Tree Maintenance
Locations: We undertake projects across Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all quotes will include removal of debris produced during the course of work.
  • To provide an accurate quote may require a preliminary site visit.
  • We can act on your behalf, as an agent, if the work requires permission from the local district council (such as tree preservation orders and within conservation areas).
We offer a wide range of professional services, some of which are summarised below, together with a brief explanation.
Tree felling/dismantling
There are two main methods: clear fell which involves felling the tree in a single operation and sectional fell which involves dismantling the tree in sections, starting from within the crown.
Crown reduction/thinning
  • Reduction: To reduce the physical size of the tree, with the aim of leaving a balanced, natural branch tracery. Reduction is normally expressed as a percentage of the original proportions.
  • Thinning: The removal of intermediate branches, maintaining crown proportions, but allowing light and air to pass through more easily. Thinning should be a uniform operation not affecting the natural branching pattern.
Crown lifting
The removal of whole or part branches from the base of the canopy. Often a good way to introduce more light to the base of the tree. Ideally, smaller secondary branches should be removed and not the main structure-forming branches.
Deadwooding
The removal of deadwood from the crown. Deadwood is naturally present in all trees and unless a significant proportion exists, or large dead branches exist at the apex (stag heading), it is generally nothing to worry about. Contact us for advice.
Cable/cobra bracing
The practice of inserting flexible steel cable between forks or to support heavy limbs. This should only be specified on trees which have a very high amenity value and as part of an overall management scheme.
Pollarding
The removal of growth shoots to create a close head of young branches. It should only be considered on trees where growth has occurred before, or on very young trees that are to remain as a pollard.
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