Our dedicated ‘Tree Branch’ works in parallel to our gardening team to provide a high quality tree service to the West of Scotland domestic and commercial markets. Our staff are all fully City & Guilds NPTC qualified tree surgeons ready to tackle any job big or small. Our tree services include
Crown lifting is the process of reducing the length of the lowest laterals or making NTP cuts to raise the bottom of the crown. This can be done to increase sunlight into a property or allow more light into plants and smaller trees. This is often required in urban areas to provide access for vehicles or pedestrians.
Crown reduction. Trees are reduced to decrease the overall size of the crown typically by reducing the height and the length of lateral branches, branches should be cut to growth points to allow for suitable regrowth. Usually this is measured in a percentage or in height specifications, such as the height of the tree should be reduced by 2M in height and 1m in width, or a 20% reduction in crown volume.
Crown thinning, crown thinning is important when a crown gets too overgrown by dead, dying and crossing branches. Starving the movement of air through the crown and potentially creating breeding ground for disease. The right cuts are used to maintain the shape and ensure the best health for the tree, creating airflow through the crown and allowing light to pass through, especially important where trees are blocking sunlight in to gardens. Starving plants and grass.
Tree pollarding, is a practice that should be avoided in most domestic settings by good quality crown reductions. It is a practice that dates back to ancient Rome in the 1st century BCE although for different reasons than people choose to today, it is used commonly now on public roads and paths where you can cut down the chance of large limbs breaking and causing damage to property and injury to persons. Depending on the location and species this practice should be repeated between every 2 to 6 years
Trees Reduced Away From Buildings
Trees reduced away from buildings. Trees are reduced away from buildings to stop growth from continuing out over roofs or towards windows blocking light and filling gutters with debris, this is done for the property especially in areas where the tree is desired to be kept and is an ongoing concern by its position in respect to the building.
Tree removals are carried out when the tree is in an unsuitable area too close to buildings or is diseased or dying and poses a threat to property or injury to persons. Often self-seeded trees can grow in areas unplanned and can grow unsuitably sized to the location, if left this can pose a problem. Trees can also be removed to allow sunlight into a property to allow other trees and plants to thrive. In the case of large old trees care must be taken to ensure there are no tree protective orders in (TPO) place especially in conservation areas.
Stump grinding is something we tend to get outsourced.