“A tree surgeon (or arborist) helps to treat sick or indeed damaged trees. In addition they remove dead ones that might be difficult. The treatment of a sick tree might involve anything from removing parts, to removing fungus and bacteria with insecticides. In addition they help to remove branches that might present a falling hazard.”
Have you heard of a tree surgeon? These are the trained people found high up on trees, pruning them back to life. Below are a few of the techniques they practice to ensure that trees are kept healthy and looking beautiful.
Tree surgeons spend a huge proportion of their job cutting back trees which might be causing a falling risk, or growing too closely to powerlines etc. This is the delicate job which requires a lot of consideration to avoid stressing the trees. This task is of particular interest to power companies that employ tree surgeons to prune trees growing near power lines to help keep their network running.
2. Felling and Lowering
Whenever building improvement gets in the way of the encircling trees, surgeons are often asked to bring them down or at the very least manipulate them in a way where they are not in harms ways. The biggest thing to remember in such cases is to control the tree. Methods of lowering include, tipp roping, butt roping, and cradling.
3. Tree Thinning
Frequently necessary when tree growth produces problems and becoming too large, thinning trees allows more light through and reduce stress and strain on it. It’s a highly specialist job that if not done correctly can cause the demise of the tree. A professional will fully justify the costs by carefully choosing the areas to thin without damaging the tree.
4. Crown Cleaning
The crown of the tree requires a lot of maintenance in order to avoid splitting and weak branches as well as fallen debris. Two methods for crown cleaning are the removal of rubbing and crossing branches and dead wood. Rubbing and crossing branches could cause branches to become weak and split, and dead wood could cause debris to fall. Another choice to maintain a tree healthy, is to actually cut its crown in order that the tree is actually smaller in size. The objective is always to maintain the tree’s shape, but decrease its branches in order that they are essentially pruned back again.
It’s a specialist technique which a tree surgeon will be able to advise on. It can be as easy as trying to grow a new tree from an existing cutting, or the joining of two struggling trees to form one.