Tree Surgeon Services and Operations
True professionalism for peace of mind
We aim to offer you a quality service and some of the best experience available. We take on work of any size, without losing the care and attention that has made our reputation amongst our many satisfied customers.
Some of the services we offer include the following:
Formative pruning and the select removal of problem branches, thereby reducing the height and or spread of the tree, leaving it with a more attractive and healthier structure.
A well-proportioned tree is a delight to see, and careful reshaping and thinning can greatly improve its appearance and structure by the careful removal of the outer branches.
A Complete reduction of the size of the tree by the careful removal of the outer crown to produce a smaller sized canopy.
Whilst we consider tree removal as the last resort, often there is no other alternative than to carefully remove the tree carefully in sections. We have the latest rigging equipment and training to ensure you get the very best and safest sectional fell.
We offer a written report detailing the condition of any trees or giving an opinion on whether trees may effect the property structure for the benefit of Mortgages, building societies etc.
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The removal of lower branches to lift the crown height. This often used to provide clearance for pedestrians or buildings. This is normally achieved by removing the lowest branches, of the crown, to a specified height.
The ends of all branches are reduced, in length, back to suitable ‘growth points’ (side branches). As a result the entire tree crown is reduced, in size and volume, whilst retaining the natural shape of the species. This procedure is usually stipulated in terms of a percentage (rarely more than 30%).
Branches are removed from within the tree crown in order to make it uniformly less dense. The natural shape of the tree is completely unaffected but the ‘Sail Effect’ (wind resistance) is reduced and more light allowed to filter through. This procedure is usually stipulated in terms of a percentage (rarely more than 30%).
Supply and correct initial planting of trees, watering and aftercare along with formative pruning when still young to ensure optimum future form.
Stump grinding and stump disposal. We use the very latest compact stump grinders, so difficult access is not an issue click here to see video footage of the stump grinder in action.
REMEMBER: We only need a minimum access of 26 inches.
Either by ‘grubbing out’ by hand (if the stump is small enough), employing a stump grinding machine (if the stump is large) or poisoning the stump and allowing it to slowly decay over time. All pruning cuts comply to modern arboriculture principles which limit, as much as possible, the impact of tree surgery on tree health.
Hedges of any size can be topped and trimmed to your specific dimensions.
Fire Wood & Split Logs
Forget the winter firewood gathering- we've done it for you.
We supply and deliver split logs, from our extensive supply of fully seasoned logs.
The removal of dead or dying branches usually for safety and aesthetics. Larger dead branches can be safely retained (in order to provide habitat for birds and insects) by reducing their length and weight.
Removing a substantial amount of the tree crown and then regularly pruning at set intervals – provides long lasting access or sunlight without removing the tree completely. This is not a recommended approach to tree care.
Remove trees and shrub from brown field land or allocated construction sites – provides access for future construction and compliant with legal wildlife protection schemes.
Veteran Tree Management
Veteran trees are ancient specimens in the final stage of their life. Because of their old age they provide us with significant biological, aesthetic and cultural interest. The vitality of veteran trees is normally slowing and they are frequently in a dangerous condition. As a result the temptation is often to remove them.
However, with careful planning and ongoing management charnwood can help you safely preserve your old trees in an attractive state. One of the most recent developments in veteran tree management, that we try and employ at charnwood where possible, is the use of Natural Fracture Techniques (NFT).
NFT's are pruning cuts that mimic the jagged edges seen on broken branches following storm damage. As well as looking more natural than conventional pruning cuts they provide wonderful habitat for a myriad of fungi, insects and birds whilst removing any structural weakness.
The formation of a healthy stem and branch framework in very young trees. Achieved by carefully selecting and removing diseased wood, congested and rubbing branches and weak branch unions. Correct formative pruning can dramatically reduce the chances of disease, structural weakness and branch failure as the tree matures.
Specialised tree services for our commercial customers include:
• Emergency road work to local authorities, Highway Agency etc to provide access.
• Emergency tree work to the insurance industry to prevent further damage to property.
• Planning application reports (BS5837: 2005 "trees in relation to construction") to the construction industry and small freeholds.
• Road traffic management work to keep traffic moving while trees and scrub are removed.
• Safety inspection reports to meet health & safety standards or as part of preventative maintenance.