Arboricultural Method Statements
This is a document detailing how a particular process will be carried out during demolition and proposed construction work in proximity to trees, in line with British Standard 5837:2005 Trees in Relation to Construction. It should include details on how the works will be managed and how the trees will be adequately protected during such a process. It is a document that many Local Planning Authorities (LPA) are now requesting as a condition of planning consent.
This is the removal of the lowest branches normally to give a uniform height from ground level. This does not include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this causes large wounds which may jeopardise the long term future of the tree. Common reasons for crown lifting are to bring more light and give access for traffic. Read more information on tree pruning.
This is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by the removal of the ends of branches whilst maintaining the tree’s natural shape and form according to species as far as practicable. Read more information on tree pruning.
This is the removal of the smaller branches within the crown of the tree to reduce the density of the crown. Crown thinning includes crown cleaning and does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance or to reduce the weight of heavy branches and improve form. Read more information on tree pruning.
This is the removal of any dead wood from within the crown of the tree. This ensures that dead branches will not fall causing damage to property or injury to people. This is recommended for larger trees over roads, driveways or gardens. Read more information on tree pruning.
Pests and disease
We can identify what is affecting the health of your tree and offer advice and services to rectify the problem.
A frequently misunderstood term, and used in two different contexts. Traditionally and still commonly used this term describes the removal of all branches from the trunk. Mature trees that have not been pollarded before are generally not suitable candidates for this type of pollarding due to the large wounds that such treatment produces which may jeopardise the long term future of the tree. A less frequently used definition can mean the regular (annual of biannual) pruning back of small branches to the same point resulting in the formation of a ‘pollard head'. Pollarded trees usually require regular treatment of re-growth. Read more information on tree pruning.
This is the complete removal of a tree down to ground level. This work involves the careful lowering of branches and timber so as not to cause damage or destruction to surrounding plants and structures. The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible but will be above soil level. Read more information on tree removal.
The straight fell of trees is the removal of trees as a single unit and is limited to such situations which pose no risk of damage to any property. Read more information on tree removal.
Stump Grinding & Stump Removal
This is the removal of tree stumps alter felling to a depth between 6 and 9 inches below ground level. The resulting debris is a mixture of soil and small wood particles left in situ, this product is normally disposed of within most gardens as a mulch, but can be removed if required. Stump removal consists of the complete removal of the stump and root ball of the tree and may be undertaken either by the use of hand tools or machine by digging around and under the stump and cutting all roots adjoining to it. Remaining holes are back-filled with soil or grinding waste to leave a level surface, unless otherwise specified. Read more information on tree stump removal.
Tree & Mortgage reports
We have qualified arboriculturists who can provide you with reports relating to trees. These may be for issues relating to subsidence, planning consents, mortgages or litigation.
We provide a complete service from soil preparation, advice on tree selection to planting and maintenance schedules.
In order to comply with planning trees often have to be protected during the development of properties. We provide all the necessary advice and implementation of tree protection in accordance with BS 5837: Trees in relation to construction.
Arbor Care Tree Services can give you a comprehensive service in forestry for woodland owners and investors, specialising in the management of small woodlands.
Our professional knowledge and experience in woodland management has given us the ability to make such woodlands capable of providing a viable product including timber production, game, recreation and amenity. This may include planting, weeding, cleaning, brashing, thinning, felling and even marketing the woodland produce. Areas for tree planting can be grant aided.
We can advise and plan schema for the various grants available from DEFRA and Forestry Commission. Arbor Care Tree Services can also advise on how to get the most out of your woodland by developing areas for the rearing and retention of game birds, increasing shooting opportunities and improving the surrounding environment for wildlife.