The ends of all branches are reduced, in length, back
to suitable growth points (side branches). As a result the entire tree
crown is reduced, in size and volume, whilst retaining the natural shape
of the species. This procedure is usually stipulated in terms of a
percentage rarely more than 25%.
Branches are removed from within the tree crown in
order to make it uniformly less dense. The natural shape of the tree is
completely unaffected but the wind resistance is reduced and more light
allowed to filter through. This procedure is usually stipulated in terms
of a percentage, rarely more than 30%. This is a very effective way
prohibiting a tree from falling ,especially in unpredictable weather
Increasing the gap between ground level and the crown.
This is normally achieved by removing the lowest branches of the crown, to
a specified height.
Causing a tree to fall under control by carefully
making a series of cuts at the base of the trunk.
Carefully dismantling a tree in small sections. This
operation is usually undertaken by making use of pulley and rope
techniques as well as the structure of the tree itself for skilled branch
The removal of dead or dying branches usually for
safety and aesthetics. Larger dead branches can be safely retained (in
order to provide habitat for birds and insects) by reducing their length
Hedges of any size can be topped and trimmed to your
The formation of a healthy stem and branch framework in
very young trees. Achieved by carefully selecting and removing diseased
wood, congested and rubbing branches and weak branch unions. Correct
formative pruning can dramatically reduce the chances of disease,
structural weakness and branch failure as the tree matures.
Either by grubbing out by hand (if the stump is small
enough), employing a stump grinding machine (if the stump is large) or
poisoning the stump and allowing it to slowly decay over time. All pruning
cuts comply to modern arboricultural principles which limit, as much as
possible, the impact of tree surgery on tree health
Veteran Tree Management:
Veteran trees are ancient specimens in the final stage
of their life. Because of their old age they provide us with significant
biological, aesthetic and cultural interest. The vitality of veteran
trees is normally slowing and they are frequently in a dangerous
condition. As a result the temptation is often to remove them.
However, with careful planning and ongoing management UTC can help you
safely preserve your old trees in an attractive state. One of the most
recent developments in veteran tree management, that we try and employ at
UCT where possible, is the use of Natural Fracture Techniques (NFT ).NFT's are pruning cuts that mimic the jagged edges character esthetically
seen on broken branches following storm damage. As well as looking more
natural than conventional pruning cuts they provide wonderful habitat for
a myriad of fungi, insects and birds whilst removing any structural
Tub Grinder-rental for large and industrial sites:
all wood products as part of our effort to help save the environment