Our comprehensive tree surveys allow us to determine exactly what trees and other woody vegetation are present on a particular site. Knowing which species of tree are present, tree numbers and growth patterns, enables a management strategy to be created for their long term care.
Areas with large a number of trees and shrubs, such as Local Authorities or Estates, should ideally have a good selection of trees. These can include both native and non-native species. These should also cover the entire spectrum of ages ranging from freshly planted to over-mature or veteran trees.
Where a tree is hazardous because of decay or structural weakness and shows signs of being in such a condition, the occupier of the land on which it stands is normally liable under UK laws for any personal injury or other damage it causes by breaking or falling. This liability arises from provisions by which the occupier has a common duty of care to others who enter the land or it's vicinity.
Periodic inspection of all trees on a property should therefore be undertaken to assess risk from those trees. The frequency of inspection will depend on a number of factors including the location of the tree (numbers of people passing nearby) and its condition. Recommendations can then be made to control or eliminate that risk.
Crown Reduction / Crown Re-profile:
Conserving a tree that may be outgrowing a confined space. Carefully reducing its size helps to reduce the sail area of the crown decreasing the risk of limb failure in strong winds.
Crown Clean / Remedial Prune:
Removing dead, diseased or dying wood, damaged branches, crowded, crossing or rubbing branches.
Removing smaller secondary branches throughout the crown to create a balanced framework. This will improve light penetration, in turn helping to reduce the sail area of the crown decreasing the risk of limb failure in strong winds.
Removing lower limbs to allow clearance, for example trees over roads or footpaths.
Removing main limbs to suitable growth points. New growth is produced from these points and is usually then cut back to these points in the future. Pollarding is not always a suitable option, species such as Beech do not respond very well, but Willow, Lime and Poplar do.
Dismantling / Felling:
Safely felling or removing in sections (dismantling) a tree that has become hazardous to the public, property, or an obstruction.
Stump grinding / Removal:
Grinding the stump using specialised machinery removing stump and roots allowing use of the ground again.
Hedge Trimming / Reducing:
Reducing hedges in height such as Conifers and trimming the top and sides to produce a nice neat shape.