Management of deadwood and old trees for the benefit of the environment…
Deadwood in trees
Deadwood is vital to the habitat laying the basis for natural biodiversity and is not a problem in itself. If, however that deadwood poses a risk of falling on people or the property or possessions then we undertake aerial operations to remove deadwood before it becomes a hazard to the public. It’s a good idea if you live alongside large mature trees to have the deadwood removed regularly, it also allows the arborist to check for flaws or damage that can’t be identified from ground level.
Our ancient trees deserve our reverence and respect. As arborists the way we deal with these trees differs from usual tree work and pruning. Primarily we want to preserve these special trees and if veteran trees are a health and safety concern we will employ specific pruning.
practices to remove, reduce or brace limbs. We are occasionally asked to accelerate the decline of trees to mirror the old veteran trees for habitat and conservation purposes, this is termed ‘monolithing’.