Crown reduction is one of the most common Tree Surgery practices. Usually measured in metres, crown reduction reduces the area of the crown as a whole (both laterally and vertically). Crown reductions are commonly used to maintain trees in enclosed spaces or to increase light and reduce encroachment on an area or building.
Tree crown thinning involves systematically removing a number of secondary branches in such a way that it produces a balanced crown structure, thinning out and reducing density without altering the overall size or shape of the tree. Crown thinning is applied mainly to broad-leaved tree species and commonly when pruning fruit trees.
This process is completed to prevent any issues with falling debris and is therefore normally completed in high risk areas such as over roads/footpaths, in gardens or in public locations. It involves climbing around the entire canopy of a tree to remove dead branches that will degrade and eventually fall. It may be completed to different specifications (such as large pieces only).
Occasionally there is no option other than to remove potentially dangerous Trees. Decay, Fungal Infection, Bacterial Infection and simply being planted in the wrong location are common reasons for removal. When the Tree is in close proximity to buildings, or potentially hazardous, it is necessary to climb the Tree and lower it in small pieces using rigging equipment to control the decent of the waste material. When there is the space to fell the Tree whole it requires advanced tree felling techniques in order to keep everyone involved safe and the surrounding area undamaged.
Stump grinding is the use of a machine that has carbide teeth attached to a wheel that spins at very high speed that grinds or cuts the wood of the stump into mulch or chips. Allowing the area to be turfed over or for replanting.
A TPO is made by the local planning authority (LPA), usually a local council, to protect specific trees and areas from deliberate damage and destruction. CM Tree Care can contact the LPA to find out if a TPO applies to your proposed project, or if you’re in a Conservation area. CM Tree Care can apply for any proposed works before works can be carried out, this process normally takes around 8 weeks.