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Arboriculture Services

Stump Grinding and Removal

Stump Grinding refers to the grinding out of tree stumps with a specialist machine. This machine generally has a large spinning wheel with teeth, which once lowered over the stump and swung left and right gradually grinds away at the stump. This is helpful where fencing or construction work is planned, or another tree is to be planted in the same spot. Customers should be aware that this can leave a large mound of debris of earth and wood chip, which may need to be levelled or removed.

Tree Felling

Generally refers to the base removal or any tree or shrub to ground level. Trees in question may be felled from the ground if there is a safe method to do so or, dismantled according to the Arborists skills and judgement.

Tree Pruning

Refers to the re-sizing or re-shaping of a tree or shrub, externally and internally. This usually means the selective pruning of limbs or branches back to secondary growth points, which is useful if the customer needs to retain the tree but needs to reduce its overall size and shape, in certain species this can promote new growth and vigour. This is often a service linked to fruit trees and hardy species, customers should note that some types of tree do not like to be pruned too hard, too often or even at all.

Crown Reduction

Crown reductions combine the benefits of pruning and thinning to reduce the overall size of the trees canopy. This can help lessen the ‘sail’ effect, where trees maybe catching the wind too much and increasing the risk of storm/wind damage. Or simply the trees are just too large for the site but wish to kept and cared for over the coming years.

Thinning and Crown Lifting

Thinning refers to removing over subscribed growth from the centre of a tree’s crown. This can be done to the benefit of the tree by giving light and air to more substantial and healthy branches, this stops the trees growth from competing too much for space and light. The Arborist carefully selects which growth to remove, encouraging stronger and more aesthetically pleasing branches to prosper. This can also have the benefit of letting more light through to the customers property or garden.

Pollarding and Coppicing

Pollarding is a pruning system which involves the removal of the upper branches of a tree, this can promote regeneration in certain species and climates. The tree can produce a dense head of foliage and branches, making it potentially safer in built upon areas, roadsides or sites where public access is common. Coppicing is the same procedure as this but at ground level. Species such as the Common Lime, Hazel and Willow were traditionally coppiced to produce an abundance of smaller useful branches and an accessible height, when large sawmills and the transporting of large timber was a lot more uncommon. Incidentally, Pollarding is much the same as Coppicing but above ground level. This would prevent farmed or wild animals from nibbling out the tops of the foliage and damaging the useful timber.

Hedge Trimming and Reduction

Hedge trimming is simply the act of continual maintenance to a hedge or boundary. Very often the growth of these hedge lines can become substantial, requiring a larger section to be removed from the top, sides or both some cases.

Planting and landscape design

Here at Green Cuts we are also involved with the planting, designing and re-populating of sites. We can offer general advice on species and positioning for private customers and gardens, but we also provide planting architecture plans in much more detail, for areas such as construction sites, avenues and parkland. Please enquire with us for more details, where and what type of tree you plant can have some great long term benefits for you and the generations to come.

Rigging and Dismantling

Tree dismantling and rigging relate to the removal of a tree crown, limbs, or complete dismantling of a tree via ropes, rigging, and lowering devices. Where a MEWP cannot gain access then a tree may be climbed, rigged, lowered, and sectional reduced by the trained arborist and grounds team. This is a very dangerous and rigorous method of tree reduction or removal and should only be performed by trained and competent personnel.