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Tree Surgery

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Trunks Tree Care

Tree Surgery

Once we have established your tree related problem, we can offer you the most suitable solution, one of which may be our tree surgery service.

We offer crown reduction, thinning and raising services for lime, beech, oak, holly, walnut, willow, ash and more. During any of our tree surgery operations we always look to minimise disruption and damage to your tree's surroundings. Careful tree surgery has the benefit of speeding up the healing process of your tree by making the smallest cuts possible. We always ensure our cuts meet the `natural target pruning` standards of BS:3998.

We can offer
the most suitable solution

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Crown Reduction

If your tree is growing too big for the surroundings a crown reduction may be suggested. This task can be performed on any size tree; on the whole canopy or part of a canopy.

A crown reduction will reduce risk of branch failure by alleviating weight strain and sail effect from the wind. More commonly carried out on broadleaf trees, we will aim to shorten each individual branch of your tree back to another smaller branch or `growth point`.

British Standards dictate that the growth point should be no smaller than a third of the diameter of the branch you are shortening. By working to these standards, we will leave your tree looking healthy and natural.

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Deadwood
Crown Clean/Deadwood

A dead-wooding operation will promote good health within your tree. Removal of dead branches with the correct cut will allow your tree to heal naturally and faster, reducing any risk of infection and removing any risk of dead branch failure.

During a crown clean we will also remove damaged, crossing and weak branches from your tree. This will also promote good health and reduce the risk of future branch failure.

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Crown Thin

If the size of your tree is not of importance but you are suffering with loss of light, a crown thin may be suggested.

We will remove a percentage of branches throughout the entire canopy, right out to the tips. Thinning of the centre of the canopy only is known as `lion-tailing` and can have a detrimental effect on the strength of the remaining branch.

Also, over thinning can cause increased reaction growth. Trees that have had too many branches removed can form a dense canopy within a few years after work has taken place.

We generally thin to a maximum of 20% of the canopy.

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Crown Raise
Crown Raise

If lower branches are becoming an issue due to pedestrian walk-ways, road traffic or you just want to improve the aesthetics of your tree, a crown raise may be required.

Ideally, we will look to remove secondary branches only to achieve the required ground clearance. More, smaller wounds are easier to heal than one large one and this will reduce risk of infection and allow your tree to recover quicker.

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reviews

What Our Clients Say

A friendly, reliable and family run business based in Leyland
Rob Joseph
Rob Joseph
18 February 2023
Thank you so much for the job you did for us. The boys all worked so hard and were so polite, helpful and professional. They did a great job and it’s made a big difference to the garden!
debster Graham
debster Graham
26 September 2022
Fantastic job by a very professional, polite team. Conscientious, polite and proud of the work they did. Thank you Trunks Tree Care
Ash Peacock
Ash Peacock
26 July 2022
I work as an ecologist and whilst carrying out an aerial survey my drone became stuck in a large tree. I rang Trunks and the lady who answered was super helpful, friendly and polite even though I rang after 6pm. She passed me on to the manager David and he was superb! He came out straight away, lent me all the gear I needed to retrieve the drone and from the ground directed me to it and kept an eye on my safety. He was relaxed yet professional and I would definitely recommend Trunks and David. They have some really nice modern kit, a brilliant can do attitude and a very friendly manner. I would give more stars if I could as they were excellent in every way!
Sandra Carnall
Sandra Carnall
8 June 2022
What an incredible team. They did a fantastic job for us on three large protected trees. Plenty of advice up front, brilliant comms, fully explained everything they were doing, and petted our dogs... couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!!!
June Crawford
June Crawford
31 May 2022
Got to give this business 5 stars. From application to the council to cut the trees to brushing up when the job was done, excellent service throughout, professional and friendly. "Treemendous!!"
Veronica Smith
Veronica Smith
5 November 2021
Fantastic team. They worked so hard and did a brilliant job. We now have a tidy, well pruned garden to enjoy. Lovely friendly guys and gal. Would definitely recommend.
Shirley Rogers
Shirley Rogers
2 May 2021
David and his team did a fantastic job. Great friendly and reliable team; my garden was transformed. Exceeded my expectations and just perfect thank you so much.
Lynne Singleton
Lynne Singleton
4 March 2021
Can't recommend enough. Very professional, good service... great communication, reasonable priced and did the job when they said they would. COVID safety at it's best .????
Fiona Flowers
Fiona Flowers
7 January 2021
Really happy with the work they did for us yesterday.The team were punctual, friendly and professional and have made a huge difference to our property at a very reasonable price.
Beth Collinge
Beth Collinge
2 November 2020
Thank you very much to David and team. You were professionnel, punctual and very efficient. Despite the Lancashire weather, both jobs you did for us this year were completed on time. So happy that I found your company to work for us. Highly recommended Beth
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