Tree Felling & Dismantling
If a tree is causing an unacceptable risk to people or property, and it cannot be remedied by a reduction, it will need to be removed. This happens most frequently when a tree is very near buildings, causing possible subsidence, or when a tree is diseased, damage or dying through natural causes. It is mostly older trees that will need removing but young trees sometimes inherent defects that cannot be pruned out. In these cases then felling and replacing the young tree is a good option.
Most commonly, when buildings are erected close to mature trees, the tree will not cause subsidence. However, we sometime find that poor implication assessments pay little regard to mature trees, so mechanical damage to roots in particular will cause the trees demise. In these situations felling in confined spaces will call for a careful specialist approach. Where we have unrestricted access, we use a series of tree roping techniques that allow us to dismantle the trees safely and without structural damage to property. Where access is limited, we will often need the use of a crane to carry away each section.