Artisan Arb offer competitive prices for both contracted jobs and private clients. We take on all types of tree surgery and arboricultural work. See a list of our services below and be sure to check out the info and FAQs on each service for answers to our most commonly received enquiries.
Tree surgery - the repair of damaged trees, as by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with braces.
Arborists are important in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for Trees and Fauna to grow and thrive without impinging on a property. Trees left to grow without management could damage a properties structural integrity (through its root system) or damage a properties drainage system as well as obstructing Views, paths and light entry.
A tree surgeon has the necessary qualifications, skills and experience to thin, prune and when necessary fell trees in a safe and competent manner, as well as spot diseases and determining the best treatment for the infection.
Crown reduction - A form of pruning which decreases the extent of the crown without decreasing its density. This is useful for reducing the weight of potentially dangerous limbs, balance a misshapen tree, for example, following storm damage, or after bad pruning, Prevent trees obstructing or damaging buildings and property and Preventing trees from interfering with overhead telephone and power lines.
Felling is the process of downing individual trees.
Without management trees can damage a properties structural integrity or drainage system as well as obstruct views paths or light entry. Dead trees can also be removed in a safe manner using this technique. Larger unsafe trees can also be removed by either rigging or by using a MEWP.
Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal. Good practice dictates crown lifting should not normally include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long term problems or more short term biomechanical instability.
Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller/tertiary branches, usually at the outer crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree.
Dead wooding- is the removal from the tree of dead, dying or diseased branch wood, broken branches or stubs left from previous tree surgery operations and from within any cavities within the tree. Without correct management a tree with dead wood could have falling limbs and in worse case fall because of its structural rigidity being compromise.
Pollarding - is the removal of all tree growth of a tree back to the main stem to the height above the ground specified in the schedule of works, with the objective of producing a quantity of vigorous shoots from the bole.
Hedge cutting helps maintain healthy hedges as well as managing their size and shape.
Tree stump removal is the removal of old tree stumps after tree felling. This can be done for aesthetic as well as practical reasons. Tree stumps can be hazardous or cause obstructions and take up space unnecessarily through their roots as well as the stump itself.
In some cases stumps left behind can promote new growth, with smaller trees growing around the stump. These can slow the progress of other more desirable plants by depriving them of the nutrients needed to sustain growth.
Stumps also take considerable time to rot away naturally. As it decays, it can attract wood-boring pest such as termites, ants or beetles which can eventually spread to properties or other unwanted areas.
Clearance of unwanted green materials, shrubs, overgrowth and other waste from a site or garden.