Southern Tree Care offers a comprehensive range of tree care services including:-
Removal of the whole tree. In a confined area felling will normally require the tree to be climbed, dismantled in sections and lowered by rope to limit damage to the surrounding area. Trees can also be brought down using a controlled and calculated fell. It is also possible to take a tree down by using a tracked access platform controlled by fully qualified operative.
N.B. We cannot take responsibility for hidden obstructions or unforeseen circumstances; such as the eventuality of finding hidden obstructions in the centre of a tree (such as iron or steel). However, we will endeavour to overcome any problems as efficiently as possible.
Reducing the size of the trees overall canopy by pruning the branches evenly throughout the crown and retaining the trees natural shape.
Selective removal of inner branches evenly throughout the trees crown allowing light to travel through the crown and letting air circulate more effectively throughout the canopy without altering the trees natural shape.
Removal of selected branches and limbs from the lower part of the trees crown to raise the crowns overall height.
Removal of all branches and most limbs leaving only the trunk and occasionally a framework of the major limbs. We do not recommend this as a course of action as the trees natural structure and shape are lost.
BRANCH & LIMB REMOVAL
Where it is necessary to remove certain branches without fully reducing, thinning or lifting the crown this is done by removing as little live growth as possible to ensure the health and stability of the tree.
The safe removal of any naturally occurring deadwood from the crown in order to ensure that the tree is safe.
FRUIT TREE MANAGEMENT
Pruning, normally done when the trees are dormant, to keep the trees size and shape under control and stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds to ensure productivity.
HEDGE TRIMMING & REDUCTION
Trimming the hedge on a regular basis to encourage tight and full growth. Hedge trimming may also include a reduction in the hedge height.
STUMP GRINDING & ROOT REMOVAL
Grinding the stump out to allow planting or building in the area where a tree once stood. Where the stump does not pose a problem it can be left and treated to ensure that re-growth does not occur.
N.B. Stump grinding is carried out to a depth of 6 to 9 inches below ground level. There is no chasing of lateral roots unless specified and subsequent debris from stump grinding are left on site unless otherwise specified. We must be made aware of any underground service pipes, wires or cables adjacent to stumps prior to work. In the eventuality of damage to any of the mentioned, we hold no responsibility for cost to repair.
BRUSHWOOD REMOVAL & DISPOSAL
Removal of waste from our work on trees and shrubs. All cuttings are put through our wood-chipper and the resulting chip can be left on site for mulching borders or can be removed from the site altogether. Larger tree sections are also removed or can be turned into firewood and left on site.
TREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
An inspection to identify potential hazards with recommendations as to the best course of action to ensure the safety of the trees and those around them.
Safe and swift removal of trees lost due to age, poor health or stormy weather.
TREE SOURCING, PLANTING & AFTERCARE
Advice, purchase and installation of new trees and shrubs, taking into account aesthetics and situations to ensure the best possible result.
SEASONED LOGS AVAILABLE
We have seasoned oak, ash and others logs available, please contact us for more.