At C&A Landscapes, we offer several different types of tree surgery, all explained below.. Our fully trained and equipped staff, provide a professional and safe service.
- TREE FELLING
- CROWN REDUCTION/RAISING
- CONIFER TOPPING
- EPICORMIC GROWTH
- STUMP POISONING & GRUBBING
We provide all types of tree felling, no matter what size of the tree. C&A offer a complete service; clearing the whole tree to ground level and leaving the site in a clean and tidy manner.
Crown reduction is the removal of limbs to reduce the overall size of the trees crown. We take care to ensure cuts are performed to a high standard to minimise damage to the health of the tree whilst retaining it’s natural shape. This is a suitable method of control for most broadleaf tree species.
Crown raising is the removal of the lower branches of a tree. This is usually to allow more light or access for vehicles. We take care to ensure only minor branches are removed from the trunk of the tree (where possible) to minismise damage.
Conifers require topping, which reduces the height of the tree rather than the width. We recommend clipping annually in order to maintain a conifer tree.
Coppicing is similar to felling, however the tree is allowed to regenerate from the stump. Not all trees can be coppiced, yet it is the common method of control for most managed woodlands in the UK. Once a tree has been coppiced the process should be repeated every 10-30 years to prevent the tree from becoming unstable on the old stump.
Pollarding allows the tree to regenerate in a similar way to coppicing, however the tree is cut further up the stump. Some major branches may also be left to maintain a natural shape. The work should be repeated every 2-8 years to keep the tree in good condition.
Epicormic growth is found on many types of tree. It grows all over the tree but is commonly a problem at the base.
We are able to poison stumps that are likely to grow back. This is very important with resilient trees such as poplar to make sure the unwanted tree doesn’t come back.
We are able to grub tree stumps. When a stump has been poisoned (if necessary) it is best to leave it a couple of months to make sure the roots have died and to prevent suckers from any leftover root popping up in your lawn or flowerbed.