Tree Surgery

Tree surgery

Our long-established, professional company specialises in the following types of tree surgery:

Crown lifting

This is used to give more clearance between the lower branches of a tree and the ground, with numerous benefits including:
– access below the tree,
– an unrestricted view,
– letting in more light,
– roads, paths, buildings and signposts clear from branches.
Caution’s needed when crown lifting as the removal of too many branches can seriously damage the tree. Our professional service avoids this at all costs.

Section felling

This technique’s used if the tree has grown in such a way as to cause a risk to the public or damage to property. This necessitates the entire removal of the tree, section by section, which is the best way to tackle larger trees. Trees are felled using ropes, lowering devices and pulleys, so that larger sections can be removed efficiently and safely. Smaller trees are felled using a step cut along with the controlled felling method, with health and safety always our top priority.

Limb bracing

Limb bracing involves installing nylon bracing systems to reduce stress on the tree so it’s less likely to collapse. This technique’s particularly good for large, sprawling and multi-trunk trees. Properly installed braces help to redistribute any structural stress, supporting weak branches as well as trunks. If a trunk or branch is splitting, a brace can potentially save it. Our certified tree surgeons can advise if a tree needs our limb bracing technique.

Pollarding

Pollarding’s a special type of pruning to restrict the growth of a tree once it’s reached the desired height. Annual pollarding will keep the tree at that height so it won’t outgrow its space. Pollarding’s useful in landscaped gardens and for trees on roads and streets, if there’s a risk of entanglement with overhead wires and/or streetlights. The best time for pollarding’s late winter or early spring, but a free consultation with us will give you precise timing.

Pruning

Most trees need pruning, depending on their location and the importance of controlling their size. Pruning should be carried out by a professional tree surgeon as it’s a difficult and strenuous task, fraught with hazards. We’ll usually prune your tree in winter when its lying dormant, or possibly in late summer when healing takes place quickly.

To find out more about our tree surgery service or book a free consultation, contact us now and we’ll be delighted to help.