We have extensive experience of the tree industry.
We adhere to all relevant legislation, including Health & Safety, and we wish to protect the environments created by trees whenever possible by taking a holistic approach to assessing and managing each site. Every member of our team carries out work with a duty of care including wildlife considerations and with minimum disruption to your garden or site, which will always be left in a safe, clean and tidy condition.
We are able to provide the same team member on each visit, to ensure consistency of quality and knowledge of our client’s requirements.
When a tree is being removed it cannot always be felled. The canopy may have to be taken down in sections for safety or to avoid property damage. This process involves rope access into the canopy along with rope techniques to lower the branches and timber to the ground in a controlled manner.
Dismantling a tree is an ideal method for trees that are dead, dangerous, storm damaged, overhanging buildings and property, or sites which have difficult access or confined space.
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.
Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance, reduce weight (but this does not necessarily reduce leverage on the structure) and is rarely a once-only operation particularly on species that are known to produce large amounts of epicormic growth.
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 lifting on older, mature trees should be avoided or restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than the whole removal wherever possible. Crown lifting is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown but should be restricted to less than 15% of the live crown height and leave the crown at least two thirds of the total height of the tree.
The cutting down of a tree within 300mm (12in) of the ground at regular intervals, traditionally applied to certain species such as Hazel and Sweet Chestnut to provide stakes etc
Non-living branches or stems due to natural ageing or external influences. Deadwood provides essential habitats and its management should aim to leave as much as possible, shortening or removing only those that pose a risk. Durability and retention of deadwood will vary by tree species
The initial removal of the top of a young tree at a prescribed height to encourage multistem branching from that point, traditionally for fodder, firewood or poles. Once started, it should be repeated on a cyclical basis always retaining the initial pollard point, or bolling as it becomes known
Branch and Limb Removal
Sometimes it is necessary to remove certain branches of a trees crown, without fully reducing, thinning or lifting the crown. For example If a large branch or number of branches have travelled over a neighbouring boundary, it may be required that they be removed.
Hufey’s are the specialists in tree stump removal and they grind out the stumps using the most up to date machine called a stump grinder. This machine literally grinds the stump into chippings. This method is the most efficient method of destroying the stump leaving the area ready for the next stage of garden design, replanting, fencing or building works.
We carry out all aspects of tree surgery
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