We carry out all aspects of arboriculture / tree surgery and tree felling in Yorkshire including in Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire.
Where space allows and where there are no obstacles or targets, a tree may be felled in one go. A directional cut is made at the base of the trunk and the tree allowed to fall.
Sometimes it may be necessary to remove some branches to correctly weight the tree i.e. removing a large branch on the opposite side of the intended direction to remove back weight.
Where necessary or simply as a failsafe, a pulling rope or directional winch may be used to encourage the tree to fall in the intended direction, particularly for large heavy trees.
Felling – Things to look out for
If there is decay present in the trunk the structural integrity of the wood will be compromised. There may not be enough strength to make the directional cut effective.
A tree may be multistemmed and have included bark in between the stems. Felling at the base may cause the trunks to seperate and fall in different directions.
Different species of tree have different structural properties and wood fibre strenghts. With the correct directional cuts, some species of tree can be made to fall away from their natural lean. Others however have limited strength and may not. Knowing the difference calls for experience and knowledge.
Where there is not enough space to fell a tree in one or there are targets and obstacles that can not be removed, then a tree can only be removed by dismantling it in sections. This is commonly know as section felling.
Where it is not possible to drop sections from the tree, they can be roped down by means of a pulley block attached to a suitable anchor point in the tree. Specialist lowering devices are used when sections are heavy and where control and security are necessary