This guide gives you great information about tree surgery for your home and will assist you with your decision making when it comes to caring for your trees, as well as your property.
Are you a homeowner with trees on your garden or property? If so, you may have wondered what type of maintenance they require, the best time of the year to carry out any works and the right team to call in.
Tree Maintenance and Care Tips for Home Owners
There are multiple considerations when it comes to maintaining and caring for the trees on your property. We think every home owner should be well informed and understand what’s involved before having any works carried out.
The first place to start is to seek the advice of an accredited arborist or tree inspector as they will give you correct and honest information. Unless you plan to carry out the works yourself, you will have to employ a professional tree surgeon to complete the works, especially if there are heights and risks involved.
You should check the background out of the company you are employing as there are unfortunately many rogue traders posing as tree surgeons these days. Always look for signs of trust like do they have a website, are they on checkatrade and so on.
Keeping a diary from the date you begin maintenance on your trees is crucial. You will know when they are due for check-ups and roughly when they next require pruning. If your tree has fallen into ill health by being infected by a pest or disease.
If you are in a conservation area or your tree has a protection order, you will need to make an application to the council yourself or you can employ an arborist to do it for you. This should always be check as cutting down a tree without permission can land you a hefty fine.
Another thing to consider is how vastly it will change the landscape and aesthetics of your garden or property by felling and removing a tree. If you are removing one will you be replacing it and how do you think the neighbours will feel?
The Benefits of Tree Maintenance
Tree pruning if done correctly can significantly enhance the character and pleasance that a tree can bring. This can include reducing the size of the crown, cutting back large protrusive branches and even removing untidy deadwood and dead branches.
Regular maintenance will ensure your trees are healthy and strong. It can stop a tree from falling on your property and causing damage to your home. You will also benefit from the fact that trees add aesthetic value to the home, as well as enhancing the amenity value of the garden.
Why Trees Are Good For Your Home
They provide good screening from neighbouring properties, eye-sores, and do an excellent good job in achieving privacy, which will stop you from being overlooked.
On hot summer’s days, you can benefit from the welcoming shade they provide to your garden. They also create a good habitat for local wildlife such as birds and squirrels.
The Problems Trees Can Cause
Although trees are great for the environment and your home, they also pose a threat to your property, surroundings and to the public if left unmaintained. Boundaries such as fences and walls can be affected and possibly damaged from falling limbs and roots lifting them up.
Trees with large growing branches can damage roof tiles, guttering and even a satellite signal without proper pruning. They can also cause immense shading which, among others can annoy your neighbours and stop your grass and other plants from growing.
Subsidence is another issue caused by large roots, as well as other structural damage to buildings from dangerous trees. Tree suckers can also form next to your home and cause problems for you later on down the line.
GraftinGardeners Tree Surgery Service
GraftinGardeners provides tree services for both homeowners and private individuals throughout London. Whatever type of tree works you require our company can assist you.
All staff are highly skilled and trained with most recognised qualifications in the industry such as City & Guilds, NPTC and Lantra Awards. Our teams consist of groundsmen, climbers, and consultants, and are equipped to carry out the most complex tree works.
We are approved Arboricultural Association contractors for. This makes a trusted and reliable tree company. All pruning is performed to the British Standards (BS3998), ensuring all cuts are, made correctly, which is paramount for the long-term health of your trees.
We provide all of the following services: tree felling, pruning, stump grinding, emergency services, ivy removal, hedge trimming & shaping, tree planting and commercial tree services.
Quotations are supplied free of charge and always include the removal of green waste. For those that have full-time weekday commitments, we have some early morning and Saturday availability. We will send a tree specialist to inspect your trees at your earliest convenience. Contact us today for a competitive and friendly tree service.