September 18, 2018

Assessing the need for tree removal: top 10 tips

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Deciding whether a tree needs to be removed can be a tricky business. Lee Davies, Consultant at Artemis Tree Services, offers advice to help arborists through the process. As tree professionals we understand the wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits trees provide, such as absorbing pollution, reducing the severity of flooding, and improving the health and wellbeing of society as a whole. It is therefore important that these benefits are conserved wherever practicable. However, there will be circumstances when trees need to be removed. Below are ten tips for identifying trees that need to be removed. Training Obtain…

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Top Ten Tips for moving trees

Top Ten Tips

Marc Greenaway, operations manager at Glendale Civic Trees, outlines his top ten tips to consider before moving a tree 1) Carry out a site survey before work commences, to highlight obstructions that will impede the excavation works in both the original and relocation sites. Look for issues with hardstanding, site furniture, grade changes, etc. 2) Check the site for services. Below ground services can render some trees impossible to excavate while overhead services can block the movement of the tree, via spade, crane or low-loader. Check both sites and the route between them. Airspading the tree roots is advisable if services are expected. 3) Check the access routes to and from the…

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Top Ten Tips – Urban Tree Planting

Top Ten Tips

Marc Greenaway, operations manager at Glendale Civic Trees, shares the top ten things you need to think about when planting trees in the urban environment 1) Choose the right tree for the environment This is important, as planting a large Araucaria araucana (Monkey puzzle) next to a children’s playground would not be a good idea. Also, check the health of your chosen tree before planting. Ask the supplier if the tree has been field grown or container grown: if the latter, how long has it been in the container? Trees left too long in containers will be susceptible to root girdling. 2) When planning the task, make sure you think…

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