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Tree surgery and services in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties

Dismantling/Felling - Maurice Fitch Tree Works has expertise in dismantling and removing in their entirety, unsuitable, unhealthy and large hazardous/dangerous trees in confined spaces.

We are experienced in the use of platforms and cranes to dismantle large trees, which is a safe and cost effective method of working. We are sectional and directional felling specialists.

Hedge trimming - we undertake maintenance or remedial works to all types of hedges.

Formative pruning - the purpose of formative pruning is to help the young tree to develop into a strong and well shaped tree.

The structure of the tree can be improved by selective branch removal to ensure strong branch attachments and a good crown structure.

Crown lifting - is the removal of the lowest branches of the canopy. There are many reasons for crown lifting, for example, to bring more light and provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings, signage and views.

To avoid lack of balance after crown lifting the crown should be at least 2/3 of the total height of the tree.

Crown cleaning - is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crossing, crowded, weakly attached and sometimes low vigour branches. This is necessary where trees overhang areas used regularly by people, to reduce risk and to improve the appearance of a tree.

Crown thinning - is the removal of a small portion of secondary and small live branches. It should produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure.

It is usually confined to broad leaved species and does not influence the size or shape of the tree.

Crown thinning may be used to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance or to lessen the weight of heavy branches.

Crown reduction - is the reduction in volume and size of a tree's crown, achieved by pruning back limbs to suitably selected side branches, whilst maintaining its natural shape as far as is practicable.

It is useful for maintaining large trees in confined spaces or for reducing the stress from a weakened main stem.

Crown restoration - is used on valuable old trees that have lost their natural form and structure through storm damage, topping, dieback or disease.

The purpose is to build a new crown on healthy, stable main branches. Damaged or dead branches are cut to healthy wood.

Pollarding - is a method whereby branches are pruned back to the same point every one to three years and is generally only used on trees that have been previously pollarded.

Stump grinding - our tracked and narrow access machines grind any size of stump and major roots beneath the ground to a specified depth.

This can be useful in limiting the spread of certain diseases and can allow a replacement tree to be planted in the same position.

The removal of stumps is required if an area of hard surfacing is to be laid. Click here for some more information on our stump grinding services.

Brushwood chipping - Large capacity up to 10" diameter turn-table machine.

..and of course, advice - on maintenance requirements, planting, tree pruning, cable bracing, pest and disease control and the felling of trees in difficult positions. Please call.

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 Sectional felling of dangerous Lime using a crane
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Felling dead pine too dangerous to climb
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 Hedge with arch
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 Cedar after crown clean
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 Major crown reduction of storm damaged Oak
If you would like beautiful trees we would like to hear from you. Call Maurice Fitch Tree Works now on 01788 221 745