Tree Surgery


Tree Surgery

In an increasingly developed urban envirionment tree surgery has never been so important. Whether managing trees next to roads amongst domestic housing or industrial buildings. A high standard of tree surgery ensures that trees are maintained in good order thus improving the aesethic environmental and safety aspects of trees within new or existing developments. With 30 years experience Arboriginal are able to offer great advice and practical expertise on all aspects of tree surgery work.

  • Crown thinning
  • Dead Wooding
  • Crown Reduction
  • Sectional Felling
  • Stump Grinding

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is used for specific purposes such as to let in additional light through the canopy or reducing the sail area.

When crown thinning, we always try to keep an even density of foliage and branches should be balanced. Ideally, no more than one third of the leaf-bearing area should be removed in crown thinning and branches and foliage should be kept as even as possible. It is often necessary to remove weak, defective, hazardous and/or crossing branches so care should be taken to retain a balanced look of the tree.

Dead Wooding

This is the process of removing dead wood  from the tree canopy. In some instances the size of dead branches within a tree may be reduced but not completely removed, this is regarded as a more ecologically friendly method of management as it retains a habitat for wildlife without compromising on safety.

Crown reduction and shaping

Crown Reduction is normally required when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. A long term, often favorable solution, is to remove the tree completely and replant. If crown reduction is necessary, it is often required when a tree or part of a tree is touching or very close to a building.

Crown reduction should be considered in order to achieve an overall reduction in the volume of a tree. Work usually involves a general shortening of minor branches. Generally 20% is the maximum that can reasonably be taken from a crown.

Sectional Felling

Tree felling is a skilled and potentially hazardous operation that should be undertaken only by a competent tree surgeon or tree surgery company. If there is no significant risk of damage to people or property a tree can be felled in one piece.

Where there are restrictions, e.g. lack of space, buildings, roads, other features, land ownership or use, or other trees or shrubs which are to be retained tree surgeons will dismantle a tree in sections (sectional felling). We will set up rigging systems or in some cases use cranes in restricted areas to prevent large branches and pieces of wood from falling freely or pose a risk to people or surrounding property. Arboriginal have 30 years experience in sectional felling, so if you have a tree that needs to come down in a difficult spot, you can rest assured you are in safe hands with us.

Stump Grinding – Logging – Removal

With a range of stump grinders, chippers and saw mills, and a team of highly motivated workers we can process your timber using best practices leaving the site clear and safe with the minimum of disturbance to the surrounding flora and fauna