Sympathetic Reduction of 2 Horse Chestnuts

We recently undertook a fascinating tree surgery project in Cromhall, where we had the opportunity to work on a pair of majestic Horse Chestnut trees.

One of the trees had experienced branch fractures, likely due to a recent storm, compromising its structural integrity and making it susceptible to further damage and potential branch failure.

Our arboricultural consultants recommended a height and spread reduction, specifically targeting the longest heavy lateral limbs. Our approach aimed to preserve the tree’s natural shape, ensuring its aesthetic appeal and amenity value remained intact.

Efficiency and Safety with our MEWP

Next to the compromised tree, another Horse Chestnut needed a thoughtful intervention; we gave it a sympathetic reduction to reduce the wind load on its longer branches, as the larger tree had been providing it with shelter from the prevailing winds. This strategy will enhance the tree’s stability and minimise the risk of wind-related damage.

Efficiency and Safety with our MEWP

For this project, we used our reliable Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) to access the tree canopies effortlessly. Thanks to the MEWP, our team leader Josh and apprentice Ben could access the trees without relying on ropes and intricate work positioning techniques.

We prioritise safety and comply with the Work at Height Regulations, which emphasise risk assessment and the use of appropriate equipment to ensure working at height is undertaken safely.

Enjoying a Bird’s Eye View

Our apprentice and youngest team member Ben had an exciting experience operating the MEWP.

He had a unique perspective from the treetops and executed his tasks admirably, showcasing his skills and making his team members proud.

Ben enjoying a Bird's Eye View

Tree Maintenance Ltd. are passionate about providing exceptional tree surgery while prioritising safety, tree health, and preserving the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Contact us today to discuss your tree care needs and rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Speak to an expert member of our team today
Ken Sheppard

Get In Touch

Speak to an expert member of our team today

Recent Articles

Hedge Trimming in a Formal Garden

Hedge Trimming Services This is the time of year that we generally start hedge trimming. Many of our long-standing customers have us in each year to trim their hedges and keep them looking smart and in good order. Well-trimmed hedges not only look fantastic, but they...

Pruning a Hornbeam Tree

Are you struggling with a tree that’s causing shade and nuisance? At Tree Maintenance Ltd, we recently helped a valued customer with a challenging tree situation.

Tree Canopy or Crown Reduction

Tree Maintenance tree surgeons preserve majestic Horse Chestnut trees in Cromhall, including height reduction, wind resistance, and safe MEWP access.

Introducing The MEWP

Enhancing tree surgery, safety and efficiency with our MEWP. Precise pruning, cost-effective tree felling, compact design, and low environmental impact.

Ash Dieback 101

Across the world, Ash trees are under threat from a disease known as ash dieback. Watch consultant Nick Organ with everything you need to know.

Cherry Tree removal

This large old Cherry tree was overshadowing our client's garden and house. Our client was initially keen to retain the tree, therefore we previously had crown raised this tree to alleviate the shading it was causing. However, several years later, due to it's...

The effects of floods and storms on trees

Floods and storms effect trees in many ways, their effect is greatly influenced by many factors such as wind speed, wind direction, rain intensity and duration, location, water type tree species, age and health. Trees can adapt to changing conditions but this...

Plant Pest and Disease Management

Every day we leave our homes and rarely take the time to appreciate the incredible landscape we have all around us. Our gardens, parks, public open spaces, countryside and woodlands all contribute to our patchwork landscape which provides us with so many benefits...

Trees: Risk and Responsibility

Trees provide many benefits which are valued by society. They are however large biological organisms, and tree owners in the UK are required by law to ensure they are safe.

Training for Tree Surgeons

Have you ever wondered what training is required for someone to become a tree surgeon, or what skills are needed in order to get started in this interesting career? In this blog we aim to give you an insight into what training is required to become a skilled and...

Related Blogs

How Can We Help?

Privacy Policy(Required)