Welcome To CW Tree Surgeon Services
- Safe Contractor
Safe Contractor Approved
Top Safety Accreditation for CW Tree Services! Local business CW Tree Services has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal. Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services. John Kinge, technical director of safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place." Safe Contractor Website×
- Arboricultural Association
The Arboricultural Association
Nearly 40 years ago the AA established its Approved Contractor scheme to set the standard for tree work – an industry not regulated by government but one that cares for the largest living organisms on the planet in some of the most hostile growing environments. In 2012 the scheme attained ISO 9001 (UKAS) accreditation in recognition of its quality management systems and is now a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement forum, the ‘umbrella’ organisation for recognised health & safety schemes in the UK.) This brings further acceptance and credibility to its scheme members as the national standard for arboricultural contracting businesses. The ARB Approved Contractor scheme offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly required by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations. ARB Approved Contractor is also of benefit in the domestic sector as a quality mark assuring the client of good quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently. Take the risk and hassle out of hiring a tradesman you can trust.×
National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)
The National Proficiency Tests Council issues certificates of competency in a range of practical skills, attesting the holders ability to carry out tasks in a safe and proficient fashion.
Most important of these to the arborist or tree surgeon are certificates of competence in the use of chainsaws. You should not employ anyone using a chainsaw who does not hold the relevant NPTC certificate. NPTC also tests tree climbing, aerial rescue and the use of chippers and stump grinders.×
Our services include all aspects of tree and hedge work. Tree Felling, including Selection Felling, Crown Reduction, Thinning & Lifting, Stump Grinding, Hedge Cutting, Trimming & Pruning, Deadwooding & Site Clearance.
Areas We Cover
- Environmental Policy
It is important to us to work with nature whenever and wherever we possibly can.
We have an exceptional understanding of all aspects of tree and hedge work as well as wildlife habitats and how we can affect them, and while our Environmental & Re-cycling policy is excellent, we are always looking for ways to further improve it.
We always strive to re-cycle as much of the tree or hedge as is physically possible and before commencing any work we are careful to undertake wildlife checks.×
- Tree Felling
Tree felling is a skilled and potentially hazardous operation that should be undertaken only by a competent tree surgeon or tree surgery company. If there is no significant risk of damage to people or property a tree can be felled in one piece.
Where there are restrictions, e.g. lack of space, buildings, roads, other features, land ownership or use, or other trees or shrubs which are to be retained tree surgeons will dismantle a tree in sections (sectional felling).
As Professional Tree Surgeons, where necessary, we will set up rigging systems or use cranes in restricted areas to prevent large branches and pieces of wood from falling freely or pose a risk to surrounding property.×
- Sectional Felling
Sectional Felling is the complete removal of a tree down to ground level. This work involves the careful lowering of branches and timber so as not to cause damage or destruction to surrounding plants and structures.
The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible but will be above soil level.×
- Crown Reduction
Crown Reduction is normally required when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. A long term solution, and often the best solution, is to remove the tree completely and replant. If crown reduction is necessary, it is often required when a tree or part of a tree is touching or very close to a building.
Crown reduction should be considered in order to achieve an overall reduction in the volume of a tree. Work usually involves a general shortening of minor branches. Generally, 20% is the maximum that can reasonably be taken from a crown.×
- Crown Thinning
Crown thinning is used for specific purposes such as to let in additional light through the canopy or reducing the sail area.
When crown thinning, we keep an even density of foliage and ensure the branches are balanced. Ideally, no more than one third of the leaf-bearing area should be removed during crown thinning and both branches and foliage should be kept as even as possible.
It is often necessary to remove weak, defective, hazardous and/or crossing branches so we take care to retain a balanced look to the tree, should this be required.×
- Crown Lifting
Crown lifting usually involves the cutting back of branches to the main stem and is often seen in trees by roadsides to keep the area below the tree clear for vehicles.×
- Stump Grinding
When trees are felled or fall, their stumps should be removed to prevent suckering and fungal root rots. Although often large and heavy, stumps can be removed with the right equipment and technique, or removed by weedkiller.×
- Hedge Cutting
Hedge cutting is used when you have established trees that require the height reducing to encourage side shoots, in order to form a hedge.×
- Hedge Trimming
New hedges should be pruned from an early stage to establish a shape and prevent leggy, unhealthy growth. The amount you prune back will depend on the type of hedge. It should be tapered so that it is wider at the bottom than the top, ensuring the lower part will get the sunlight needed for healthy growth.
Once the hedge is established, regular maintenance will ensure it remains healthy and neat. If a formal hedge has got out of shape, cutting it back severely is often the only remedy. But bear in mind that this method is not suitable for all species. Conifers, in particular, react badly if you cut into old wood.
Hedge cutting seasons and the frequency of cutting also depends on the species, but as a rule of thumb, formal evergreens like box or privet should be trimmed around two to three times a year during the growing season (around May to September); and some fast-growing conifers like leylandii may need trimming more frequently to keep them in control. Do not cut conifers after the end of August.
Stocky deciduous hedges like beech or hornbeam should be cut in late August, and if major renovation is required, do that in late February whilst the plant is still dormant.
Always remember, it is important not to cut too early in the year so as to avoid disturbing nesting birds.×
Young trees can be "trained" to grow in a particular way. Young trees generally require less pruning, however, the training a tree receives while in the early "growth phase" of its life cycle, determines its' structural integrity for life.. ×
CW Tree Services cover Abbots Bromley, Alrewas, Anslow, Barton-under-Needwood, Blackfordby, Branston, Castle Gresley, Church Broughton, Doveridge, Etwall, Fradley, Hamstall Ridware, Hanbury, Hatton, Hilton, Hoar Cross, Newchurch, King's Newton, Marchington, Marchington Woodlands, Melbourne, Newborough, Rangemore, Repton, Rolleston, Stretton, Claymills, Sutton on the Hill, Ticknall and many more... Please call today to see if CW Tree Services covers your area.
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