Llanelli Tree Services Explained by South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services
Llanelli Tree Services is a professional service provided to home and business customers in Llanelli and the surrounding areas. Regardless if it’s an overgrown or dying tree in your front or back garden, you are a commercial business with grounds that need to be kept in check or you are a building and construction contractor that needs grounds cleared and trees cleared away before any development can start whether it’s large or small South Wales Knotweed & Tree Services can assist.
Our professional services are carried out by qualified and knowledgeable tree surgeons who have extensive knowledge and experience in the industry. They all hold CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards and are accredited to either Lantra or City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 in chainsaw use alongside being compliant with all industry standards.
Our work conforms with the current best practices for Arboricultural works and in accordance with BS3998 (2010). We provide assurance to all our customers that we rigorously adhere to all Health & Safety legislation at all times and we have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance, in the improbable event that it is required.
South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services
Garden, Ground, Site Clearance & Weeds Control Service in Llanelli
If your garden or commercial property is looking untidy and overgrown we offer a garden and site cleaning service which takes away the need for you to do it yourself. Sometimes these jobs are daunting and at South Wales Knotweed we have the experience and tools to swiftly and effectively clear any garden or landscape space so you can start to landscape the area or building and construction or development work can start.
Regardless if you have a business premise with a garden or land then always keeping it tidy and up together ensures your business seems professional and inviting to all of your customers and suppliers and we can help with this.
We carry out private work for householders and also offer our expert services for large scale construction contracts for property developers. We will quickly come in and clear the area, garden or site and remove all waste before we leave giving you a blank canvass to start with.
Tree Felling Services
Tree Felling is the procedure of making a tree fall down and it is done in a specialist and safe way when employing someone who is qualified.
Why would you fell a tree?
- The tree is decayed and branches are falling creating a hazard to people and any property close to it
- The tree is decayed and is producing fungi, for instance, mushrooms which grow at the base of the tree trunk
- The trees branches are decaying and they are at risk of breaking and falling which can result in injury or damage to property or the wildlife around it
- The tree has died or is dying and is now hazardous for the habitat, property and people around it
- The tree needs to be taken out for building and development work to start
- The tree is overshadowing and blocking the light from a property or garden
- The tree is overgrown and is preventing the growth of the trees and plants around it
Trees need air, space, sunshine, water and food to grow. Felling an older tree will allow smaller, younger trees to grow and prosper. Younger and healthier trees soak up more nitrogen than older trees and this helps to cleanse an ecosystem’s air and water and this is a reason that an older tree is commonly felled. Felling older trees also creates room for planting new saplings and plants.
Older trees often get to a point of overcrowding one another and in these situations, some really need to be selectively removed. In some cases, older trees grow so big that they hang onto neighbouring properties, over roads or public footpaths and in these circumstances they are usually removed for safety purposes.
When is the best time to fell a tree?
If a tree is not unsafe then the best time to fell is in its dormant season (between late winter and early spring). Dormant trees are leafless and lighter, which as a result, makes it easier for a tree surgeon to cut and manage the branches during the course of the felling process, making it a lot quicker and safer.
South Wales Knotweed Removal & Llanelli Tree Services offer a free full site survey visit to your property or land to investigate the tree you have concerns with and will advise you if the most effective strategy is for it to be felled or cut back. Our Tree surgeons have extensive knowledge and will only fell a tree when there is a reason for felling it.
At South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services we understand that one of the major reasons for felling a tree is for safety as well as cases when trees need to be cut down for aesthetic reasons or because they are blocking light in a property or garden. You may well think that the only choice is to fell a tree, however, our expert tree surgeons can inform you if crown trimming or pruning would be the much better alternative for you.
There are some trees that are legally protected and you are not permitted to fell them and our expert tree surgeons will advise you on this. If you need consent from your local authority to fell a tree on your property then we will advise you on the best way to set about this and come back to perform the services when the agreement has been given.
When we have felled a tree we can cut the wood to the size you require so it may be used or sold for firewood, or we can use our chipper to reduce the wood leftover and remove it off-site.
Crown Trimming Service
Tree crown trimming or crown reduction is when the branch tips are removed to a new growth point further down the branch. This process is used to remove dead, diseased and damaged branches along with decreasing the overall size and width or height of a tree.
You should think about removing the lower branches of a tree when it is 2-3 years of ages which will allow adequate space under the crown for other shrubs and plants to grow along with ensuring there is enough headroom for people to walk underneath the tree. This process is called crown lifting and when carrying this out on older trees it should be restricted to secondary branches or just shortening primary branches to make sure the process does not damage the growth of the tree.
More mature trees should be trimmed every 3-5 years compared to a younger tree which will need it every 2-3 years and fruit trees should be pruned each year to prevent the tree from overgrowing and stimulating the growth of fresh fruit in season.
Crown Pruning Service
Crown pruning or reduction is when selected live and diseased branches are removed to control the growth of a tree and decrease its height or its width. The purpose of pruning a tree is to remove any unwanted, overgrown or dead branches, strengthen its structure, and promote new and healthy growth.
Our Tree Surgeons in Llanelli will professionally and expertly prune a tree to promote a certain growth pattern and configuration of branches that are better suited to the structure of the tree and its environment. If you prune a tree without knowledge the tree can grow in unusual shapes and over or under grow in certain areas, so it’s definitely better to get an expert to carry this out for you as they will also do it safely.
What is the difference between Crown Trimming and Pruning?
In summary, crown trimming is used on young trees to reduce its overall growth and size as well as give enough space underneath for people to walk under it or for other trees plants and foliage to grow. Crown pruning is carried out to protect the tree or shrub to ensure ideal growth as well as removing any dead, loose or infected branches so it can flourish successfully.
Llanelli Tree Services Stump Grinding & Stump Removal Service
Stump Grinding is normally the last part of the procedure for permanently removing a tree. When trees are felled you are left with a tree stump in the ground. In some cases, this isn’t a problem however in others, the stump may need to be removed for building and construction to start or it may be a safety or trip hazard.
If a stump is left in the ground it can cause issues further down the line and these include; root diseases and fungi, for instance, honey fungus. You should also know that new shoots can grow from the stump if it is still alive after being felled.
Smaller stumps can sometimes be ground and removed by hand if you have the experience but the majority of stumps will often need specialist equipment, often a stump grinder machine to assist removal.
Dangerous or Damaged Tree Service
Trees often become dangerous after we have had extreme weather; a storm or flood, or after extreme force form a vehicle driving into it as the tree’s roots will have been pushed or branches will be broken which could fall at any moment. A tree can also become dangerous if it has ongoing decay or disease, or some grow in such a way that it makes the entire tree structurally unsound.
South Wales Knotweed Removal’s Tree Surgeons will come out to evaluate a tree and will efficiently establish the technique that needs to be followed to guarantee it is safe for passers-by, vehicles and any property around it. They may decide that the tree needs to be felled completely or they may advise that the tree is pruned to take off any dead, dangerous or broken branches that could fall at any time protecting people, properties, roads, wildlife and vehicles in Llanelli.
Llanelli Tree Services Emergency Call Out Service
We offer an Emergency Tree Service in Llanelli where we will come out to your property or land and quickly to determine what needs to be done, and we will execute the work needed to ensure that you, passers-by, vehicles or property are not in any danger of being hurt or damaged by a dangerous or damaged tree.
Hedge Trimming and Shaping Services
Hedge trimming or a hedge cutting professional service is when tall hedges or overgrown shrubs are trimmed back. New hedges need formative pruning to always keep them healthy and encourage their growth for their first couple of years after they are planted and this is generally performed in winter or early spring. After a couple of years, maintenance trimming is carried out annually. These processes stimulate the growth of new branches which makes them fuller and healthier and also and reduces the likelihood of pest problems.
Our hedge shaping services in Llanelli can be incorporated into both of the above but is normally accomplished when the hedge is in its full season. It gives a shape to your hedge making it look aesthetically pleasing and well-kept.
What are the benefits of Hedge Trimming & Shaping?
- Promotes thicker and fuller growth
- Greatly improves the overall look of your garden
- Enhances the health of your hedge
- Protects against the spread of disease and insects
- Encourages longer stems & flowering
- Reduces the chances of the hedge from overgrowing and preventing other plants, flowers and foliage from growing around it
Invasive Plant Services
In addition to Japanese Knotweed, Marestail, Hogweed, Nettles, Brambles, Buddleia, Ragwort, Himalayan Balsam, Dock, Bracken, Hedge Parsley, Cow Parsley and Gorse, amongst others have colonised many gardens, public footpaths, recreational areas and brownfield sites. They are all plants which will quickly spread and consume an area and we have the experience to ensure we remove and control them for you.
We are fully equipped to treat invasive plant species or plants and are often recommended by estate agents and mortgage brokers for our site clearance professional services.
Our Llanelli Tree Services Include:
- Tree felling
- Crown Trimming
- Crown Pruning
- Stump Grinding & Removal
- Dangerous or Damaged Tree Services
- Emergency Call Out Services
- General Garden Maintenance
- Reducing Branches and Foliage
- Thinning Branches and Foliage
- Hedge Trimming
- Hedge Shaping
- Sectional Dismantling
- Garden, Ground, Site Clearance
- Weed Control
- Invasive Plant Services
Since 2015 we have been providing full garden and Llanelli Tree Services in South Wales. If you have a large or overgrown tree or plant in your garden or your business property, or an area of land that needs to be cleared then we can help.
We offer a free, no-obligation site assessment and one of our expert and experienced tree surgeons will advise you if a tree or plant can be cut back safely, or if it should be completely removed complying with all of the UK Tree Felling legislation.
The health, well being & safety of our clients and staff is at the heart of our business and we have a strong commitment to safe working practices which are constantly evolving using our expertise as well as the industries.
We are a fully qualified Japanese Knotweed Certificated Surveyor (JKCS) and we specialise in controlling Japanese Knotweed, other invasive plants and ‘general nuisance weeds’ which are found in the UK for residential and property development sites and have all the required qualifications and accreditations as well as offering an extensive tree and garden professional service.
We comply with all Health & Safety legislation at all times and have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance, in the unlikely event that the unforeseen happens.
Our experienced NPTC or LANTRA qualified chainsaw operators & tree surgeons who have in excess of 40 years combined within the forestry industry.
Our Qualifications Include:
- City & Guilds NPTC Level 2
- Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides (PA1/PA6)
- Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides near water (PA6AW)
- Herbicide Stem Injection
- Property Care Association
- The Control & Eradication of Japanese Knotweed Surveyor’s Training Course
- Qualified Technician (PCAQT) in Japanese Knotweed
- Accredited Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed
- NPTC or LANTRA qualified chainsaw operators & tree surgeons.
For our services related to Japanese Knotweed and other invasive weeds, we cover South Wales (including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport), West Wales up to North Ceredigion & Powys and throughout South Glamorgan, Gwent & Tenby, Bristol, the West Country, and as far north as Shropshire and into the Midlands & Birmingham areas.
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