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Tree Felling

Ottery St Mary Tree Work

By | Tree Felling, Tree Surgery

This Ottery St Mary tree work job for a busy store required a lot of work. With a large amount of tree work to be done, including Pollarding an avenue of Eucalyptus, dismantling a large dead pine and a large Birch. Working by a busy road, safety had to be paramount, as well as the appropriate use of signs and cones. The business remained open and operational throughout our tree services being completed. As a very busy shop, we could only close a few parking bays at a time, and our team worked courteously and safely at all times with the public in mind.

 

 

Exmouth Ash Dismantle

By | Exmouth, Tree Felling

This Exmouth Ash Dismantle was growing too large between customers garage and the house of their neighbour, it had gotten to the point where the tree had to be felled. Job’s like these in confined spaces with nearby property to consider further prove the time and care we put into felling and dismantling trees.

It is always a priority of ours at Jurassic Tree Services that our work causes the least amount of disturbance as possible, this job went to plan and the surrounding property was left completely undamaged.

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Stoodleigh 90-metre Leylandii

By | Hedge trimming, Tree Felling

This Stoodleigh 90-metre Leylandii job required us to cut down and remove 90 metres of wild Leylandii next to a property. The gargantuan wild hedge lay right next to a wooden playhouse and oil tank in the garden so extreme care and precision felling had to take place along certain points of this hedge.

Removal of this hedge had resulted in the fence being reclaimed and much more free space on each side of the fence the hedge grew along.

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Matford Park, Exeter Tree Felling

By | Commercial services, Exeter, Tree Felling

Jurassic Tree Services Matford Park tree felling was a huge tree job. This Exeter tree felling was done to connect road and gas piping for the new Bus Depot for Devon and Cornwall. Heavy machinery brought in for this massive task including a digger used to move the last tree.

Being in Matford Park on a busy road only 1.5 metres away meant having to deal with the constant passing by of other contractors; part of the road was cut-off from these vehicles as other contractors erected arris fencing up to give us space to work and allow the trees and branches to fall without causing damage to passers-by. With the roads being almost completely empty at night, it became viable to complete a lot of the work for this job at night also.

All the trees were brought down safely and efficiently. The path was cleared to connect to the Bus Depot.

Once the lines of trees had been felled there were trees that needed to have overhanging branches cleared to make room for the Depot itself along with surrounding lampposts. Once again this job was undertaken with caution due to construction taking place so close and people walking nearby.

Exmouth Tree Removal & Re-Pollard

By | Exmouth, Pollarding & Pruning, Tree Felling

Tree removal for this Exmouth customer’s front garden contained a Birch tree whose enormous size and presence was a large obstruction to the front garden. It caused a lot of maintenance for the customer who was constantly raking up falling leaves. Additionally, it limited them to what they could do with the garden because of the sheer volume the Birch was taking up. The Birch tree was removed without issue, despite being close to the road. A very low-profile and safe stump was left in the ground.

In the back garden, an Ash tree located next to a fence had also begun to grow too large, causing a foreboding shadow in the summer and overhanging into a neighbours garden all year-round. The Ash tree was re-pollarded, taking huge amounts of the branches away whilst leaving enough for the Ash tree to still live and grow back given enough time. Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches.

Pollarding is a tree pruning technique that develops a framework of bare scaffold branches with a gnarly knob at the end of each branch.  Every spring numerous straight long and leafy sprouts emerge from these knobs to produce a dense, shady canopy. As far as we know pollarding started in the Middle Ages in Europe in order to produce kindling for fireplaces and fodder for livestock. Nowadays we pollard to manage the size of a tree that is too large for its space and/or to create a formal look in the landscape.

A formal garden can be created in so many other ways. So if you prefer to see smaller trees chosen for smaller spaces, call me for a quote and some creative input!

 

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Sidmouth Eucalyptus Removal

By | Sidmouth, Tree Felling

This Sidmouth Eucalyptus removal and tree felling were needed because it had become an obstruction, and the space the tree was occupying was needed by the client. Tending to the plants that the Eucalyptus was hanging over had become an unnecessarily difficult task as well. The tree was removed in a clean and efficient manner leaving the surrounding plants and fencing untouched. The stump was chosen to be kept in the ground. But if you require tree stump removal, please let us know.

With Eucalyptus trees, it’s important not to cut any lower branches for the first 6 feet. Instead, wait until the tree has at least two season’s growth. Keep in mind that many of the faster-growing species will actually shed lower branches on their own. Coppicing is another method of Eucalyptus pruning to help control the tree’s height.

If your Eucalyptus trees are shedding leaves, check soil conditions and watering. It may be the tree is stressed from being newly planted and the summer heat. Inspect the tree, leaves, and trunk for any other signs of insect or disease. Call me if you need help with this.

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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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Group SOS Tree Effort – Neighbours Unite

By | Exmouth, Tree Felling

This Exmouth large Oak tree dismantling was necessary as it was definitely not pleasing to the eye, and dead branches from a poor prior reduction were overhanging into three other neighbour’s properties. The tree was blocking a lot of light from streaming into their gardens and houses. Between the four of these property owners, they rallied together as good neighbours do, and each paid a share for the removal of the tree. All four customers are now enjoying a lot more light!  And now the removal is fully completed it provides a well used focal point for the garden and future landscaping projects.

You can foster relationships between your neighbours by coming together on projects like this; it’s a perfect way to get to know each other! By encouraging each other to maintain your gardens, trees, and hedges you’re adding to the aesthetics of your property and ultimately your street. If your property shares a boundary with a neighbour’s property, there are a few aspects of the law (and good neighbourliness) that you need to bear in mind when growing trees/hedges. Jurassic Tree Services will take the hassle out of the job for you. I cover what you need to know and also what you can do if you are having problems with your neighbour’s trees, so you don’t have to worry about checking a tree preservation order for instance. I check all that for you.

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Overgrown Cypresses

By | Tree Felling

When a tree develops problems like an Overgrown Cypresses, it is frequently difficult to decide when to remove the tree. But these seven Cypress trees needed cutting down and their roots removing. Rejuvenating a cypress tree necessarily means trimming, but you have to be careful how you wield those clippers. Cutting back Cypress trees too drastically results in dead wood and unattractive trees. Find more information here on pruning SOS.

This customer had seven large overgrown Cypress trees in a small front courtyard garden. They had discussed removing them for a number of years; their weight and height started to splay out revealing the brown, dead growth on the inside.

The branches were first cut off the trees, leaving the main stem as high as possible. Then, using a Holly tree to winch from, I used a tie 4 hand-winch to winch the roots out. The customer didn’t want the roots under the concrete path damaging. The last tree was half-way out of the ground with a black pipe entangled in the roots, but after a discussion with the owner, I managed to cut the pipe free to my relief, and carry on winching the root out. The two neighbours were very happy and described it as “a light being turned on in their front room” when the trees removed. Another tree SOS success!

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