Crown lifting your tree can increase the light and feeling of space in your garden. This is achieved by removing lower branches and raising the crown higher, to suit your requirements and the tree.
Crown reductions are very common as this reduces the size and impact of the tree in your garden. This is done if a tree is declining in health to try to promote new growth and help the tree recover. Another reason would be if the tree is just too large for the space it occupies.
Crown thinning normally comes hand in hand with reducing the crown. However, it can be done separately. Thinning the crown helps to increase light through dense trees such as Beech. Another reason is to reduce the 'sail' effect if there is any worry about the tree.
Removing a tree can be a big decision and we are always happy to advise on the best action to take. If removal is the best option then we are highly skilled and can complete this service with extreme caution and care.
If a stump needs removing due to it being in the middle of the lawn or just generally in an inconvenient spot then we can grind it out to re-turf or re-plant.
Whether you have your hedge cut annually or if it just needs taming then we are happy to help.
All nesting birds and their eggs are protected by law. This means that during nesting session, February until August, it is very likely to have birds nesting in your trees. Please be aware that this may limit, hinder or prevent us from working on that tree or hedge until the nest is unoccupied.
Many people have trees overhanging their boundary which can upset neighbours from time to time. You can cut overhanging branches back to your boundary but there is more too it then that. If you need to find out more then please don't hesitate to contact us.
When carrying out work on a tree we need to consider the health and welfare of the tree. Certain species can handle certain work and others cannot. For example a heavy reduction, i.e. 40-50%, would only be feasible on certain species.
Generally there is a good and a bad time of year to prune trees. Certain species respond badly to pruning at the wrong time of year. It can even kill the tree if severe enough.
Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) are put in place to prevent any type of work being carried out without prior consent from the local authority. Trees in Conservation Areas are automatically protected and need prior consent from the local authority to carry out any work. This process can take up to 8 weeks.