Services Provided by Tree Surgeons

Tree surgery is a specialised field of arboriculture. Those specialising in the study, care, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial woody plants are known as tree surgeons. To provide trees with the best sustenance possible, tree surgeons must know more than just tree physiology. For instance, they should be aware of local climate and soil conditions.

Tree trimming, removal, and stump grinding are just some of the many services tree surgeons offer. In addition to helping you select the best trees for your yard, tree care professionals can provide you with expert guidance on planting and maintaining your trees.

What’s Involved in Tree Care?

Hiring a tree surgeon is the best way to ensure your trees receive the attention they need to thrive. They can help enhance the visual appeal of your property by reducing the size of overgrown limbs and reshaping the tree tops.

Crown Reduction Pruning

To perform a crown reduction, tree surgeons cut back on the total canopy size of a tree. They prune branches to have the same length and width across the crown to achieve this. Crossing branches are trimmed back, and deadwood is taken out if it poses a threat to protect the tree from potential infections.

Practice of Deadwooding

To ‘deadwood a tree’ means to cut off any diseased or damaged branches, a process not limited to autumn. Loose or dying branches are more likely to be blown off a tree during a storm. So removing them is crucial as part of regular tree maintenance, making the area around the tree safer. In addition to relieving stress on the tree’s trunk, this practice also improves the tree’s grace.

Pollarding a Tree

The practice was previously unrelated to arboriculture but has now become an integral part of the industry. In this method, the tree’s trunk and main limbs are all that is left after all the branches and smaller limbs have been cut off. With this care, the trees can recover and flourish again.

Crown Lifting

If you want to make your tree look better, you can give it a ‘crown lift,’ which means you cut off the lower branches. This pruning increases the tree’s vertical dimension. It also lets more light reach the lower crown through the open canopies for better health. Usually, this process is given a chance before deciding to fall trees.

Removal of Trees

Unfortunately, some situations warrant a tree surgeon cutting down the tree completely. Taking down a large tree in a restricted area may require the surgeon to climb it and bring it down section by section to secure a gentle, measured descent.

Removal of Tree Stumps and Roots

After a tree is cut down, its stump and roots must be dug separately and hauled away. Types of equipment designed specifically for grinding stumps into mulch can be used to eliminate the unsightly remnants. In other cases, removing the stump is unnecessary, and a tree surgeon can treat it instead to prevent regrowth.

Taking Down Limbs and Branches from Trees

A tree’s branches may have grown beyond accommodable limits in many cases. It will then need to be pruned without the crown being completely lowered or raised. The goal of this method is to preserve the tree’s health and stability by removing only the bare minimum of wood.

Let Bark & Branch Help Your Trees

We at Bark & Branch take great pride in offering tree surgery, tree and site clearance, vegetation and invasive weed control. Our dedication to providing first-rate customer service and professionalism is a constant at every stage of the projects we take on. Hiring us means placing your faith in highly skilled employees who have all earned City & Guilds certifications.

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