Tree Services in Ammanford Discussed by South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services
We offer our professional Tree Services in Ammanford to homes and business customers. Whether it’s an overgrown or dying tree in your garden, you are a commercial business with grounds that need to be kept tidy, or you are a building company that needs grounds cleared and trees taken out prior to any property development can start, large or small jobs South Wales Knotweed & Tree Services can assist.
Our services are carried out by certified and experienced tree surgeons who have comprehensive 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 as well as being compliant with all industry standards.
Our work conforms with the latest best practices for Arboricultural works and in accordance with BS3998 (2010). We offer assurance to all our customers that we strictly adhere to all Health & Safety legislation at all times and we have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance, in the extremely unlikely event that it is required.
South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services
Tree Felling in Ammanford
Tree Felling is the technique of making a tree fall down and it is done in a specialist and safe way when using someone who is qualified and is part of our tree services in Ammanford.
Why might you fell a tree?
- The tree is decayed and branches are falling creating a hazard to people and any property near 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 impairing the growth of the trees and plants around it
Trees need air, space, sunshine, water and food to grow efficiently. Felling an older tree will allow smaller, younger trees to grow and prosper. Younger and healthier trees assimilate more nitrogen than older trees and this helps to cleanse an ecosystem’s air and water and this is the main reason that an older tree is typically felled. Felling older trees also make room for planting new saplings and foliage.
Older trees often reach 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 situations they are often removed for safety purposes so using our Tree Services in Ammanford ensure there is no danger from any trees on your property.
When is the most effective time to fell a tree?
If a tree is not unsafe then the most suitable time to fell it is in its dormant season (between late winter and early spring). Dormant trees are leafless and lighter, which consequently, makes things less complicated for a tree surgeon to cut and handle the branches throughout the felling process, making it quicker and much safer.
South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services offer a free full site survey visit to your property or land to evaluate the tree you have concerns with and will advise you if the best strategy is for it to be felled or reduced. 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 main 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 think that the only option is to fell a tree, however, our expert tree surgeons can advise you if crown trimming or pruning would be the 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 permission from your local authority to fell a tree on your property then we will advise you on the best way to go about this and come back to execute the services when the approval has been given.
When we have felled a tree as part of our Tree Services in Ammanford we can cut the wood to the size you require so it can be used or sold for firewood, or we can use our chipper to reduce the wood leftover and remove it off-site for you.
Crown Trimming & Pruning
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 get rid of dead, diseased and damaged branches as well as reducing 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 sufficient space under the crown for other shrubs and plants to grow along with ensuring there is enough headroom for people to walk under the tree. This process is called crown lifting and when doing this on older trees it should be restricted to secondary branches or just shortening primary branches to ensure 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. Fruit trees should be pruned each year to stop the tree from overgrowing and stimulating the growth of fresh fruit in season.
Crown pruning or reduction is when selected live and dead branches are removed to control the growth of a tree and decrease its height or its width. The goal of pruning a tree is to remove any unwanted, overgrown or dead branches, improve its structure, and promote new and healthy growth.
A tree surgeon will professionally and expertly prune a tree to promote a certain growth pattern and configuration of branches that are much better suited to the structure of the tree and its setting. 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 always better to get an expert to carry this out for you as they will also do it safely. Our tree services in Ammanford will ensure your trees are safe and not overgrown all year round.
What is the difference between Crown Trimming and Pruning?
In summary, crown trimming is used on young trees to minimise its overall growth and size as well as give enough space underneath for people to walk under it, or to allow other trees plants and foliage to grow around it. Crown pruning is performed to protect the tree or shrub to ensure perfect growth as well as removing any dead, loose or infected branches so it can flourish properly.
Stump Grinding & Stump Removal
Stump Grinding is normally the last part of the technique for permanently removing a tree. When trees are felled you are left with a tree stump in the ground. Occasionally, this isn’t a problem however in others, the stump may need to be taken out for building to commence or it may be a safety or trip hazard.
If a stump is left in the ground it can cause complications further down the line and these include; root diseases and fungi such as honey fungus.
You should also be aware that new shoots can grow from the stump if it is still alive after being felled. Smaller stumps can sometimes be ground and taken out by hand if you have the experience but the majority of stumps will often need specialist equipment, often a stump grinder machine to aid removal.
Dangerous or Damaged Trees
Trees often become hazardous after we have had severe weather; a storm or flood, or after extreme force form a vehicle driving into it as the tree’s roots will have been shifted or branches will be broken which could fall unexpectedly. 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.
Our Tree Surgeons will come out to assess a tree and will efficiently establish the procedure 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 entirely or they may suggest that the tree is pruned to get rid of any dead, dangerous or broken branches that could fall at any time.
Our Emergency Call Out Services
We offer an emergency Tree Services in Ammanford where we will come out to your property or land and quickly to evaluate what needs to be done before we undertake the work needed to ensure that you, passers-by, vehicles or property are not in any danger of being harmed or damaged by a dangerous or damaged tree.
Hedge Trimming & Shaping
Hedge trimming or a hedge cutting service are both included on our garden and tree services in Ammanford. 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 ordinarily 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 possibility of pest problems.
Hedge shaping services can be incorporated into both of the above but is normally carried out 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?
- Encourages thicker and fuller growth
- Greatly improves the overall look of your garden
- Improves the health of your hedge
- Hinders the spread of disease and insects
- Promotes longer stems & flowering
- Reduces the chances of the hedge from overgrowing and preventing other plants, flowers and foliage from growing around it
Garden, Ground, Site Clearance & Weed Control
If your garden or business property is looking unkempt and overgrown we offer a garden and site cleaning professional 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 very quickly and effectively clear any garden or landscape space so you can start to landscape the area or building or development work can start.
Whether you have a business premise with a garden or land then 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 conduct private work for householders and also offer our expert professional 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.
As well as 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 rapidly spread and take over 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 Tree Services in Ammanford 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 offering full garden and tree services in Ammanford. 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 totally removed adhering to all of the UK Tree Felling legislation.
The health, wellbeing & 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 adhere to all Health & Safety legislation at all times and have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance in place, 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 for Garden or Tree Services in Ammanford 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 professional 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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