Tree Surgery -Arboriculture
Working to maintain trees
Removal of trees
Working to maintain the health of your trees.
Each tree is a unique and individual case and Cutting Edge
will advise on the appropriate action to meet the needs of
individual clients and their trees. This is likely to be a
combination of the following.
1 Reduction and Aesthetic pruning
This involves the removal of branches around the whole of
the tree aiming to remove weight, defects, increase light,
restore storm damage or rebalance an uneven crown. The works
are interpretive and will differ in percent and area
depending on the individual tree.
2 Crown Clean
Removing dead or dying, crossing, rubbing, poorly attached
or questionable branches. A Crown Clean may also necessitate
some crown thinning which is the removal of a small percent
of secondary live branches and can help to create a uniform
coverage of foliage and even branch structure throughout. It
can help with light, reduce wind resistance and lessen the
weight of branches and create a lighter feel to the tree.
3 Crown Lift
The removal of low branches to facilitate light, access or
clearance of a structure/highway.
4 Removal of individual problem limbs.
For safety or utility purposes, for example off buildings,
phone wires, away from satellite dishes or individual limb
5 Hedge Cutting
Either a regular maintenance or a one off height reduction.
Removal of Trees
Sometimes working to maintain a tree is no longer a
practical option. The tree may be unsafe, inappropriately
situated or works to maintain the tree may lead to a
potentially unsafe or unsightly tree in the future. Cutting
Edge specialises in the technical removal of trees.
We can remove trees either by precision felling or sectional
1 Precision felling of tree
Where a tree or individual limbs can be removed by accurate
use of felling techniques to control the direction of fall.
2 Sectional removal of tree
Where individual limbs of the tree are removed and lowered
out of the tree using rigging technology. This is
particularly appropriate where extreme control is necessary
for example to protect property or individuals safety. Thus
enabling us to remove trees in confined spaces over
structures, or just safely and efficiently.
3 Removal of stump
We can remove almost any tree stump. We have both large and
small stump grinders which are able to access through a
minimum of 70cm gateway and lift up or down steps. Removal
of tree stumps can be cost effective and allow immediate use
of the space previously occupied by the tree.
4 Removal of brash/wood (waste arising from tree work)
We offer a separate chipping service to remove tree waste.
We chip up to 8inch diameter logs and branches which is then
composted for reuse or used to mulch around trees on our
woodland site. Larger wood is either processed for firewood
or alternatively may be processed into bio chip for power