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Tree Surgery
Tree Pruning is a long practised and common tree maintenance task. The length of a bare stem, the shape and number of first branches on a young tree are established by formative pruning. A well-balanced crown is therefore developed as the tree matures. The most important outcome for all tree-pruning activities is to produce a strong, stable, functional tree and the need for pruning should be based on safety, tree health and aesthetics.
Crown Reduction The overall size of the crown can be reduced on trees that have outgrown their positions. This is achieved by cutting back the outermost branches to a strong growing point and will stimulate healthy growth, this is not Topping or Lopping. Leaders and selected laterals can be removed to form a new outline. However, mature trees may not respond well unless the tree has become stag-headed due to root damage, or to restore the root to shoot balance. In most cases no more than 25% of the living crown should be removed at a time.
Crown Lifting The lower branches are removed for clearance to a highway or footpath (a legal requirement), or to improve a view or reduce shading.
Topping This is the hard cutting back of an over-sized tree and may produce weak limb re-growth that may be hazardous and unsightly. Therefore tree removal and replanting with a more appropriate species may be preferable. Conifers are topped to form a hedge when the desired height has been reached.
Removal We realise that people become sentimental about trees they may have planted and nurtured years ago but which have now grown to a disproportionate size for their garden. Aesthetics aside, a mature woodland tree in a back garden may create excessive shade for you and your neighbours, a risk of large limb shedding in high winds, interruption of a view or interfering with the growth of smaller garden plants.

 
Hedge Trimming
Mature hedges may be trimmed once or several times per year depending on growth habit and desired effect. Cuts are made to provide a wider base, improve density and avoid bare spots. If birds are nesting avoid cutting between March and end of July. The pruning of large shrubs is less problematic than trees in terms of risk and amount of material produced but more technical in relation to the science of pruning for effects of stem, flower, fruit, growth habit and structure.
 
Stump Grinding
We grind the tree stumps and surface roots to well below ground level which allows replanting or ground preparation for just about any purpose.
 
Site Clearance
All worksites are left clean and tidy.
 
 
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