Arboriculture – Tree Care
G A Butler & Sons Ltd are skilled arboricultural contractors who specialise in the care of trees. Our equipment and skills enable us to offer comprehensive tree care solutions, from tree surveys and health consultations, to the physical removal of dead wood and dangerous trees.
Some of the tree care services we offer are as follows:
Tree Surveys – Carried out to establish the overall condition of a tree, this enables us to identify any potential hazards and put in place future management programs. On completion of a survey we work with the client to ensure management programs are followed. Trees near highways and in public places are a high priority.
Dead Wooding – The removal of weakly attached dead wood. Although major dead wood has to be removed to prevent it becoming a hazard to the public, under some circumstances a proportion of smaller dead wood can be left as wildlife habitat.
Crown Thinning – The removal of a proportion of live branch growth throughout the crown to produce an even density of foliage. This allows more light and air through the tree and reduces it’s sail area, a structurally weak tree is significantly stronger after crown thinning. Crossing, weak, duplicated, dead and damaged branches are removed during this process.
Crown Lifting – The removal of lower branches to clear paths and roads, ideally this should be done when the tree is young as part of its formative pruning (the removal of large limbs at the trunk is not usually recommended.)
Crown Reduction – A complete reduction of the size of the crown. This is achieved by cutting branches back to appropriate growth points, to achieve a flowing branch line which is aesthetically pleasing.