At Southern Counties Tree Surgeons we offer a variety of tree surgery services.
Southern Counties Tree Surgeons are qualified and professional team undertaking tree felling, pruning and trimming in Surrey and the surrounding areas. Tree pruning is required for a number of different reasons. Overgrown and unkempt trees, shrubs etc can block the essential light which in turn can lead to misshapen and informal plants and creating dark shaded areas in your garden. Weighty limbs are susceptible to falling from wind, disease or weight alone. Regular inspection and maintenance of your trees, shrubs etc is necessary to keep them healthy, safe and in good shape.
How we carry out tree pruning
Before any pruning is carried out, we will assess your trees individually and decide the best possible course of action in relation to your tree species, shape, size and condition. Your trees will be pruned efficiently to maintain an even balance and safe condition. All branches will be cut optimally to reduce the risk of tearing and infections.
To avoid damage to your trees and surrounding areas, we use the latest tree surgery techniques to ensure the safe lowering of large limbs and branches. All pruning will be carried out in a controlled manner by using lowering ropes and or slings where necessary. If your tree has dead, storm damaged or diseased branches they will be cut back to the relevant branch collar.
We will make appropriate cuts to the branch collar and always adhere to the guidelines set out in the BS3998 (British Standards). This will ensure tree health and balance while obtaining the desired overall shape of the tree.
Tree Pruning Services
Pruning is the correct term for the removal of any live part of a tree; this can also be known as tree trimming or tree cutting. It should preferably be carried out using a branch collar to give the tree its best chance of healing the resulting wound. There are various types of pruning that can be done:
Tree pollarding is a method of management where the main leading stem of a young tree is removed to encourage re growth. The re growth that then occurs can be regularly removed (re-pollarding) back to the same point (the pollard head)
Tree Crown Reduction and Reshaping
The crown is made smaller without spoiling the shape of the tree. This is very skilled work and often involves a method of pruning called “drop-crotching”. Again it is done to reduce the weight in potentially dangerous trees, but can also be useful if trees are obstructing or damaging buildings or power lines.
Tree Crown Thinning
Crown density is reduced by the removal of selected branches from the whole crown, but the overall shape and size of the tree is maintained. This is normally done as a weight reduction method if a significant structural weakness is identified in the stem or major branches. It is also done to reduce damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds or to allow more light through a tree.
Tree Crown Lifting
Lower Branches are removed to effectively raise the crown, which is the whole branch structure of the tree. This is a very useful treatment of large garden trees where shading is a problem, as the light can come in underneath the tree.
Tree Crown Cleaning
Removal of dead and dying wood; stumps of broken or poorly cut branches; unwanted epicormic shoots. Crown cleaning can also include the removal of unwanted climbing plants such as ivy or foreign objects such as wires.
This is the hard pruning of a mature or semi-mature tree involving the removal of nearly all of the trees branches and foliage. This is nearly always considered unacceptable practice unless on hazardous trees or conifer trees and should not be confused with pollarding. This type of pruning destroys the tree’s shape and introduces decay and encourages the development of a weak branch structure and can kill some species such as Beech, Oak, Hornbeam and Maple.
Large Pine Removed
The pine tree was taken down and removed due a root disease causing it to become unstable that was in the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water.
This large Leylandii was taken down and removed as it was too big for where it was situated and blocking the client from putting a new driveway in.
Beech Tree Felled and Removed
A huge dead beach tree felled and removed in Chertsey.