Hedge Maintenance & Cutting
The good management of your hedge is key to keeping it neat, tidy and healthy looking. It can be sympathetically carried out without damaging the core of the hedge, thus giving it long term stability.
Clipping hedges to the desired shape one to three times during summer, until late August (yew can be clipped into September) when trimming should cease to reduce the risk of bare patches. Use secateurs or hand shears for broad-leaved evergreens (e.g. laurel and bay). Stop the leading shoot at the desired height. Most conifers will not re-grow from old wood, so avoid hard pruning. With conifer hedges, make sure you do not trim them after August, as this can encourage bare patches to develop in the hedge. Yew can be safely pruned into early autumn (September).
Boundary hedges can quickly grow to overhang the street or pavement. These should be trimmed to ensure they do not impede access by pedestrians. Even regularly trimmed hedges can gradually get bigger over the years; most deciduous and broadleaved evergreen hedges can be successfully renovated but some (including many conifer hedges) are best replaced when overgrown.
Hedge Cutting should generally only be performed by a qualified professional arborist or landscaper. Please contact Chawton Park Tree Surgery for more information or competitive quotation.
The ends of all branches are reduced in length, back to the suitable growth points i.e. the side branches. As a result the entire tree crown is reduced both in size and volume, whilst retaining the natural shape of the tree species.
The branches are removed from within the tree crown in order to make it consistently less dense. The natural shape of the tree is unaffected, but the ‘Sail Effect’ i.e. wind resistance is reduced and more light allowed to filter through the tree itself.
Crown Lifting is the increasing the gap between ground level and the crown. This is normally achieved by removing the lowest branches of the crown to a specified or desired height depending on your requirements.
This is achieved by carefully making a series of cuts at the base of the trunk thus causing the tree to fall accurately and under control.
This achieved by carefully dismantling a tree in small sections. This operation is usually undertaken using heavy duty rigging equipment, lowering ropes and skilled branch removal techniques.
Deadwooding is the removal of dead or dying branches usually for safety reasons or aesthetic. Larger dead branches can be safely retained (in order to provide natural habitats for birds and insects) by reducing their length and weight.
Stump Grinding is the final stage of permanent tree removal following felling or sectional removal. After the felling process you will have been left with an unsightly, ground level stump that is then removed by the stump grinder.
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D Jones, Alton
Chawton Park Tree Surgery have worked at our home caring for our trees a number of times over the years and have always provided a reliable,attentive and professional service. Their work is very thorough and their men leave the gardens clean & tidy. We are happy to recommend this skilled & motivated company.
J Harris, Selborne
Chawton Park Tree Surgery provide a thorough and complete service. From the preparation of reports and planning applications through to their tree-felling, surgery and maintenance. Chawton Park Tree Surgery maintain a consistently high standard, and continue to do so regularly across our property portfolio.