One of Centaur’s main objectives is to ensure all work is carried out to the highest ethical standard. This means ensuring all trees are kept as healthy as possible and because of that best practice is often not to work on the tree at all! It is only when mankind comes into play that we need to look at tree safety and undertake works whilst keeping a natural appearance as possible.
Whether it’s a single branch close to your property or an Apple tree that needs pruning to promote fruiting, all pruning is cut back to suitable growth point to direct the trees vigour and promote healing. Pruning is more the way we work than a specific service and we’ll apply the best pruning practice and technique to the individual tree and work desired as necessary.
Reductions and crown thinning
Reducing the volume of a tree’s crown via both removal of branch tips and the internal density of canopy. Reduction aims to make a tree smaller while keeping a natural shape.
All trees die eventually and it’s often necessary to remove the tree before it falls down of it’s own accord! We also Coppice trees; felling a tree of suitable species to a height where it can regenerate and live again off the trees root stock. Big or small, Centaur has the skills and equipment to safely remove the tree in question and recycle the resulting timber.
Once a tree has been removed it’s usually a good idea to plant another in its place. Advice on selection and planting itself can be undertaken.
An ancient and basic form of tree management. A common site on the High Street are bare stems of Lime trees or the rural site of a great Willow knuckle lining a farmers field. Pollarding involves taking all limbs off a tree’s stem, pushing growth into a mass of small shoots the next year. Once undertaken pollarding should be repruned every 2-3years as regrowth is always weaker than natural union growth.
Nature tame by the gardener! Neat hedge rows are a quintessential feature of the British landscape and wouldn’t be the same without them. Whatever your hedge species or dimensions we can keep them looking in top shape.
Deadwood in trees is not a problem per se, actually it is very important for ecological diversity. But in the urban setting it often needs to be removed for safety reasons and can also be beneficial in improving the overall appearance of the tree.
Fire wood is only one use of your tree once its been removed. Using our chainsaw mills your tree could be turned into planks and beams that can live again as a garden bench or a dining room table. Milling is a fairly new skill-set to us and one we get very excited about, watch this space for examples of up-cycled wood. *Shop coming soon*.