Dead Wooding Specialists
As a tree ages it naturally produces dying or dead wood. At Arborfield Tree Care, we remove both the dead, dying and diseased branches on the tree during the dead wooding process. Deadwooding describes the removal of dead, diseased or damaged wood from an otherwise healthy tree. Any tree can develop dead wood during its life; branches of a tree can die off because of pest or disease damage or due to a lack of light. Removing those affected parts helps the tree maintain its health and balance, and is also paramount for safety reasons to prevent branches falling off and causing injuries or accidents. This allows the area under the impact region, directly beneath the tree, to be made safe from falling limbs. Whilst dead wooding, it may also be necessary to crown reduce the tree.
If dead wooding is left unattended, it can attract pests and diseases and can be a health and safety risk in open areas. Many public locations in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey have poorly managed overhanging trees with dead wooding issues. This can pose a safety risk to members of the public as well as motorists in the vicinity of the trees. If you are unsure about the conditions of trees that either you are directly responsible for or have other tree safety concerns contact us direct. The removal of dead wood reduces the weight of a tree and so reduces the risk of limbs breaking off.
Dead Wooding is often carried out hand in hand with Crown Thinning where crowns can be reduced by up to 30%. This will allow future growth of new limbs. Within constricted and confined area, we would often use rigging to prevent damage to surrounding obstacles, including buildings. Prior to carrying out tree works, our experienced team will undertake a comprehensive risk assessment that is health and safety compliant. We expertly remove all dead wood from trees, keeping your gardens healthy, looking beautiful and safe. Crown thinning; this is where lateral branches are removed evenly throughout the crown of a tree to allow filtered light and wind through the branches.
Arborfield Tree Care can help restore your trees to health and vitality with a wide range of services including:
- Crown thinning and reduction
- Crown raising
- Dead wooding
- Tree Pruning
- Safe tree dismantling and felling
- Ensuring work is carried out appropriately where Tree Preservation Orders are in place.
Taking care of Dead Wood
The overall tree density is reduced by the removal of selected branches from the whole crown, but the overall shape, structure and size of the tree is maintained. This is normally done as a weight reduction method if a significant structural weakness is identified in the stem or major branches. Arborfield Tree Care are an eco-friendly company and are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as feasibly possible. We recycle almost 98% of the materials that we collect. We have a licensed waste carrier which helps us in removing materials from the site. We only dispose of the materials that cannot be recycled.
Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions, Felling Licences or Restrictive Covenants legally protects many trees in the UK.
Anyone wishing to undertake work to a tree should make suitable enquiries as to the legal status of the tree and any protection afforded to it, before undertaking any work, in order to protect themselves and others from possible prosecutions or enforcement action. We are happy to ensure that all enquiries are made with the local authority to ensure work carried out on your property satisfies the relevant bodies.
Dead Wooding Service
We are often contracted in by Local Education Authorities to work within School Grounds. Schools are required to upkeep their trees with dead wooding and maintenance to reduce the risk of avoidable accidents caused by falling branches. We have the necessary Insurance in place to work within such environments.