Flat 9 Fayrewood Court
2 Edmondsham Road
VAT Registration No: 353573195
Where space and conditions allow a tree can be removed by making directional felling cuts close to the base of the tree to carefully control the direction in which it falls. The trunk will be cut as close to ground level as possible but the stump will remain.
Sectional dismantling or felling techniques are used for trees which cannot be felled for reasons of space or proximity to vulnerable features. There are many different techniques but suffice to say that it involves the removal of a tree by carefully lowering branches and timber so as not to cause damage to surrounding plants and structures. There are instances where a tree may not be safe to climb and where necessary we will hire access platforms and other equipment to assist.
This process involves the removal of dead, dying, damaged and diseased branches and also branches that cross or have weak points of attachment. It should be considered the first stage of the crown thinning process. It can be significant for the health of a tree and is certainly important in public areas or close to highways etc. Having said this where deadwood does not pose a hazard is often preferred that it is left as it provides a valuable habitat to a wide range of flora and forna.
Crown thinning is the removal of a carefully selected proportion of secondary and small branch growth throughout the crown without altering the size or shape of the tree normally beginning with the removal of dead, diseased, damaged or crossing branches the aim is to end up with an even density of foliage around a well-spaced and balanced structure that allows light to penetrate and lessens wind resistance. This technique is also used to reduce wind resistance and twisting in instances where the trunk has been weakened by physical damage or infection.
When a tree has been dismantled or felled a substantial amount of the stump is left behind which, from an aesthetic point of view does not look appealing to all clients, and can also be a hazard to trip over, or difficult to work or mow around, so a stump grinder is used to chip away the stump, leaving behind mulch which can be used to backfill ready for a re-lay of turf or grass seed after top soil has been laid.
Crown reduction is carried out to reduce the height and or spread of the crown of a tree by removing the ends of branches whilst maintaining the trees natural shape as far as possible. The technique differs from ‘topping’ in that pruning cuts are made to natural growth points thus largely avoiding the production of large amounts of loosely attached epicormic growth. Crown reduction can also be used where a tree is in decline by reducing the trees demands on its roots.
Pollarding is a system of pruning in which a tree’s branches above a certain height are removed to promote a denser head of foliage and branches. This method of pruning trees is used to make them serve a specific purpose and has been in practice in most of Europe since medieval times. In urban areas the main reason for pollarding is to keep the tree within sensible bounds where space is limited and also for aesthetic purposes. The technique of pollarding was historically practiced to generate a crop of poles and foliage that was out of the way of grazing animals. A group of old pollards together is often indicative of wood-pasture. Pollarding today is generally applied in urban areas in order to keep trees small and these are re-cut on a manageable rotation. Not all species or ages of tree are tolerant of such immediate removal of the whole crown.
We also offer a 24 hour emergency callout service. Below is a photo of a tree which we removed as soon as we received the callout
Some photos of our hedge trimming service.
We also offer a Woodland Maintenance and Replanting service.