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Trim a Tree MK Ltd 
The Tree and Hedge Specialists 
 
 
Trim a Tree MK Ltd 
The Tree and Hedge Specialists 
 

Types of Work 

Tree pruning can be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition and if a tree is not pruned in the correct manor this can lead to trees becoming diseased and potentially dangerous. On your quotation sometimes there are certain words that don't explain clearly what is going to happen to your tree, to help you we have come up with this helpful information list to assist you: 

CROWN THINNING 

Crown thinning simply means the removal of a smaller portion of branches, usually at the outer crown. This will produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced structure. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size and shape of the tree and it should not exceed 30% overall. Crown thinning will usually allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce the weight and reduce wind resistance. 

CROWN LIFTING/RAISING 

Crown lifting is the preparing of lower branches for future removal and/or the removal of the lowest branches. Crown lifting should not include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk. Crown lifting is an effective method of increasing light to areas close to the tree. 

CROWN REDUCTION 

Crown reduction is the reduction in height and/or spread of the crown. This can make the tree more suited to it's environment and reduce shading and light loss. 

DEADWOODING 

These are the non living branches or stems due to natural ageing or external influences. It should be left as much as possible as it provides essential habitats and it should only be removed if it poses a risk. 

POLLARDING 

This is the initial removal of the top of a young tree, once started it should be repeated always retaining the initial pollard point. 

DISMANTLING/FELLING 

A tree will need to be dismantled or felled if it has become hazardous to the safety of your property or neighbouring properties. When a tree is removed the stump can be ground out as well. Tree dismantling is different from tree felling as the tree is completely removed carefully in sections as this way it will eliminate potential damage to nearby trees and structures. This is also used when extra attention needs to be paid to limit the risk of damage and maximise the safety of members of the public. 

STUMP GRINDING/REMOVAL 

Stump grinding is used for when you need to remove the stump from a felled tree. The machines can completely destroy the roots of the trees in a few seconds or recover the central part of the roots. 

HEDGE TRIMMING/MAINTENANCE 

New hedges require formative pruning for the first couple of years after planting and this is usually carried out in the winter or spring. Maintenance trimming occurs after this usually once a year sometimes twice a year. The maintenance trimming is usually carried out between spring and summer. It can also revive the appearance and health. 

TPO/CONSERVATION AREAS 

There are many trees that are legally protected. Felling or even just pruning a protected tree without permission from your Local Planning Authority may be a criminal offence. Always check for Tree Preservation Orders or Conservation Area restrictions with your local council’s Tree Officer and/or Planning Department before carrying out any works.Trim a Tree can do complete checks for you, please ask for further details 

SCRUB CLEARANCE 

Scrub is the precursor of woodland. Trees such as Silver Birch can be invasive because of their wind borne seeds so it spreads rapidly. Successful land restoration means removing saplings quickly before leaf litter enriches the soil and it weakens other shrubs. 

OTHER AREAS WE COVER 

Habitat creation, Management plans, timber extraction, vegetation clearance, site preparation and pre development surgery. 

SITE CLEARANCE WORKS  

Ray Brown (Proprietor of Trim a Tree) is now available to hire. Ray has over 20 years in the industry and can now assist your Company on hire.  
Ray's speciality is site clearance works. The Avant Loader has forks and a log grab attachment plus a bucket. 
It comes with a fully trained operative (Ray),and can extract approximately 30 ton of timber in a day, load lorrys and assist in the site clearance. 
Also available to hire is our Rayco 1675 Tracked Grinder with operative. 
 
Ray can travel anywere in the UK please 
phone for more details and costs 
ray@trimatreemk.co.uk 
07525134200 
 
For more information simply call us on 01908 410555 or 01234 639777.  
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Trim a Tree MK Ltd 
The Tree and Hedge Specialists 
 
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