SERVICES

As tree surgeons we offer a comprehensive  range of services for domestic and  commercial customers that includes:

•Tree Care

•Felling

•Pruning

•Re-shaping

•Crown Reductions

•Lift & Thin

•Storm Damage

•Stump Grinding

•Planting

•Dismantling of Large Trees

•Hedge Cutting

•Tree Surveys / Reports

•Tree inspections

•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.

Crown Cleaning
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.

Crown Reduction
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.

Crown Re-shaping
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.

Crown Thinning
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.

Deadwooding
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.

Felling
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.

Hedge Cutting
Trimming off and removing new growth from  the hedge, using petrol hedge trimmers,  leaving a neat edge.

Hedge Reduction
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.

Pollarding
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.

Stump Grinding
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.

Wood Chipping
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.