GGL Tip. Tree surgery is a dangerous activity and serious harm can occur to persons or property from using companies that are less than professional it takes big investments in equipment and training to be able to safely preform tree surgery operations. If you feel a company may look un-professional e.g they might not wear P.P.E or are solely doing tree work from ladders (smaller trees can be pruned from ladders) then dont be afraid to ask traders for their certification and insurance it could save alot of time and headache further down the line. Our certification and insurance details can be found in menu.
Here at GGL we offer services that meet all your tree surgery requirements and regulary do work in domestic and rural settings. We are equipped to handle everything from coppicing and clearance work, to tree removals, pruning and powerline clearance operations.
Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what it is you require or what your tree requires to stay healthy. When customers are asked for their reasons for tree removal the number one answer is that they require more light, removal is sometimes necessary to achieve this or when the tree is unsafe removal can be the only option. Generally removal is a last resort as you may be surprised to find out that there are many ways to drastically improve light into your garden or property without having to remove a healthy tree.
To help you evaluate your options I have provided a list of services that we provide, these services can benefit the tree the property or both at the same time.
Remember we are only a phone call or email away and provide free advice and quotations.
Removal is necessary when a tree becomes unsafe e.g. it is diseaed or dead and poses a risk to people or property. As stated the removal of a healthy tree is normally a last resort and employed after all other avenues have been explored. A tree can be removed two ways, either through sectional dismantling or by felling this is determined by space and the surrounding area, and must only be carried out by a trained professional.
There are operations that can be preformed on a tree that allow more light into gardens and properties and reduce the amount of leaf litter, for further details please see, Crown raise, crown thinning and crown reduction.
We are on hand to help clear any storm damaged trees that have come down or to make safe any wind blown and damaged limbs. When in times of a storm we are on hand with 24hrs call out.
There are a few reasons why a tree needs to be pruned, for the health and good of the tree, for health and safety of people or property and for aesthetic purposes. There are also different pruning operations that can used and a list of benefits for each one.
As well as pruning operations there are also correct pruning techniques that need to be adhered to, to ensure the correct healing of the wound. The size angle and position of the wound is very important to maintain tree health, and pruning should be preformed by someone with the correct knowledge and training.
Describes a method of pruning preformed on young trees that gives a stronger healther and safer framework in latter life. This is done by removing any dead branches, crossed or rubbing branches and weak unions.
- Promotes a stronger tree with less chance of limb failure in maturity.
Target/ deadwood pruning.
This term is used to descibe the removal of specific limbs dead or alive that have the potential to become or are a hazard.
-Removes the risk of falling branches or lims that have the potential to cause harm to persons or property.
- Can make a tree more aesthetically pleasing.
Crown raising or lifting refers to the removal of the lower branches. This should not normally include large branches growing directly from the stem as this will leave large wounds and invite decay into the stem. Crown raisng on mature trees should be avoided or if necessary should be restricted to the removal of secondary branches or shortening of primary branches. After a crown raise has been preformed at least two thirds of the total height should be crown.
- Enables access under the canopy for either persons or machinery.
- Dramatically increases light underneath the tree.
- Promotes definition which is more aesthetically pleasing.
Crown thinning describes the systematical removal of the smaller branches of the crown. Crown thinning is not intended to alter the size or shape of the tree. Crown thinning may need to be a regular exercise especially on species that produce alot of epicormic growth.
- Reduces wind resistance.
- Allows more light to pass throughout the tree.
- Reduces the weight on limbs.
Crown reduction is the term for a pruning opperations that alter the size and shape of the tree by removing the foliage bearing portions. There are limits to how much can be taken off and this can be measured approximately by metres, e.g. normally no more than 2 metres should be removed in one season, species dependent. Crown reduction should not be confused with topping which normally is a harmful treatment.
- Can reduce the mechanical stress.
- Make the tree more suited to its immediate environment.
- Can make a tree look more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye, although its worth noting the natural shape should be left as much as possible.
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