Tree Surgery, Forestry and Firewood Wiltshire

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Tree surgery wiltshire

The terminology by which Wiltshire Countryside Services works to is listed below.

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.