Trees are an important and precious resource. In the UK, we have a proud history of protecting and planting trees. There are some individual or groups of trees under special protection. Caring for trees requires specialist knowledge and skill, both of which the tree surgeons at Fast Landscape Gardening have!
To the untrained eye, a tree may appear healthy and strong. However, it may not be. It is therefore essential to get a professional to examine large trees on a regular basis. A tree that falls can cause terrible damage to property and poses a life threatening risk to people. Even a large branch falling down can have disastrous results.
Tree Surgery Services in London
The care of and cultivation of trees is complex and consists of a number of things. Tree surgeons don’t just cut trees down or remove branches! Techniques used by professional tree surgeons such as ours include:
Diagnosing diseases / pests
Like all living things, trees can contract diseases some of which may be fatal. In addition, as with other plants they also may fall prey to pests. You may notice buds, shoots or leaves becoming discoloured, dying or shrivelling or even spot the pest on the branches or leaves. However, other conditions or pests are far harder to spot. Our professional teams, though, have the knowledge and experience to both diagnose and treat the tree.
This is a technique that involves removing shoots that are close to ground level. The purpose of coppicing is to encourage healthy growth and can help to shape young trees. This technique is more often used in woodland or where there are stands or coppices of trees than for single trees.
While many trees have lovely and pleasing natural shapes, some species do not. Furthermore, some trees may not have the space, light or other necessary environmental factors to allow them to grow naturally. As a result it may become misshapen. Our tree surgeons will assess the tree and carefully trim and cut branches so that the tree regains a good and appealing shape.
Sometimes trees must be moved from one position to another. This also requires skill so that the tree does not suffer root shock and die after being transplanted. We can also advise on the most suitable new situation.
Felling / Dismantling
Sometimes a tree is too old, too sick or is already dead. A tree like this presents a danger to life and property and must be taken down. In a confined space, a tree must be dismantled branch by branch. In areas where there is more space it can be felled. In either case the kind of skill, judgement and experience our tree surgeons have is necessary to dismantle or fell a tree safely.
When a tree has been felled or dismantled and removed, the stump remains. If you don’t want the stump to stay in the ground, we have the right equipment and materials to remove it from the ground.
There are several techniques used by our tree surgeons that involve working on the crown of a tree or trees:
Reduction: As the name implies, this involves reducing both the height and the spread of the crown by up to 25%.
Thinning: This is particularly important if there is a lot a dead wood in the tree as these branches present a danger. It also allows more light to penetrate through the crown.
Lifting: This term means the removal of lower branches and thereby improving clearance under a tree allowing human and other traffic under the tree.
For a free no obligation quote, more information about our tree surgery services in London or to set up a meeting to discuss your requirements, call Fast Landscape Gardening on 020 3322 6097 today. Alternatively you can get in touch with our team by completing the form below.