Tower Forestry // Services

Below are some of the services we provide on a daily basis to a multitude of clients, domestic and commercial. We understand that the subject of tree surgery can be daunting and perhaps confusing, so if you don't see what you need here why not get in contact!

Crown Reduction / Shaping

Crown reduction is used to reduce both the height and spread by the removal of selected branches whilst maintaining the tree's natural shape

Crown Thinning

The intent is to improve a tree's structure and form without altering the overall size or shape.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of selected branches and limbs from the lower part of the trees crown thus lifting the crowns overall height. Depending on the location of the tree, this process is generally performed to ensure vehicles and people can pass safely underneath avoiding accidents and injury. This process can also assist in allowing more light to penetrate through the lower crown.

Tree Pruning

The main reason for pruning trees, are safety health and aesthetics. It can also be used to stimulate fruit and flower growth. Pruning for safety involves removing branches that could fall and cause injury or property damage, trimming branches that interfere with lines of sight on streets or driveways, and removing branches that grow into utility lines. Pruning for health involves removing diseased of insect-infested wood, thinning the crown to increase air flow and reduce some pest problems, and removing crossing and rubbing branches. Pruning can best be used to encourage trees to develop a strong structure and reduce the likelihood of damage during severe weather. Removing broken or damaged limbs encourages wound closure. Branch/Limb Removal Sometimes it is only necessary to remove the odd branch. This could be for a number of reasons - e.g. growing to close to a building, obstructing a driveway, crossing a neighbours boundary, etc.

Tree Felling / Removal

Occasionally a tree will need to be removed completely. This can be for a number of reasons. In the interests of conservation a diseased tree may have to be removed to ensure neighbouring trees do not also become infected. Other reasons to fell a tree will include safety (to people and property) i.e. if a tree is in a state of decay or in a weakened condition, or if the tree is in an unsuitable area affecting planning applications and construction projects. Felling a large tree in a restricted area will normally require the tree to be climbed and dismantled in sections and dependant on the height, with the use of a hoist. Other times when space, safety and the trees form and allows, a tree may be felled in the traditional forestry sense of the term, by bringing the tree to ground using approved methods.

Tree Stump Removal / Grinding

Once a tree has been felled to ground level, you may require the stump to also be removed. For this we offer a straight forward stump and root removal service. This procedure involves using a stump grinding machine which will, as the name suggests, grind the stump out of the ground until the stump and root system are destroyed. This is sometimes required if it is intended to re plant in the area the tree once was, or if the stump will be obstructing the building of a new structure such as a shed, fence or a property extension. If the stumps presence is not a concern, we are able to treat the stump to ensure that re growth does not occur.

Contact us

Ray Stephenson
Welby Farm,Top O' Th' Hill
Mather Road,Bury
Lancs,BL9 6TJ

Mobile: 07900 585 962
Telephone: 0161 761 5359
Fax: 0161 762 9886

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