Tree Surgeons Thurston

Thurston Tree Care and Tree Surgery Services

Thurston Tree Surgeons (IP31) Suffolk: Trees are an important feature of many properties and gardens in Thurston, and they can often transform an otherwise two dimensional landscape by adding substance, structure and style. But problems may arise when trees have been neglected or are damaged by extreme weather conditions like storms or flooding. If you need to have work undertaken on your trees, it is the best option to consult an established tree surgeon in Thurston, for their advice and guidance before any work starts.

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Hiring a non-qualified operative for tree work or attempting to do it by yourself, could harm your trees, cause damage to property, or even lead to injury or death. However, even for trained tree surgeons who are acquainted with all the dangers, tree work is not entirely safe. In fact tree surgery is one of the most dangerous jobs in Britain, with an average of 3 deaths and 140 severe injuries per year within the industry, so it is certainly not safe work for amateurs to do.

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With falling branches or trees causing around five deaths a year in Britain, a risk to life can even be posed by a damaged or poorly maintained tree. You may well be liable for any compensation to any third-party due to the consequences of your actions, if you employ someone to perform tree work and subsequently property is damaged, or an injury occurs. These are just some of the reasons why hiring an experienced Thurston tree surgeon to do the work on your trees is imperative. (The above figures were sourced from HSE UK).

PICKING A TREE SURGEON IN THURSTON - There are 2 professional trade bodies that a skilled Thurston tree surgeon should really be a signed up member of. Both the Arboricultural Association and the International Society of Arboriculture offers a website where you can check out the professional standing and membership of any tree surgeon. Membership of either of these two bodies will give the tree surgeon recognised Approved ARB Contractor status which can be checked on this page.

For assistance in arbitration and for help and advice at any point during or after the work has been carried out, you are able to make contact with either one of these professional bodies.

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You should tactfully decline the offer of a price quote from anyone who you are unable to find on this directory list, and continue your search for an approved and fully qualified tree surgeon. Once their professional memberships and qualifications have been meticulously checked, you should try and get at least 3 quotes from different companies in and around Thurston. While getting these quotations you should ask the below questions, stating you need them to provide you with the answers due to the risks of the work involved:

  • Could I contact some past clients so that I can check the quality of your tree work? It is always a good idea to do an independent examination of recently completed work.
  • Do you have documentary evidence of your professional membership, qualifications and a NPTC/LANTRA certificate for chainsaw use? It's required by law that any operative/tree surgeon using a chainsaw must have a NPTC/LANTRA certificate. National Diplomas and Certificates in Arboriculture are qualifications that may be held by a decent Thurston tree surgeon.
  • Can you offer me a written quotation? Always get a quote in writing, and NEVER accept a quote which is only given verbally.
  • How much insurance cover do you provide? Your tree surgeon ought to be able to show you an insurance certificate covering a minimum of five million pounds public liability, as stipulated by the AA and ISA.

On the written quote that you receive, you'll need there to be easily followed information on all the work that's being undertaken. It should include information on any trees which could be protected in law, and the steps required to get permission to carry out work on them, and also state who is responsible for the removal of waste, tree branches and stumps. Unless you are a commercial business, you should also make certain that VAT is included on the quotation. You've got a responsibility for hiring only capable people to work on your trees and property, and it is very important to understand that.

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PRIOR TO WORK BEGINNING - Your preferred Thurston tree surgeon will need to enquire whether any of your trees are protected and make the appropriate steps to make sure that any work can get the go-ahead from the local authority. To ensure the safety of the public, even protected trees need maintenance so as to cut back old or dead wood, therefore discovering that a tree is protected doesn't suggest that you're unable to carry out important work.

If your property in Thurston is inside a designated conservation area then no less than six weeks written notice is required to the Local Planning Authority (LPA) prior to any work being conducted. However, tree stems of under 7.5cm in diameter when measured at 1.5m above ground level are free from this requirement. If a protected tree's branches need pruning or thinning to promote and sustain growth, it's also not necessary to provide notice.

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On site they will conduct a thorough assessment of your tree's health and decide on the remedial treatment needed and how best and safely to achieve the required outcome. This will include a full risk assessment of any areas that might be affected by falling debris, such as on your property, in public areas, and on neighbouring properties. At this point, the amount of workforce needed and the level of protection required will also be ascertained. This could include various safety measures together with PPE (personal protective equipment) to ensure the safety of the general public and adjacent property.

ON THE DAY OF WORK - Before any climbing, tree felling or cutting of branches commences, cones, barriers and safety measures should be put in place to keep unauthorised persons away from the area of work. If there is a danger of falling debris onto a public road, traffic may need to be temporarily stopped.

The tree surgeon will need varying degrees of protection according to the kind of tree work being carried out. As the bare minimum when doing work with a chainsaw they're going to be wearing specialist protective clothing to avoid injuring the hands, legs and torso. High-vis clothing, and eye and head protection, should be worn by all operatives involved in the work.

If any working at height is involved, climbing equipment and ladders will need to be used, and additional personnel will be on hand to help in the safe removal of high branches and heavy sections of tree trunk. For transporting waste materials away from the work area, a skip or truck will be stationed as close to the work area as possible. This requirement for easy access is reason enough for informing your next door neighbours of the planned work.

AFTER COMPLETION OF WORK - When the tree work has been accomplished all of the waste and branches will be hauled away and the site cleared of any debris. Especially in the case of any protected trees, a certificate of work done will then be prepared by your tree surgeon, which can be signed off and a copy presented to you. Paths and roads can then be re-opened, and any safety measures places in public areas removed.

Issues or problems should be put right immediately by approaching the tree surgeon directly. If your tree surgeon is an approved member of a professional association, and any further arbitration is required, you can obtain guidance and advice from the AA or the ISA so as to reach a satisfactory solution.

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A Tree Surgeons's Day to Day Tasks

  • Tidy up site upon completion and remove waste from customer's site.
  • Be proficient with power tools and powered equipment.
  • Climb trees to remove or prune branches as required.
  • Evaluate the health of trees and formulate treatment plans.
  • Cut and chip logs and branches.
  • Tree planting and transplanting.
  • Produce tree survey reports for commercial and domestic customers.
  • Fell and remove trees and grind stumps.
  • Maintain and service equipment like chainsaws and chippers.
  • Work with clients and complete administrative tasks.
  • Identify dangers posed by trees.
  • Create on-site or telephone price quotes for customers.

The Skills to be a Tree Surgeon in Thurston

  • Have the ability to repair, use and maintain tools and machines.
  • Have a methodical way of working.
  • Have the ability to work well with your hands.
  • Have necessary computer skills and know how to perform tasks on handheld devices.
  • Excellent customer skills.
  • Be professional and able to complete tasks within a specified timeframe.
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations.
  • Physical skills such as co-ordination and movement.
  • Have the ability to work efficiently with other folks.
  • Good knowledge of public safety.
  • Be aware of the complexities and dangers involved in all aspects of the work.

Eco-Plugging Stumps Thurston

If you've got large stumps in your garden that need to be removed, the common strategy that is used by most Thurston tree surgeons is stump grinding. However, these days "eco-plugging" is widely recognised as a less expensive alternative to this approach. It isn't merely the fact that eco-plugging is cheaper that makes it an appealing option for stump removal, but also that it's handy in awkward and inaccessible locations which might be hard to get at with bulky stump grinding machines.

For eradicating tree stumps without affecting the surrounding vegetation and trees, eco-plugging is an extremely effective treatment. Eco-plugs can be put to use in all weather and throughout the year, and they eliminate a stump by destroying the whole root system. Containing a form of crystalline glyphosate herbicide which is suitable for treating a wide array of tree species, eco-plugs give good results in 95-100% of cases. (Tags: Eco-Plugs Thurston, Eco-Plugging Thurston, Eco-Plugging Tree Stumps Thurston, Eco-Plug Treatment Thurston).

Air-Spading Thurston

There are a number of factors that can have an affect on the overall health of trees in your garden, and the root system is one place to consider when there are obvious problems. To be able to check for soil compaction, root rot, or other problems, a qualified tree care specialist in Thurston may need to access the roots of your tree.

Due to the possibility of root damage during the digging down process, this was difficult previously. Some modern day tree surgeons in Thurston use a method called "air spading", which employs compressed air to efficiently break down and clear away compacted soil without the risk of damage to the tree's roots.

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

Blowing air into the soil at speeds of up to 1,200 mph, the air-spading process necessitates the use of an air-spade tool and an air compressor which forces air into spaces in the soil, causing it to break down quickly, but not damaging harming the tree roots or utilities. The air flow blows the soil away from the tree's roots, permitting immediate inspection. Any problems can then be resolved and the previously compact soil replaced with a much looser layer of wood chips and fertiliser to revitalize the tree.

Ash Dieback

A damaging fungal disease that is expected to decimate around 80% of the current British ash trees, over the next few years, ash dieback was first documented in Great Britain in 2012, when a nursery imported 2000 trees from Holland. Ash dieback is set to have huge repercussions for our countryside, exacerbating the devastation caused by the earlier Dutch Elm Disease crisis.

The Fraxinus genus of trees is affected by this lethal disease, which has a particularly devastating effect on the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior), which is the native British species. The fungus which causes the disease is named Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (H. fraxineus), and it originally came from eastern Asia.

Quickly spread by spores released from the fruiting bodies of the fungus, and are able to travel on the wind for tens of miles, ash dieback can be found in most regions of the UK with mortality rates of up to 85 percent.

The recognisable signs of ash dieback are:

  • Leaves that wilt, turn black in colour and fall early.
  • New epicormic growth appearing from buds that were dormant previously.
  • New shoots and leaves which are visibly dying during the growing season.
  • Dark brown lesions form where limbs join the trunk.
  • Leaves with dark patches that appear during the summertime.

Even ash trees which are able to fight off the disease, suffer continued attacks year after year and eventually succumb and perish. Since it's an airborne disease there is no obvious option for stopping its spread, and no known cure for chalara ash dieback.

While the Forestry Commission's "Tree Alert Service" is presently only interested in hearing about cases reported in new locations where the disease has not previously been documented, if you are worried about an ash tree on your property in Thurston, you should call in a local arborist or tree surgeon to affirm that you are correct in your diagnosis and suggest a plan of action.

Hedge Cutting Thurston

Hedge Trimming Thurston

While the vast majority of work carried out by tree surgeons in Thurston involves the maintenance and care of trees and shrubs, the cutting back and trimming of hedges is another task that they frequently carry out. This is particularly helpful if you've got conifer hedges (Leylandii for example) which will often get too tall for a normal gardener to cope with.

When a hedge is neglected or poorly maintained, it can become overgrown and out of control fairly quickly. It is recommended that you clip your hedges regularly, and this isn't purely to stop them from run riot in your garden, but also to make them more visually appealing and stronger.

Tidy hedges help to make your entire garden look neater, and may even add value to your home in Thurston, if you're planning to sell. (Tags: Hedge Maintenance Thurston, Hedge Trimming Thurston, Hedge Cutting Thurston, Hedge Clipping Thurston).

Tree Transplanting Thurston

Tree Transplanting Thurston (01359)

Moving a mature tree and transplanting it in a new location may sound difficult, but with powerful, modern lifting equipment and truck mounted spades, it has become a fairly simple endeavour. A professional tree moving company in Thurston will be happy to move any trees that you have on your property, or transplant fully developed trees for an instant aesthetic appeal.

If you haven't any choice but to move a tree in Thurston during the warmer summer seasons of summer and spring, you must lessen the stress of the move on the roots by comprehensively soaking the soil before any work commences. A large mechanical tree spade plunges down into the ground, and surrounds the root-ball and then plucks the unharmed tree from its home. The tree can then be transferred to its new home for re-planting, or held in temporary storage until it is ready to be replanted.

If you want to move a tree from ground that has a preservation order on it, an experienced tree moving business in Thurston can liaise with appropriate authorities to approve transplanting in a suitable area. It should be possible to obtain transplanting services in Thurston Planche, Norton, Great Green, Conyer's Green, East Barton, Cattishall, Great Barton, Tostock, Beyton Green, Pakenham, Battlies Green, Stanton Street, Beyton, Stowlangtoft, Blackthorpe, and Thurston, Suffolk..

Storm Damage Thurston

Although we are all conscious of the power of Mother Nature, larger trees seem sturdy, strong and capable of standing up to just about any eventuality. Certain tree varieties can survive and thrive with no issues for hundreds of years, in particular sweet chestnuts, oaks and yews.

Despite all this, trees can be vulnerable to adverse weather conditions, and besides the possibility of falling branches and tree limbs, when confronted by a certain set of conditions they may also fall down completely, causing untold damage. The principal danger to, and enemy of trees, is high winds, and with increasing numbers of extreme weather events and severe storms this kind of damage has become more common in Thurston. Extended periods of rainfall or floods can cause soil to become saturated, which can cause additional issues for trees, as can heavy snow in the winter.

It's advisable to get a local Thurston tree surgeon to examine your trees to lessen the likelihood of problems with your trees in severe weather conditions, they will prune and remove any dead or excessively long branches that could be a problem.

Taller trees can also be fitted with copper conductors, lightning rods, or other protection systems, to reduce the chances of them being struck by lightning and to stop surrounding property and buildings being damaged by "arcs" or "jumps". Lightning strikes can drastically weaken trees, meaning that they're more susceptible to disease or pest attacks, and even kill them altogether in some cases. While you might not think that lightning is that common in Thurston, each year something like 300 thousand strikes occur throughout Great Britain.

To protect your trees from being damaged by storms and reduce the chances of serious consequences should an unstable tree topple over as a result of bad weather, ask your local Thurston tree care specialist what can be done.

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Tree Surgery Tasks Thurston

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Thurston tree surgeons can generally help you with crown thinning, tree topping, tree planting, tree pollarding Thurston, drop crotching, tree surveys, eco plug treatments, tree planning, woodland clearances Thurston, tree staking in Thurston, damage restoration Thurston, emergency tree removal, hazard assessments Thurston, root grinding, tree felling, safety inspections in Thurston, tree work in Thurston, stump removal, forestry management, air spading, woodland management, brush cutting services in Thurston, root decompaction, root removal, tree fertilising, dead wooding Thurston, repair of storm damaged trees, tree waste removal, professional tree care, woodchipping, stump treatment, retrenchment pruning in Thurston, tree pruning, coppicing Thurston, domestic tree surgery Thurston and other tree surgeon services in Thurston, Suffolk. Listed are just a few of the activities that are conducted by local tree surgeons. Thurston providers will let you know their whole range of services.

More Thurston Trades: Obviously, whenever you are having tree surgery done in Thurston, Suffolk, you'll likely be in need of other garden related services, and together with a tree surgeon in Thurston, Suffolk, you could additionally need soil drainage services in Thurston, pond installers in Thurston, artificial grass installers in Thurston, waste removal in Thurston, garden designers in Thurston, garden shed installation in Thurston, hedge shaping in Thurston, grass cutting services in Thurston, patio cleaning in Thurston, gate fitters in Thurston, garden clearances in Thurston, local SKIP HIRE in Thurston, landscape gardeners in Thurston, garden digging services in Thurston, decking fitters in Thurston, driveways in Thurston, and other different Thurston tradespeople.

Tree Surgeons Near Thurston: Also find: Beyton tree surgeons, Stanton Street tree surgeons, East Barton tree surgeons, Pakenham tree surgeons, Great Green tree surgeons, Blackthorpe tree surgeons, Great Barton tree surgeons, Norton tree surgeons, Thurston Planche tree surgeons, Battlies Green tree surgeons, Stowlangtoft tree surgeons, Tostock tree surgeons, Beyton Green tree surgeons, Cattishall tree surgeons, Conyer's Green tree surgery and more. All of these areas are catered for by local tree surgeons. Thurston home and business owners can get tree surgery quotations by clicking here.

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