Services


Our services are available in Huddersfield and across West Yorkshire. For further information regarding any of the services below, please contact us today.

Crown Reduction

This is a tree surgery operation that results in an overall reduction in the height of a tree and usually also its spread. This is achieved by a general shortening of twigs and/or branches whilst maintaining the main framework of the tree.

The reasons for carrying out a Crown Reduction may be to:

  • Reduce the size of a tree that has grown too large for its situation
  • Formatively prune a young tree to maintain it at a smaller size
  • Attempt to increase the light penetration to a garden or property below

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is a tree surgery operation to remove a certain proportion of the small, live branches throughout the crown of the tree. The crown thin should leave an even density of foliage around a well-spaced and well balanced branch structure.

The percentage of the leaf-bearing branches that are removed in a crown thin should be specified as a percentage of the total. As a general rule no more than 25-30% should be removed in one growing season. A good tree surgeon will also remove any dead, dying, crossing or otherwise defective branches during a crown thinning operation.

The reasons for carrying out a Crown Thin may be to:

  • Open up a canopy to allow greater light penetration to the area below.
  • Increase the air flow and light penetration within a fruit tree.
  • Benefit the visual appearance of a tree.

Crown Lifting

Crown Lifting is a tree surgery operation where lower branches are pruned or removed in order to give a specified vertical clearance.

The reason for carrying out a crown lift may be to:

  • Give clearance to a walkway or car-parking space
  • Give greater feeling of openness to a garden area or house
  • Increase light penetration to a house or garden
  • To create or improve access for large vehicles along roadways or site entrances

Pollarding

Pollarding is a woodland management method, but has in recent years found its way into the practice of arboriculture. The process involves the removal of all branches and most limbs resulting in the remainder of only the trunk and occasionally a framework of the major limbs. A tree that is pollarded is known as a pollard. A tree which has not been pollarded is called a maiden tree, which also refers to the fact that pollarding is normally first undertaken when a tree is quite young. After a tree has been pollarded the tree is given some time to re grow, after which the process may be repeated. Originally this management method was carried out to stop browsing animals reaching the new shoots and growth within the woodland environment.

Selective Pruning

Selective pruning is a tree surgery operation where, as the name suggests, only selected branches are pruned.

The reasons for carrying Selective Pruning may be to:

  • To remove or shorten branches extending over a roof or boundary, for example
  • Aesthetically correct a trees shape where some branches have over-extended, perhaps on one side
  • Re-establish a branch structure after incorrect tree surgery or heavy pruning
  • To create or improve access for large vehicles along roadways or site entrances
  • To re-shape a tree after storm damage

Dead Wood Removal

Deadwood removal is a tree surgery operation where, as the name suggests, branches that have died or are dying are removed. Often the deadwood is removed back to the nearest live wood, and often to the point where the tree has naturally separated itself from the deadwood.

The reasons for Removing Dead Wood may be to:

  • Remove branches that may eventually fall, causing damage or injury
  • Aesthetically improve the appearance of a specimen tree
  • Provide a benchmarking point, so future dieback can be monitored
  • Remove diseased parts of a tree that may act as a source of further infection

 

Contact us for a free, no obligation quote for our tree pruning services. We will be happy to assist you.

When a tree presents a hazard or has the potential of causing damage, it is vital to act without delay. Felling is usually required when a tree is dead, diseased, or rotting from decay. If you have trees that need to be removed for whatever reason, and regardless of the situation, our experienced team will handle the task safely and proficiently.

If a tree is too dangerous to climb, we will use a cherry picker or crane to ensure the safety of our staff and your property.

Section Felling

Large trees needing to be removed from a small area will be remove with precision and care. Our team will carefully dismantle the tree segment by segment. We use a combination of cutting techniques, lowering ropes, friction devices and pulleys to ensure that the tree is dismantled and lowered to the ground in a controlled and safe manner – in some cases using a speedline, all to ensure that nearby structures, buildings, houses, phone wires and fences remain unharmed.

Straight Felling

Straight felling involves removing trees in one go. Straight felling is possible when we have enough space to fell a tree without causing damage to surroundings and property. Straight felling involves using a ‘Gobcut’, wedges and ropes to ensure safety of people, surroundings and your property.

Contact us for a free, quote for tree felling services.

Stump Removal

There’s no need to tolerate unsightly stumps in an otherwise lovely garden. Our team will make quick work of eliminating obtrusive tree stumps from your property.

Stumps can often cause long term damage to your lawnmowers’ rotorblades, so using the appropriate equipment for each situation, we are able to clear away stumps from even the most challenging locations using one of our stump grinding machines. We have a range of machines, some of which will fit through a standard front door, which is helpful if access to your garden is limited. We can remove any stumps regardless of how big or small.

Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like a free quote on stump removal and treatment.

Tree Pruning

Proper tree pruning is an essential part of maintaining a beautiful garden. When left unattended, even the most attractive looking tree can develop an unkempt appearance. Trees that are allowed to become overly large can produce too much shade and create problems for the sun-loving plants in your garden. Overgrown trees can also create drainage difficulties and other problems for nearby buildings.

Pruning is also vital to the health of your trees. Trees that receive consistent pruning produce lush foliage, and fruit-bearing trees will respond to pruning by producing a robust yield.

Our tree pruning services include coppicing, pollarding, and also: crown reduction, lifting, thinning and dead wooding.

Our pruning services will prevent a tree from becoming unmanageable, where its proximity to buildings, greenhouses, children’s play areas, overhead power cables or telephone lines is becoming a problem. We have encountered many situations where homeowners trees have grown into electrical/telephone cables. Often in these cases, the electricity/telephone supplier has carried out this work. This usually involves a sub-standard level of work, which is often charged for as well.

Our experienced, capable, and punctual team of experts will tend to your tree pruning needs with the utmost care and minimal disruption of your surroundings.

Unfortunately, overgrown trees are often the cause of disagreements between neighbours. If your neighbours tree is causing a problem, we can prune it back to the boundary, which will not only allow more sunlight to your property, reduce the leaves in your guttering, and be carried out with such precision, it will not off-balance their tree.

Fruit Tree Pruning

Pruning is a technique employed in order to control growth and to remove dead and diseased wood. In fruit trees, pruning is also used to stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds and can ultimately determine their productivity. In most species of trees, pruning should be done in the Summer months (especially in Cherry species to avoid Silver Leaf Fungus infection) or whilst the tree is dormant throughout Winter. Careful attention to pruning and training young trees will also prevent later injury from weak crotches that could break under snow or fruit load.

Contact us for a free, no obligation quote for our tree pruning services. We will be happy to assist you.

Hedges

Hedges provide privacy and noise reductions, give us a bit of a buffer from our neighbours, and create an attractive border for our gardens. And all they require from us is a little maintenance.

We’ll keep your hedges looking shipshape and beautiful, whether you have a small Privet Hedge or a fully grown Conifer hedge, we have extensive experience with every size and style. Our skilled team has been known to take even the most overgrown and unruly hedge and transform it into a thing of beauty.

And you won’t need to worry that your foliage will soon lose its newly-trimmed lushness; we’ll make sure our improvements can be easily maintained. Just talk to our arboriculture specialist, who will be happy to give you tips on keeping your garden and its borders looking gorgeous.

If you prefer to leave hedge maintenance in the capable hands of our skilled team, we’ll be glad to discuss a number of options and help you settle on the one that best suits your garden and your budget.

We will also ensure that your hedges are incompliance with the “High Hedges Act,” so you and your neighbours will be at ease.

Contact us for a free quote for your hedge trimming needs.

Hedge Trimming

The cutting back of large shrubs and bushes falls into two categories – Evergreen & Deciduous.

  • Evergreen - Shrubs Like Ceanothus, Choisya, Laurel, Elaeagnus, Photinia (Red Robin), Euonymus, Pittosporum, Viburnum and the like can be cut back any time in their growing season from April through till October.

If the plant in question flowers, then to save the flowers time, cut back as soon as possible after flowering.

  • Deciduous – Shrubs like Lilac, Forsythia, Philadelphus, Buddleja, Sambucus (Elderberry), Deutzia, Ribes and Kerria.

These plants can be cut back at any time of the year, but remember that if you cut them back before flowering you will lose the flowers that year.

All services are available in Huddersfield and across West Yorkshire. Contact us for a free quote for your shrubs & bushes needs.






Have a Question?

If you are interested in any of the services which we provide or if you have a question for us to answer in relation to our tree services, then please do not hesitate to get in touch today and we will be happy to help you.



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