Reducing the overall height and width of the canopy of the tree by a agreed percentage to prevent the tree becoming too large or bringing it back to a safe, maintainable standard.
Removal of the lowest branches and/or trunks to raise the height of the bottom of the canopy. Allowing more light underneath or to clear obstacles e.g. roads, paths, buildings.
Removal of some of the density of the trees canopy by removing dead, crossing or undesirable branches therefore allowing more light to pass through the tree and improve its future growing pattern.
Total removal of the entire tree if it is dead, no longer fit for purpose or in the way of future development. This is usually carried out by a climber or from a safe access platform.
Removal of deadwood, usually down to 30mm or completely to ensure the tree is not only in the safest condition possible for the public or property under heath but also to improve the aesthetics of the tree.
The more severe cut back of a Tree possible bar removing it. This usually consists or total removal of all secondary limbs to leave a ‘totem pole’ like structure or in the case of a structural pollard removal of most secondary and all tertiary branches and limbs to leave a ‘skeleton’ for the tree to regrow from.
Visual inspection around the canopy of a tree by climbing or platform to assess the overall health of a tree or purely a potential problem area. No one can ever be 100% sure of a trees safety as there are many unknowns but from this type of inspection we can get a fairly good idea.