We can undertake tree surveys / inspections, and tree surgery. We have staff (and also subcontractors) qualified and experienced in arboriculture, climbing, and the use of chainsaws. Some of the more major tree work we do is partly subcontracted (it is sometimes necessary to have a number of staff onsite for safety reasons).
For any trees within conservation zones (some areas of Lerwick and Scalloway), a Tree Protection Order (T.P.O.) applies, and before any work can be done in these areas, a planning application must be submitted to the local authority (S.I.C.) planning dept. It’s possible for us to do this on your behalf, but we need to charge for the time involved, so if you would like to submit the application yourself, it can help to move things along a bit quicker, and will reduce your costs. The planning dept. prefer it to be done online – you can follow this link to their online portal to make your application. To check whether your tree is within a conservation zone, follow this link to the conservation areas page on the SIC website.
Pruning of a deciduous tree (such as sycamore) is usually best done in the dormant season, in late autumn to winter (there are some exceptions to this general rule). Ideally in some circumstances, we might want to avoid pruning in early spring, as most deciduous trees bleed sap extensively at that time of year.
Conifers shouldn’t need regular pruning, other than to remove the likes of dead branches, or unless they’re proving to be a serious nuisance.
We usually shred the brash onsite, which we consider to be more environmentally friendly than putting the wood to landfill. The reduced bulk of shredded woodchip means we don’t have to do multiple runs to the dump with a huge volume of branches, which can save time.
Contact us for a chat about what you’d like done.