Acorn Trees in Ipswich offers a comprehensive range of tree surgery services for both residential and commercial properties throughout Suffolk.
If you need a tree in your garden removing or cut back, dead or decayed trees treated, hedge maintenance, resolving storm damage or any other tree surgery work please call us to discuss your requirements.
Below are just some of the more common tree surgery techniques used by our qualified team. Every job has its own unique requirements, all of which are discussed and arranged when we visit for a free and no obligation on site quotation.
If you have any questions, would like to know the areas we cover in Suffolk, or to enquire about any other tree surgery services please call 01473 558330 or email email@example.com.
There are a number of reasons that trees might require complete removal. Overcrowding, storm damage, interference with overhead cables, or removal may be desired for a planned construction project. That is where we will step in and ensure that your tree is removed to ensure that it does not encroach on your environment in a way that is detrimental for your home or business.
Tree felling means more than just cutting down trees. Felling means to cut the tree in such a way that it falls in the desired direction and results in the least damage to the tree and the surrounding areas.
During a tree's life cycle it is natural for some branches to die back especially during periods of drought or through storm damage.
It is important for reasons of safety involving persons or property to have deadwood in your tree regularly inspected and cleared, removing any danger or liability of falling branches.
Deadwooding involves the removal of all dead, dying, broken or diseased branches from the tree. In performing this the tree is more structurally sound to adverse weather conditions and visually is more aesthetic. Deadwooding also increases the amount of light and air circulation within the canopy of the tree, reduces the risk of pests and disease and improves the overall health and beauty of the tree.
Crown thinning is a highly skilled pruning technique primarily used on hardwood trees involving the removal of a proportion of secondary branches to produce a uniform branch structure without altering the natural shape or overall size of the tree.
Branches are removed from within the tree crown to reduce density, to increase light penetration and air movement.
All dead wood, dangerous limbs or crossing branches are removed during this operation. Weaker 'V' shaped unions of branches are removed whilst the stronger 'U' shaped unions are retained.
To avoid unnecessary stress to the tree, it is recommended that no more than 25-30% of the crown be thinned at any one time. Should more thinning be required the operation should be performed over subsequent years.
Crown reduction involves reducing the height of the tree canopy. It is most often performed when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space or when the tree is obstructing or becomes a hazard to overhead cables.
It reduces the height or spread of the crown of a tree by removing the ends of the branches back to suitable growth points or side branches whilst maintaining wherever possible the natural shape of the species.
The removal of the lowest branches and limbs from the tree's crown, raising the crown’s overall height to give a uniform or specified distance from the lowest branches to ground level.
Crown lifting is usually performed to provide access for vehicles, pedestrians, building development or to allow more light to penetrate through the lower part of the tree.
After the lowest branches are removed, the existing crown should remain a minimum of two-thirds of the total height of the tree. For vehicular access it is recommended the crown should be lifted to approximately 5 metres from ground level and for pedestrian access 2.5 metres.
Many properties we visit in the Ipswich area feature a hedge of some description either for boundary definition, security or privacy. Unfortunately, hedges are often poorly maintained or neglected resulting in an overgrown or bare appearance. Regular hedge maintenance conditions the hedge to a compact structure increasing security, privacy and its windbreak qualities.
Acorn Trees can provide care and maintenance for your hedge regardless of size, whether native, conifer or ornamental, including height reduction if required. We are able to advise on the legal obligations concerning hedges and supply solutions and advice for the long term management of your hedge. This ensures your hedge retains both its beauty and intended functionality.
Once a tree has been felled and removed, it may also be desired that the stump is removed. This is usually required if the stump will obstruct planned building development, fencing, or if the area is to be replanted.
Stump grinding is the quickest method to remove obtrusive tree stumps by grinding the stump below ground level or out of the ground with a mechanical stump grinder until the stump and root system are destroyed.
Acorn Trees in Ipswich can safely and professionally grind and remove any size of stump from just a few inches in diameter to much larger tree stumps. All that remains is a pile of wood chips that can be easily removed from the site or alternatively can be used as mulch for the garden.
Using light, modern and efficient stump grinding equipment we offer a quick service with a minimum of ground disturbance and whenever possible our aim is to ensure no traces remain of the stump or of our equipment on your property.
Once any tree work has been completed we can provide a wood splitting service so any remaining wood can be split into logs.
If you have a wood burner or an open fire and you regularly buy in seasoned hardwood logs, this firewood splitting service we offer can save you a small fortune.
All you need is some space at your property for the wood to season which is usually 12 months depending on conditions.