Tree Surgeons Falconwood

Falconwood Tree Surgery & Tree Care Services

Falconwood Tree Surgeons (DA16) Greater London: Trees in your garden and around your property in Falconwood, add style, substance and structure to what can frequently be a 2 dimensional area. This is fine and dandy, but when trees are poorly maintained, diseased, or impacted by extreme weather events, for instance flooding or storms, problems can occur which will need to be sorted. Prior to any work beginning, the best option is to get the advice of a skilled tree surgeon in Falconwood, when your trees are in need of attention.

Falconwood Tree Surgeon Quotes (DA16)

Those who hire a non-qualified individual, or try to do tree work themselves, may risk damaging property, trees or even life. However, tree work is certainly not a safe vocation, even for qualified tree surgeons, who are aware of all the risks. In actual fact tree surgery is one of the most hazardous jobs in the UK, with an average of three deaths and a hundred and forty serious injuries annually within the profession, so it's certainly not safe work for amateurs.

Local Tree Surgeon Falconwood Greater London

With falling branches and trees causing around 5 deaths each year in the United Kingdom, a danger to life can even be caused by a damaged or poorly maintained tree. If an injury occurs, or property is damaged due to you employing someone to carry out tree work, you may be liable to third-party compensation claims due to the consequences of your actions. These are just some of the reasons why using the services of a competent Falconwood tree surgeon to work on your trees is vitally important. (Source - HSE UK).

A qualified tree surgeon in Falconwood should be a signed up member of at least one of the 2 professional bodies found in the UK. You can check up on the membership and professional status of any tree surgeon on the websites of either the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) or the AA (Arboricultural Association). Membership of either of these associations will give the tree surgeon Approved ARB Contractor status which can be checked on this page.

If a problem arises during or after any tree work has been finished you'll be able to contact these industry associations for mediation assistance and for help and advice at any stage.

Accredited Tree Surgeons Falconwood (020)

If someone offers to provide you with a price quote for any tree work and you're unable to find them on this directory, you should politely decline their offer of work and find an approved contractor. When you have reassured yourself of their qualifications and professional memberships you should try and get at least 3 different quotes from various companies in and around Falconwood. You should ask the following questions while acquiring these quotes, making it clear that you need them to provide the answers due to the risks involved in the work:

  • Can you provide documentary evidence of your qualifications, professional membership and a NPTC/LANTRA certificate for chainsaw use and maintenance? The NPTC/LANTRA is a required certificate in law for any tree surgeon/worker using a chainsaw. Qualifications might include City and Guilds Certificates and National Diplomas in Arboriculture.
  • Can you offer me a quotation in writing? Verbal quotes alone are not sufficient. Always try to get a written quote.
  • Exactly what level of insurance cover do you have? Your tree surgeon should be able to produce an insurance certificate covering a minimum of five million pounds public liability, as recommended by the ISA and AA.
  • Would I be able to to contact someone you have recently worked for, so that I can inspect your tree work? Doing an independent check on any recent work is always a good idea.

On the written quotation that you receive, you'll need there to be clear and concise details about all the tree work that is to be undertaken. It should include specifics of any trees which could be protected, and the required steps to obtain permission to carry out work on them, and also state who is responsible for the removal of debris, tree branches and stumps. Unless you are a commercial business, you should also make certain VAT is included on the quotation. It's very important that only competent tradespeople are hired to work on your property and trees, and this is entirely your responsibility.

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PRIOR TO WORK BEGINNING - Your chosen Falconwood tree surgeon should enquire whether any of your trees are protected and make the necessary steps to make certain that any work can be given the go-ahead from the local authority. To ensure public safety, even protected trees require maintenance so as to cut back dead or damaged wood, therefore finding that a tree is protected doesn't mean that you are unable to carry out necessary work.

If your property in Falconwood is in a designated conservation area then a minimum of 6 weeks written notice is required to the Local Planning Authority prior to any work being conducted. However, tree trunks of less than 7.5cm in diameter when measured at 1.5 metres from ground level are exempt from this requirement. If the pruning or thinning of a protected tree's branches are needed to sustain and promote growth, written notice is also not necessary.

Tree Surgery Falconwood (DA16)

Your chosen Falconwood tree surgeon will decide on the necessary remedial treatment and how best to achieve the required outcome in a safe manner after carrying out a thorough assessment of your trees health. Your property, public areas and any section of a neighbour's property that could be impacted by falling debris will all be given a full risk assessment. The quantity of workers needed and the level of protection required, will also be established at this stage. To keep the public and other property safe from harm or damage, this will include both PPE (personal protective equipment) and other safety precautions.

ON THE DAY OF WORK - To keep unauthorised persons away from the area of work, safety measures, barriers and cones should be put in place before any climbing, tree felling or cutting of branches commences. Where there is the chance of debris and branches falling onto a road, it may be necessary to stop the traffic temporarily.

Different degrees of protection will be necessary for the tree surgeon according to what work needs to be done. At the very least when doing chainsaw work they will be wearing protective clothing to prevent cutting injuries to the legs, torso and hands. Without exception, every worker involved in the operation should wear head and eye protection, and high-vis clothing.

If working at height is involved, safety climbing equipment and ladders will need to be used, and extra operatives will be there to assist in the removal of high branches and large sections of tree trunk. A skip or other means of transporting the waste away will be stationed as close to the work area as possible, so it is a good idea to inform your neighbours of the need for access.

AFTER COMPLETION OF WORK - Upon completion of all the tree work, the area can be cleared of all debris, and all the waste and branches can be transported away. Your tree surgeon will then put together and sign off a certificate of work done, a copy of which will be given to you. This is particularly important where trees covered by a protection order are concerned. If there were any public areas that required safety measures, this can be taken away and roads and footpaths will be re-opened to the public.

If you've got any problems or issues with the finished work, you should first take them up with the tree surgeon so that they can be put right immediately. If your tree surgeon is an approved member of a professional trade body, and any further arbitration is required, you can get help and advice from the Arboricultural Association or the International Society of Arboriculture so as to reach an acceptable conclusion.

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Local Falconwood tree surgeons will likely have the postcode DA16 and the dialling code 020. They'll operate in Falconwood itself, along with nearby areas like Plumstead, Bexleyheath, Sidcup, Eltham, Greenwich, Middle Park, Blendon, Bexley, Charlton, Ruxley, Elmstead, Avery Hill, Belvedere, Welling, Horn Park, Mottingham, Blackfen, and these postcodes: DA16 2EH, DA16 2DA, DA16 2JS, DA16 2LA, DA16 2AN, DA16 1SX, DA16 2NS, DA16 2LD, DA16 2BP, DA16 1QN.

If you require this type of service it's unquestionably wise to employ a trusted local tree surgeon. Falconwood residents can greatly benefit from the skill sets that are the trademark of a fully trained professional.

Tree Cable Bracing Falconwood

Cable bracing is a method which is used to give support to a tree when it is showing signs of damage, decay, or poses a risk to nearby property. This strategy is often used on valuable or older trees in Falconwood, where the felling or removal of large unsafe portions is undesirable for reasons of aesthetics.

A cable bracing system could be useful for supporting any poor joints, V-shaped forks and weak tree limbs that may be an issue. To help alleviate structural stresses and extend the life of old and valued trees most Falconwood tree surgeons will be able to conduct different forms of bracing work through the fitting of cables and rods.

Cable bracing does not cause damage to the tree by drilling and bolting the branches, and delivers a shock-absorbing and flexible method of support that is pretty much non-invasive. A risk assessment, to ensure the safety of the tree and encompassing areas, should be done before the start of any tree cable bracing project in Falconwood.

Wood Chipping Falconwood

Wood Chipping Falconwood

The majority of Falconwood tree surgeons will utilise wood chipping machines to chop up the smaller branches and tree limbs that result from their work. Depending on which equipment is being used, these impressive wood chipping systems can munch up as much as 40 tonnes of material per hour, although approximately 5 tonnes per hour can be processed by the smaller, more commonly used machines.

As well as providing a useful material that can be used for a range of purposes including; woody mulch, ecosystem restoration, biomass solid fuel, weed prevention, cultivating mushrooms, wood pulp, garden walkways and landscaping, chipping down the tree limbs in this way makes them much easier to transport.

Typically, Falconwood tree surgeons will cart away all the wood chips that are generated by your tree surgery, except if you need them for one of the previously mentioned uses, in which case they'll usually be pleased to let you have some or all of them. Tree surgeons are a great source for wood chippings that you can use for various purposes throughout your garden, even if you do not require any tree surgery work doing on your property in Falconwood. Certain tree surgeons will supply you with wood chippings free, others will charge a fee, especially if you need to have them delivered.

Wood chipping machines are manufactured by a number of companies, some of the best known makes include Forest Master, Timberwolf, T-Mech and Crytec.

Dutch Elm Disease

Although Dutch Elm Disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) is not quite the problem that is was previously, over the past five decades or so it has killed millions of precious elm trees right through Great Britain. Inadvertently imported into the United Kingdom from North America (Canada) in the 1960's, Dutch Elm Disease is spread by the elm bark beetle (particularly the Scolytus genus) and caused by a fungus called Ophiostoma novo-ulmi.

Its swift spread was attributed mainly to elm products such as elm crates, mulching bark, saplings, and firewood logs with the bark still attached, being transported around the British Isles. DED didn't only affect Britain, but also destroyed elm stocks in mainland Europe, North America and New Zealand, it is thought to have originally come from Asia (probably Japan).

Dutch Elm Disease generally first appears in early summer, and the main symptoms are:

  • A "shepherd's crook" effect on affected twigs.
  • New shoots that die back from the tips.
  • Dark streaks under the bark of twigs.
  • Clusters of leaves that turn yellow, wilt and fall.

Due to disease and the subsequent chopping down of infected, dying and dead trees, there are now very few large elms surviving in Great Britain's countryside, therefore the spread has slowed down and the favourite habitat of the beetle largely removed. The propagation of young saplings that up to now have proven resistant to Dutch Elm Disease is now being undertaken.

If you suspect you might have infected elm trees on your property in Falconwood, you can request a diagnosis from the Tree Health Diagnostic & Advisory Service, or speak to your local tree surgeon for help and advice.

Tree families affected: Ulmacae and Zelkova.

Spread by - small beetles of the Scolytus and Hylorgopinus genera.

Cause - fungi Ophiostoma Ulmi and Ophiostoma Novo-Ulmi.

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Accidents Through Tree Surgery

The work undertaken by tree care professionals in Falconwood can be quite hazardous. Tree work involves a risk of injuries to both operatives and those on the ground, therefore all reasonable precautions should be implemented when working on trees.

A large majority of fatal and major injuries are linked to the use of chainsaws, falls from trees, and being hit by a falling branch or tree, as stated by the HSE. In actual fact, the risk of serious injury is higher in tree care work than it is in the construction sector.

Based on insurance provider records, slipping from ladders, being struck by objects (grapple hooks, trees, cranes, branches, ropes etc) and lifting injuries, are the most frequent accidents for which claims are filed.

All this underlines the importance of employing a competent Falconwood tree surgeon to do the work on your trees. A lot of accidents in the tree care sector are down to unskilled workers trying to tackle tasks that they aren't properly trained in. Using an established and reputable Falconwood company who have been working in the area for a number of years, is the best way to sidestep such problems, and get your tree surgery work completed in the safest possible way.

Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus Fraxineus)

A harmful fungal disease that's likely to wipe out around 80% of the current UK ash trees, over the next few years, ash dieback was first recorded in the UK in 2012, when a nursery brought in 2000 trees from Holland. Set to have a massive impact on our beloved countryside, ash dieback is likely to be just as catastrophic as the previous epidemic of Dutch Elm Disease (DED).

A damaging disease of the Fraxinus genus of trees, ash dieback has an especially devastating effect on the British common ash (Fraxinus excelsior). Originally coming from eastern Asia where the native Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) and Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) are less seriously affected by it, the fungus which causes the disease is called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (H. fraxineus), and it kills the tree by blocking its water transport (vascular) systems.

Ash dieback (or chalara ash dieback) has now spread to most areas of the United Kingdom, and is dispersed by wind blown spores which can travel for many miles, speeding up the whole process.

Impacting tree of any age, ash dieback can be recognised by symptoms such as:

  • New epicormic growth appears from previously dormant buds (common in trees under stress).
  • Foliage that wilts, turns black in colour and falls early.
  • Dark patches on leaves during mid to late summer.
  • New shoots and leaves that are visibly dying during the summer.
  • The formation of lesions (often diamond shaped) where limbs connect to trunk.

Ash trees are able to fight off the infection to a certain degree, but sooner or later succumb to continued attacks, year-after-year. There is not yet any cure for chalara ash dieback, and since it's an airborne disease, no clear way of stopping it spreading.

If you suspect a tree in your local community is suffering from ash dieback, or you are anxious about a tree in your garden in Falconwood, you should bring in a local tree surgeon to verify the diagnosis, and you can also send in a report to the Forestry Commission's "Tree Alert Service", although they are now only interested in hearing about cases in previously unaffected areas.

Trees affected - the genus Fraxinus.

Tree Surveys Falconwood

There are various reasons why you may require a tree survey, and the most common is for development or property extension. As set out by BS5837 British Standards, if you are clearing a piece of land to make space for a new home or an extension to an existing property in Falconwood, and there are trees standing on that land, you may need to do a tree survey. Whether a survey is being undertaken on a private or public property, it must be completed by an accredited Falconwood tree surgeon or arboricultural surveyor.

For a defined area, a whole bunch of information will be gleaned about all the trees within it. For instance:

  • The expected lifespan of the trees.
  • The number of trees (those of more than 75mm diameter 1.5m from the ground).
  • The ages of the trees (i.e. young, semi-mature, mature, over-mature and veteran).
  • Guidelines for tree management.
  • The existence of any TPOs.
  • The height of each tree in metres.
  • The structural and physiological health of the trees.
  • The species of trees on the site (either scientific or common).
  • The diameter of each tree (taken 1.5m above ground level).
  • The spread of branches to the North, South, East and West.
  • A tree reference number for every tree.

If you happen to be carrying out work on an existing home in Falconwood, and are not shifting the access points or service lines, or extending the building's footprint, you probably won't need to carry out a tree survey.

Woodland Clearance Falconwood

Woodland Clearance Falconwood (DA16)

Clearing land by woodland clearance in the Falconwood area can have local and national limitations in place, contingent on where your land is, and what bio-diversity is located in the place that is going to be cleared. To ensure all pertinent permits are gathered, land covenants and restrictions are enforced, and that all procedures for clearing the area are environmentally sound, a competent Falconwood tree surgeon should be appointed to oversee and undertake the project.

A professional company will liaise with national and local woodland authorities and organisations and conduct an extensive survey of the site. Mitigation strategies may need to be employed if there's protected plant or animal species in the area; this could call for replanting of trees and relocation of creatures, such as reptiles or bats to a different protected site.

Due to the equipment needed for woodland clearance, i.e. felling, chipping and mulching machines, it is usually more cost efficient to hire a qualified tree surgery company to oversee the work.

Eco-Plugging Stumps Falconwood

The typical technique that's used for removing tree stumps by most Falconwood tree surgeons is stump grinding. However, nowadays there is a less costly alternative to this procedure in the form of "eco-plugging". This method is not just useful because it is cheaper, but also because it can be used in awkward locations where there are stump grinding accessibility problems.

Without affecting any nearby trees and vegetation, eco-plugging is an extremely effective treatment for killing off tree stumps. Eco-plugs can be utilised in any weather conditions and throughout the year, and they eliminate a tree stump by killing off the entire root system. Containing a form of granular glyphosate herbicide, eco-plugs are 95-100 percent effective, and can be used on a variety of tree species.

Protecting Trees & Shrubs in the Wintertime

Whilst you might not feel that the weather conditions in the British Isles are severe enough to justify protecting your trees and shrubs, it may be a good idea to take a second look at this. Even the most hardy of trees, plants and shrubs can find it challenging during wintertime, and just a bit of additional protection during times of intense cold will unquestionably benefit them.

When you have trees on your property in Falconwood, it is strong winds and storms that cause the biggest concerns, and they might still be vulnerable even though many of them will have already dropped their leaves when winter arrives, offering less wind resistance. If the weather in Falconwood has been windy, and a tree in your garden seems to be damaged or in danger of toppling over, it is recommended that you bring in a tree surgeon to assess whether any remedial action is required. Damage to trees can also be caused by heavy snow, so when this sort of weather is on the cards, keep your eyes open for problems. A substantial layer of mulch round the base of shrubs and trees (in particular freshly planted ones), can help to keep the roots frost-free and prevent them from becoming dehydrated.

Air-Spading Falconwood

When you have concerns about a tree's health, this could be due to any number of problems, but it is quite often because of issues with the tree's root system. Easy access to your tree's roots is essential for a local Falconwood tree surgeon to check for soil compaction, root rot and other possible issues.

During the past this was quite difficult to do, because of the likelihood of damaging the roots in the digging down process. Some up-to-date and "savvy" tree surgeons in Falconwood use a method called "air spading", which employs compressed air to efficiently break down and remove compacted soil without any risk of damaging the tree's roots.

When the soil surrounding a tree gets compacted by construction work, passing vehicles or heavy foot traffic, the health of the tree can be negatively affected. When a tree lacks nutrients and water it can quickly become "stressed", and this makes it more prone to attacks by insects, pests and diseases. Air spading is also good for resolving root flare problems, where the flare at the base of the tree becomes covered with soil, causing tissue breakdown, and increasing the chances of root decay.

Directing air into the soil at a speed of 1200mph, the ingenious air-spading process involves the use of an air-spading tool and an air compressor which forces air into spaces in the soil, causing it to break up instantly, but not affecting the tree roots or utility lines. All of the soil is forced away from the tree's roots by the highly powerful flow of air, meaning that immediate inspection and investigation can take place. A resolution can then be implemented for any problems, and the soil replaced with a looser layer of wood chips and fertiliser to help encourage the tree to rejuvenate.

Tree Surgery Tasks Falconwood

Tree Surgery Tasks Falconwood UK

Falconwood tree surgeons can normally help with woodchipping Falconwood, terravention Falconwood, coppicing in Falconwood, health assessments, tree work in Falconwood, tree lightening protection in Falconwood, crown removal Falconwood, root grinding in Falconwood, tree surveys, tree fertilising Falconwood, forestry management, shrub maintenance, pollarding in Falconwood, tree reduction, drop crotching in Falconwood, hazard assessments Falconwood, tree watering, tree cutting Falconwood, shielding trees from grazing animals in Falconwood, crown lifting, tree reshaping in Falconwood, tree planning in Falconwood, tree planting in Falconwood, tree transplanting, safety inspections, formative pruning, woodland management, tree pest control in Falconwood, woodland clearance, staking, arboriculture Falconwood, stump grinding, stump removal Falconwood, tree dismantling in Falconwood, tree pruning and other tree surgeon services in Falconwood, Greater London. Listed are just an example of the activities that are performed by local tree surgeons. Falconwood companies will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

Getting Information and Advice

To make certain you find a tree surgeon who is both competent and who will not inflict irreparable damage on your trees, there are a few specific questions that you should ask when looking for a tree surgeon in Falconwood. These questions should be something like: Are you joined to a trusted professional trade body (i.e. The Arboricultural Association or the International Society of Arboriculture)? Are you able to provide me with references from former customers? Do your working practices satisfy the BS3998 British Standard? Do your workforce and you have the proper certificates and qualifications (for using chainsaws and tree care)? Do you have public liability and employment insurance? Can you provide me with a quotation in writing? You should really continue looking for a tree surgeon if you do not get positive answers to any of those simple questions.

Tree Surgery Information

To find loads of practical advice concerning ways to pick a good tree surgeon, in conjunction with a searchable directory of competent tree surgeons in the UK, you need to visit the Arboricultural Association (AA) website. An additional fantastic resource is the International Society of Arboriculture site which has a "find an arborist (tree surgeon)" tool (here) and a "verify tree surgeon's credentials" tool. To find an overall view of tree surgery as an occupation, you could always take a look at the trusty Wikipedia "Arborist" section by going here, or the Britannica page here. The Government financed Trustmark is also a good place for finding professional contractors, including tree surgeons.

Contact a Tree Surgeon Falconwood

Tree Surgeons Near Falconwood: Also find: Elmstead tree surgeons, Sidcup tree surgeons, Ruxley tree surgeons, Bexley tree surgeons, Bexleyheath tree surgeons, Horn Park tree surgeons, Eltham tree surgeons, Blackfen tree surgeons, Greenwich tree surgeons, Charlton tree surgeons, Belvedere tree surgeons, Middle Park tree surgeons, Blendon tree surgeons, Welling tree surgeons, Avery Hill tree surgeons, Mottingham tree surgeons, Plumstead tree surgery and more. The majority of these towns and villages are covered by local tree surgeons. Falconwood homeowners can get tree surgery quotations by going here.

Tree Surgeons Greater London

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In Greater London you can also get: Queens Park tree surgery, Knightsbridge tree care, South Norwood tree care, Ratcliff tree care services, Redbridge tree surgery, Stanmore tree care services, Greenford tree surgery, Westcombe Park tree surgeons, Cubitt Town tree care services, Pinner tree surgeons, Colliers Wood tree care, Camden tree care services, Ladywell tree care, Isleworth tree care services, West Drayton tree care, Rainham tree surgeons, Archway tree surgeons, Cann Hall tree care services, Whetstone tree surgery, Deptford tree care services, Waddon tree surgery, New Malden tree surgeons, Bickley tree management, Dalston tree care, Raynes Park tree care, Elm Park tree care, Millwall tree surgeons, Addiscombe tree care services, Eltham tree care services, Charlton tree management. In every corner of the Greater London region you should be able to locate tree surgeons who will provide quality services for all your tree care needs. If you cannot find the ideal tree surgeon in Falconwood itself then you will no doubt be able to uncover a decent one nearby.

Tree Care Services Falconwood

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Around Falconwood

In Edmund Road, Cambridge Avenue, Lingfield Crescent, Bellegrove Road, Tyndall Road, Cornwall Avenue, Orchard Rise West, Marne Avenue, Northumberland Avenue, Chester Road, Upper Wickham Lane, Sutherland Avenue, Midwinter Close, Huxley Road, Bradenham Avenue, The Green, Turnpike Close, St Quentin Road, Newton Road, Buckingham Avenue, East Rochester Way, Braywood Road, and in the following Falconwood area postcodes: DA16 2EH, DA16 2DA, DA16 2JS, DA16 2LA, DA16 2AN, DA16 1SX, DA16 2NS, DA16 2LD, DA16 2BP, DA16 1QN, tree surgeons were recently undertaking tree surgery assignments. Work was conducted in these areas by qualified tree surgeons. Falconwood home and business owners were given professional and competent tree surgery services.

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(This tree surgeons Falconwood information was updated on 11-06-2022)