North Cheshire Forestry were recently asked to perform a crown thin and crown lift on a mature beach tree in Heaton Moor. While it was a beautiful mature tree, the lower branches were starting to become a problem for both the customer and their neighbours. While consulting the client it was also decided that a crown thin to increase light and reduce wind resistance was a good course of action.
The tree was situated between the customers garden, their neighbours and also over the road. This made traffic control and public safety the first priority for our team. After setting up a safe work area we proceeded setting up and clearing the area beneath the tree of any breakables, then setting up the rope system we would be using for this tree.
When any tree surgeon works on a tree of this size good awareness and communication are vital in order to complete the work safely. All our staff are both trained and experienced in tree care in order to facilitate this.
This was a job where we employed ropes to remove most of the branches. Because of the busy road and members of the public nearby a controlled removal of the branches was the obvious best option. Anything lowered onto the road was done in combination with traffic control to prevent any mishaps. While the climber was setting up, the next lower branches were cut up, chipped and logs stacked, ready to be removed.
Once the tree was crown lifted we then moved on to the thinning of the tree. With a tree of this size a crown thin is a time consuming process, but well worth having done to increase light and increase stability via reduced wind resistance. Dead wood is of course removed as part of this process but in this case the tree was in fine condition with minimal dead wood present.
Once the crown thin was completed we removed any remaining branches, loaded the logs and cleaned the site. We then opened up access for the public beneath the tree. After checking with the customer that everything was to their liking we went to recycle the logs and chippings from the site.
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North Cheshire Forestry were recently in Sparrowpit where a customer needed a tree reducing by a substantial amount. The tree was very near to the house and while they liked it the tree needed to be reduced, both to clear the house, adjacent shed and to improve the overall stability of the tree.
Because stability was an issue, it was decided to thin out the tree in order to reduce wind resistance. While more work, tree pruning in addition to the reduction was a better overall solution.
We began the tree pruning by clearing the branches from the house side of the tree as this was the harder part of the task. Due to nature of the job, we employed ropes in order to make sure there were no mishaps with the removal of the branches over the roof of the house. We then shaped that side of the tree and thinned it out to reduce wind resistance.
We then did some tree pruning of the top of the tree slightly. We were not trying to bring the height down as this was not what the customer wanted, so just some shaping and removal of leaders was required. After a bit of a thin we moved on to the other side of the tree.
Here we removed branches that had started to cause problems for the clients shed, did some tree pruning to balance up the tree and improved overall wind stability. We the removed some other lower branches and thinned out the tree to leave it in as good condition as possible.
Once we had completed our tree pruning as we thought it should be, we consulted with the customer to make sure they were happy with our work. We had already chipped the branches we had removed and cut any of the bigger logs into movable pieces.
We began to tidy the area up, not forgetting the roof of the house which needed some sawdust blowing off the roof.Our mornings work completed, we then went off to do our next job. Thanks for reading our recent work blog. North Cheshire Forestry.
We recently had a customer in Marple with a tree that in his front garden that had become a problem. The tree was situated at the front of his property and had reached the stage of being a nuisance for both himself and his neighbour. After an initial consultation it was decided that the best course was the complete removal of the tree to ground level, so a time to do the job was arranged.
When we arrived on the morning of the job we decided that a sectional fell was the best approach. We then made sure that the area around the tree was clear and people could see that tree work was in progress from from some distance away. We set up our equipment and the climber got into position to start the removal. The climber then began to dismantle the tree.
We began with the branches in order to both maximise efficiency and to provide protection for the ground as we progressed to the bigger parts of the tree. One of our team was responsible for securing the site and making sure no member of the public approached the work area
Once the branches had been safely removed we began a safe sectional dismantle of the trunk of the tree. We began to remove any excess brush wood while leaving plenty of protection for the ground from the remaining logs.
The sectioning of the trunk went well and the tree was soon on the ground safely. We then chipped any remaining branches, loaded any unwanted logs and cleaned up the site. After checking everything was ok for the customer we then loaded up our equipment and got ready for the next job
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