Tree Surgery Cornwall

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Travis Wilton and his team offer a professional and friendly service.

We carry out everything from large commercial contracts, small tree pruning to storm damage and high risk dismantling of large trees.

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What is Tree Surgery?

Tree Surgery, sometimes referred to as Arboriculture 'the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants'.(Source: Wikipedia). Those who practise arboriculture are often referred to as Tree Surgeons. The following tree surgery techniques are explained below:

Coppicing

Coppicing is a technique that encourages healthy tree growth by repeatedly cutting tree shoots to near ground-level. After a few years, the coppiced area can be harvested for wood and the cycle can begin again. Much in the same way that a farmer rotates the crops that are grown on the farm, coppiced areas of the wood are also dealt with on a rotation basis so that each year there is always somewhere in the coppiced area that can be harvested.

Sectional Dismantle

One of our qualified tree climbers goes up the tree using rope and harness and dismantles the tree and lowers the branches down by rope. This is done to trees that are in confined areas such as small gardens or if the tree overhangs buildings, sheds, or fences.

Crown Lift

Removing lower branches lifts the height under the crown of tree providing clearance under the tree usually done to roadside trees.

Tree surgery in action
Tree surgery in action
Tree surgery in action
Crown Reduction

Reducing the spread and height of the tree removing outer crown to produce a smaller sized canopy, no more than 30% unless safety is an issue.

Crown Thinning

Removing selective branches to increase light penetration, and weight distribution by removing deadwood, crossing branches and branches growing back into the crown.

Maintenance of Large Hedges

If you've got a problem hedge or just need your hedge clip and maintained we have got a range of equipment to give the result your looking for.

Track clearance and creation. Coppicing, Felling and thinning, Clearing Rhododendron, Sycamore and laurel.

Tree surgery in action
Tree surgery in action

Formal Certification

Arborists gain qualifications to practice arboriculture in a variety of ways and some arborists are more qualified than others. Experience working safely and effectively in and around trees is essential. Arborists tend to specialize in one or more disciplines of arboriculture, such as diagnosis and treatment, climbing and pruning, cabling and lightning protection, or perhaps consultation and report writing. All these disciplines are related and some arborists are very well experienced in all areas of tree work, but not all arborists have the training or experience to properly practice every discipline.

Many arborists choose to pursue formal certification, which is available in some countries and varies somewhat by location. An arborist who holds certification in one or more disciplines may be expected to participate in rigorous continuing education requirements to ensure continuous improvement of skills and techniques.


The Arborist

An arborist's work may involve very large and complex trees, or ecological communitiesand their abiotic components in the context of the landscape ecosystem. These may require monitoring and treatment to ensure they are healthy, safe, and suitable to property owners or community standards. This work may include some or all of the following: planting; transplanting; pruning; structural support; preventing, or diagnosing and treating phytopathology or parasitism; preventing or interrupting grazing orpredation; installing lightning protection; and removing vegetation deemed as hazardous, an invasive species, a disease vector, or aweed.

Arborists may also plan, consult, write reports and give legal testimony. While some aspects of this work are done on the ground or in an office, much of it is done by arborists who climb the trees with ropes, harnesses and other equipment. Lifts and cranes may be used too. The work of all arborists is not the same. Some may just provide a consulting service; others may perform climbing, pruning and planting: whilst others may provide a combination of all of these services.

Arborist in action Cornwall, UK
Arborist in action Cornwall, UK