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R.D. Tree Surgery Services

We offer many services for all your tree surgery and landscaping needs

Contact R.D. Tree Surgery for all your Landscaping Requirements

As qualified tree surgeons we can offer you:

• A diagnosis of ill health in trees
• Tree section felling
• Tree felling
• Crown lifting
• Crown reducing
• Crown thinning
• Windblown and hazardous trees
• Removal of deadwood
• Pollarding
• Hedge trimming
• Woodland management

How does the process work:

Tree Inspection
As part of the quotation process we carry out a visual inspection to determine any problems or causes for concern e.g. presence of decay, deadwood, problem or defective branches etc. We discuss your requirements and offer our recommendation for work required.

Commencing work
Once our quotation has been accepted we will schedule the works to begin on a date that is convenient for you.
All operatives hold relevant NPTC qualifications for operating equipment (National proficiency Test Council)
Each operative wears PPE (personal protective equipment)
Climbing and lowering equipment is used
Health & safety guidelines are followed

Completion of work
Once a job has been completed, all brush and timber will be removed and the site will be left clean, tidy and safe.
All brush is recycled for wood chip mulch.
All large timber is recycled for firewood.

Tree surgery terms explained

Crown Clean
Removes dead, broken, rubbing, or diseased branches and Ivy.

Crown Thin
Removal of small and crossing branches especially from the end portion of limbs. This allows more light and wind to pass through the canopy.

Crown Lift
Reducing or removing low branches to allow adequate clearance underneath e.g. over a driveway, footpath or road.

Crown Reduction
Reducing the height of the tree by shortening the ends of branches back to suitable live growth points through-out the outer areas of the canopy, reducing the height of the tree.

Pollarding
A management process for controlling a trees growth, Ideally carried out on young trees, focusing on the removal of the main limbs to a suitable growth area. New growth develops in time and if the trees are re-pollarded every few year then pollard "heads" will form. Pollarding can look quite severe when first carried out and is not always a suitable option. In particular, certain species respond well to pollarding e.g. willow and lime, whereas such species as beech do not respond very well.

Section Felling
If there is a big open space a tree can be felled straight but in most cases a tree will be section felled. Section felling is a self-explanatory way of felling a tree.. This method is for the entire removal of the tree, in sections, each part of the tree will be removed in smaller sections sometimes with ropes and sometimes without.

Woodland Management
Woodland management is a very important to be undertaken in young through to ancient woodlands. There can be many different reasons for management from removal of hazardous trees in public woodlands, to thinning areas for a good primary material to be sold to saw mills or for firewood.