What is Tree Surgery?
Tree Surgery, sometimes referred to as Arboriculture ‘the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants.(Source: Wikipedia). Those who practise arboriculture are often referred to as Tree Surgeons. The following tree surgery techniques are explained below:
Coppicing is a technique that encourages healthy tree growth by repeatedly cutting tree shoots to near ground-level. After a few years, the coppiced area can be harvested for wood and the cycle can begin again. Much in the same way that a farmer rotates the crops that are grown on the farm, coppiced areas of the wood are also dealt with on a rotation basis so that each year there is always somewhere in the coppiced area that can be harvested.
One of our qualified tree climbers goes up the tree using rope and harness and dismantles the tree and lowers the branches down by rope. This is done to trees that are in confined areas such as small gardens or if the tree overhangs buildings, sheds, or fences.
Removing lower branches lifts the height under the crown of tree providing clearance under the tree usually done to roadside trees.
Reducing the spread and height of the tree removing outer crown to produce a smaller sized canopy, no more than 30% unless safety is an issue.
Removing selective branches to increase light penetration, and weight distribution by removing deadwood, crossing branches and branches growing back into the crown.
Maintenance of Large Hedges
If you’ve got a problem hedge or just need your hedge clip and maintained we have got a range of equipment to give the result your looking for.
Woodland management is one of our major activities; we are currently helping to manage 450 acres of woodland. Our principles are sustainable woodlands maximising output and long-term profits, whilst ensuring wildlife conservation and biodiversity. Our Woodland management services include:
- Track clearance and creation.
- Felling and thinning
- Clearing Rhododendron, Sycamore and laurel
- Fencing and gates
- Tree planting