DICKINSON

TREE COMPANY

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Private & Commercial Tree Care

We carry out our work for both commercial and private customers.  Contact us for a free quotation. See below for further details on the work we undertake.

Pruning

Tree pruning is the term used for the removal of parts of a tree. This would include removing branches, twigs, limbs, soft growth or even root systems. There are various reasons why your tree would require pruning, whether it be to make the tree safe, overhang could be affecting access routes, or simply aesthetic reasons and allowing extra light into your garden.

The aim of Formative Pruning is to encourage a young tree's structure to form into an appearance typical to that specific species of tree.
This would also include reducing any potential hazards within a tree which may form as a tree grows.

Dead wooding is the removal of dead limbs and branches of a tree. This service is essential as these limbs and branches can become hazardous over time by falling or forced down by high winds.

Crown reduction is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by cutting branches back to a suitable growth point, whilst maintaining the tree’s natural shape as much as possible.

Crown thinning is a method of pruning a tree while maintaining it’s overall size and natural structure. Thinning secondary branches reduces the density of the tree, which in effect allows more light into the garden, reduces wind resistance, improves form and reduces growth rate

Pollarding involves the removal of all the trees growth, back to the main stem. This technique is normally used on species such as Lime, Poplar, Willow or a Plane.
It is normally started once a tree reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the tree to that height.

The goal when severing Ivy on a tree trunk is to separate the Ivy vines from their source of nutrients within the soil, so they will die.
Ivy can potentially cause serious harm to a tree, either through strangulation, encouragement of rot and causing additional issues. 

Felling Operations

Tree felling is the process of dismantling and taking down a tree. This can be necessary for various reasons such as the Tree has died, is diseased or is no longer safe.

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Dickinson Tree Company are a skilled team of Arborists trained in dismantling a tree as safely and efficiently as possible. Prior to the work, a job plan and site specific risk assessment will always take place to ensure the staff and the public are kept safe throughout the process. This includes a wildlife assessment and bio-security assessment.
Dickinson Tree Company will ensure your work is complete using the latest, up to date equipment and arboricultural techniques to make the whole process run as smoothly as possible.
As a responsible and environmentally aware company, we recycle 100% of the waste created on site for Biomass.

Stump Grinding

A stump grinder is a specialist piece of equipment that can grind a stump down, removing it and turning it into a mulch-like substance.

Stump Grinding

There are few reasons for getting rid of a stump, the most obvious being aesthetics. It may also be in the way of where you wish to install your new patio or driveway, or purely for safety reasons. Occasionally if a dead stump is left in the ground it can play host to root diseases such as Honey Fungus. If the stump is still alive, then new shoots may arise from the trunk and root system. We have specialist equipment available for the removal of even the most difficult stump, including narrow access grinders, for reaching tricky places. 

We can also offer an alternative to stump grinding, by poisoning the stump with Eco-Plugs. These are little plugs that are inserted into a tree or a stump to kill it and eventually eliminate it and its re-growth.
Eco-Plugs release the chemical inside the plant, eventually killing the entire root system of the tree. By inserting the plug inside the tree, we are avoiding risk of exposure to animals, humans and surrounding wildlife. 

Planting Service

Whenever we can, we will always offer the opportunity to have a new tree planted. Sometimes this is a requirement under conditions set via your local planning authority if we are felling a protected tree. Councils will usually advice suggested replacement species of trees, however if your replacement tree is not a council requirement then the choice is yours! We can however, recommend a suitable tree to be planted to suit your property and purpose.
At Dickinson Tree Company we can cover all aspects of the process, assessing the site, sourcing the tree and planting it for you. We can also include any irrigation systems and protection to ensure your new tree has the best possible start. 

New planted trees

Hedge Cutting

When undertaking work on garden hedges check that there are no birds nesting, as it is an offence under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 to damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built.

New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or spring. After this, maintenance trimming is carried out, usually once a year for informal hedges and twice a year for formal hedges. Some formal hedges may need three cuts a year.

Hedge Trimming

Hedge Cutting Timeline

New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or spring. After this, maintenance trimming is carried out, usually once a year for informal hedges and twice a year for formal hedges. Some formal hedges may need three cuts a year.

Deciduous Hedge
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Formative
Maintenance
Evergreen Hedge
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Formative
Maintenance

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