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Probably the most influential ways in which you can ensure that your garden plants, shrubs and trees develop and grow well in your landscape garden is protection and possibly the most important type of protection that is required is protection against wind damage.
Virtually all of the trees and shrubs which grow in your garden can be seriously damaged, even fatally, by heavy winds in any number of different ways. One of the incredibly effective ways in which you can vastly decrease wind damage is by installing windbreak netting around the boundaries and using tree shelters on all of your younger trees.
The use of tree shelters can dramatically reduce, or even halt completely, any wind damage to fresh leaves, buds and shoots. These amazingly useful gadgets can create a complete or partial barrier to the wind.
Netting reduces the speed and ferocity of wind but not it's direction whereas tree shelters, especially circular/round types will deflect the flow. As the wind blows the trees backwards and forwards it can cause damage to the roots especially the important, very fine, fibrous roots. Together with the fact that wind can also increase osmosis, trees left exposed to such weather can, very quickly become severely dehydrated.
Sadly, protecting any species of tree in severely exposed locations can be extremely difficult and you will, most likely, discover that the only effective protection would be the use of both tree shelters and windbreak netting.
Inside the tree shelter is a wonderful environment which encourages quick, and high quality, growth, with the trees often growing at six times the rate of those without shelter. The twin walled tree shelters offer the perfect level of insulation to ensure a more stable temperature and, with sufficient light getting through to further warm the air, trees grow with stronger stems and trunks with few side shoots.
Nearly all tree shelters, either light weight or heavy weight, are manufactured from an amazingly strong and long lasting type of opaque or clear polyethylene this results in products which are considerably lighter than those made from an alternative substance.
Because they are mass produced items and the material used is plentiful and not very expensive it costs very little to purchase a large number of shelters, another factor in keeping down the price is that they are really easy to flat pack resulting in transportation which is easy and cheap with even the heavy weight models are light weight.
If you have chosen to live in a coastal location, you will soon discover that tree shelters are also a great solution to the annoying problem of salt damage. Protecting against salt damage is, more than likely the only way to make sure that some species of tree flourish in your vicinity.
Windbreak netting is also a cool, easy way in which to increase protection against salt damage. Windbreak netting is also good for reducing sunlight in very bright positions as it restricts sunlight by forty to fifty percent.
Windbreak netting and tree shelters are also required if you reside in a neighborhood where animals are a problem. Tree shelters will stop any damage caused by browsing animals such as rabbits, dear and the likes.
The spiral types have been designed for this reason and are most probably the best choice. Windbreak netting is unlikely to stop rabbits because it is commonly made from a mesh of polyethylene but it will most likely stop other creatures.
If your trees are located in a vulnerable position that leaves you feeling worried about their vulnerability, then book an appointment with us by calling 01245 527 053. We can inspect your trees and assess how they would fare in the event of high winds and storms. Don't leave it until after a storm, when you'll need our emergency tree service, call us for an inspection today.
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During these unprecedented times, we have had to take stock of how our business is delivering our tree cutting services.
The safety of our staff and customers is paramount and we are fortunate enough to be in a trade that allows us to make the necessary adjustments and carrying on working.
For domestic clients, with side access, we can minimise physical contact and still enter the property to work on trees and hedges. Tree and hedge waste can also be walked out via the side access and not through the living quarters of the house.
For clients that have booked us in for a quote, prior to our visit, we will call them again to make sure that they are happy with this arrangement.
We are able to provide quotes for trees and hedges located in a rear garden if we can view them via a side gate. For trees and hedges situated in the front of a property we can avoid contact with our clients altogether.
In line with government guidelines, we have also made the following adjustments:
1. Our vehicles are cleaned at the beginning and end of each day.
2. Our crews carry hand sanitisers and regularly use it during the working day.
3. Our vehicles carry a maximum of two members of staff. The middle seat is left vacant and provides a suitable distance to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
4. The Contract Manager is working independently, quoting, setting up work, checking completed work etc.
5. We are being selective about what work we are able to carry out that will allow our crew to work at a distance from the general public.
6. The only housing work being carried out are the sites where we have already vetted as appropriate for work to be carried out during the present situation.
7. There is only one member of staff at each office.
8. Sanitisers are supplied for both offices.
We listen to government updates on a daily basis and we’re ready to respond and implement new working structures as and when is necessary.
During this lockdown period, if you would like any tree services or hedge trimming work undertaken, please call 01708 578 017.
Chelmsford Tree Surgeon remains committed in providing you with the safest tree care service possible.