Welcome to The Tree Company's first blog entry.
Here we will try to keep you up to date with our news and events, and the latest goings-on in the tree surgery world. Whether it relates to London or the nation, we love trees and want to keep you informed.
As a starter, this Friday and Saturday the nations tree surgeons will gather at the annual industry event, The ARB Show. It is held at The Bathurst Estate in Cirencester. The Tree Company will be there catching up with old friends, looking at the latest kit, attending workshops and watching demonstrations.
Because The Tree Company carries out all the tree work at Richmond Park, one of the 8 London Royal Parks (where there is one of the largest concentrations of veteran trees in the country and Europe) we are particularly looking forward to the workshop from the Ancient Tree Forum presented by Vikki Bengtsson, on ancient and veteran tree pruning techniques.
The Tree Company was asked by one of our clients in South West London to install a rope swing into their tree. This was a fun change from the reduction, felling and thinning work which makes up the vast majority of our business.
We were doing some other tree work in their garden and they had identified a fine Beech tree in which to hang the swing. Our client had sourced the swing from a lovely family company http://www.sittingspiritually.co.uk/two-seater-tree-swing. Our job was to assess the tree to make sure it was safe and tie in the swing.
The Tree Company used the good practice guide for installing rope swings into trees written by http://www.monkey-do.net/content/tree-swings . A climbing inspection was carried out, with particular attention paid to the anchor branch. Any deadwood was removed from the crown and finally the rope swing was tied into the tree, ensuring it was just the right height for parents and child.
We hope to be back next year to see how things are going, as the swing and tree should be inspected annually.