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Tree structure and crown
The self optimising complex structures of trees are incredibly resilient and well engineered by nature. However well built trees are, occasionally they may come to harm. In this instance we are here to help.
When arriving to quote, the tree(s) must be assessed, we will take into account customer preference and also apply a recommendation for work. When we specify for work we will use an appropriate operation.
When assessing a tree we look at the crown, i.e. crown structure, form and vigour. After assessing the crown and tree we may give our recommendation for work, for example crown reduction or dead wood.
This can alter with what the needs of the customer are, for example the customer may require more light-Crown thin.
The customer may believe the crown, height and spread has overtaken the space provided by the garden-Crown reduction.
The tree(s) in question may protrude on to the highway and in this case the Highways act 1980 (154(1) may be broken-Crown raise.
BS3998:2010 British standards recommendations for tree work
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All tree work should be carried out in accordance with these standards, We make it our aim to work to this. In the case which we cannot adhere to this we inherit our best professional judgement.
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24Hr Emergency responce
We can provide a quick and easy solution if the worst happens. Our Emergency team is responsive and can operate quickly to alleviate the issues which may arrise from storm or other biological damage caused by trees.
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Tree removal
When it comes to tree removal safety is paramount. Our skilled and experienced team are experts in the safe removal of trees. 
Wether it be felling whole trees, sectional felling or dismantling using specialist rigging equipment we can work efficiently to perform every aspect or arboricultural work.
We also offering stump grinding to supplement the removal process.
Wether it is annually or on a planned timetable we have the equipment and skill to perform commercial or domestic hedgework to suit every need. From garden work to largescale hedges.
Crown reduction
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Reducing the overall crown area, measured in metres. Reduced in height and spread whilst maintaining a balanced crown.
Reductions are usually done to control the size of the overall crown area of a tree.
Crown thin
Removal of secondary and tertiary growth. Removal of crossing branches and any deadwood in crown. 
Can be performed for light and air flow, generally clears up the canopy and provides a nicer flowing crown.
Crown raise
Branches or parts removed, measured in metres from the ground.
Statutory clearance of footpaths and highways.
2.4m required overhead clearance for footpaths.
5.2m required overhead clearance for adopted roads.
Specialist pruning
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We can also perform specialist pruning, this includes natural fracture pruning, coronet cuts and monolyth.
Natural fracture pruning is an 'attempt' of storm damage and incourages habitat. Natural fracture pruning is normally carried out to veteranise ancient trees. This can normally encourage vigorous growth.
Coronet cuts are done to imitate storm damaged branches. The effect leaves a jagged end.
We can also work on trees which are post storm damage, the work carried out on such trees includes crown renovation in order to help the tree back into a natural crown shape.
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Dead wooding
Removing deadwood from the crown.
May be done for aesthetics, large deadwood once removed can be left for habitat value; thumb sized or smaller can also be left in the crown dependant on what the risk management allows.
Formative pruning
Formative pruning is required for young trees.
It is carried out on trees in an immature state in order to reduce risk of tree failure once developed into a mature specimen.
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A widely used, yet very misunderstood term. Pollarding is an ancient management process. 
Reducing the crown to the main framework. Re-pollarding may occur once regrowth is at a stage where it is needed.
Pollarding is a well recognised practice which keeps trees in a immature state where vigour is incredibly high. However it may only be performed on suitable species. Pollarding is used to manage trees at one height. 
Pollard management is essential and can become dangerous if left out of a management cycle for a length of time.
Lapsed pollard
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Lapsed pollards occur when the regrowth on a subject tree has become too large to pollard at that point. The pruning wound would be larger and do more bad than good. Occasionally this happens and new pollard points must be made past the previous regrowth 'Knuckles'
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BS5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction.
If you require a professional service we can provide all necessary reports regarding to trees and the built environment.
  • Tree risk assessments
  • Tree hazard reports
  • Tree condition surveys
  • Tree preservation order and conservation area advice
  • Mortgage and insurance reports
  • Development site, regarding trees and wildlife
  • Woodland management plans
Forest services
Forest management can vary greatly depending on what the proposed usage is or the desired outcome.
We can supply you with a tailored management plan, complete with forest survey. From individual tree inspections or whole woodland plans. (Commercial or domestic land)
We can also perform practical management, such as felling services, coppicing and processing.
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