Your tree may need to be removed for a number of reasons. Diseased and dangerous trees pose an immediate threat to life and property and sometimes their proximity to buildings and proposed developments can cause issues.
A tree can either be removed by directional felling, whereby it is taken down in one large section or, where space is at a premium, sectional felling.
Sectional felling utilises lowering ropes, pulleys and friction devices to ensure each section of the tree is removed in a safe and controlled manner.
This involves reducing the overall crown / canopy of the tree by a specified amount, usually 20-40%, whilst retaining a natural shape to the tree.
Appropriate pruning points are chosen to ensure the tree regenerates in a healthy manner and to prevent the introduction of pathogens and/or unnatural growing, which can cause long term problems in the form of diseased or weak trees.
This involves the removal of a proportion of secondary and small, live branches throughout the crown to thin the density of the tree crown. This allows more light to pass through and hit the canopy floor and reduces the 'sail' effect from the wind, which can put undue force and pressure on branches.
This involves the removal of any lower branches that may be causing an obstruction. We do this by either removing whole branches or those parts that extend below the desired clear heights to provide clearance under the tree.
This technique is used to control tree size by removing all new growth back to the main trunk. It is recommended that this is carried out every 2 to 5 years to ensure the tree lives for a long time. his technique is not appropriate for all trees and if done incorrectly can kill some trees off.
This involves the removal of dead, dying or diseased wood from the canopy of the tree. Stumps of broken branches, unwanted epicormic shoots, climbing plants such as ivy, and any rubbish accumulated in branch forks such as soil or old nests are also removed.
We trim and reduce all types of hedge.