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).
We can undertake tree surveys / inspections, tree surgery, and submit applications on your behalf to the local authority to seek consent to work where a T.P.O. (Tree Protection Order) applies. Any trees within conservation zones, such as the area in central Lerwick, usually automatically have a T.P.O. on them.
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). It is inadvisable to prune 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.