Old Oak Tree Care carries out the following contracting work.
Removal of trees. Logs can be cut up for firewood,made into habitat piles or removed from the site. Branches, twigs and leaves are removed and taken to a composting facility. Alternatively they can be chipped and left as a useful organic garden product.
Aerial tree work, pruning and sectional felling
Work to trees in tight spaces or with damageable items below them via tree climbing techniques.
Crown reduction, thinning and lifting
Crown reduction is a process of reducing the overall outline of a tree. This involves removing the branch tips back to suitable lateral branches. It is unrealistic to be able to reduce the outline of a tree too far.
Crown thinning is the process of allowing more light through a tree by removing selective branches.
Crown lifting is the removal of lower branches for clearance under the tree.
Specialist moss and bog work.
Carrying out work on mosses and bogs as part of habitat restoration or conservation. This usually involves tree and scrub removal with herbicide treatment.
Forestry thinning and felling
Large scale thinning, crown lifting, high pruning and felling.
Hedge reduction and cutting
Reducing the size of overgrown hedges, re-laying and cutting.
From single specimen extra heavy standards to large scale planting of whips.
Veteran tree retrenchment and management
Veteran trees come in all shapes, sizes and conditions and their management can range from doing nothing at all to fairly intensive work programmes. Sometimes veteran trees require retrenchment pruning when decay or structural weaknesses create top heavy or stressed structures. This careful pruning method allows the tree to grow older with fewer stresses on it.
Natural fracture pruning
The pruning of trees to mimic natural fractures. Usually carried out on mature trees to increase habitat potential within these wounds. Generally carried out on native trees of relatively low aesthetic value.
Work to broadleaf woodland to create usable wood products and to maintain the production of wood and the wildlife potential of the wood. Coppicing is a traditional form of woodland management currently enjoying a revival in Britain.
The process of pruning a tree that has previously been overly thinned, pollarded or badly pruned to regain a natural shape and crown density. This often requires a number of pruning cycles to create the desired effect.
Habitat creation, improvement and diversification
Trees, and quite often, the lack of trees, provide wildlife habitat for a huge range of species. Old Oak Tree Care can work to management plans to improve wildlife habitats with the required care to avoid unnecessary damage and disruption.
Should you have any specialised work not included in the list above please contact Old Oak Tree Care.
Old Oak Tree Care is fully qualified to undertake these operations and holds public, property and employers liability to £5 000 000.