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.