wind to blow through a tree that may be susceptible to wind damage. Whilst crown thinning, we also remove any deadwood and defective branches. This is useful when a reduction is desired without wishing to alter the overall appearance of a tree.
The removal for safety reasons of any dead wood from the tree’s crown. Deadwood can soon be dislodged in the wind and can cause damage or injury.
Tree removal. In our working environments this is normally done by dismantling a section at a time. Trees are taken down as near as possible to ground level or alternatively, may be left as a high stump for the benefit of wildlife.
Trimming off and removing new growth from the hedge, using petrol hedge trimmers, leaving a neat edge.
Reducing the hedge in height and/or width. This involves cutting the thicker, woody stems of the hedge using chainsaws. The hedge is then trimmed and neatened up with hedge cutters.
This is a tree surgery technique for controlling a tree’s size. This method is often used for street trees and trees in a confined area. It involves reducing branches at a given height. The tree is unsightly until foliage regrows from the branch stubs. The sprouting foliage develops into a new dense, but weaker branch system. Pollarding must be carried out regularly for safety reasons and to maintain the tree to the desired size.
Mechanically removing a tree stump so that the ground can be re-used. This involves the use of a stump grinder, a portable power tool (it can be of various sizes), chips away at the wood below ground level, using a rotating cutting disk.
Processing tree waste through a wood chipper. The wood chips are directed straight into our vehicle where we take it away. Alternatively, we can leave them in a pile for your own use.