Reduction, thinning & crown raise – a video showcase

Here is another video timelapse of us at work. This one os a reduction / crown raise / thinning job. Enjoy!




Video Transcript

Sid Valley Tree Surgery have been looking after Devon’s trees since 1990. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work, and wanted to give you another example of what we do.

In this job, we were asked to tidy up and thin this tree to let more light into the garden. After a detailed consultation with the customer, we decided to reduce the overall size, to thin throughout and to raise the crown to give more space underneath.

The centre of the tree had become too thick thanks to some poor pruning done by previous unskilled workmen. As a result, the tree was growing into a poor shape, and had to be corrected. We had to take out quite a bit from the centre in order to remedy this, but now the tree is on the right track and can grow with a better form than before.

This is really where the training comes in – to prune in such a way as to help the tree recover and develop properly. It is important to target the pruning in order to stimulate natural healing, and reduce the stress on the tree. This kind of work makes up the majority of what we do. It is not important in forests where trees can grow naturally without interferance – but in gardens, parks and other public spaces this kind of tree work is essential both in helping protect the tree from future problems – and also to make sure the tree is safe.

We also carried out a crown-raising – which means that lower branches were removed in order to give space around the base of the tree. And a reduction – which means that the overall dimensions of the tree were reduced.

After we finished, everything was removed and the garden was tidied thoroughly. Our customers often remark on what a good job we do tidying up afterwards, and also the nice manners of our staff. For us this traditional service is as important as the tree work – and we aim for complete customer satisfaction on every job.

We cover all tree work, from the very large to the very small – and we are only too happy to come and give you a free, no-obligation quote should you need something doing in your garden. The main area we cover is East Devon and the rest of Devon, including Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter – but we also do jobs further afield in Somerset and Dorset.

If you’d like further information, or to request your free quote, please visit our website at Sid Valley Tree Surgery dot co dot uk.

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