Tree surgeons are specialists in the care and the maintenance of trees. They are experts in the art of arboriculture and can handle the work from start to finish. This may include tree felling, pruning and planting. However, they may also perform more general care and maintenance to fix forming and dead wood and treat fungal growth. Tree surgeons are primarily responsible for the removal of trees that are dead, dying or dangerous.
The greatest danger posed by a living tree is that it may fall over, especially in high winds. Should this happen, it can cause serious damage to property and even death. Falling trees can also be an issue due to the obstruction they present to pedestrians and vehicles.
Whether you’re a gardener looking to prune a tree or a homeowner who’s concerned about the branches of an ageing tree overhanging your property, tree surgery is a complex branch of horticulture that requires years of experience.
The goal of tree surgery is to help trees grow as strong and healthy as possible; this is important because every year in the UK, several trees suffer from poor pruning when it causes significant problems for residents and passers-by.