Tree Surgery / Felling Services

Safe tree work requires extensive knowledge and a lot of professional training. Felling is the complete removal of the tree only used in extreme circumstances for example where the tree is rotten, roots have become undone and the tree is at risk of falling, If trees are not maintained properly they can outgrow the area that they have been planted on, growing into overhead powerlines or causing obstruction to the family dwelling. This can cause a serious risk if children are living close by and may use the tree as a play area giving them access to approach live powerlines which can be fatal.

Tree felling will commence using the correct equipment for the job mainly a hoist to raise the tree surgeon into position to remove sections of the tree which will be lowered to the ground by rope to avoid any unnecessary damage to the site below. The tree depending on size will be brought down in stages. Only small trees will be felled from the ground when it is safe to do so.

Dangerous Tree Removals

Northern Tree Services are both fully trained, confident and fully equipped with the correct equipment to ensure the safe removal of hazardous trees. It only can be achieved with proper training and experience and the correct use of equipment. Felling any tree correctly takes a lot of planning and patience.

Tree Pruning & Shaping

Tree pruning is used for various different reasons.  It will be used mostly to regulate the size and shape of the tree, to allow the tree to continue growing in a safe manner.

The following are various techniques used.

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is used to reduce mechanical stress on the tree itself and to make it suitable to where it’s planted not allowing it to grow too big for its environment.

Foliage bearing portions will be reduced but the final result should retain the main framework of the crown.

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. This method is used to remove smaller branches on the outer crown and throughout the tree. It is used to reduce wind resistance and to allow more light to pass through the tree

Crown Rising

This is the removal of the lowest branches of the tree. It is an effective method of increasing light to the area directly below the tree or to enable access below the tree for example in a busy street.

Mulching & Chipping

Tree surgery can result in a lot of waste wood which is of no use to the landowner. However we try and recycle as much as possible shredding all waste through a wood shredder and then to recycle the waste timber for use as a mulch on flowerbeds or for composting.

Site Clearance

During site clearance it may be necessary to fell numerous trees. This is done using various techniques. It can also result in a huge amount of tree stumps which also have to be removed. This can be easily done using specialist equipment, we can grind the stump to below ground level, allowing you to use the soil as best possible.

Hedge Cutting / Removal

Hedge reduction can be physically hard work especially if you don’t have the proper equipment necessary. Leylandi hedging can grow to an enormous height and maintenance can be very time consuming. Northern Tree Services have all the equipment and experience to reduce any hedging no matter what size.

If you need assistance with any of these services please contact us for a free no obligation quotation.


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