Tree surgery wiltshire
Deadwood: wood that is not alive, with no growth, with a diameter of 20mm or more.
Major Deadwood: all deadwood with a diameter of 100mm or more, dependant on species.
Stump grinding: the mechanical or manual removal of tree stumps and buttress roots only, to approx 200mm /8inches below ground level. generated will be left on site unless otherwise agreed.
Crown lifting: the removal of lower branches to facilitate access vehicular or pedestrian, also creates more light.
Crown reductions: the reduction of the spread of a tree, leaving a percentage of the foliage, shape to be retained as far as possible
Crown thin: the removal of a proportion of branches generally stated in % to leave a uniform crown, generally done to create light and reduce wind resistance.
Crown clean: the removal or dead, damaged, rubbing branches and removal of epicormic growth.
Epicormic growth: weakly attached shoots at the base, on the stem and sometimes in the crown of a tree.
Brushwood: the branches with the leaves on generally up to a 150mm diameter
Cordwood: the larger diameter wood in left in manageable pieces or long lengths.
Seasoned logs: hardwood logs cut to fit in a fire, having previously been stacked and stored to dry out.
Woodchippings: small woodchip suitable for weed suppression, water retention and paths, but generally not for play areas. May contain a small amount of ‘stringy’ bits.
MEWP: Mobile Elevated Work Platform or ‘cherry picker’
All arboricultural work is carried out BS:3998 the British standard for tree work.