Tree Maintenance Services
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Landscape 2000 provide a complete range of specialist tree maintenance services within the south eastern counties and Greater London, including East & West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We provide a complete service, which includes seeking the relevant permission to perform work on trees contained within conservation areas or protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).
Our operatives are fully insured professional Arborists that are NPTC qualified and operate to British Standard 3998 1989.
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We offer the following types of pruning; specialist terms are described in detail below.
Crown Lifting; Crown Reduction; Crown Thinning; Branch Removal; Shaping; Coppicing & Pollarding.
Crown lifting is the selective removal of the lower branches of a trees crown to increase the distance between the base of the canopy and ground level. This type of pruning should, ideally, be carried out before a tree reaches maturity to avoid large wounds. A clearance height is normally specified.
The crown is reduced in size by removing the ends of the branches throughout the crown whilst maintaining the crown's proportions. Crown reduction improves wind resistance, controls the tree's size in a restricted environment, reduces water consumption and allows more light through the tree.
Crown thinning opens out the tree's foliage, reduces weight on heavy limbs and preserves the tree's natural shape. This operation would normally be achieved by removing damaged, crossing or rubbing limbs and by removing smaller secondary branches leaving the main branch structure intact. Thinning is usually specified as a percentage.
Pollarding is a method of encouraging the growth of lateral branches by cutting off a tree stem or minor branches two or three metres above ground level. The tree is then allowed to re grow after the initial cutting, but once begun, pollarding requires regular maintenance by pruning.
Tree stem's are cut off close to the ground to encourage new shoots to grow.
Often, when space is limited, a tree must be taken down section by section. Where space and safety permit, a tree can be felled in one piece (see Tree Felling). If the area below the tree is clear, cut branches can simply be allowed to fall. When branches are too large or heavy for the operator to throw clear or obstructions prevent their 'free falling', then lowering ropes are used.
Tree felling is the removal of a tree in a single section using various techniques to control the direction in which it falls.
Dead Wood Removal
Dead wooding is the safe removal of dead wood from the tree as a preventative measure to mitigate the risk of injury and damage from falling branches.
During normal tree felling or dismantling the trunk is cut off as close to soil level as possible and the tree stump is left in the ground.
Stump grinding means that paths and drives can be resurfaced and gardens replanted and re-turfed.
Landscape 2000 operates primarily in southern England and Greater London.