Tree Removal/Tree Felling
There are several ways for a tree removal. The two main approaches are tree felling and dismantling. Tree felling can be applied when it is safe with appropriate space to cut a tree from the bottom in a designated direction. Much like forestry. Tree removal by dismantling is need when space is restricted and there are targets underneath. This process uses ropes and pulleys to assist in the safe lowering of limbs and timber.
At Naturally Trees we have vast expertise and specialist equipment required to remove even the most difficult trees safely, and without damaging your property or the environment. Our tree surgeons are qualified and experienced offering our clients the reassurance they are in safe hands.
Crown Reduction and Reshaping
Crow reduction is used to reduce the size of a trees canopy. This can allow the retention of the tree in a confined space and may reduce the effects of high winds on the tree. It is also used to create a desired appearance for the location it grows.
Crown thinning is the process of reducing the density within the canopy of the tree. It helps achieve a balanced structure that promotes more available light through the canopy. Crown thinning benefits the shrubs and ground level plants below as well as residents needing more light through a dense canopy. Crown lifting is also a good procedure letting light pass under the canopy to whatever lies beneath. By crown thinning, a tree retains its grandeur and overall natural look, which for some people is essential.
Crowning lifting involves pruning select lower branches to a desired height helping to achieve height clearance from ground level. Crown lifting is commonly done to give clearance away from roads, car parks, buildings, gardens and footpaths.
Dead, dying and dangerous limb removal.
The removal and pruning of dead and dangerous branches is the process of removing the risk of branch failure in a high target environment.
Pollarding is a pruning technique that is widely used in city street tree. The entire crown of a tree is removed to leave only the main trunk system. The resulting regrowth promotes a dense head of foliage. This technique is species specific not all tree species respond well to pollarding. Willow, Limes and Poplar are capable of such dramatic pruning.
Once initiated, a pollard should be maintained by cutting the new branches on a cyclical basis. The frequency of the cycle should be decided according to site management objectives, species, age and condition. A Pollarding cycle should not span beyond five years to keep wound size when re-pollarding to a minimum.
Where it is not possible to meet the requirements of the British Standard, or the customer’s specification requires something different then work will be completed in accordance with the upmost care and expertise, and in accordance with accepted good arboricultural practice.
Stump Grinding and Stump Removal
Naturally Trees provides stump removal and stump grinding services throughout Berkshire, Wiltshire and North Hampshire.
Tree stumps are removed where they present a trip hazard, when an area is to be landscaped, or where a stump may persistently re-shoot, which is typical with Ash, Sycamore, Willow, Poplar, Lime, and Chestnut trees.
We have the expertise and equipment to remove any size of stump, ranging from a small single stump to larger stumps and multiple stumps of any size.
Naturally Trees offers a comprehensive planting service which not only provides the manual labour but most importantly offers educated advice on planting trees to ensure the right tree is planted in the right place for you and your property.
We work in collaboration with a number of trusted suppliers of trees and shrubs and are always very happy to share our knowledge and experience with our clients helping you to source the right specimen at the right price.
Do you need a block cleared of trees and stumps for a home extension or commercial project? Naturally Trees have the experience and equipment to undertake complex projects.
Our team will assess the site and will work in conjunction with BS 5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction.
With our expertise the project is completed in a timely and safe manner by fully qualified tree surgeons and arborist.
Regardless of the scale or scope of the project, our competent team will always ensure that works are carried out in the safest possible way. Full Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) can be supplied on request.
At Naturally Trees we take great pride in trimming and maintenance of all manner of hedges, shrubs and trees. Our tree surgeons use years of experience and skill to attain the aesthetical appearance expected by our cliental.
Emergency call-out services for fallen/damaged trees
Nature is unpredictable, so should you find that one of your trees has fallen or has been storm/wind damaged, Naturally Trees can remove it swiftly and efficiently. Our team of tree surgeons are well trained and equipped to deal with clearing an emergency situation.
Trees have the potential to cause a variety of problems, for people and for properties. With the relevant qualifications and vast experience Naturally Trees are able to provide you with a comprehensive tree survey and consultancy service to meet your own requirements.
Tree reports can sometimes be required by your local planning authority when applying for consent to have work carried out. Our team will assess the site and potential impact and will operate in conjunction with BS 5837:2012 (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction). Naturally Trees will work with you and the Local Authority to try and find an amicable solution that overcomes any tree issues on development sites.
Tree hazard assessments and surveys is an effective way to evaluate a trees health and potential risk for failure. Naturally Trees offers assessment methodologies to quantify the risk associated with urban trees in a multitude of locations.
We provide proactive and proven strategies to:
- Reduce the risks posed by trees to people, property and infrastructure;
- Reduce the potential liability associated with tree failure;
- Reduce the costs of long term tree maintenance
- Maintain veteran and ancient trees as an important heritage, habitat resource and promote biological diversity
- Provide unbiased and defensible support for tree removal/retention decisions.
No matter which service you require, the arboricultural consultants at Naturally Trees are sure to deliver a reliable, friendly, and professional service.
Operating from West Berkshire, Naturally Trees are perfectly located to deliver commercial tree services in locations across the South of England, including Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on our ability to work in partnership with our clients to deliver a comprehensive, customer-driven tree surgery and arboricultural management service.
Regardless of the scale or scope of the project, our expert team will always ensure that works are carried out in the safest possible way. Full Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) can be supplied on request
We are fully insured, working within strict health and safety standards, Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998) (LOLER) BS3998:2010 and all industry legislation, Our clients can rest assured the work will be carried out safely, professionally and legally.
If your trees are covered by a TPO or are within a conservation area you need to go through the procedures outlined by your local planning authority to avoid the penalties associated with pruning or felling protected trees.
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 certain trees are subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Before any works can be carried out on TPO protected trees, permission must be obtained from your Local Planning Authority (LPA) through submission of a formal application. Owners of protected trees are responsible for their care and maintenance and are liable for any actions taken against them resulting from damage caused by poorly maintained trees.
All types of tree, but not hedges, bushes or shrubs can be protected, and a TPO can protect anything from a single tree to all trees within a defined area or woodland. Any species can be protected, but no species is automatically protected by a tree preservation order.
Normal TPO procedures apply if a tree in a conservation area is already protected by a TPO. But if a tree in a conservation area is not covered by a TPO, you have to give written notice to the LPA (by letter, email or on the LPA’s form) of any proposed work, describing what you want to do, at least six weeks before the work starts. This is called a ‘section 211 notice’ and it gives the LPA an opportunity to consider protecting the tree with a TPO.
You do not need to give notice of work on a tree in a conservation area less than 7.5 centimetres in diameter, measured 1.5 metres above the ground (or 10 centimetres if thinning to help the growth of other trees).
Naturally Trees can offer advice and assistance in preparing an LPA application, will submit the necessary applications on your behalf and liaise with your Local Planning Authority all the way through the process.
Wiltshire TPO/Conservation Area
Berkshire TP0/Conservation Area
Hampshire TPO/ Conservation Area
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