In residential areas homeowners contact us to quote for jobs through our website or in many cases through recommendation. Most of the time, people ask us the simple questions like, can this job be done safely and efficiently? Or how much will it cost? One customer in Potters Bar needed four Lombardy Poplar trees to be removed from the property at a sensible price and with no safety issues, especially because they’re causing subsidence damage. There were some challenges because there was limited access. The team decided to utilise some specialised machinery for this project rather than a dismantling process and did everything possible to minimise the disruption. The work was completed in less than 6 hours and customer was satisfied with the outcome.
One recent customer decided her ornamental cherry tree had gotten too tall and ‘wild’ but wanted to keep it as it added beauty to the garden in the past. Our assessment told us that it could be successfully pruned by reducing the height and we could encourage a more compact, bushy shape too. Our customer was pleased with the work and satisfied with our fast, professional service that included all waste removal.
London Tree Specialists were called out by a Barnet customer who needed a poplar tree felled as an emergency. He explained that his tree was leaning towards the neighbours property and they had raised concerns about the safety of their property. We scheduled a survey and after the initial quote he decided to get the tree felled. When our team visited the property we planned the safest method possible i.e. “section dismantling” in order to fully control the situation. Our team did their best to minimise the risk to both people and the property below the tree. Once the job was done, we took the waste away with us and the customer was happy with our approach.
Before we proceed to our ‘title’ did you know that a snow storm can kill your trees? After a storm some people try to cut down some trees without understanding that it can lead to further damage.
If you have trees on your property, don’t attempt the work yourself always call a professional tree surgeon as there are many risks involved. With many years of experience, our professional tree surgeons can examine the situation properly and start the recovery process. We understand that trees damaged by the snow storms may be difficult to cut down, so our professionals have all the knowledge to decide and if appropriate then start the process.
Storm damage is likely to cause partial damage or damage that simply cannot be rescued.
- Tree falling on tree – These kind of trees can be safely felled using various bucking methods.
- Partially uprooted – These appear simple until you consider the danger involved in this process. Our professionals cut the open face-notch on the compression side to one-quarter of the trunk, then cut on the tension. This ensures the tree will fall at the desired time and within required safety measures.
- Uprooted and lying on the ground – There are some steps which we follow in this situation to avoid the threat of an accident on a passer by. Our professionals cut the trunk at a prescribed distance and make sure all health and safety legislation is adhered to.
There are 2 common situations. If the upper portion of the tree is broken, it presents a significant danger to any one walking past. Remember, if this happens to a stranger / guest visiting your premises, you could be opening yourself up to a law suit.
If the bottom half of the tree is broken, then the tree probably cannot be rescued so get a professional tree surgeon out asap, you cannot leave this unattended.
If you’ve any damaged tree on your property (Potters Bar, Barnet, Enfield or North London), all you have to do is make a call and you’ll be surprised with our quick response and professional service.
Having trees around the home or office adds a natural appeal to your property and can also give you a welcome element of privacy. But like everything trees do require some regular maintenance. We have heard many stories of homeowners who have tried to maintain trees by themselves and suffered some serious injuries as a result. Working at heights, using chainsaws or any other equipment related to tree services without having attended and completed the right training courses is extremely dangerous.
If you are a homeowner and want to maintain your trees, you should hire a professional tree surgeon rather than attempt what appears to be ‘routine work’. A professional tree surgeon, can give a proper evaluation of the tree and all its components.
Why you should use professional tree trimming service?
All the work will be carried out by the professionals and not only will the job look better, it will also allow your trees to flourish with their expert knowledge. You tree needs to have dead or decaying branches removed and experts can spot the signs of a dying tree before it is too late – in many cases. Although trees can give you privacy there comes a point where they will make your proerty feel dark and dingy because it starts to rob you of natural sunlight. You should also consider the danger aspect where poorly maintained trees can fall on yours or a neighbours property and cause damage.
There are basically three types of tree trimming:
1. Fine Pruning: is removing small limbs to improve the tree’s appearance.
2. Standard Pruning: involves a bit more heavy cutting and is done to enhance the tree’s branch structure.
3. Crown Reduction Trimming: usually involves the removal of major branches, and should only be done when there is significant dieback or storm damage.
With frequent maintenance, trees can enhance the look, feel and value of your property without decreasing the safety of your family or creating unnecessary and costly property damage. We cover Barnet, North London, Enfield, Potters bar and always keep our prices as affordable as possible so that you have a top quality, experienced and affordable option to keep your trees and garden in order. So, why not have a chat about the range of services we offer and the benefits of hiring a professional tree surgeon – we are always happy to offer advice.
To help you find the right landscaper for your dream garden, we have put together this list of things to consider:
Write down things you would like in your garden, such as types of flowers, colours, play and seating areas etc. and also make a list of the things you don’t like. Roughly sketch your layout ideas and/or add a magazine picture of the setting you would love to emulate.
Decide on a budget
Armed with notes, ideas and a budget, use local ads, internet and referrals to get in touch with landscapers who know the area and seem capable of doing the job. Good landscapers will be more than happy to show off their work and give references which you can follow up. Visiting gardens and speaking with clients is one of the best ways to vet the contractors.
Based on the same specifications for each, obtain at least three quotes and keep a record of all your dealings.
At this stage you should be in a good position to choose the best landscaper for the job, considering things like workmanship, references, price and who you felt most comfortable dealing with.
Once you are ready to proceed, ask your landscaper for a written contract covering things like insurance, layout drawings, costs, completion date/s and all materials to be supplied and work to be done.
At London Trees and Landscapes we are passionate about gardens and proud of all the great references our landscape team has received. We look forward to hearing from you.