Many weekend horticulturists and gardeners may be unsure if they should hire a tree surgeon. After all, with Google/YouTube access to the right equipment, there isn’t much that can’t been done. The truth is that the equipment can be dangerous for an untrained person to use and it is possible to cause more damage than good to your garden. Poor pruning techniques and amateur tree surgery can lead to unsightly and potentially deadly consequences. Before you attempt to DIY tree care, make sure you are fully educated. Bark and Branch tree specialists are experts in vegetation management, from trees to invasive plants tree removal. All of our tree surgeons, site clearance, vegetation and invasive weed control work is done with pride. We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and professionalism, from the beginning to the end.
These are just a few of the many specialist services that a highly-trained tree surgeon can provide:
Crown reduction and shaping
It is a good idea to stop a tree from growing too close to its surroundings or threatening to come in contact with telephone wires. Reduced tree crown size by removing select branches can reduce stress and allow light to penetrate the inner branches. This will increase tree health.
Crown thinning, lifting
A thick crown of leaves and branches may appear to be healthy, but there are times when it can lead to a tree’s demise. A strong wind pushing against a tree can cause excessive stress on the limbs and trunk, causing it to breakage. Crown thinning is the process of removing smaller tertiary branch branches to create a uniform branch structure. This allows wind to flow through the tree without causing damage. Crown lifting is the process of removing some of the lower branches of a tree to allow sunlight to penetrate and to reach the areas near the base. As the accidental removal of larger branches from the trunk can cause damage and eventually lead to tree death, this should only be done by a professional.
Most people associate tree surgery with a man using a chainsaw and a tree being cut. This is not a procedure that should be performed unless absolutely necessary. The tree might have become infected, or may be infested. In these cases, it must be removed to protect the health of the surrounding trees. Sometimes, it may be necessary to cut down a tree to ensure the safety of people or property. In these cases, it is important to take extra care when cutting down the tree. Tree felling can be dangerous. Call a professional to help you.
Pollarding, which is basically a form of pruning, stops a tree from growing too high and keeps it from stretching out beyond the area it was given. Sometimes it is to reduce the tree’s shadow in gardens or homes. But more often, it is to prevent the tree from getting too close to overhead cables and telephone wires. Some trees and shrubs cannot be pollarded. However, there are a few exceptions, such as ash, oak and elm. Most trees are pollarded between January and March. However, it is a good idea to consult your local tree surgeon before trying to pollard yourself.
A tree stump left behind from felling or natural falls can cause a host of problems including’suckering,’ where new shoots are created from the remains of the trunk. Stump grinders are used to remove any remaining roots by grinding them down into sawdust. Although you can rent this equipment, it is risky work. Also, the process can be very laborious.
You need to take care of your trees to make sure they live long and healthy lives. It may be necessary to take care of them if they become infected or injured, but it is more common to ensure their growth and health.