Tree removal

There are a number of reasons why a tree may need to be removed, such as:

  • The tree is dead and poses a safety risk.
  • The tree is diseased or in decline.
  • The structure of the tree poses a safety risk.
  • The tree’s roots are causing damage to structures.
  • The tree is obstructing construction works.
  • The tree has outgrown its environment.
  • Aesthetic reasons.

There are many different tree removal techniques, depending on the tree and it’s surroundings. Precision Tree Services will carry out a thorough inspection of the tree and it’s environment, before proposing a detailed plan of the work which takes into account the accessibility, environment, obstacles and safety hazards.

Section felling

This technique involves removing the tree in sections in a controlled way. Our experienced tree climbers are highly skilled in the use of lowering equipment, pulleys and tree specific winches to assist, where necessary, enabling a large tree to be removed safely from an enclosed environment. An example of this would be a large tree growing close to buildings or utility cables. The sections of tree can then be removed by our efficient ground team as they are taken from the tree.

Cranes and elevated work platforms

Where a tree is particularly large, awkward or dangerous, and where access is appropriate, we may suggest that the use of a crane or elevated work platform would be necessary.

Photo: use of a crane in tree removal

Tree felling

Where there is sufficient space around the tree, and it is safe to do so, a tree can be felled from the base. Our team of arborists are highly experienced in the skill of tree felling which requires calculated precision. This technique can often be quicker than section felling, but still may require the use of tree specific winches, pulleys, ropes and wedges. Once the tree has been felled, our arborists will remove it in an efficient and tidy manner.