The Tree Company are proud to announce we have been awarded the Arboricultural maintenance contract for Bushy Park on a four year contract.
We have been the termed contractor for The Royal Parks at Richmond Park for the last 18 years and have also been awarded a further four years there as well.
These awards have allowed us to further expand our fleet and plant to meet their demands .
With lockdown easing we are now resuming much of our domestic tree works where social distancing can be maintained.
Last winter The Tree Company pruned an old Acer capadocicum for one of our longest standing clients. Our client’s home is located right on the banks of the river Thames in southwest London and boasts a lovely collection of trees. We have enjoyed being their preferred tree surgeons for over 15 years, and it means we have got to know their trees very well.
The Acer is a great specimen and is fully-grown. Over the years we have thinned out the middle of the tree to allow light to the lawn. Sadly the tree is now getting on a bit and we need to manage its eventual decline.
The best way to do this is to carry out light reductions over a long period of time. So at the beginning of this year we did a 15% crown reduction using only hand tools, the trusty Silky saw and Felco secateurs.
In around 3-5 years time, depending on the response from this year’s reduction, we will carry out a further light reduction.
The aim is to reduce the size of the crown without shocking it too much, and to promote some growth lower down in the crown (which is lacking due to the historic thinning) thus creating a smaller more compact crown which should lead to a longer life for the tree and extended enjoyment for our client.