CNJ Tree Services
Central Scotland's Trusted Arborists
CNJ Tree Services are a select group of superior tree surgeons. We are the leading central Scotland based tree surgeons with fully trained and experienced consultants, climbers and ground staff.
Using the very latest tree surgery equipment, techniques and technologies, we ensure your tree maintenance requirements are cared for and maintained with minimal disruption to you and your surroundings.
We pride ourselves on our industry leading knowledge and experience, with our team of qualified tree surgeons we are always on hand to offer education, advice and guidance.
Professional Tree Services
From tree felling, to emergency tree works, CNJ Tree Services are your local experts in tree maintenance.
Crown reduction is a very common tree-surgery practice. Usually specified in metres, although sometimes as a percentage.
It is typically done to increase light through and around the tree, reduce the encroachment of tree branches over certain areas (such as roads/car parks) and buildings, or to reduce the “sail effect”.
This is a process that keeps trees at a smaller height than they would grow if left alone. Typically a juvenile tree is allowed to grow to a designated height, for example two or three metres, and then the first pollard is carried out.
It is important to understand the difference between pollarding and topping. Pollarding must be started early on in a trees life and then maintained. It is not possible to pollard a mature tree if it has never been pollarded before.
Crown lifting is another common practice in tree surgery. Usually specified in metres, this technique is used to increase the space between the ground and the lowest branches of the tree.
The most common reasons for lifting a crown are to increase light levels at the base of a tree, to remove branches that are too low over footpaths and roads or for the prevention of lower branches interfering with structures such as fences, garden gates.
Sometimes trees have to be felled. Either due to disease, land development, encroachment on surrounding property or to allow replanting of different trees or plants.
Felling aids range from simple wedges, that are hammered in at the back of the tree to encourage it to fall a certain way, to mechanical winches anchored on to other items in the desired felling direction (usually other trees).
Dead Wood Removal
Deadwooding is the removal of dead limbs and branches from a tree.
Deadwooding is normally carried out for safety reasons as dead/dying branches can fall off on their own.
Unfortunately mother nature isn’t very selective about where dead branches will land. So it is usually best to have them removed proactively.
Quite often tree stumps are just left there to rot down and covered with bark. The decomposition process takes a long time (around 9 or 10 years) but quite kindly mother nature will provide this service free of charge!
Your other options are digging with a machine or using a stump grinder. A stump grinder is usually the better option as it creates the least mess in the process.
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