There are various methods used to remove a tree safely. Space and environment permitting, a straight fell is the most efficient & effective way of removing an entire tree. It is rare to come across these circumstances in a domestic/commercial environment, therefore the following methods are most commonly used:
Climbed dismantle - Access the tree via rope and harness. The tree is then either dismantled in handheld sections or broken down in bigger sections with the aid of a lowering/rigging system and appropriate techniques.
MEWP - Dismantle or partial dismantle using a mobile elevated work platform (cherry picker). This method will be used providing the access on site is sufficient.
All methods of tree removal are undertaken to the highest safety standards.
Should you feel the need to have a tree removed, ALWAYS consider the option of re-planting a replacement tree! See below for more details.
We believe tree felling (removal), should be deemed a 'last resort' option. Even though a tree or trees may seem highly problematic in some locations, there are many ways in which they can be managed and preserved.
Unfortunately, there are occasions when the need for tree felling is necessary, some examples of which can be found below:
- If a tree is structurally unsound and in a location posing threat to property, persons or public safety. Remember if you are the owner of the tree(s) you legally have a duty of care and may be liable for any damages.
- If a tree is diseased and cross contamination is feared.
- If a tree stands in an unsuitable area, causing subsidence and damage to property. A stage dismantle plan may be necessary when dealing with trees in this situation. This is where a tree is removed in intervals over a calculated time scale. A stage dismantle plan will decrease the chance of further damage(s) caused to property.
Tree Preservation Order (TPO) applications undertaken.
We strongly believe that planting new trees is as vitally important as taking care of existing ones. Trees are the LARGEST living organisms on the planet! They improve our air quality with clean oxygen (CO2-O2 gaseous exchange), offer us healthy shade from the sun, provide habitat for native birds, animals and insects and even have the ability to make us happier!
For these reasons we provide a tree and hedge planting service, which comes with an optional aftercare schedule. We are capable of planting trees with pot sizes ranging from 1- 150 Litres.
Occasionally (not always), a planted tree needs 'staking & tieing'. Planted trees should always be staked low to allow the upper section of the tree (above the stake) to have movement. This encorages the newly planted tree to build up resistance and spread its root system, so that one day it may be able to sucessfully support itself.
We highly recommend using Mycorrhizal fungi when planting new trees. What is Mycorrhizal fungi? Find out more here