Our teams 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 a wealth of experience and Arboricultural knowledge.

All our Arborists are qualified to the current NPTC/LANTRA certification and all work operations are carried out in line with LOLER (1998) & PUWER (1998) regulations.

Ashlea offer a full range of Arboricultural 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.

Stump Grinding

This is where a stump grinding machine chews away at the stump wood left behind when a tree has been cut down. The stump grinder uses a rotating blade with teeth that cuts the stump wood into small pieces.