Tree Removal

We are specialists in removing large, difficult and dangerous trees and are confident that we can safely and efficiently carry out any tree removal, whatever the location. Tree felling is a forestry term. It refers to the process of cutting down a tree at the base. This is often made to seem easier than it really is. Tree felling can be a very dangerous task, which can result in serious injury or death. Many people realize this and choose to leave this work to professionals.

There are different techniques that can be employed for tree felling. All trees may not be able to be cut in the same direction. Different types of notches may need to be used. Determining how a tree should be cut may be a matter of professional experience.

Very often space is limited and the tree must be taken down piece by piece. If the area below the tree is clear and free from obstructions cut branches can simply be allowed to fall. When branches are too large or heavy for the climber to hold and throw clear or obstructions prevent their ‘free falling’, then lowering ropes will be used.

Our expert climbers can safely dismantle any tree to ground level quickly and efficiently.

Pruning

Crown reduction
Reducing the spread of the tree canopy by shortening branches, while maintaining the shape of the tree.

Crown Thinning
Reducing the number of branches in the tree. This is can be done to reduce wind load on the tree, lessening the chance of it being blown over in a storm. It is also done to allow more light through the tree canopy, lessening the shade caused by a tree.

Dead wood removal
Dead branches can fall unexpectedly and cause damage and injury. We can remove any dead and weak branches in the tree to ensure it’s safety.

Branch removal
Sometimes it is only necessary to remove a single problem branch that may be too close to your property, or blocking out light.

Re-shaping

This is done when a tree has been badly pruned or neglected to rejuvenate the tree and increase its aesthetics.

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. Trees can then be re-pollarded every 3-5 years to maintain their size and shape.

Pollarded trees may look unsightly at first, however when done correctly and at the right time of year the tree will quickly re-shoot and form an attractive shape.

Pollarding is a pruning technique used for many reasons, including:

  • Preventing trees and shrubs outgrowing their allotted space.
  • Pollarding can reduce the shade cast by a tree.
  • May be necessary on street trees to prevent electric wires and streetlights being obstructed.

Stump Removal

When a stump needs to be removed we can use a stump grinder to take the stump down to below ground level, around 1 foot deep. If the stump needs to be removed completely we can dig out the stump and roots by excavator, or for smaller stumps by hand.

Hedging

From routine trimming, to Traditional hedge laying we can keep your hedges looking at their best.

Regular Hedge-cutting will over the course of some years thicken up the foliage and provide a better screen for privacy and better nesting conditions for wildlife. Most people will trim a hedge 2 -3 times a year.

We also provide a hedge laying service using the traditional midland bullock style as shown in the image.

Fruit Trees

A fruit tree is any tree that produces fruit for human food, which makes fruit trees valuable to home gardeners When growing fruit trees it is important to maintain them correctly otherwise the fruit off the tree could also suffer. The pruning techniques are specific to fruit trees also so knowing the right technique is vital. Also protecting the fruit is important as birds and other pests can affect it.

From light pruning to increase productivity to major renovation of old trees we can get your trees looking refreshed and producing fruit as they should.

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