How did this tree get big!!!?!

So many of my clients are surprised that the little sapling they planted is now a huge tree. It's important when you plan your garden and start planting trees to understand how big they will grow and to keep them maintained in a way that supports how you use your garden. Arborists can help your tree grow in the shape and direction that you want so that the garden is perfect for your family. My blog has tips for the home owner on keeping your tree healthy and, of course, tips on when to use an arborist to get the perfect result.

3 Ways to Remove a Tree


This article details four ways in which a contractor can remove an unsafe tree from your garden. Read on to find out more about tree removal.

1. Removal by cutting the tree down

If you want to remove a tree because it is either dead or dying, then the first step you need to take is to have it assessed by a local council officer. If they deem the tree unsafe, you will be issued a removal notice. Alternatively, you can hire an independent arborist to have a look at the tree for you.

Once it has been established that the tree is unsafe, your next step will be to arrange a contractor to remove it. Depending on how large or mature the tree is, this may require an entire day's work. A tree contractor should always use ropes and slings when cutting a tree down, even if it is low-hanging. If it falls in an unexpected direction or into an unexpected location, it can cause injury to members of the public and/or damage to property. The contractor will remove branches and sections of the trunk until only a stump remains. The root system of a dead or dying tree can often become badly decayed, meaning that the stump of the tree will need to be ground down.

2. Removal by uprooting the tree

Occasionally, a contractor may have to remove an entire tree in one go. This involves digging around the tree's circumference until the roots start to come out of the ground. You can then cut through these roots until the tree's root system is severed from the rest of its trunk, allowing you to remove it from your garden.

Only a qualified tree surgeon should carry out this work in large trees, as they have much better knowledge and experience about how to cause minimal damage to the surrounding area.

3. Removal using explosives

In a worst-case scenario, you may have to remove a tree by using explosive charges. If there is an extensive root system and the ground around the trunk's circumference isn't too compact, a contractor can use this method. First, a contractor will remove as many branches as possible and cut down the trunk before drilling holes and placing small explosive charges within the tree. The explosives help to break up the trunk and the root system, allowing for easy removal.

Contact a local tree service today if you want to find out more.


24 January 2022