Tree Surgery

Tree Surgery

Our highly skilled tree surgeons use the latest tree surgery techniques and equipment to carry out all types of tree removal and maintenance. Trees are either climbed by trained professionals or worked on using a lift. All commercial and domestic work undertaken, follows the British Standard guidelines set out in BS3998.

Tree felling is the process of cutting the tree near the base and using wedges or a winch to fell it in one complete piece. This option is only undertaken if there is enough open space surrounding the tree. Once the tree is lying on the ground it is cut into sections for easier removal.
Sectional dismantling is the process of taking down a tree, one a piece at a time to remove it. This technique is ideal for trees that are dead, dangerous or storm damaged. Trees which overhang buildings & property, or on or sites which have difficult access, will usually be dismantled in sections.

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Crown reducing is the reduction of both the tree’s height and spread whilst maintaining the trees natural shape as much as possible. The amount of the tree that needs to be reduced is given as a percentage of the original trees crown or by meterage of height and spread e.g. reduce by 20% or 2M. Crown reduction can be used to reduce the wind resistance and uptake of water.

Crown raising involves the removal of the lower branches of the tree to lift the height of the crown that is causing obstruction. The removal allows light penetration, pedestrian and vehicle access.

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Deadwooding is the removal of dead limbs and branches from a tree. There are many reasons why branches can die off, and it is best to remove them before they fall from the tree. In some situations the dead wood is left for the creepy crawlies!

Pollarding is the practice where a tree is maintained at a specific height. A mature tree can be kept small when pollarded annually.

Storm damage and Emergency Call out
Storms and gale force winds in Britain can leave many trees on the ground. Often we find that storms affect weak points on a tree that cause them to collapse and fall in strong windy conditions. Most of the time, these trees become unsightly and cause obstructions in roads and in gardens that can be quite dangerous.
In the case of an emergency, Simpson Arboriculture aim to be at the sight of a storm damaged tree as quickly as possible. We advise not to attempt any kind of removal and to wait, away from the tree, until an expert arrives to assess the damage and form a plan of action.

For emergency call out, please call 07737 670397 or 01400 230492  (call out fee may apply)

Cable bracing
Trees can grow in such a manner that it may become difficult for them to support their own weight. Tree support systems are used to provide supplemental support to branches by limiting movement. Cable bracing is the most common form of structural support for trees. The installation of cables and bracing straps, along with pruning to reduce end-weight, can reduce the likelihood of a structural failure.