When do we remove trees?
Although we strive to keep trees wherever possible, when the need arises we remove trees safely and efficiently. Trees need removing for a number of reasons; they may be dead, dangerous or simply in the wrong place.
There are two approaches that can be taken to tree felling, and these are dependent on the space available. The space available is determined by the potential damage caused to other people and property by the tree coming down.
Two approaches to tree removal
Where there is sufficient space – directional tree felling is used. This is where a tree is felled from the ground, and brought down in one go. Our team will then carefully dismantle the tree. All brushwood will then be chipped and timber retained or taken away as desired
In locations where there isn’t sufficient room for the tree to use directional felling, a tree can be taken down piece by piece. Our tree surgeons access the canopy using a rope and harness. From here, they are able to dismantle the tree by accurately dropping a section at a time. Branches can be lowered in a controlled manner where there is a risk of causing damage. The cut off pieces are dropped into a specific safe area – away from buildings or people. In some instances, it may be necessary to use ropes to lower the tree one section at a time.
The Blue Tree Company are highly skilled at tree felling. Our teams have worked in a wide number of sites – both corporate and domestic. We assess our customer’s needs in an initial site visit, and then complete a risk assessment. We also offer a planning application service, for any permissions needed. On the day of the removal, we will complete a further risk assessment and put into place control measures to reduce the risk of harm to people or property.
As standard, all waste is removed from site. By prior arrangement, wood can be left in suitable sizes for wood burners, open fires or as eco piles. For more information on how we utilise the materials once a tree has been felled, please visit our environment page. We also offer a range of stump removal services