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Tree Pollarding Grays
Are you looking to control trees that are causing a hazard, perhaps by a roadside? Tree pollarding is a service that is often requested by local authorities seeking to boost safety along public highways. It involves removing the crown of a tree, leaving only the main trunk system. It is not always the best option in a domestic setting, so if you are a residential homeowner with trees that need controlling, please contact us for advice on the best way forward.
Tree Pollarding Explained
We use tree pollarding Grays wide to maintain the height of a tree so that it does not continue to grow any taller. This method has been in use since medieval times.
Once pollarded, a tree will continue to grow, but very slowly. Its growth rings will reduce in size following the pollarding, making this a long term fix. It’s a process that’s beneficial in situations where trees are growing on roadsides and their canopies are stretching into the public highway and colliding with high-sided vehicles or buses. It’s also useful where trees are growing close to overhead power lines or railway lines and it is important to prevent the canopy from causing a hazard.
If you have a tree in your Grays garden with a canopy that has outgrown its space, it may be better to opt for crown lifting or tree reduction as these will control the size of the tree whilst maintaining its attractive appearance.
Why choose T.H. Tree Services for Tree Pollarding Grays?
For more than 15 years, private homeowners, estate managers, business owners, local authorities and housing associations have relied upon our expertise in tree pollarding Grays wide as well as throughout the whole of Essex.
Our Grays tree surgeons hold TEN different N.P.T.C. qualifications in numerous aspects of arboriculture, as well as TWO LANTRA qualifications. This means we are qualified to safely and effectively carry out a comprehensive range of tree care tasks at height, including tree pollarding.
In addition, T.H. Tree Services is Trading Standards, local authority and Safe4Site Gold approved. We work in line with British Standard BS 3998 2010 and adhere to a long list of legislation. This includes the Work at Height Regulations, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act and the Manual Handling Operations. We have maintained a completely clean record across all aspects of health and safety and hold £5 million liability insurance.
When you engage a tree surgeon for your tree pollarding in Grays, ensure you always check the qualifications and insurance they say they hold are appropriate to the work being carried out.
Tree Pollarding Grays: We Cover ALL Species of Trees
Our Grays tree pollarding service spans a vast range of tree species and sizes including all trees found commonly across the UK.
It doesn’t matter whether your trees are located on public land, in a private garden, on commercial premises or somewhere dangerous such as near a railway line or by the side of a lake or riverbank; whatever the situation, the specialists at T.H. Tree Services have the expertise and experience required to cover everything safely and effectively.
Our knowledge of when and how to carry out tree pollarding Grays wide using the appropriate procedures means you can have complete reassure that your tree will be properly taken care of in every way.
The following are just a few of the trees we have worked on across Grays and all surrounding areas:
- Oak – all species including English or common oak, sessile oak and holm oak. Oak trees are known to grow to heights of 40 metres or more and tend to have wide canopies. Nonetheless, we are still able to effectively pollard these trees to make them safe and manageable.
- Ash – the ash tree is known to grow to a good 35 metres in height. This however poses no issue at all for the expert tree surgeons at T.H. Tree Services. Whilst undertaking your pollarding, we will check for signs of the common disease ash dieback and will let you know should we find anything and what we think should be done to deal with it.
- Thorny or spiky trees – and yes this includes the monkey puzzle tree! You will sometimes find that tree workers will avoid pollarding for trees that could be deemed a hazard. Not us though! Whatever your tree in Grays, if it needs pollarding, we’ll get right in there and get on with it.
- Eucalyptus trees – including those that grow to soaring heights of 30 metres or more. One of the most common species of the eucalyptus tree is the cider gum. It is found in large numbers along the Essex coast and has also made its way inland in some areas. These trees often grow alongside lakes, which again is no problem for us as we have special access equipment that allows us to reach any tree safely, regardless of where it is situated.
- Beech trees – including those with considerably large canopies. Beech trees regularly grown to towering heights of 30 or 40 metres. It doesn’t matter though, because whatever height it is, we are able to safely carry out pollarding.
- Any other trees – we can carry out pollarding of any species of tree including the silver birch, hornbeam, lime, maple, sycamore, rowan, elm, whitebeam, spindle and aspen.
Unsure which species your tree is? Check out our extensive Tree ID pages for the lowdown on all the most common types of UK trees.
Common diseases affecting Grays trees
When we carry out tree pollarding Grays wide we will always check the trees for symptoms of disease or decay. Our experience and qualifications mean we can do this with ease. It’s very important because disease and decay can weaken the branches of a tree, which in turn can pose a hazard. Weakness can lead to breakages, which means branches can fall at any time. It also means that the tree is probably not in the best of health.
Certain species of trees are more prone to disease, fungi and pest infestations than others. You have no doubt heard of some of the more common tree diseases such as ash dieback, chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease and oak decline. And there are so many more common problems that trees face.
A crucial aspect of our service is spotting and dealing with diseases, fungi and pest infestations. If you are worried that your tree may be suffering from disease or may have a fungal or pest infestation, our guide to common tree diseases and pests should prove useful. If you have any specific concerns, please never delay in contacting us for tailored advice. It could literally save the life of your tree.
A guide to getting the timing right with tree pollarding in Grays
There are certain times of year when tree pollarding should be avoided.
The first is the bird nesting season. This runs from February to August. At T.H. Tree Services, we always check for nesting birds at ALL times of the year just to make sure we are not disturbing our valuable wildlife.
It is not permitted to carry out tree work including pollarding during the bird nesting season, although this is only applicable to non-emergency tree work. If there are impending hazards such as decaying branches that could fall and cause damage or personal injury, or the tree needs urgent attention because of disease or infestation, then we can proceed at any time of the year.
The second is the active growth period. Trees are usually within their active growth period between late spring and early winter. During this time, if any cuts are made, they will usually bleed sap. This attracts bugs, which bring with them diseases which can infect the tree. Again, it is acceptable to go ahead with emergency tree work at any time, however where possible it is always best to hold back until the tree goes into its dormant phase. It is worth knowing that certain tree species go into their dormant period at different times. Have a read of our news and tree ID pages for advice on the optimum time to prune your tree, or contact us for bespoke advice.
You will also need to check the local authority TPO register if your tree is of notable interest or if it is located in a conservation area. If it is protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) then the quantity of pollarding permitted will be limited and you will require permission from your local authority to proceed. This can take up to eight weeks to come through.
For Specialist Tree Pollarding Grays wide, Choose T.H. Tree Services
At T.H. Tree Services we have been specialising in tree pollarding Grays wide for more than 15 years. Alongside our extensive qualifications and established and renowned reputation, this places us in the ideal position to take care of all your Grays pollarding requirements.
For a free consultation and friendly advice from a qualified Grays tree pollarding expert, call T.H Tree Services on 01268 642 814.
Polite, professional and tidy.The team were punctual, very polite, kept me well informed of what they were doing, anything I asked them wasn’t an inconvenience.Service with a smile and the tidy up job was fantastic too.I would certainly recommend TH Tree services and happily use them again.
Hi Mrs Easton, thank you for leaving a lovely review. The team are really pleased they come across professional and friendly.
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