What We Do …

CROWN REDUCTION

Crown ReductionCrown reduction pruning is most often used when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. Selected branches are carefully removed back to appropriate growth points to reduce the overall height and spread of the tree’s canopy. This method results in a more natural appearance and increases the time before pruning is needed again and minimizes stress caused to the tree. Crown reduction can be used to reduce the wind resistance and uptake of water, but in urban areas is often done to keep the tree at a manageable size and allow light into gardens.

CROWN THINNING

Crown ThinningThe selective removal of smaller branches within the crown to reduce the foliage density whilst maintaining an evenly balanced canopy. This procedure reduces wind resistance of the tree canopy which decreases stress on the branch structure, whilst allowing more light to penetrate through the foliage.

CROWN LIFT

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal. Good practice dictates crown lifting should not normally include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long term problems or more short term biomechanical instability.

A crown lift may be suggested to allow light through to the garden from below the crown of the tree. The lower lateral branches are removed whilst maintaining a good shape.

TREE FELLING

FellingTrees can become dangerous or unsuitable for their location. When this is the case they need to be removed before they become progressively problematic and when these trees are in confined spaces, whether large or small, special climbing techniques are used to rig each individual part of the tree and lower it to the ground.

STUMP GRINDING

Stump Grinding is  the last stage of permanent tree removal and removes the upper section of the root ball, taking it sufficiently below ground level to allow for the reinstatement of lawns etc. The residue from the grind is a sawdust like mulch which naturally beaks down, adding nutrition back into the soil.

Stump Grinding can be done at any time of year. Smaller stumps can be removed by hand, though the majority will require the use of specialist Stump Grinding equipment. We have a variety of  Machines to enable us to tackle each task on it’s individual merits. This allows us to take into consideration the surrounding area and access requirements and where side or rear access is an issue, we have a stump grinder that can be taken through most homes.

PRUNING

PruningPruning shrubs and trees involves the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots. Reasons to prune plants include deadwood removal, restricting size, shaping (by controlling or redirecting growth), improving or sustaining health, reducing risk from falling branches.

Some shrubs, if left unpruned, continue growing from where the growth ended the previous season, becoming top heavy, flowering well above eye level, and with a bare base.

LOGS

Well seasoned logs always available.  All hard and soft wood logs are produced by recycling the timber brought into the yard each day, from our tree surgery activities. The wood is processed and split into cages and stored in a polytunnel with extra ventilation for wind drying as well as heat. This ensures all our logs are under 25% moisture content for the best calorific burn.

WOODCHIP

WoodchipWe always have woodchip available!  Suitable for many purposes such as pathways, walkways, events, animals and  more.