Ashley Arb Services covers mainly Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire but all locations are considered. We are fully insured to 5 million & our dedicated team of arborists are all qualified to NPTC / LANTRA standards; they also hold the latest CSCS cards and all tree work complies with British Standards 3998 (2010).
All tree work is undertaken from the smallest hedge to the largest most demanding trees and we can offer a free consultation with a qualified and experienced arborist to discuss what work can be done to a particular tree.
Tree Surgery Techniques
Some people believe that tree surgery is just about “lopping and chopping” but there is a lot more to tree surgery then that. In a lot of cases the tree doesn’t need to be removed it just needs to be pruned in the correct manner to achieve the desired effect.
Expert tree pruning to suit your situation, be it a large tree in a small garden or dangerous trees requiring attention. Work is carried out by fully trained and professional staff using cutting edge dismantling and rigging techniques avoiding any damage to your property.
Trees are sympathetically pruned to train their form and remove any defects, create good spacing of their branches and reduce the risk of structural failure and therefore maintenance costs in the future.
Crown lifting – Crown lifting is when the lower branches of a tree are removed so the canopy of the tree starts higher. This allows room for people and traffic to pass underneath and can let more light pass through the tree canopy.
Dead wooding – This is where all the dead wood (within reason) is removed from the tree canopy. In some instances the size of dead branches within a tree may be reduced but not completely removed, this is regarded as a more ecologically friendly method of management as it retains a habitat for fungal and invertebrate colonisation without compromising on safety.
Crown Thinning – Crown Thinning is when certain branches (including crossing branches, dead wood and epicormic growth) are removed evenly over the whole of the tree to allow more light and wind to pass through.
Crown Reducing – When you reduce the size of the height of the tree it is usually good practise to reshape the whole of the tree in relation to how much you have reduced the tree by.
Pollarding – pollarding is when you remove all of the branches and just leave the stump to let epicormic growth form a much smaller tree canopy, this should be repeated on a regular occurrence i.e. 5 year rotation as epicormic shoots can form weaker growth points making them more prone to failure (only certain trees can cope with this method of management).
Removal of tree – This is where you cut the tree down to ground level by either Felling or Dismantling.
By understanding and appreciating the complex and delicate balance surrounding the ecosystem of trees, from the form of their growth, to the roots and soil, the habitat of bats, birds, bugs and fungi, there are many elements that must be observed and understood in order to carry out the best possible tree work.
We might be a small business but we’re big on quality, big on value, big on safety, and big on client satisfaction so we’ll always do our best to:
• Attend to your enquiries promptly
• Be respectful to you and your property
• Charge fairly
• Complete the job to the highest standard
• Work effectively, efficiently and safely
Each job is tailored to suit both the client and tree, by contacting us on 07583 155164 we can arrange for a fully qualified arborist to provide free advice and quotations at a time that is suited to you.