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Have you noticed something wrong with your tree? Do you think there might not be well? Here is a quick guide on how to visually check your tree.
Base of the tree
Start by examining the roots. Are there signs of the ground heaving up, severed roots or signs of decay or fungi, such as mushrooms?
Then move up towards the tree trunk - just above the soil. Can you see any loose bark, cracks or deep slits or peeling? Inspect the rest of the trunk for signs of decay, such as signs of swelling, cavities, soft or decaying wood or small holes.
Finally, look up at the canopy, the upper layer of branches and leaves. Can you see any signs of:
Does the structure of your tree seem unstable? Perhaps it is time to remove your tree.
If you have any concerns about your tree and would like one of our qualified arborists to come and inspect your tree, just give us a call. We will advise you on what we think is the best treatment for the tree, or whether it would be better to have the tree removed.
Let us help you ensure the best care for your trees. Chelmsford Tree Surgeon is made up of a team of professional arborists that love working with trees all year round across Essex covering: Billericay, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peveral, Ingatestone, Maldon, Margaretting, Stock and surrounding areas.
Give us a call today on 01245 527 053.
If you are in need of any of the following services, please give us a call:
Emergency Tree Services
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Chelmsford Tree Surgeon offers a variety of tree cutting services to residential and commercial clients.
Our clients have a range of tree requirements, which we can easily handle. The following questions have been raised over the course of our many years in the trade. We hope you find our answers useful.
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You have undoubtedly seen a lot of trees, perhaps you have even grown some on your own property. But how much do you know about trees and their pruning needs? There are some aspects of this you need to consider.
First, you have to understand how a tree works, to find out the importance of tree pruning. In essence, the tree is a complex living organism with a self-supporting system. Trees convert carbon from our atmosphere into sugars, which are used to create blocks of cellulose and lignin to sustain themselves. Trees absorb water, along with other essential nutrients through the roots. These nutrients are transported to the leaves via a tubular system of vessels, known as the xylem. Minerals and sugars are then used by the tree to flower and produce fruit.
You may wonder why you need to prune trees. The main purpose of pruning is to improve the structure of the tree. In essence, pruning consists of controlled removal of branches, so there is also the benefit of clearing broken branches. If the tree is planted close to a structure, you may need to prune it just to provide some clearance. You should only prune trees that need it because removing a big branch creates an opportunity for disease entering via the wound or simply weaken the tree through the removal of a large part of leaf material. Removing branches is not a safe process, as it requires special gear and training. In many cases, you need to leave this job to expert arborists, who can easily handle the task.
To prune a tree correctly, you need to understand how branches work. They grow from buds, which in time become twigs. During the process of incremental growth, in which the tree produces a ring of growth, the branches grow as well. The point where the branch attaches itself to the tree is known as the branch bark ridge. To keep the wound of pruning as small as possible, you need the final cut to be no larger than a third of the stem/branch. If you are removing a branch, you must do the final cut from the bark ridge to the collar in such a way as to minimise the final wound. If you remove a large branch, you up the risk of disease. Fungi and bacteria can enter the tree via the wound and cause all sort of trouble.
Pruning should not take place at random periods. Generally, you should do it after the leaves have had a chance to harden, i.e. late spring and early summer. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as with Walnut, Maples and Birch, all of which bleed sap if pruned in spring. For these trees, you should wait for mid-summer or mid-winter pruning.
If you are in the Chelmsford area of Essex, or nearby and need your trees pruned, call Chelmsford Tree Surgeon on 01245 527 053.
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If you have trees on your property that need pruning or cutting down, you want to be sure that you hire the right tree surgeon for the job. Choosing an unqualified arborist could cost you your tree’s life.
Here are some things to think about when you need a tree cut or pruned and you’re ready to hire a professional tree surgeon.
Estimates or quotations are normally free of charge. However, a fee may be charged if advisory work is involved. It is recommended that customers obtain more than one estimate or quotation for the purpose of comparison and should not make their choice on price alone.
Depending on the location and type of work being carried, remember to let your neighbours know, particularly if any tree felling work is to take place.
If you would like Chelmsford Tree Surgeons to come to your property and provide you with an estimate, please give us a call today on 01245 527 053.
Tree Services we offer:
Emergency Tree Services | Tree Pruning | Tree Removal | Stump Removal | Stump Grinding | Crown Lifting |
Crown Thinning | Hedge Trimming