What is a tree preservation order?
Planning authorities have the power to protect trees making TPO ( Tree Preservation Order). If a tree has a TPO it is an offence to cut down, prune, uproot, wilfully damage or destroy any protected tree without the permission from the Local authority.
How will you leave my garden?
We will leave your garden as tidy as possible with little evidence of us being there. We will take the entire tree(s) away and tidy up by hand and remove most of the leaves by means of a blower. The lawn may have some brushed area where we have dragged large branches. Obviously, if the garden is very wet there may be areas of mud.
How much noise will you make and for how long?
Tree surgery is an inherently noisy trade, with chainsaws and wood-chippers operating in normally quiet areas. There will be some disruption but we will try to keep it at a minimum and for the shortest possible time.
Can I request for to keep the waste wood for logging?
We will happily leave you the wood for logging if asked to. We will endeavor to cut the logs into manageable chunks for you to handle, they will be stacked near to where they tree was dismantled.
If I don’t have side access, how will you get the waste through my property?
All interior walls and floors will be covered with Proplex Surface Protection Sheet.
We offer an array of different cutting techniques approved by the British Standards BS3998, however we do offer bespoke work on request if you have specific idea about what should be done to your tree(s).
• Pruning: deadwooding, reductions, pollarding, Crown lifting, crown thinning, crown cleaning, retrenchment pruning.
• Fell/dismantle and removal
• Pest and diseases treatment and diagnosis
• Emergency call out
• Bird & bat box instalment
If you are unsure about any preservation orders which may be in effect or trees in conservation areas, we are happy to liaise with your local authority to establish the status of the trees in question.
Fell / dismantle: A fell is cutting a tree to its base, completely removing it from the environment. A dismantle is when a tree is taken down in pieces, sometimes using a method called “rigging” where the logs/branches are lowered on a series of ropes and pulleys to avoid damage to the surrounding environment e.g. a shed, fence or building, or even a prized shrub under the tree.
Selective reductions: a very delicate form of reduction where only selective branches that stick out are removed to make the tree aesthetically pleasing.
Crown clean: removal of; foreign objects, dead dying or diseased branches, crossing branches or duplicate branches.
An ancient form of tree work used where long, tall, straight branches are repeatedly harvested off a stump, and the stump is allowed to grow back every year. Its original purpose was to harvest the branches for making tools – in modern times it is performed so that a tree can be turned into an easily managed, bush sized plant.
Minor pruning during the early years of a tree’s growth to establish the desired form and/or to correct defects or weaknesses that may affect structure in later life.
Where a tree is heavily stripped (or has been before) this aggressive form of pruning is often used by local councils to stunt the growth of trees above and below ground and giving an easy maintenance regime.
A form of reduction that emulates natural process of tree aging and lets the inner crown take over.
The application of fertilizer to the base of trees, this is not always effective but if the tree has a nutrient deficiency it will definitely help, sometimes a layer of woodchip is considered to prevent any small plants from growing around the tree while giving some nutrients back as it degrades.