This allows the overall size of a tree to be reduced to allow it to be better suited to its surroundings, such as a larger tree that has outgrown the space it originally occupied. We are able to remove selected branches to, amongst other things, allow more light in.
Rather than reducing the overall size of the tree with a crown reduction, a crown thinning sees the selective removal of branches to allow for more light and air through the tree.
Trees don’t last forever and sometimes need to be removed completely. When it isn’t possible to fell the tree in one, we carry out a dismantle on the tree, where as the title suggests, the tree is skilfully taken apart in manageable sections and generally lowered to the ground using ropes and pulleys. It is a very useful technique if for instance the tree is overhanging that newly constructed conservatory!
Pollarding is a technique of pruning that keeps trees smaller than they would naturally grow, by removing all the branches generally about 2 to 3 metres off the ground and leaving just the stem. The tree will then send out new growth and when the growth is at the desired height or every other year, it can be pruned back.
Dead Wood Removal
As a tree goes through its life cycle, branches will naturally die. In most cases this isn’t an issue, but if the tree is overhanging a garden, house or public space etc, it is advisable to have this dead wood removed to prevent it falling of its own free will.
As trees grow, the lower limbs can sometimes cause and obstruction of simply block light. A crown lift is the removal of these lower limbs to raise the height of which the tree crown starts at.
Once a tree has been felled, the stump is left behind. Sometimes this can be made into a feature or left for wildlife to thrive in. However, if for example the tree has been removed to allow for that widening of your driveway, then we can grind the stump away, leaving no mess behind.
We are fully equipped to deal with the Ash Dieback crisis that is becoming more prominent and a real threat across the country, leaving previously healthy Ash trees in a very fragile and weakened state.