The removal of unsafe trees is essential to responsible tree management. Hazards in the environment may give clues to necessary changes, or changes to buildings or hard landscaping can mean trees outgrow their locations.
Tree Removals are completed in different ways according to the size of the tree, the layout of the site, and the obstacles beneath it. This can either be by sectional felling or clear felling.
The tree trunks are cut at the base which then fall in a predetermined direction with or without the aid of ropes and rigging.
Sectional felling involves climbing the tree and removing branches in order, carefully lowering and directing branches to the ground on ropes to avoid obstacles such as buildings or delicate landscaping. Sectional felling is mostly done by rope access techniques but we have also used MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) to access the canopy if the trees are unsafe to climb.
Site Clean-Up or Transformation
To remove a tree fully, we can either leave the stump as a feature or remove the stump and prepare the soil around. We can also prepare ground and lay grass seed or turf to transform the area where the tree or shrub once stood.
We can remove all waste from tree removal sites to be recycled, or leave logs cut into sections if the customer requires. We can also leaved chipped waste if that would be useful to you as mulch or compost additive.
Edinburgh Conservation Areas
Large areas of Edinburgh are conservation areas, and many trees are also protected by Tree Preservation Orders. This protects our important heritage trees and living landscape from thoughtless destruction, and decisions about alterations to this landscape in the hands of planning officers.
We can give you free advice on conservation areas and apply on your behalf for tree works to take place, this can involve a wait of several weeks, so please get in touch to ask us if you think you are in a conservation area.
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We fell and remove trees in the Edinburgh area every day. We know all the issues to look our for and are fully qualified and insured. Take a weight off your mind and call us today, we can offer free quotations. If you send a couple of photos in the first instance that will help us to discuss the work with you.