TIMBER TREE SURGEON PAISLEY
We are a locally owned and operated tree care company and proudly serve Glasgow as The Tree Surgeon Glasgow and all surrounding areas. We specialise in all tree services including tree removal, tree trimming, crown reduction, crown lifting, stump removal, hedge maintenance and much more.
TREE SURGEON SERVICES PAISLEY
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – TREE REMOVAL
Sometimes there are no other options but to remove a tree. Tree felling, tree dismantling and tree removal are terms used to describe the complete removal of trees to ground level which can be carried out at any time of the year except in the presence of roosting bats or nesting birds.
No matter the location and with the correct permissions, we will safely remove your tree whether it is dead, diseased or dangerous, large or small. Where space permits, trees can be felled in one single section however some trees need to be dismantled in sections for a variety of reasons, such as their location to property and buildings, highways, gardens, and even other trees.
In these instances we work off a rope and harness within the tree the Timber Tree Surgeon will carefully dismantle the tree crown and trunk into smaller sections. Rigging equipment and techniques may be used to carefully lower tree sections where there is potential for damage to people and/or property.
We are highly skilled, certified, well equipped, experienced and fully covered with Public Liability Insurance to give you the confidence in our services. The Timber Tree Surgeon will carry out all aspects of tree surgery to the latest relevant British standards ‘BS3998′ of tree work, as well as other industry regulations and all our staff are NPTC trained and qualified.
Below are the most commonly applied pruning operations.
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – TREE PRUNING
The general rule with all pruning works is not to remove more than 25-30% of the crown. More than this would have a negative impact on tree health and therefore the safety of the whole tree or parts of the tree. Over/ incorrect pruning (such as topping) destroys the natural form of the tree and can cause accelerated re-growth (known as epicormic growth).
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – CROWN REDUCTION
Reducing the size of the crown without spoiling its shape and maintaining a natural, flowing appearance. The ground rules for a correct crown reduction are:
Cuts should be made back to natural growth points or lateral branches. This will reduce the amount of decay resulting from the cut and reduce the amount of sprouting from dormant buds around the cut.
The remaining lateral branch should be at least one-third the size of the branch removed.
This will retain enough foliage to maintain the energy requirements of the branch and tree and will help maintain the natural form of the tree. The remaining branch will continue to grow at the normal rate so there will be no accelerated re-growth.
Pruning cuts should be made to retain a flowing branch-line.
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – CROWN RAISING
Where more light or access is required, the crown of the tree can be lifted giving headroom for vehicles/ pedestrians or to open up a view to allow more light into a building or a shaded part of the garden. In many cases crown lifting won’t require a large amount of foliage removal. Taking off 3 or 4 lower branches is often enough to get the desired result.
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – CROWN THINNING
Done primarily on broadleaf trees i.e. not conifers and many evergreens. This is achieved by reducing the density of the crown without reducing the size of the crown. Crown thinning is achieved by crown cleaning and then the removal of secondary growth to achieve an even crown density. Crown cleaning ‘The Safety Prune’ usually includes the removal of dead, dying, diseased and dangerous branches but may also include the removal of climbing plants, foreign objects, crossing branches and epicormic growth. Crown cleaning may also be undertaken for aesthetic purposes.
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – POLLARDING
Ideally this should be started when the tree is very young. Re-growth is removed on a regular basis (every 1, 2 or 3 years). Pollarding maintains the tree at a constant size. The re-growth has weak attachment points and should not be left to get too big as they will be more prone to failure. Pollarding was originally done for small size timber production at the height above the browsing line of cattle and livestock.
Nowadays it is primarily undertaken as an ornamental form of pruning to regulate tree size. Poor pruning practice known as ‘topping’ is often confused with ‘pollarding’ or ‘crown reduction’, which are correct methods of reducing and maintaining the size of the crown of a tree. Topping is detrimental to the health and safety of the tree, both by the decay it causes and the disruption to its energy balance. If a topped tree has sufficient vigour it will throw out numerous shoots from where the cuts were made. These grow quickly to replace the lost foliage and can soon develop into branches that reach as far as the original crown of the tree. This accelerated re-growth soon negates the original objective of reducing the size of the crown. At the same time there will be pockets of decay developing where the cuts were made and these will continue to develop and deepen.
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY – TREE FELLING
Where space and safety allow, we can accurately fell the whole tree from ground level. Where space and safety do not allow, we will remove a tree in sections. Working off a rope and harness within the tree, we will carefully dismantle the tree crown and trunk into smaller sections. Rigging equipment and techniques may be used to carefully lower tree sections where there is potential for damage to people and/or property. Large and/or dangerous trees safely dealt with.
TREE SURGEON PAISLEY -STUMP REMOVAL
Do you have a severely damaged or nuisance stump? Timber Tree Surgeons are equipped to provide a superior stump removal service for Paisley and surrounding areas. Our tree stump removal is carried out by a machine which can fit through a standard 1.2m gate entrance and grinds to a depth of 20-40cm below ground level. This enables you to re-plant, re-landscape or for building work to take place over the specified area.