Ideal Tree Services

Crown lifting

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Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is a crucial technique in tree care that requires expertise and precision. Professional tree surgeons play a vital role in maintaining tree health, aesthetics, and safety through this process. For clients seeking crown lifting services, understanding the process and safety considerations is essential to making informed decisions about their tree care needs.

As a skilled tree surgeon, I specialise in various aspects of tree care, including crown lifting. Crown lifting is a vital technique to maintain tree health, aesthetics, and safety. In this section, I’ll provide insights into when crown lifting is necessary, the crown lifting process, safety considerations, required qualifications, and useful information for clients considering crown lifting services.

When is Crown Lifting Necessary?

Crown lifting becomes necessary for several reasons:

1. Clearance: When tree branches obstruct pathways, roads, or structures, crown lifting can create necessary clearance without removing the entire tree.

2. Aesthetics: Crown lifting can enhance the visual appeal of a tree by creating a more balanced and open canopy.

3. Sunlight: By raising the lower branches, crown lifting allows more sunlight to reach the ground, benefiting both the tree and the understory vegetation.

4. Safety: Removing low-hanging branches reduces the risk of accidents, especially in high-traffic areas or where pedestrians are present.


The Crown Lifting Process

Before performing crown lifting, a thorough assessment of the tree’s health, structure, and the desired outcome is conducted. This helps determine the appropriate height to which the crown should be lifted.

A detailed plan is created, considering factors such as the number and size of branches to be removed, the desired canopy height, and the potential impact on the tree’s overall health.
Depending on the tree’s species, growth pattern, and desired results, different pruning techniques are employed. These may include removing entire branches or selectively cutting back specific branches to lateral growth points.

Pruning cuts are strategically made to ensure clean and proper healing. Cuts are made just outside the branch collar (the swollen area where a branch connects to the trunk), promoting quicker wound closure.

As professional tree surgeons, we are cautious not to remove too many branches or prune excessively, as this could stress the tree and compromise its structural integrity.

The removed branches and foliage are properly disposed of using our chipper and taken away from site. Ideal Tree Services holds the appropriate waste carrier’s licence.


Safety Considerations:

Safety is paramount during crown lifting. Ideal Tree Services are a professionally certified tree surgery company. We have undergone training in proper pruning techniques and safety protocols and all qualifications can be available on request.

We only use well-maintained and appropriate equipment, including pruning saws and loppers, which are safety checked prior to each use.

Appropriate signage, traffic Management, or cordons will be put in place to ensure that the risk to people entering the work site is reduced and prevent unauthorized access and ensure the safety of both workers and bystanders.

Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including helmets, eye protection, gloves, and chainsaw-resistant clothing, are worn to minimize risks.

Before starting work, the stability of the tree and surrounding ground is assessed to prevent accidents caused by unstable terrain.

Professional tree surgeons should possess the required certifications. Arborists often hold certifications from reputable organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

At Ideal Tree Services we have many years of experience in safely and effectively performing crown lifting.

Useful Information for Clients:

Ideal Tree Services Provide a full consultation to assess your tree requirements. We will schedule a site assessment to assess the tree’s condition and discuss the best approach.

We will assess potential impacts on the tree’s health and longevity after the crown lifting and discuss post-lifting care tips to ensure the tree’s recovery and continued health.

We provide detailed job descriptions/ quotes outlining the scope of work, specific reduction techniques, and safety measures.

We fully consider local regulations. Clients should inquire about permits or permissions required for tree felling in their area. We can support/ signpost for clients to find this out.

Please feel free to ask for references or examples of our previous work we have undertaken for our many happy domestic and commercial clients.

Ideal Tree Services are reputable tree surgeons- check out our fantastic reviews for your assurance

kulsoom ashrafkulsoom ashraf
20:00 11 Dec 23
A huge thanks to Gavin and his team. They did a superb job start to finish. I really cannot fault them. They were on time, polite, professional and worked solid all day. Everything was completed as agreed and the site was left nice and tidy. I highly recommend Gavin and his team and would definitely use them again
Janice EatonJanice Eaton
16:57 16 Nov 23
extremely happy, Gavin and team were great did exactly what I wanted very professional ,and with a great sense of humour . Many ThanksJan .
Jean FisherJean Fisher
22:02 13 Nov 23
Excellent service and so helpful. They worked very hard and we're really thorough as well.
20:39 09 Nov 23
Thankyou to Gavin and Alex for a lovely job on our conifers.They were trimmed perfectlyVery tidy workersThank you
Kevin JamesKevin James
18:13 18 Sep 23
Great lads, super hard working, fair price with great communication.Would highly reccomended
Darla GroveDarla Grove
19:31 05 Sep 23
What an absolutely fantastic job Gavin and Tom did in our garden today! We cannot recommend them highly enough! So knowledgeable, professional, hardworking, courteous, polite and tidy! We will definitely call upon them again when needed.
Rich LRich L
20:20 17 Aug 23
Had lots of work done today by Gav and his team. What can I say, to say we are pleased is an understatement. The service from start to finish has been excellent. The garden has been transformed. If you want a professional service with a company that delivers on what they say they will do, call this company. Thanks again for today and really enjoyed chatting to the lads. Top job thanks , Rich.
Peter FulthorpePeter Fulthorpe
20:38 10 Jul 23
Gavin and the team were really professional, friendly and clearly knowledgeable. Arrived exactly when they said they would and absolutely grafted all day leaving the garden and driveway spotless. Couldn't recommend more highly if you need tree work done.
Oriana MiottiOriana Miotti
22:03 20 Mar 23
Super happy with the work that Gavin has done in our garden (pruning and removing trees). Arrived promptly, did a great job, (not rushed as we've had it done before) and left the garden very tidy. It looks infintely better now. Gavin definitely knows his stuff and gives good advice too. We will definitely keep his number and recommend to friends and neighbours. Thank you Gavin!
Michael BarlowMichael Barlow
16:18 25 Feb 23
Really great job. Took two fairly large conifers out for us, quickly and efficiently done and garden left tidier than when they started. Many thanks to Gavin and the team for a job well done.
Dave SlayterDave Slayter
14:04 05 Jul 22
Gavin and his team arrived promptly and completed the job to a very good standard. They were courteus and professional at all times and left the property very tidy when they'd finished the work. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use their services.
Rebecca TomlinsonRebecca Tomlinson
08:25 23 Apr 22
Absolutely fantastic job by Gavin & his team. Really opened up the garden, we get loads more light. Less like a jungle, more like a relaxing haven. Can not fault their work ethic, don't know how they kept going! Left everything tidy when they finished. Garden looks beautiful front & back. Ideal were recommended to me & I will definitely be recommending onwards. Will be using their services again.

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