Tree Care

Trees are generally cut down and removed for one of the following reasons:

  • Storm Damage
  • Excessive Growth
  • Disease
  • Problematic build
  • Roots Damage to services/foundations & pathways
  • Threat to passers-by or buildings

But if at all possible we consider alternative methods of tree conservation and we will propose alternatives such as:

Crown Reduction

Reducing canopy size stresses the tree because of the cuts required. Unlike a thinning cut, a drop-crotching cut does not cut back to a natural boundary, this means that decay can spread quickly inside cut branches, for this reason it is best not to perform crown reduction if at all possible.

Crown lifting

Crown lifting is carried out to increase the clearance between the ground level and the lower branches either to allow access below the tree, to clear sight lines, improve views or allow light to penetrate to the ground.

Deadwooding

Deadwooding should be done periodically to remove dead or diseased tree branches which may also be broken or weakly attached. This is especially important where public safety is an issue, especially public roads, parks, and gardens.

Stump Removal

Tree stumps can be very difficult to remove. We remove any stump quickly and efficiently with specialized equipment.

Site Clearance & Wood Chipping

Where required we will chip, shred or haul away all timber, branches and hedges from your site leaving the area as we found it. Removal of any deadwood greater then 5cm without attempting to remove it from the end of branches or areas with green foliage as in conifers

Pollarding

Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to that height.

Formative Pruning

While many trees will naturally form their adult shape as they grow, others need a little assistance to create a clear trunk and a well-spaced canopy of branches. It is wise to keep an eye on young trees and carry out formative pruning as required.

Other Services

  • Site Clearance
  • Farm Forestry Services
  • Cleaning & Restoration of Parklands, Golf Courses or Estates
  • Hedge Trimming

A mixture of these remedial tree services could resolve your problem and allow the tree to flourish and restore itself to its former glory.

We aim to give complete customer satisfaction and will always offer the most cost effective and conservation friendly advice.

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