Our team of qualified Arborists come equipped with all the necessary skills and experience to ensure your trees and shrubs are maintained to the highest standards. Working to BS3998: 2010 Tree Work recommendations, our work and advice are based on sound Arboriculture knowledge and experience.
If trees are covered by tree preservation order or are situated in a conservation area we will liaise with the relevant planning authority to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the associated legal requirements.
All of our staff are qualified to the correct NPTC/LANTRA certification and all work operations are carried out in line with LOLER (1998) & PUWER (1998) regulations.
We offer a full range of services:
Tree removal – Tree removal falls into two categories, felling and dismantling. The felling of trees is mainly carried out where there is no risk to the general public and to property. However, most trees we work on are situated in more enclosed environments, often growing over buildings and roads. In this case we take them down in sections with either the use of a cherry picker or with the use of lowering systems allow for a controlled and safe dismantle.
Crown Thinning – Crown thinning involves removing some secondary branch growth to create a less dense crown. Normally all dead, dying and crossing branches are removed. Crown thinning can enhance a tree’s appearance by creating a more visually balanced crown.
Crown Lifting – Crown lifting involves removing some of the lower branches beneath a tree’s crown. We often do this to trees near footpaths and roads to allow traffic to pass by safely. It can also help more daylight to pass through a tree. We will not usually lift lower branches to more than one third of the tree’s total height. However, we may have to do this on roads to comply with legal requirements or to make a clearance around streetlights and vision splays.
Crown Reduction – Crown reduction reduces a tree’s crown while still maintaining its natural shape. This is different to ‘topping’, which is not acceptable. This method is often used where part of a tree touches, or is very close to, a building or where the tree is rapidly outgrowing its location but the client wishes for it to be retained.
Crown Cleaning – Crown cleaning involves removing dead or diseased branches and epicormic growth within the trees canopy.
Veteran Pruning – Natural fracture pruning techniques involve pruning methods that are used to mimic the way that tears and fractured ends, naturally occur on trunks and branches. A coronet cut is a type of natural fracture technique that is particularly intended to mimic jagged edges characteristically seen on broken branches following storm damage or static limb failure.
Stump Grinding – The grinding out of stumps to below ground level.