All tree surgery work carried out by Walsh Tree Services will be done so to an exceptional standard, by our fully trained and experienced tree surgeons, with Health & Safety and all current British Standard legislation (BS3998/BS5837) at the forefront of our operations. We carry public liability insurance for £5,000,000 and employers liability insurance of £10,000,000 with over 30 years’ experience in tree surgery and boasting an NCH in arboriculture we are proud to be one of the leading tree surgery companies covering Wiltshire and Hampshire.
Trees frequently outgrow their surroundings and it becomes necessary to maintain them. It cannot be understated how much skill is required to prune correctly. Drop-crotch and target pruning are essential to preserve natural shape and vigour – a practice that is too often overlooked.
A crown reduction can alleviate the overbearing presence of a dominant tree, and remove unwanted weight from branch tips. Appropriate pruning technique ensures minimal wounding whilst keeping the natural shape and form intact.
Trees with dense foliage are more susceptible to wind throw. Selectively pruning internal growth ensures greater passage of air through the crown, dramatically reducing sail forces on the tree. Thinning will also promote a much higher light intensity in the immediate surroundings.
This is the practice of removing branches in the lower portion of the crown to provide light, balance and passage of air. It can also be useful to maintain statutory distances from buildings and roads.
Pollarding is a type of pruning that helps to keep trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to a predisposed terminal height.
Unfortunately trees can become ill, or so big that they become a danger or nuisance to us and our homes. Removing a tree in a confined space requires a lot of skill and precision, and must be undertaken by a trained expert. At Walsh Tree Services, we have all the latest equipment and know-how to make sure this is done in the safest possible way.
Almost all removal operations will involve complex rigging to dismantle the tree using pulleys and friction devices, piece by piece. This requires a high level of skill and a good grasp of physics and geometry. Sometimes, depending on the sheer size of the tree, we can lower up to a ton of timber in one go.