As an Arb Approved Contractor, our experienced teams of fully qualified arborists are able to offer a full range of specialist tree surgery services. From small domestic jobs for private clients through to major schemes for utility companies, we can assist you with any project, however large and complex.
Our tree surgeons are supported by a fleet of specialist vehicles and equipment including unimogs, tracked chippers, mobile elevated work platforms, stump grinders and excavators.
Our ecologists and consultancy team work closely with our tree surgeons to ensure that they are aware of the habitat importance of trees and how to identify the presence of protected species. Together we have delivered sensitive tree felling and surgery schemes in the vicinity of bat roosts, badger setts, and known populations of Roman snail and water vole, all fully meeting the statutory requirements. If our tree surgeons spot any signs of protected species or pests & diseases while working, they know to immediately stop work and to call our ecologists and consultants for advice and support.
Crown reductions can be necessary for a number of reasons:
If the crown of the tree or individual branches require a reduction in length to improve the form and shape of the tree, to eliminate interference with objects and structures, to compensate for structural weaknesses.
Our team of highly qualified arborists have the training and experience to evaluate whether the crowns of your trees would benefit from being reduced, and give you the best possible advice.
Research has now documented that thinning, the removal of live branches to reduce crown density, significantly reduces wind resistance and potential storm damage. Thinning should only be done on trees where the crown is too dense.
Thinning should be concentrated on the outer portions of the canopy, leaving as many branches within the interior crown as possible.
Pollarding is a pruning ystem in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been commonly practised since medieval times and is still practised today; primarily to maintain trees at a fixed height, but also as a way of increasing the yield of a single tree without the need to cut it down. Pollarded trees also tend to live longer as they are maintained in a partially juvenile state, and they do not have the usual weight of the top part of the tree.
Pollarding is sometimes chosen over coppicing in wood-pastures and other grazed areas, because animals can browse the new shoots from coppice stools.
A positive environmental effect of pollarding in woodland is the encouragement of underbrush due to increased levels of light reaching the woodland floor. This increases species diversity.
Tree bracing systems
We are experienced with the fitment of all kinds of tree bracing systems. We use these when a client wants or requires a tree to remain, despite showing signs of being weak or misshapen. Bracing branches helps to distribute the weight and takes pressure off the weakest parts of the tree. They will extend the life of the tree and give our clients peace of mind.
Sectional felling is used for trees which cannot easily be felled due to a lack of space or close proximity to vulnerable structures and pathways.
We have a range of specialist equipment and qualified arborists for sectional felling and have dismantled trees growing over homes, roads, fences and footpaths.
Our incredibly manoeuvrable machines are happy in those 'hard to reach' places in a garden as they are in woodlands for a clean and tidy finish with the minimum of ground disturbance.
We can remove any size of stump, from just a few inches up to the largest stump that you can think of.
Stumps and surface roots are removed to well below ground level which allows for replanting or ground preparation for just about any purpose.
Unlike many tree surgeons, we can remove stumps as part of the service.