Crown thinning/cleaning is the process of removing selected branches to thin out the crown of the tree. With proper techniques, thinning creates a balanced crown structure without changing the shape or size of the tree. It also reduces the weight on heavy limbs and removes dead or diseased, weak, overreaching, abrading or duplicated branches.
Crown reduction pruning is often carried out to maintain or reduce the tree’s overall dimensions, usually where a tree has outgrown its available space. Crown reductions will also decrease canopy weight and wind-sail, this is highly beneficial for managing a tree with significant structural defects including overweight or overgrown limbs.
Tree removal is the process of removing a tree by felling the tree from ground level or dismantling the tree section by section ‘top down’ by our qualified arborist climbers. Reasons for trees to be removed include: dead, dying or dangerous trees, poor location or land development.
Crown lifting involves the pruning or removal of lower branches in order to increase clearance beneath the tree for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings or to improve line-of-sight.
Once a tree or shrub has been removed you are left with a stump in the ground. A stump can remain in the ground without causing any harm but if you want to replant or lay more lawn, add a new building or fence, you may want to remove the stump.
The best way to remove the stump quickly is by using a stump grinding machine, which has a large cutter wheel with special cutting teeth. This is positioned close to the stump and lowered progressively whilst sweeping left to right until the stump is ground out. Our wide variety of stump grinding machines are capable of removing any size stumps to below ground level.
Ash trees are the third most common native tree in the UK, but in a few years 70 million trees are expected to be lost to a disease known as Ash Dieback. This is a fungal disease which affects the vascular system of ash trees. Ash Dieback often stops the tree’s ability to use nutrients and can eventually kill the tree. Very few Ash trees have natural immunity and it is already clear that Ash Dieback will have a devastating impact on our woodlands and green environments. There is no viable treatment. It also threatens the British landscape, wildlife and species, which rely on ash trees. A dead or dying Ash tree is potentially very dangerous and will need removal. Visit the website below for more information on ash dieback.