The overall size of the canopy is reduced using approved techniques to remove branches evenly throughout the crown. Dangerous deadwood can also be removed in a crown reduction as well as any limbs encroaching upon a building or boundary whilst maintaining a natural shape.
Crown thinning involves removing inner branches in the canopy of a tree, allowing light and air to pass through naturally without altering the overall shape of the tree. This ensures that there is more light to the area surrounding the tree and less likelihood of the tree falling in strong winds. Thinning also avoids leaving large wounds on the tree, meaning it will be less susceptible to disease.
Crown Lifting consists of the removal of some of the lower branches of the tree. This will be done to a specific height. Crown lifting can be done in order for more light to reach certain areas, to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles and pedestrians because the tree is causing an obstruction or for aesthetic reasons.
Dead wooding is the removal of dead and potentially hazardous branches and decaying timber. It is usually done for safety reasons but can also be done for aesthetic reasons.
Tree felling is the removal of a tree to ground level in sections using specialist equipment and safe techniques in order to not cause any damage to surrounding structures and plants. This process will usually only be carried out if the tree is dead or diseased but felling can also provide access and sunlight.
As part of my service, I will contact the Council and make any necessary planning applications on your behalf. Please note that you need to allow 6-8 weeks between making an application and commencing the work (if you live in a Conservation area or if the tree in question is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)).