“The Contractor” – the person or business undertaking the works (Mark Taylor Trading as - Arbor Elite) &
“The Client” – the person or business authorising the works
(and in so doing, accepting the quote, agrees to / accepts the following terms and conditions.)
This legislation requires the contractor to assess the impact of the works which may result in works being delayed as a result of nesting birdsroosting bats or similar being present.
Arbor Elite offers a complete range of expert arboricultural services throughout Essex and its surrounding areas, to both homes and businesses.
Our qualified team can provide recommendations of the correct pruning techniques and when is best to prune a tree. All works carried out, are done by a fully qualified team that has completed years of training, to attain internationally recognised industry qualifications throughout. Put simply if it’s anything to do with trees, you can rest assured we are more than capable of taking care of it.
Arbor Elite is able to ensure that efficiency is maintained with minimal disruption to you, your trees and their surroundings. This is done by using the most up to date techniques and equipment.
Pruning a tree involves removing specific branches or stems. Pruning benefits all aspects of the tree’s health and well-being and prolongs the lifespan of the tree.
Such treatment includes the removal of dead, damaged and diseased branches to help aid the prevention of insect & decay organisms from entering the tree; which can eventually lead to fatal implications towards the trees health.
Tree surgery can include the removal of, soft growth, twigs, branches, limbs, parts of the tree trunk and in some rare circumstances the root system.
A crown reduction is carried out to reduce the height or spread of a tree by pruning back the leader and branch terminals to lateral branches.
By cutting back these tree branches the overall canopy of the tree is reduced in size helping to maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.
Crown reductions are particularly important where trees cause a safety issue, block our light or impose on residential developments and housing generally due to growing too large for the environment they are in.
By reducing selected internal branches, it is possible to reduce the density of the tree, reducing stress and the danger of a tree or branch failure from high winds.
Crown thinning allows more light and airflow to the tree and is also helpful where branches are conflicting with each other.
“Crown Lifting” consists of the removal of the lower branches from the main stem, effectively lifting the height of the trees canopy from the bottom-up to a specified height.
Most clients crown lift to make way for pedestrian walkways, vehicles or just simply to be able to see further down the garden, creating a safer more enjoyable space. It is usually advised that cutting back branches to the stem should preferably not result in the removal of more than 15% of the live crown height.
Dead Wooding is where branches or limbs die off within a tree and can either break off or become vulnerable. These limbs can then fall over time or during periods of high winds and storms. If dead limbs are left, they will affect the overall health of the tree as rot can set in and spread to healthy areas.
This can eventually lead to fungus issues and further damage, rendering the tree beyond help. Dead wooding is mainly used for safety and for the continued health of a tree, though there are other benefits too.
A lot of dead wood in a tree reduces it’s aesthetic appearance and this in turn reduces the amount of light that can pass through and makes the tree more susceptible to high winds.
Pollarding is generally the removal of all smaller branches and shoots. The remaining larger limbs are often seen with a knuckle like finish. This technique keeps trees healthy and prevents them from growing out of control, maintaining balance.
Pollarding can be carried out annually depending on species, but is more often performed at multiple year intervals. Frequent pollarding will also slow down root growth and can prevent sub level damage.
Pollarding is often essential to bring a tree back to a healthy state and reduce excessive weight and vulnerability to high winds. Trees in London Streets can often be seen in a pollarded state preventing them from affecting Telephone Lines and other such infrastructures like Street Lighting. The best time to pollard a tree is from late winter to early spring, though if required, pollarding can be done throughout the year.
There are many reasons that trees are felled, they may be dead, diseased or dying. They may be too large or unsuitable for their location, or they may be causing damage or danger to surrounding properties.
Whatever the reason for removing a tree, it is essential that the works be carried out by a qualified, experienced and insured tree surgeon with a fully qualified and equipped ground crew.
We are specialists in rigging, which refers to the dismantling or reductions of trees with ropes, pulleys and lowering devices. Even in its simplest forms, it can be a complex, time-consuming and hazardous task. However our staff have a wealth of experience in these types of operations, so you can have complete confidence when we work on your property.
The most efficient way of removing a stump is by using a stump grinder.
The stump grinder has a large cutter wheel with a number of blades, this is placed onto the stump and lowered progressively until the stump is ground out. This breaks down the stump and severs the roots, that will break down over time.
These machines are capable of removing smaller stumps to a depth of up to 12 inches below ground level. We can also undertake larger stumps with bigger machinery.
Sometimes trees fail without any warning and in the event of an emergency, Arbor Elite can be there! We provide our customers with a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days of the year. Whether it is a dangerous tree that has failed, one that is in danger of failing, or storm damage, we will do our upmost to have it made safe as quickly as possible.