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A Day in the Life of a Tree Surgeon

Tree surgeons need to be accessible all of the time. Damaged or dangerous trees do not only happen in sociable hours. This is why we are open for business 24-hours per day. While we have our usual work load, we are also fast acting for emergency tree surgery work throughout Cheshire.

A large number of our clients get in contact during the winter months as they feel as though it is more realistic to remove tress while their leaves are stripped. They may feel as though it creates less mess and is more manageable. Therefore, we are always on hand to help; come rain or shine.

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This is a project we recently undertook. The trees had become too large and problematic. We carefully and skilfully took down the trees. These images show the process we followed and the difference it made. The area is now more open, lighter and brighter. There are no longer issues related to the tall trees and our clients were so pleased.

Some may not even realise the changes tree removal can make. Did you know that we undertake all aspects of tree surgery? Our work is completed to British Standard 3998 and we are fully insured to £5,000,000. This offers our clients absolute certainty that they are dealing with a professional Company. Our staff are exhaustively trained in all aspects of our work and we take great pride in our work.

Can tree removal be done in the Winter months?

While there may be some additional considerations; yes, tree removal and tree surgery work can absolutely be completed in the winter months. There are cases where the work is more straight forward when completed in the months where the trees do not have their leaves.

The colder weather may mean we need to be more rigid about safety or plan around the icy conditions. However, rest assured that we can undertake our work in almost any conditions. Call today to enquire about our services on 07855 859983.

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A reputable tree surgeon is an incredible asset. There are many elements of the work that can go wrong and the results can offer terrible consequences. We were asked to fell this Sycamore tree in Stockport. From the first image you can see how large the tree was beside the house.

Overgrown trees are knowingly problematic. The trees can restrict the light and the roots can cause problems for paving and buildings alike. Our client wanted the tree to be felled and wanted to find out more about their options.

Tree Surgeon StockportThe following images show the stages of the tree removal. Our skilful staff are trained in order to complete the process carefully and safely. We use all of our own machinery which is cared for and looked after in order to ensure its safety.

We take great pride in our work and enjoy taking on challenging tree surgery work. You will find that a lot of our competitors are not able to take on some of the larger tree removal work. Proximity to your house can play a pivotal role on the success of the job. Loose or falling branches can cause damage to your home so it is vital that this is avoided.

Once the tree had been cut down, the light flowed into this beautiful home. As part of the service we remove all of the branches. We have incredible wood chippers that successfully break down the branches. This powerful machinery is carefully selected through our experience in the trade.

Can We Help You?

Are you looking for tree surgeons serving Stockport? We have many more images of the local work we have completed on our Facebook page. Our aim is to make it easy for you to enquire about our tree services; we will answer your questions promptly. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you on 07855 859983. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

Tips for Dealing with Overgrown Trees

As time-served tree surgeons for Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire we are well-versed in what to do with overgrown trees. The important thing is to ensure that we offer valuable tips and advice on what you should do when faced with an overgrown tree.

Overgrown trees StockportThis may have been a property that you have just moved into or may be a tree that has been in your possession for many years. Either way, they aren’t always problematic. You may just want to ensure that you are in a position to appropriately care for your tree, rather than remove it.

Are the tree branches blocking light? Maybe the branches are blocking the view to your home? It may even be the case that your tree is overhanging a boundary into a neighbours garden.

We have put together these helpful tips on how to deal with overgrown trees;

Know your rights: any land owner is responsible for vegetation grown on their land and can be held accountable for that growing onto roadsides. If this growth goes onto public land, you may receive requests from your local council to deal with the problem.

You are also within your right to cut back any material that grows over onto your property boundary. By common law you must offer to return the cut material. However, if  there is any ongoing damage to the tree or hedge, you can in some cases be responsible.

Top tip: always check whether the tree that you are trimming is not under a tree preservation order. If it is, you will need consent from your local council to begin any work.

Undertake regular work: it is far easier to keep on top of large trees. This is possible in most cases, but exceptionally large trees may require the assistance of professional tree surgeons. In the cases where you are able to maintain the tree, ensure to trim branches regularly. Use machinery safely and always take your time. Disposal of the cut material needs to be done in the appropriate manner.

If you require the help of a time-served professional, we invite you to call Bostock Total Tree Services on 07855 859983.

“Fantastic company, a pleasure to do business with can highly recommend” John Smailes

Experienced Tree Surgeon in Stockport

These images show a job we completed in Torkington Park, Stockport. The first image shows how large the tree had grown in comparison to the house. This happens over many years but some of our customers report that once the tree becomes problematic, it can mean they need urgent help.

The following images show the process of reduction (and the sheer amount of wood created from that process).

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There may be a few different reasons as to why a tree may need felling; these may include the fact that it has died, is dying or has become dangerous. In any of these circumstances, it is pivotal that caution is used when tree felling.

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We have formulated the following four-step guide for felling a tree, however, our best advice is to be careful and never push the boundaries of safety.

Here’s our 4-step Guide to Tree Felling:

  1. The first cut is a horizontal cut, this should be a third the width of the tree.
  2. The second cut is a wedge cut, which should meet the horizontal cut. From this, a piece of wood should drop out which resembles a segment of orange. This will determine the direction the tree will fall in.
  3. The third cut is to the back of the ‘V’ of the wedge cut. Make sure you leave a substantial piece of holding wood (the hinge) of which the tree will pivot and fall. Important: this is determined by the size of tree you are felling.
  4. When the tree starts to fall use your escape route to the safe area. This should be pre-planned and discussed in detail with any other individuals helping to complete the task.

It is highly likely that after reading the above information that you may be feeling overwhelmed. This does depend on the size of the tree, but if you are looking for further advice please call today on 07855 859983.

Tree Stump Removal Stockport

Part of offering the best-available services for tree surgery is having the knowledge of what machinery is most appropriate for different jobs. The other part is having access to these machines as and when they are needed.

That is why Total Tree Services own all of our own equipment. This, combined with a huge range of experience and knowledge about arboriculture means that we complete our work efficiently and safely.

Stump removal StockportWe recently took delivery of our new Bandit stump grinder. These high-powered machines boast a great reputation for delivering exceptional service and results. It is a compact machine which allows use in many settings. Tree stumps aren’t always located in the easiest positions! It also means we are able to get it through side gates comfortably.

Why is stump removal important?

They are unsightly and can be hazardous. Tree stumps generally aren’t attractive; unless they are going to be turned into a feature they can end up becoming a tripping hazard. They can also become a challenge when mowing your lawn.

Stump grinding StockportStumps that are left can decay and attract unwanted insects; after many years insects can take residence in the stump. These may include ants, beetles and termites. In some cases, it has also been known that stumps can harbour disease or fungus. These can sometimes spread to neighbouring plants and kill or damage them.

Some stumps can produce re-growth; some trees that have been cut down can continue to generate sucker growth. This can become a chore to keep on top of both in cost and time. These suckers also absorb nutrients from surrounding plants so, if left to grow, can cause problems for your existing plants.

Are you looking for a local, reputable tree surgeon for stump removal or stump grinding? We cover all of Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire. Call today on 0161 483 7816 or 07855 859983 to enquire.

Crown Reducing Trees in Cheadle Hulme

Today’s Tree Surgery:

Today we were working at a school in Stockport. Our clients felt as though the height of their trees caused a possible hazard. We had visited the school previously to provide them with a quotation to complete the work. This part of the process is always a great opportunity for us to find out more about the required work, but is also an opportunity for our clients to meet us.

What other benefits does this process offer?

  • It allows our clients to meet us and find out more about our Company
  • The process also allows the opportunity for our clients to ask us questions about our services, the process that will be required and ongoing care

Tree Services are wide-ranging and it is really important that the right service is provided. The project must be approached and a plan formed that is specifically tailored to the individual requirements of the job. This will inevitably produce a better finish and will take into account the stresses put on the trees. All of this will ensure that there is no damage caused.

What did we do?

For this particular job we used crown reducing techniques to prevent large branches from being a hazard in the high winds. We managed to get eight out of the ten trees reduced, but because of the heat, we were struggling.

We will be back tomorrow when hopefully it will be a little cooler so we can finish off reducing the last two. We also plan on stump grinding two stumps, and we may even get chance to fell a Conifer.

Did you know?

Tree pruning inflicts a wound on the tree. The size, angle and position of such a cut needs to be carefully considered. It is really important that you are well-informed when completing such work so that the tree’s ability to withstand such trauma is greatly increased.

Are you looking for a tree surgeon? Call us today on 0161 483 7816 to arrange a quotation.