“Very happy with Jamie who came to cut my box hedge & privet. He did a brilliant job in cutting my box hedge which runs both sides of a front path it is now a formal hedge which I love. Jamie is very informative & answered all my questions & tidying up after he was finished. I definitely will contact Edinburgh Tree Surgeons again.”
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There were many obstacles below this tree, including a listed church roof. All of the branches had to be rigged and directed to drop in a controlled manner to safe landing sites several meters away.
Several companies had been approached for this job but had turned the work down due to the high risk factor. Edinburgh Tree Surgeons successfully completed the work with zero damage and minimal disruption to the clients business.
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.