Crown Reduction and Storm Damage Tidy Up - Dibden, Hampshire
by Daniel Green
CHTS were asked by a domestic client to provide a quote for the removal of a storm damaged limb that had snapped out of the Oak tree. This limb rested on a garden shed and was in genuine danger of failing completely and damaging the shed further.
We arranged for a domestic surveyor to attend the site and record their findings and note any works required to these trees, including any specialist equipment that would be needed to complete this job safely. It was at this stage that we suggested that the rest of the crown have a small reduction to try and help prevent any further snap outs in adverse weather. With this information, they were able to create an appropriate work method statement and risk assessment.
When the team arrived on site it was determined that the limb should first be cut back using a set of pole saws to reduce the overall weight of the limb. Once cut back to a suitable, safe amount Arborist Brad was able to climb the tree and reduce the remainder of the limb back to the main stem. With the storm damage completely removed the guys were able to both work on the remainder of the tree to reduce the crown.
All of the wood that was cut was processed into woodchip on site and taken to our specialist waste management facility.