At Cutting Edge Tree Care we offer tree surgery services, including tree felling and removal, tree cutting and pruning, and hedge care to commercial and domestic customers throughout the Stockport area, including Cheadle Hulme and Bramhall.
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Tree thinning & deadwood removal in Stockport
Work on this beautiful oak tree was completed at a property in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. Read more about this tree surgery project below, or learn more about our expert tree cutting services, including tree pruning, shaping, and deadwood removal.
This beautiful but large oak tree was located in a small garden in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. It had become very dense in leaf and was not letting any light through its canopy. The tree also had a large amount of dangerous deadwood within its crown.
The customer wanted to keep the tree’s natural shape, but wanted to increase light levels. The crown thin helped allow a lot more dappled light to penetrate into the relatively small garden, whilst not affecting its overall shape in any way. The removal of all deadwood made the tree safe, eliminating the risk of falling dead branches.
The beautiful tree was safely climbed by tree surgeon Steve, via rope access, before he expertly and selectively removed branches, achieving an even 20% thin of the tree’s entire crown. As this procedure was carried out, all of the deadwood was also removed. The large amount of debris created was then chipped and the garden left in an immaculate condition.
In this case, the customer believed that the tree may be protected by a tree preservation order (TPO), as it was an Oak. This is a common misconception, as not all oaks are protected and any type of tree can be protected by a local authority, as it is not specific to species.
As with all of our tree surgery work, the tree was checked for the possibility of a tree preservation order, or of being in a conservation area, before the commencement of any work. On this occasion our investigations showed no such protection, allowing us to commence our works without restriction. We were able to inform the customer that an application was not necessary and that the tree had no tree preservation order at this time.