The art & science of practical tree work is governed by the British Standard BS3998:2010. An understanding of the standard, the biological function of trees & the intrinsic natural beauty of trees is essential to ensuring that our work is beneficial to trees, people & the habitat that trees provide.
Numerous studies have shown that trees provide a huge range of environmental benefits & services essential for human well being far beyond their aesthetic value. The aim of our work is to ensure a harmonious relationship between trees, the places they live & the people that live with them.
Safety is our watchword. We are committed to ongoing training to industry best practice to ensure safe, productive & cost-effective work to meet the needs of our clients without compromise. Minimizing risk is an important part of maintaining high standards of efficiency & workmanship.
We offer the following Arboricultural management services in line with British Standards (BS3998:2010 Tree Work Recommendations):
Careful dismantling & section felling of trees in close proximity to structures
The death & die back of individual branches, often a part of the natural processes of tree growth & development, provide a host of habitat niches important for fungi, insects, birds & mammals. However, dead wood can be a threat to people & property.
An ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure. Trees that have been properly managed in their youth require much less management in their old age!
Reducing the density of tightly packed tree canopies can help reduce branch loading & improve light conditions
A highly technical process requiring a very high level of skill & communication between climbing arborists & their ground team. There is no place for poor workmanship in crown reduction, sympathetic pruning work is both difficult & highly rewarding, often securing the long term, safe retention of trees that might otherwise have been removed.
Usually specified by an Arboricultural Consultant, the careful removal of entire branches or sections of branches to achieve pre-determined goals
The removal of the upper canopy of “working” trees is a traditional form of tree management usually reserved for willow, poplar & ash in Somerset. Old trees will not tolerate pollarding, the process needs to be started on young trees & repeated on a rotation, depending on the required product, throughout the life of the tree. Old pollards that have fallen out of rotation can collapse without warning.
Installation of support cables into the canopy of trees can help to prevent branch failure but needs to be specified & installed by very highly skilled & qualified Arboriculturists – JK Bracing video
Removal of tree stumps usually to around 150mm below ground level