There are various tree surgery / arboricultural operations that can be carried out on trees. These can be carried out to remove and reduce the risk of defects, to sustain growth and health of a tree, to prevent contact with highways or structures or to simply improve amenity value. All of our work is carried out to BS3998. Below is a description of each operation.
This operation involves the overall reduction in the size of a trees crown. This can include the reshaping of some of or all portions of the tree's crown. After this operation has been carried out there will be an improved framework of branches within the crown.
A crown lift will consist of pruning taking place to create an desired clearance between the ground or other surfaces and the crown of the tree. This operation commonly see the removal and shortening of secondary branches but can in some case include primary branches.
This operation sees an even amount of foliage throughout the crown removed leaving a well spaced and balanced structure of branches.
Selective pruning is a wide ranged operation. This operation can include the removal of deadwood, shortening select limbs or branched, pruning out select defects and even formative pruning of younger trees.
Pollarding is a precise arboricultural operation that involves the creation of knuckles that produce regrowth. This operation should take place on younger trees an should not be carried out on large diameter timber. Large and older trees are not suitable for pollarding.
This operation consists of the removal of an entire tree. This can be carried out by either felling or more commonly dismantling techniques. Rigging techniques will be used when buildings or obstructions are present allowing for the safe removal of a tree.