What are your options for tree care

Pruning - Crown thinning

This is done to allow more light through to the crown without altering the overall shape and size of the tree. Crossing or rubbing branches are removed together with diseased wood. The tree is then pruned to reduce the crown density whilst retaining a natural shape.

Crown thinning is a pruning technique primarily used on hardwood trees. Crown thinning is the selective removal of stems and branches to increase light penetration and air movement throughout the crown of a tree. The intent is to improve a tree's structure and form while making life uncomfortable for tree pests.

Dead wooding

Removal of deadwood from the crown or stem of a tree is important to reduce the risk of branches falling as well as the chance of disease compromising the tree

Crown lifting
This is carried out to increase the clearance between the ground level and the lower branches either to allow access below the tree, to clear sight lines, improve views or allow light to penetrate to the ground.
By removing the lower branches you can: 
  • keep away from traffic
  • keep them away from a buildings
  • make signs visible that were installed too far off the ground
  • let in more light
  • open up a desirable view
  • create a lower trunk free of branches.
This type of pruning does much less damage to a tree than reducing the canopy size. It is best done gradually over a period of years.
Tree Felling and removal
Occasionally there is no option other than to remove trees. When the tree is in close proximity to buildings, or potentially hazardous, it is necessary climb the tree and lower it in small pieces using rigging equipment to control the decent of the waste material. However, when possible, felling a tree is a far quicker method of removal than climbing and dismantling the tree in pieces.
Logs and Woodchip produced in the removal of trees are always recycled, and we would always encourage the replanting of replacement trees.