As professional tree surgeons, the team at Greencut Horticulture fully understand that in our expanding urban environment, our trees need great care, protection and respect. Tree and humans live intimately alongside each other and for this reason we need to ensure that our trees are maintained and kept in a safe condition.
Wherever your home or commercial premises is based in the Bromley area, we can provide the comprehensive range of tree sugery services that you require to keep your trees in the best condition.
Felling in Sevenoaks – Professional Tree Surgery Services
The ‘Tree Team’ at Greencut Horticulture was originally established as TouchTrees Ltd, a hugely successful and highly regarded tree surgery company. Building on the success of this company, we have continued to develop our range of services and further establish our great reputation for quality throughout Sevenoaks and beyond.
From felling in Sevenoaks to tree surgery in Bromley, we offer a comprehensive range of services which emcompasses everything you need to keep your trees in top condition.
Crown lifting is the practice of removing branches from the bottom of the crown of a tree to provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings, lines of site, or to develop a clear stem for timber production. After pruning, the ratio of the living crown to total tree height should be at least two-thirds (e.g., a 12 m tree should have living branches on at least the upper 8 m). On young trees “temporary” branches may be retained along the stem to encourage taper and protect trees from vandalism and sun scald. Less vigorous shoots should be selected as temporary branches and should be about 10 to 15 cm apart along the stem. They should be pruned annually to slow their growth and should be removed eventually. Crown thinning is best carried out from a young age with foresight to prevent large stem wounds.
Crown reduction pruning is most often used when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. This method, when implemented sympathetically, results in a more natural appearance, increases the time before pruning is needed again, and minimizes stress. Crown reduction pruning results in a decrease in the entire lateral spread and apical growth of the entire crown. Other reasons for reducing a tree could be to reduce weight on the potentially dangerous branches or to balance a misshapen tree.
Crown thinning is primarily for hardwoods. It is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement throughout the crown of a tree. The intent is to maintain or develop a tree’s structure and form. To avoid unnecessary stress and prevent excessive production of epicormic sprouts, no more than 30% of the living crown should be removed at a time. If it is necessary to remove more, it should be done over successive years to limit stress.
Reducing Away From Buildings
Reduction away from building Primarily the same principle as Crown Reduction, however pruning is focused on lateral limbs either touching or within very close proximity of adjacent buildings in order to prevent trees obstructing or directly damaging buildings and property.