There are some old trees on your land that you think look a bit past it and you want to remove them to make way for the new water feature. Should be an easy enough job for you to tackle one fine Saturday afternoon, right? Wrong!
First of all, are your trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order? Perhaps you didn't know such things existed. But they do, and if you remove or do any work on trees subject to such an order without written permission from your local planning authority, you could be prosecuted.
So if tree surgery isn't an easy DIY job, where do you find an expert to advise you? What you need is a qualified local tree surgeon, and you'll find them in your Yellow Pages or on the internet. Local is best as they'll know your area and may even know if the trees in question are protected. If they are, they'll be able to seek the necessary permission for you as par of their work. A good tree surgeon will give you free advice and an estimate for any work you want carried out.
If your trees are not subject to an order, have you considered the impact of their removal on any local wildlife? Again, a reputable tree surgeon with an interest in ecology will advise on wildlife surveys. You might enjoy watching the birds and other wild animals visiting your garden without realising that those very same trees are vital to their continued survival.
Your tree surgeon can also tell you the best course of action if your trees are in a Conservation Area and can seek permission on your behalf to carry out any necessary work. They can also arrange for any waste to be recycled wherever possible as firewood logs or wood chip, all of which provides a vital local sustainable source of energy efficient and environmentally friendly fuel.
Remember tree surgeons don't just cut down trees, they also carry out essential maintenance work such as pruning, crown reductions, canopy lifting, pollarding and felling of horse chestnut trees, ash, oak, any species of other domestic garden trees, shrubs and hedges, as well as apple trees and cherry trees.
So if your orchard hasn't been yielding well, take advantage of your tree surgeon's visit to ask for advice and an estimate to get your fruit trees back into full production.
Importantly, a qualified tree surgeon will be fully trained in all aspects of chainsaw work, and will have full public liability insurance for any work they carry out. Imagine the consequences if you do try the job yourself and accidentally drop a tree across your neighbour's shiny new car!
With a team of highly qualified arborists in Liverpool and we carry out tree care work and professional tree reports. We recycle timber as logs, woodchip sustainable tree charcoal, chainsaw carvings, wood turning, woodland crafts and rustic furniture.
Liverpool Tree Services
114b Imperial Court,
Exchange St E,
0151 380 0007
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