After the initial enquiry Campbell Kidd will arrange a convenient time to meet up to discuss you requirements and determine the scope and direction the tree works should take. As it is impossible to provide an accurate quotation without viewing the tree in it’s environment we are reluctant to give quotations over the phone. This meeting also gives the client an opportunity to ask for advice if desired and for us to give you the benefit of our knowledge and experience. In most cases a verbal quote will be given and then emailed at the end of the visit.
On hearing of your acceptance of our quotation we will arrange a suitable date and time for the work to begin. The team will arrive, set up the site and discuss a few health and safety basics before beginning the schedule of work. Our team is fully trained and will work to a high standard. Operatives will follow guidelines set out in ‘Recommendations for Tree Work Bs 3998’, a guide published by the British Standards Institute for all professionals in arboriculture. All debris resulting from the tree work operation will be removed and your garden will be left in a clean and tidy condition.
There are many factors that can influence the approach to tree maintenance whether it be light, subsidence or health and safety. In addition different species of tree respond in various ways to pruning, depending on the season or severity of the pruning. At Amber Tree Care we hope to provide advice on the best means of achieving the results that you want whilst remaining within your budget and without damaging the health of the tree.
We are capable of dealing with all types of tree work and all sizes of trees, from cherry trees in a small garden to large veteran oak trees in an estate, but there are common factors to consider in all cases. Trees have a pronounced effect on the environment in which they grow, affecting the view from your own and neighbouring properties and can add or detract value to or from these properties. They also provide habitat for bats, birds and insects. For these reasons trees can be protected under an individual Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or as a group in a Conservation Area. Amber Tree Care will always take the time to investigate these considerations to avoid any unwanted fines or hassle.
With the factors mentioned above we will always try to achieve the results you desire (more light, prevent encroachment, removal of hazardous limbs) with pruning that is as subtle as possible to maintain the natural appearance of the tree. In the event that a tree has to be removed we are capable of safely dismantling a tree whilst protecting any valuable or fragile structures below. We will use various lowering techniques where required to ensure the tree is removed in an efficient and safe manner that minimizes any damage to your garden.
Crown lifting – Crown lifting is the process of removal the lower limbs of the tree to allow clearance for vehicles, pedestrians and lines of site.
Reducing away from buildings – This pruning is used when a tree has grown in close proximity to a building or structure and is causing or has the potential to cause damage.
Crown thinning and dead wooding – Crown thinning reduces the density of the canopy by removing between 20% and 30% of the live growth. The aim is allow more light and wind to pass through the tree and remove any dead or hazardous limbs.
Crown reduction and shaping – Crown reduction pruning is used when a tree has grown to large for the environment in which it has grown, the aim being to reduce the overall size of the tree. When carried out correctly the tree should maintain a natural appearance and minimize stress on the tree.