Tree pollarding is a much heavier style of reduction or pruning that takes the main branches of the tree back to its re growth points. Pollarding is usually carried out in late Winter/ early Spring when the trees sap is at its lowest point and is carried out to promote vigorous young regrowth. Pollarding of trees requires regularly repeating and maintaining to prevent from overgrowth and damage.
A crown reduction is where we aim to reduce the overall size of the tree on average by around 25% to reduce the weight on individual branches and stress in the tree. Crown reductions enable the tree to be more suited to its environment, reduce the level of shading and allow for healthy regrowth of the tree. Crown reductions are usually carried out in late Winter/ early Spring depending on its species, growth rate and conditions.
Crown Thinning is a process of removing branches from the internal sections of the trees canopy, reducing the weight on heavy limbs, removing dead branches and allowing more light to come through into the areas surrounding the tree. Crown thinning will not change the overall shape of the tree but ensures a more balanced and healthy structure.
Crown lifting is the removal the lowest branches of the tree that extend out from the trunk. Crown lifting is carried out to create space between the base of the tree and the branches, reduce the weight in the tree and allow more light to pass through the branches.
Fruit Tree Pruning
Fruit tree pruning is a process of removing branches of the tree back to their growth points, removing smaller limbs altogether or removing shoots, buds and leaves. Pruning fruit trees keeps the tree productive, controls its size and encourages vigorous regrowth of flower and fruits. Fruit trees should be pruned yearly, during late Winter or early Spring while the tree is still dormant.
This is where we remove any dead wood from the tree that may be rotten or diseased. Dead Wooding enables the tree to appear more healthy and attractive and prevents falling branches. Dead Wooding should be carried out to prevent further disease and rot from spreading into the healthier part of the tree and is best carried out to most trees in spring.
Tree removal is a process of removing the whole tree to floor level via climbing or use of Mobile Elevated Working Platform. Tree removal is usually carried out due to diseased, rotten or dead trees. Trees may also be removed if it has outgrown its environment, is causing structural damage or it presents a danger to people or property.
Tree felling is a method of tree removal, usually carried out in large open fields to prevent damage to property. Tree felling maybe carried out to stop the spread of disease, improve safety or to make way for construction sites.