JOB Description : Deadwood various trees and Fell rotten Acacia in North London.
We attended a job this week for a management company who is one of our regular clients.
The job involved numerous trees which were under Tree Preservation Orders and therefore we needed to apply to the local authority to carry out any works on the said trees.
A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees or an area of trees/woodland.
An order prohibits the cutting down, topping, lopping, up-rooting and wilful damage of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent. If consent is granted, it can be subject to conditions which have to be followed. Fortunately, written consent had been granted the week prior to our visit.
Deadwood Oak Trees x 6
Deadwood Willow Tree x 4
Deadwood Acacia x 5
Fell Rotten Acacia Tree
Our fully qualified tree surgeons decided to start by deadwooding the various trees mentioned.
Deadwooding involves removing dead limbs and branches from a tree whether it is due to light deficiency, pests or disease. Deadwooding is carried out for many reasons, a common reason being safety. When limbs and branches die they become weak and at some point will fall off the tree. Depending on where the tree is located this may be a risk to the general public and therefore a climbing inspection of the tree is required to remove any deadwood posing a risk.
Once we had completed this process it was time to fell the rotten Acacia down to ground level.
We decided on sectional dismantling due to space restrictions and safety reasons. We are experts in this kind of felling and quickly had the tree down and cut into manageable sections to remove from the site. All other cuttings were put through our chipper to be recycled into mulch as we do with all our tree cuttings. Once this was complete and the site was tidied it was time to go home…