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Oak Tree Removal
We were contracted by Napier University to fell a large oak tree to make way for construction works. We removed large limbs and felled the trunk using our largest saw, the Stihl MS 660, and a small tug on the line from a digger which we used to remove the root mats. It is always sad to see large trees like this felled, but the high quality wood was planked and used by local joiners.
Large Beech Pruning
Residents of the building complained about the lack of light. The large beech tree in the shared garden posed a potential danger as it was very close to the rear of the property. Many similar trees close by had suffered from large limb loss in high winds. The residents were worried about potential damage because the tree had recently dropped a large limb.
After testing for fungal damage at the base and root level it was decided the tree was not suffering from detectable root damage and need not be felled on that basis. A further extensive inspection of the tree reported little or no noteworthy damage/infection.
It was decided that extensive pruning of the lower reaches of the canopy were to be performed. This was to allow more light into the gardens and to reduce the mass and lower the risk in high winds.
Royal Hospital for Sick Children Site Analysis
Tree surveys were completed in conjunction with NHS Lothian Estates Department for four large properties in central Edinburgh. Preservation area meant all works were subject to local authority planning approval.
A veteran tree management program was drafted including: pest management, removal of dangerous/ diseased limbs and low hanging branches and ivy removal.
Other works were also carried out including: extensive ivy removal from buildings, walls and trees. Removal of trees at boundaries upon request of neighbours, removal of storm damaged trees with fallen/dangerous limbs.
Lawsons Cypress Emergency Removal
This tree was blown over in high winds. Miraculously there was no damage to the brand new conservatory. The tree was propped up to prevent further movement due to the extra weight when the tree was ascended.
The other obvious danger with uprooted trees is the tendency to right themselves very quickly. The chance of the climber being catapulted into the next garden, although slim, had to be factored in. With viable escape routes established, a very careful ascent was made.
Each branch was roped up and lowered, rigged so it would fall well away from the conservatory and then to be processed by ground crew.