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Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing

Budleigh Salterton Large Cherry Tree Dismantle

By | Budleigh Salterton, Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing

This Budleigh Salterton large Cherry Tree dismantle helped a customer’s garden being almost overtaken by a beautiful but grand Cherry Tree. The size and density of the mature tree caused it to cover the entire garden and house with shade, resulting in the tree causing too many issues to justify it being left to grow even more.

A careful dismantling took place and with the future of the garden and local wildlife taken into consideration, several small self-seeded cherry trees have been left in the garden.

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Rockbeare Major Oak Reduction

By | Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing, Tree Surgery

This Rockbeare major Oak tree reduction was unfortunately due to the Oak tree causing problems at this height, such as blocking sunlight for the neighbours and even reducing the efficiency of their own solar panels.

The Oak tree was carefully reduced and restored to still look natural, but bring in much more sunlight for the customers and their neighbours.

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Exeter Tree Removal & Reductions

By | Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing, Exeter, Tree Felling

This Exeter tree removal & reductions job involved removing and reducing several trees from the back garden of a client’s house in Exeter that overlooks a tennis court. The trees in question – two Birch and a Eucalyptus tree, were reduced; they had become too large too and obstructive to add to the garden in any way and even began overhanging into other places like the tennis court.

The Eucalyptus was also competing for space with another tree, leaving a very crowded spot. The removal and reduction of these trees resulted in a more spacious and open feeling to the garden.

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Exeter Eucalyptus Dismantling

By | Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing, Exeter

This Exeter Eucalyptus dismantling was a huge success! The customer had spoken to me about pruning the tree a couple of years ago when I was doing other trees in his garden. He’s a regular customer and I have got to know his garden needs very well. Because the Eucalyptus is quite a quick growing tree we decided to remove it – it blocked a lot of light out of his garden, and more importantly from his swimming pool. The customer didn’t mind his lawn getting marred so I climbed and removed some of the branches (weight) from the back of the tree which allowed me to fell the rest of it in one go. This made the overall job far more efficient, which made it more affordable for the customer. His lawn had a few minor dents and rips in the turf, but with a bit of topsoil, it repaired itself in a couple of weeks.

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Reducing Your Leylandii

By | Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing

Is your tree SOS reducing your Leylandii? Luckily, this is one of our specialities. We had to reduce this Leylandii’s growth around a swimming pool and driveway. I have never seen so many mature Leylandiis on one property! I quickly moved onto stage 4, reducing 100 meters of Leylandiis. This regular customer is very happy to be on a maintenance schedule with Jurassic Tree Services.

With Leylandii, you can reduce the height but be careful about trimming the sides of the hedge or Leylandii trees. Always leave the green foliage on the sides of the hedge as Leylandii will not shoot back from the older, brown wood (see below). When we moved into our nursery, we had a row of Leylandii trees that had never been trimmed and were about 20ft high. We cut them down to about 10ft in height and trimmed the sides. Now they are great examples of thick, dense Leylandii hedges which provide shelter for our polytunnels and screen us from our neighbour.

If your neighbour has an overgrown Leylandii that needs trimming back, call me! It is your neighbour’s responsibility to maintain their Leylandii hedge so it would be worth having a polite chat with them about it. If they are unwilling to trim it, you have the right to cut branches or roots back to the boundary so get in touch. By law, any trimmings that are cut are still the property of the owner of the hedge, so we check with them what to do with them. In the interests of neighbourly relations, don’t just throw it back over the boundary.

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Exeter Huge Hawthorn Reduction

By | Dismantling, shaping, thinning and reducing, Exeter

This was a major hawthorn reduction in Exeter, Devon (next up is their Ash tree). A hawthorn tree is a hardy, fruit-bearing, flower growing tree that has been known to live for up to 400 years. The hawthorn flowers twice a year and from the flowers come the fruit. Each flower produces a seed, and from the seed, shiny red berries hang in clusters from the tree.

Proper pruning of hawthorn trees requires tools that Jurassic Tree Services only uses – high quality and sharp. To protect me from the 3-inch thorns that protrude from the tree trunk and branches, You’ll often see me in protective clothing, heavy work gloves, and protective eye gear. I use a pruning saw for the larger branches and loppers and clippers for the smaller branches. All my tools are sharp in order to make clean cuts. To begin hawthorn pruning, I cut any broken or dead branches close to the branch collar, which is at the base of each branch. I do not cut flush with the trunk of the tree as doing this will increase the chances of decay in the trunk of the tree. Removal of any cross branches or sprouts from the base of the tree and also the interior of the tree helps prevent diseases because it improves circulation throughout the tree. Whether you want me to trim your hawthorn as a shrub, or if you prefer a tree that needs to be cut to create a single trunk, I will work with you to deliver first-class tree surgery service.

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