WELCOME TO TREE SURGERY......

Getting to the root of the problem.

 Byass Plant offer a complete range of tree services. There is no job we consider too small or too big.

 

We will come and survey your trees and land and always advise on the best course of action to give the desired effect be it for industrial/comercial, safety/privacy or neat effect.

 Below are a series of images from an ongoing Tree felling job to highlight the different stages and equipment we own and use efficiently and effectively.

 TREE FELLING:
Cutting down the trees in one simple go. As indicated ont the right, branches can be removed earlier if surface below is delicate or there is a requirement for logs...very popular idea.

 

 Tree management options

Crown Thinning
Increase light and reduce wind resistance by selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree. This is a common practice which improves the tree's strength against adverse weather conditions as the wind can pass through the tree resulting in less "load" being placed on the tree. Generally performed on trees that do not have a dense impenetrable canopy as opening a 100% dense canopy up with holes for wind to enter can result in broken branches and uprooting.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting: the removal of the lower branches to a given height. The branches are normally not lifted to more than one third of the tree's total height.

Crown lifting is done for access, examples include:

  •  Pedestrian
  •  Vehicle 
  •  Space for buildings and street furniture.

Lifting the crown will allow traffic and pedestrians to pass underneath safely.

Lifting Benefits

 Introduces light to the lower part of the trunk

Encourage epicormic growth from dormant buds.
 

 CROWN REDUCTION

Reducing the size of a tree.

 Pruning back the leaders and branches.  Compared to topping, reduction helps maintain the form and structure of the tree.

 

Leading to

Pollarding

Pollarding is a pruning system.
The upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches.

Maintenance:annual to preserve the specific size and shape.

 Distinct pollard tree features:
Crown structure removed, leaving only a trunk and few stubs. This helps aid the tree to generate new fresh shoots and ultimately a new branch structure. Once pollarded, trees will appear to have bulbous stems, which house the new growth. Pollarded trees are therefore, generally easy to spot. There may be swollen stubby branches at the top of the trunk and multiple new side and top shoots growing.

 

Pollarding is best conducted on young trees as young trees respond rapidly to wounding, therefore reducing the risk of decay. Initially the tree is grown to the desired height and branch framework. Then branches can be allowed to grow from there.

 

Once pollarding of a tree has been started, it is important to continue the cycle of regularly cutting it. The branches will grow at different angles than normal, and can be weaker where crowded together. Whilst having a tree pollarded regularly may be expensive, a lapsed pollard tree (one that has not continued its cycle of pollarding) may require future surgery to remove larger tree parts or branches at a greater height.

Willow, Lime, Sweet Chestnut and Poplar trees generally respond well to a major re-pollarding operations (that lapsed pollards may require). Sycamore, Oak, Ash and Hornbeam are likely to survive but this likelihood is increased if precautions are followed. However, re-pollarding Beech should be avoided where possible. For example: Willow trees have approximately a 95% survival rate, whereas Beech trees rarely survive the procedure.


 

 View of branches removed for logs and tree redy for felling.

 

Above illustrates the capacity of the chipper to  mulch vast quantities of branches up to 20 inches thick and chip them.

 

We offer many options to take care, remove or manage your trees. Below are some of the services we offer but we can always tailor our services to completely meet your requirements.

How your Tree works 

 Crown Thinning 

 

Crown Lifting

Alternative Solution Byass Plant Offer

Non-invasive prop up or cable-brace the low hanging branch..

Severe example of Pollarded trees in hope to generate dense foliage and impact. 

Same tree line a year or two later, showing the fantastic results that can be achieved. 

A picture of a very popular type of pollarding in California, U.S.A 

 

 Above shows line attached to fell tree and right sows branches fed in to the chipper and collected in one of our trailers to be reused as flooring when the site is landscaped.

 

 Below illustrates the line ready to tow and fell the tree from the unimog tractor.

The right illustrates the logs ready to be sawn up and used for firewood, a much cheaper alternative to commercial fuels in this economic climate.