Sometimes it can be necessary to remove a tree in its entirety. Trees can die and become unsafe, large limbs can be affected by rot and become dangerous or trees can succumb to infections, fungi’s and blight. Sometimes a tree can simply outgrow its location and can’t be pruned or reduced in a manner that is conducive to the good health of the tree or wouldn’t be aesthetically pleasing. In all of these instances the best course of action may be to completely remove the tree in question.
If there is room on site and damage to the surrounding area can be minimised this can be done by felling – making directional cuts at the base of the tree to bring the tree down in one. More often this isn’t a feasible option and rigging and dismantling techniques must be employed, whereby the tree is climbed and, depending on the size of the branches and trunk, are either cut and thrown to a designated area or lowered using ropes, pulleys and lowering devices.
These images show a job in Rossendale where 40, 50 foot leylandii had become unmanageable and needed removing. The lower branches were stripped from the trees and laid out as a brash mat to prevent any damage to the lawn and the garden was sufficiently large enough to fell the trees.
These images show a garden in Appleton, Warrington where the trees had become overgrown and congested and years of bad pruning had left them in a state of ill health. The horse chestnut, cherry and cypress were removed completely and the birch at the bottom of the garden was reduced in height to really open the garden up and provide a much nicer aspect down to the Bridgewater canal. The stumps were also completely removed at a later date along with the pond to allow for re-turfing.
These images show the removal of a dead beech in Prenton that was causing concern as it extended out over the road and pavement. It was thoroughly inspected and examined to identify reliable anchor points then climbed, dismantled and processed for firewood.
These images show a large triple stemmed maple covered by a TPO in Appleton, Warrington. It had been badly and illegally pruned resulting in the tree being covered in epicormic growth and very unsightly. Having obtained permission from the council the tree was totally and safely dismantled.
These images show a large lime tree again protected by TPO that had outgrown its location causing concern about the proximity to neighbouring buildings. The job was started on a quiet Sunday with the appropriate road signage and larger limbs were removed using a lowering device ratchet strapped to the base of the trunk.
These jobs can be viewed more extensively on our portfolio page.