Reducing reduce the overall size of the tree, we target prune to growth points, this achieves a more natural look and is much better for the tree than leaving stubs. Reductions are often called for when a tree outgrows its location, so rather than remove the tree it is reduced and may remain in its location for many years to come with future management. Reductions can also be implemented on trees which are beginning to decay, by reducing the weight on the limbs and the wind sail of the tree the chances of failure are greatly reduced.
Thinning is the removal of a equal amount of material from the inside and outside of the tree. Thinning doesn't alter the shape or size of the tree but allows more light to pass through and reduces the weight and wind sail on the tree.
This is the removal of the lower limbs on the tree. This can be done to allow more light to pass under the crown of the tree, raise the crown to conform with highway regulations or improve access to your property.
This is stripping off all of the branches back of the main frame work of the tree. For most species of tree this isn't a commonly recommended practice, but it is suitable on some species and in some situations such as when a tree is in poor condition and it is not suitable for a reduction. Problems with pollarding include creating large wounds on the tree which allows decay to set in and weak re-growth which is highly likely to fail unless future maintenance works are carried out.
Felling and sectional dismantling
If your tree is to be removed their are two ways which this may be carried out. If possible trees will be felled as one as working on the ground is safer. If it is not possible for the tree to be felled as one the tree will need to be sectioned down. This involves climbing the tree or using a cherry picker, if necessary the tree will be lowered on rigging ropes to minimise damage to obstacles and the ground around the tree.
Storm damage and failures
During stormy conditions strong winds or saturated soil may result in whole trees or limbs failing. Also some trees such as beech are known to cast limbs in the summer, this happens with no reason. Other reasons for failure can include excessive fruiting and natural faults in the tree. When trees fail people and property can be at risk of damage, most failures can be prevented with the correct management of trees.
Hedge trimming and Reduction
From massively over grown conifer and thorn hedges to pristine yew and box hedges we can trim them. We use a combination of long reach pole hedge trimmers and conventional short hedge trimmers to trim your hedge as efficiently and neatly as possible. For over grown hedges a chainsaw is usually much more effective for larger diameter material.
Woodchip, mulch and logs
Site clearances are generally required on building sites or large overgrown sites. Depending on site access and conditions we have the contacts, skills and equipment to get the job the job done quickly and efficiently.
This Varies from clear fells, thinning through to high pruning to improve your future crop. We can also carry out safety work for sites with public access, coppicing, planting and ride maintenance.
Pests can vary greatly in size, from aphid infestations through to Red Deer. There are many ways of tackling pests, from spraying, guarding, scare tactics through to targeted pest removal.
We have available large amounts of mulch and chip and unprocessed logs. Loads can be delivered in a variety of sizes, from a pick up load through to tractor and trailer load.