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Tree Removal

Tree Felling & Removal Service

Tree removal would be seen as a last resort and should be avoided if at all possible. A tree that may warrant such attention is one that poses an unacceptable risk to people and property, which is no longer worthy of retention.

Clear felling consists of the removal of the complete tree to ground level in one operation leaving the tree structure intact. When a tree is surrounded by obstacles and hazards, sectional felling will be the most appropriate technique. The stump can be retained or removed with a stump grinder.

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Property owners owe a duty of care to persons and property, therefore the need for remedial action may be required. There appears to be a desire from certain parties to play safe by felling or topping every tree that conspicuously shows anything that might possibly be a defect.

The risk should be quantified as far as can be achieved with available methods, and from there appropriate decisions can be made and remedial action can be implemented.

Removal of a tree can come with consequences, as it can adversely affect neighbouring trees that were previously protected.

Stump Treatment or Mechanical Removal?

Ecoplug Max

Ecoplug Max is a highly effective patented tree stump killer. Each plug contains 300mg of granular glyphosate herbicide. Once inserted and hammered in place, Ecoplug Max releases glyphosate through the sides directly into the trees stump.

Key benefits:

  • 95-100% effectiveness on treated stumps, preventing regrowth.
  • Ecoplugs take up little storage space and are safe to transport loosely.
  • 100% selective with no effect on surrounding trees or vegetation.
  • Significantly reduces risks to operator and environment from using herbicide to control trees.

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

In some circumstances where trees are too hazardous to be climbed manually, we utilise Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP’s) in order to access the crown. This inevitably has cost implications, which would be detailed in the quotation, giving a justification for the MEWP.

Our MEWP is on tracks so it is more versatile than vehicular mounted platforms, enabling it to go across rough terrain and through tight accesses such as garden gates.

Planning & Applications

Many of our clients live within a Conservation Areas (CA) and / or have Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) placed upon their trees. Maplebeck Tree Care take care of all planning requirements as part of our comprehensive tree service.

For a nominal fee we can also complete and submit the Tree Works Application Form (TWA) to your Local Planning Authority (LPA).

Mechanical Stump Removal

A Stump Grinder is a piece of equipment that has a cutting wheel with teeth that cut through the wood, removing the stump until you have attained the required depth, most machines do not exceed a depth of 12” below ground level.

We have a tracked stump grinder that is capable of accessing most stumps, it is operative friendly mainly because you do not over exert the user body and requires very little human intervention.

stump grinding

Key benefits:

  • Once removed and the ground has settled, it looks more aesthetically pleasing than a stump that has been retained.
  • Eliminates the risk of trip hazards and/or vehicular impacts.

Tree Removal Testimonials

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