In Aberdeen Tree Pruning and Tree Trimming are routine tree maintenance tasks for Arborist-Direct Aberdeen. Like anywhere else, in Aberdeen tree pruning can take many forms including, topping, lopping and trimming, all entailing removal of tree branches of varying sizes. Some of this work can be conducted from ground level but most of it is carried out at much higher levels in the canopy of the tree branches: Consequently, even though the work is routine it needs to be carried out by skilled and experienced arborists & tree surgeons with the appropriate equipment. This will help keep you trees healthy and the site safe.
Arborists & Tree Surgeons need to consider many aspects of work execution and discuss these with the client prior to agreeing the work scope, duration and cost.
Arborist-Direct Aberdeen Tree Surgeons are experienced and trained to competently address all these considerations and explain the required actions to the client and the probable cost impact.
Terminology can vary across the various activities of British Arborists and Tree Surgeons: However, Arborist Direct Aberdeen tree pruning activities cover the following:
Aberdeen Tree Pruning – Safety Considerations.
Once a work scope has been agreed and any necessary planning / environmental permissions obtained, Arborist-Direct Tree Surgeons and Technicians need to plan a safe system of work and conduct a hazard analysis: The agreed safety plan will include consideration of Technician skills required, number of workers, and equipment needs to provide safe access and work execution. Such equipment may include ladders, mobile work platforms or even cranes, ropes and harnesses, chain saws, pulleys and lowering equipment, chipping machines, and waste material disposal. All Tree Surgeons and Technicians are certified to operate and handle the equipment in use.
The Arborist-Direct Aberdeen tree pruning team employs skilled Arborists, Tree Surgeons and experienced Technicians to undertake all tree climbing and cutting work. Rope-access work and the use of chain saws need careful handling, where safe working practices must:
Tree Preservation Orders
Tree Preservation Orders are an orders made by local planning authorities in the UK to protect individual trees and groups of trees. Clients are legally responsible for work done on any trees protected by a Preservation Order on their land. See (here) for more information on how to check and request authorisation to carry out work on protected trees.
Reduction of tree wind loading to improve safety
Lowering or thinning the leaf canopy to improve access to light and decrease shading
Raising the tree canopy to increase ground clearance, useful ground area and grass growing capability
Controlling overall size and shape of tree canopy
Corrective care following storm damage.
Prevention or halting the spread of tree disease
Arborist-Direct Aberdeen employs qualified professional Arborists, experienced Tree Surgeons and certified Engineers/Technicians to undertake all aspects of Pruning work.
Our experienced Arborists are knowledgeable on all aspects of tree growing and tree care being able to provide guidance on how and when to treat all tree varieties found in the Aberdeen area. Some trees are pruned in early spring, others in late autumn. Some trees can be pruned seldom but hard, whereas others must be trimmed little and often. Prior to any work being agreed, the existence of any Tree Preservation Orders ( see below) will be considered.
Removal of too many branches or too much leaf canopy can severely stress some trees to a point where they may not recover and die-back. Poorly made cuts or removal of significantly sized branches, leaving large wounds, can open a tree to major stress and disease: The same can happen if large areas of leafy foliage are removed reducing the tree’s ability to photosynthesise and ‘breathe’. Appropriately timed discussions between competent Arborists and experienced Tree Surgeons can maximise successful outcomes to tree pruning work.
As shown, good pruning practices need to be undertaken regularly and in a timely fashion by competent tree specialists, arborists and tree surgeons to retain the beauty of our wonderful trees. Late, poorly planned pruning work must be avoided to maintain trees in good condition and shape throughout their lives. The employment of Arborist-Direct Aberdeen can help avoid the pitfalls of poor tree care and keep beautiful, valuable trees both healthy and thriving.
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