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Horse Chestnut Felled in Sheffield

.The Horse Chestnut tree that we felled in Sheffield at the end of the summer was amongst one of the more enjoyable jobs of August 2017.

The Horse Chestnut tree was showing signs of disease, and in the last year, had begun to drop sizeable limbs. Luckily these had fallen into the field and not onto the adjacent road.

cutting down a horse chestnut tree

Horse Chestnut Felled in Sheffield

The landowner began their search for a reputable tree surgeon in Sheffield and gave Hands on Tree care a call. They had decided to have the old conker tree felled completely for safety reasons. Sadly it had given its last conkers to the local kids and now it was time to make it safe.

The Conker tree was overhanging onto the public highway and footpath. Had a branch fallen from the tree onto a pedestrian or a passing car, someone might have been injured or worse still,
killed.
horse chestnut tree cut down

Horse Chestnut Felled in Sheffield

Hands on Tree care always put safety at the heart of any job that we work on. We believe that it’s absolutely vital to any tree surgery job that the members of the public and our team are not put at risk by external factors, such as pedestrians walking under the felling area, impatient drivers ignoring the traffic safety precautions.

When we arrived to cut the tree we put in place a system of traffic management to enable safe removal without causing a hazard to pedestrians or traffic. Next, we began to cut the tree down using Sectional Dismantling.

Consider hiring us, we are fully qualified and fully insured.

 

Horse Chestnut Felled in Sheffield
Finally, we do a full cleanup. Apart from a few small twigs and a bit of sawdust, you’d never even know we’d been there.

Are you a Farmer, Business owner or a private householder? Hands on Tree care are locally respected Tree Surgeons in the Sheffield area. Don’t delay, get those dangerous trees taken care of before they end up costing you a lot of money in compensation pay outs.

Conifers Removed in Chesterfield

Conifers Hedge Removed in Chesterfield: Tony Hands 2017

Conifers Removed in Chesterfield

Conifer Trees Removed

Conifer Trees Removed

6x large Conifers in a Chesterfield garden become overgrown.  The trees were approximately 20years old.  They had grown to a height of 10m  with a  width 5m. The Conifer trees were beginning to dominate the space in the garden.  The customer requested the complete removal of the trees to achieve a lower maintenance garden and to create more natural light.

Conifer hedges require annual light to moderate trimming in Spring to prevent hedges becoming out of hand.  Heavy pruning does not create a good aesthetic result as it exposes the inner leaves with are brown.   Unfortunately,  once become overgrown require removal

Conifers also create acidic and dry soil, such soil makes it difficult to grow other plants in close proximity to the conifers.  This Acid soil also affects soil quality preventing healthy lawn growth.

conifers removed in chesterfield

Conifer Hedge Removed

Hands on Tree Care are experienced at cutting and removing all types of conifer trees, such as Pines, to Spruce and Leylandii. We always take the utmost care when removing the trees.  Assessing the best way to cut the trees down.  Afterwards, we consult with the customer to see if they require us to remove the logs.  We always tidy up all cut branches and smaller cuttings left from the chainsaw.

 

Conifers Removed Chesterfield

If you need conifers removed from your garden, just leave your name and phone number in the form to arrange a quote.  We will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Fun Facts About Trees – Infographic

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Ash Tree Removal – Nottingham

Ash Tree Removal – Nottingham – Tony Hands August 2017

We were called out to quote for an Ash tree removal in Nottingham.   Upon examination, it was obvious to us that the Ash tree, which was situated in the back garden of the property was growing too close to outbuildings.  The roots of the Ash tree had started to affect the foundations of the buildings.  This had caused subsidence and damage to the roof tiles on the outhouse.

ash tree removal

Ash Tree causing damage to outbuildings.

In addition to the problem caused by the tree roots, the canopy had become overgrown and was blocking the light from the garden.  Too much shade caused by overhanging trees can reduce plant growth and encourage damp conditions, not to mention mossy lawns.

Ash Tree Blocking Light From Garden

This Tree was blocking light from the garden.

 

How Do You Remove An Ash Tree?

Removing a Tree is a standard procedure for us here at Hands on Tree Care.  The Ash Tree was approximately 15meters tall and the customer requested complete removal.    Using our favoured method of sectional dismantling, we cut the tree down in sections. This method is the best way to remove a tree when it is growing close to buildings.

Sectional dismantling

Cutting the Ash tree down in sections.

Ash Tree Removed in Nottingham

After felling we removed the logs, branches and sawdust.

How Long Does It Take To Remove An Ash Tree?

This particular job was fairly straightforward. we had it quickly cut down and removed with the day. After cutting the Ash tree down, we tidied away all the logs, branches and leaves and tidied the garden of tree debris and sawdust.

Do you have a tree that needs removal? Perhaps your Trees and Hedges just need some pruning? Get in touch today. Just leave your details in the form below, we’ll get back to you.




Leaning Poplar Tree Felled Chesterfield

Leaning Poplar Tree Felled Chesterfield.

Do you need a Tree Felled in Chesterfield?  We were recently called out by a local farmer who needed a Poplar tree felled.  The Tree had developed a  lean toward a neighbouring property.  The neighbours had raised concerns about the safety of the tree due to dropped branches after windy weather.

Poplar Tree Felled

Leaning Poplar Tree Dismantled

The landowner decided to get the tree felled because it had become too large for the location and posed risk of instability in high winds.

We cut wind damaged trees down

Poplar Tree Cut

We decided the safest way to get the tree felled was to rope up to the top of the tree and cut from the top using a method known as ‘sectional dismantling‘.

 

Tree Felled Chesterfield

Tony Hands dismantling the poplar Tree

Logs From Your felled Tree

When you get a tree felled by sectional dismantling, you can be sure that we are minimising the risk of danger to people and property below the tree. Large parts of the trunk and Bows are removed in sections and lowered safely to the ground. After that other sections of branches are cut away and the tree’s height is lowered gradually.

Once the whole tree or trees are cut, we can then cut up the logs into manageable sections to be taken away. Alternatively, you might want to keep the logs to use on your fire or in your wood burning stove. Remember to dry them properly for around a year before you burn them.

We always tidy up
One thing that you can be certain of is that here at Hands on Tree Care, we pride ourselves on leaving your property neat and tidy. We always clear up small branches and sawdust. Past customers often comment on our cleanup work.

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So if you need a Tree Felled, Contact Hands on Tree today using the form on the right.

Damaged Trees Pruned

damaged trees pruned

Get your damaged trees pruned safely by the experts. We were called out to prune this mature Cedar Tree that had a lot of collapsed branches due to storm damage from high winds. Damaged branches need removing because the possibility of them falling on people below creates a high risk.

Once the tree was pruned, we thinned out the remaining tree canopy because many of the limbs were old and heavy. The older heavy branches were at risk of further limb breakage.

Damaged Trees Pruned & Thinned

If the trees on your property are overgrown or damaged, don’t wait, call Hands on Tree Care today. Hands on Tree Care offer an expert tree pruning service. We are fully insured and will prune your trees safely and efficiently.

Our fully qualified Tree Surgeons will assess the trees and choose the safest method of pruning and limb removal.

Dangerous Sweet Chestnut Tree Dismantled

We were called to perform a standard tree felling. We found a large Sweet Chestnut tree in the rear garden of the residential property.

Sweet Chestnut Tree dismantled

Dangerous Trees Removed

The tree had grown so large that it had become dangerous due to large amounts of dead wood in the tree. There was a children’s play area underneath the tree, and the owners wanted to remove the risk.

tree felling

Before the tree could be felled, we had to put in an application to local council who agreed to felling due to tree being a safety risk.

Sweet Chestnut Tree Felled

Sectional Tree Felling

The Chestnut tree had to be dismantled in sections and then gently lowered down via ropes to prevent any damage to paved patio area.  We call this method of tree felling, sectional dismantling.

Cutting Down the Tree Trunks

The tree was approximately 90 feet tall, so sectional dismantling was also the safest way to remove the tree.

Sweet Chestnut Trees Cut Down

To dismantle the tree and remove all the debris took a duration 2 days.  Job done.

Do you have a tree that needs removing? Perhaps you just want a price for tree felling, or for us to come and remove some dead branches?

Whatever the size of the job, Hands on Tree Care will do a first class job.

See what our customers say about us, by reading our tree care reviews.

Weeping Willow Pollarded – Sheffield

Large Weeping Willow Sheffield
Our customer had a large Weeping Willow that was situated close to the River bank. They called us in to reduce the size of the Willow tree.  They wanted to improve the view in their garden and open up a view of the river.

The Weeping Willow was  around 80 years old  and around 65ft tall.  We decided the best method of pruning for this tree would be pollarding. Pollarding is reducing the length of branches to major trunks.  This encourages younger growth.

Willow Tree Pruned

Pollarding a Willow Tree

Pruning a Willow Tree
We recommend that a tree of this size should get pollarding maintenance every 5-6 years. Weeping Wilow trees are fast growing and will re-sprout after hard pruning in the spring.  These trees have an affinity to water  so caution should be used if planting in proximity to domestic water pipes or house foundations as can cause subsidence.

Weeping Willow Tip

Weeping Willow  trees have an affinity to water,  so caution should be used if planting in proximity to domestic water pipes or house foundations as can cause subsidence.

Get in Touch.

Do you have a Weeping Willow that needs attention?  If so, call Hands on Tree Care today.
We offer a no hassle, free quote.

Silver Birch Pruned in Wingerworth Chesterfield

We were called out Wingerworth in Chesterfield to look at a Silver Birch Tree.
The tree was about 60 years old, and 70ft tall.

The homeowners wanted us to prune the tree, it was blocking light from the garden.

Silver Birch Tree in Chesterifield

We pruned the tree using crown reduction methods. That means that we thinned the top of the tree branches out. The crown was reduced by 30%.

We Pruned this Silver Birch in Wingerworth, Chesterfield

If you have a Silver Birch that needs attention, call Hands on Tree Care.
This species should ideally be pruned when dormant between late October to March

Recent Tree Care Work in Sheffield

Tree Care Work in Sheffield by Hands on Tree Care.

Leylandii Removed in Chesterfield

We were called to dismantle some Leylandii and Lawson’s Cypress in a rear garden to allow more light into the garden.  All the logs were stacked and cut to size for the customer to use on wood burning stove.

Typically logs would need 12-18 months seasoning so they have chance to dry out.  Ideal moisture content for hard or soft wood logs for stove burning is 20% or under. This ensures excessive tar does not form in chimneys and sufficient heat is produced from fire to warm rooms.

Dangerous Trees Removed

Removed Dangerous and damaged trees that had been pruned incorrectly in the past resulted in growth which was not suitably anchored. This Pollard was uneven and resulted in the tree “snapping out” due to imbalanced growth (contorted willows and hollies).

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