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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,
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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Do you have a Weeping Willow that needs attention?  If so, call Hands on Tree Care today.
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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).

Sycamore Tree Removed

Sycamore Tree Removed
Sycamore Tree Cut down
We were called out to a job in Sheffield recently. A sycamore tree had been left to grow, where the seed had fallen.

Over time the Sycamore tree had grown large and was beginning to push up the concrete flags in the garden and push against the boundary wall of the garden.  This could lead to the wall becoming unsafe, and the tree roots getting underneath the buildings.

Dismantled Sycamore Tree

Sycamore Tree Removed
We dismantled the  Sycamore using sectional dismantling. There was no way to fell the tree in a traditional manner.  The job had rather difficult access as you can see.

Removing Tree Branches
The Tree we removed had an approximate height of about 15 meters.  Hands on Tree Care used a safe and controlled lowering of the timber in sections, to prevent damage to any structures.

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Do you have a tree that has grown too close you your buildings?
Contact hands on Tree Care to come and take a look. We can advise on the best way to safely remove or prune the tree.

Garden Clearance in Sheffield

We were called out to an overgrown garden in Sheffield,S11 Area. The garden had mixed hedges of Privet and Beech which were becoming too large and dangerous for resident to do from ladders herself.

Hedge height between 6-10ft tall and 2ft wide, bordering 3 sides of rear garden. There was also a cherry Tree which had become overgrown.

Garden Clearance

We set to work on the garden clearance, first, pruning the hedges.  The Cherry Tree was also pruned to shape and borders weeded. It was quite a tricky job as there was limited access down the side of the garden so we had to park our chipper on front drive and all cuttings were carried around side of house. Once we had finished, the driveway was swept and made tidy on completion of the Job.

Need Help in the Garden

Do you need some help in the garden, if it’s getting too much for you, call Tony Hands at Hands on Tree Care. We’ll come and give you a free quote for Garden Clearance.

Hands on Tree Care are fully insured Tree Surgeons in Sheffield, Chesterfield & North Derbyshire . Call today for a quote. 01246551220 or 07977726877.

Trees Pollarded – Student Property in Broomhall

Trees Pollarded at Sheffield Student Letting Properties Broomhall Area S10.Pollarding Lime Trees in Sheffield

This was a large job requiring an application to prune trees in the conservation area.
We had to liaise with Sheffield City Council, as the process of application and permission usually takes 6 weeks. Hands on Tree Care held a site meeting held with council’s tree officer to address concerns of the local residents committee.

Permission to Get Trees Pollarded

Permission was granted to get the trees pollarded as well as cutting a Sycamore which bordered the complex of student accommodation.Tony Hands Pollarding Lime Trees

Pollarding the trees to previous growth points resulted in Lime Trees being reduced in height from approximately 70ft to 10ft. This had a dramatic effect in increasing the amount of light reaching the grounds and windows of the residents.

A large Chestnut Tree also had to be removed on site, as it was leaning at approximately 45% over communal parking area, posing a risk to vehicles parked underneath.

Call Hands on Tree care today to see how we can help solve your tree care problems.


Ash Trees Felled For Improved Drainage

In early December of 2013, Hands on Tree Care were called to help  local farmer clear Ash trees from an irrigation ditch at Barlow, Nr Dronfield .

Trees Felled Around Drainage Ditch

His field was becoming waterlogged and he needed to gain access to an overgrown and neglected drainage ditch. The access to the ditch had become choked up with small Ash trees that had grown up in the years of neglect.

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Ash Trees felled to clear the drainage ditch

Young Ash Trees felled to clear the drainage ditch

We brought in the Chainsaws and loppers and set to work removing the trees from around the ditch. Multiple Ash trees were felled to ground level to allow sufficient access for mini digger.

Once the Farmer had access he got to work clearing out the ditch to allow for a better run-off in the field.

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