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Civic Trees is the premier tree-care specialist in the home counties, offering a fullyprofessional tree surgery, consulting and advisory service.
Our unrivalled expertise and specialist knowledge is available 24 hours a day meeting the needs of both the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to working in harmony with you and your environment.
Your trees, your responsibilities
As a tree owner you have liabilities for the safety of other people and it is your duty to ensure your trees do not endanger human life. You are also the key player in environmental improvement and climate amelioration.
Civic Trees seeks to assist you in creating your ideal environment, whilst not losing sight of the fact that the interests of the tree owner are paramount. We aim to increase your quality of life.
By entrusting Civic Trees to look after your trees you can be assured of quality and efficient solutions to your legal, safety and insurance liabilities.
Civic Trees is a division of Glendale, a nationwide company with bases throughout the UK. Here in the home counties we have a unique understanding of local conditions and tree management, backed up by nationwide support services that are second to none.
Where quality and value are paramount
We are proud of our reputation for efficient, quality and cost effective arboricultural management built up over many years working in practical and strategic roles for a diverse range of clients including local authorities, developers, householders and large landowners.
Civic Trees’ tree pruning and felling work is undertaken to the highest professional standards.
Our professional consultants offer reliable solutions and advice.
Our resource management services will ensure constant, sustainable management of your land from suburban gardens to large private estates and amenity woodlands.
Whatever your tree-care needs we will work with you to develop the solution.
Our workforce is professionally trained to the highest standards and our policy of continuing professional development ensures that all personnel receive ongoing training and education to bring a first class service to our customers.
Our services include:
• Tree Surgery - tree pruning, crown lifting, thinning and reduction, felling and dismantling. All work implemented to BS 3998.
• Woodland Management – various silvicultural operations in amenity woodlands.
• Tree stump removal and tree planting - all sizes from transplant to semi-mature, woodland to town-centre. We can also offer the transplanting of fully mature trees.
• Surveys and inspections - expert assessment of health, condition and safety.
• Advice and resource management - including strategic planning and preparation of work
All waste from tree work is recycled by Civic Trees in accordance with our environmental policy and procedures. We are committed to high environmental standards in all aspects of our work. Glendale’s recycling division, Eco-Sci, is leading the way in developing new uses for the cut timber produced at Civic Trees.
Already firewood is bagged and sold and the chippings we produce are used as mulch on other contracts across the company. This firewood and woodchip is always available on request.
None of the arisings generated by our tree-care work ends up in landfill.
There are several tree-work contractors in the home counties but few offer a full professional service, paying heed to legal regulations and industry best practice. Civic Trees offers the highest of standards and is pleased to be recognised as the company of choice for major companies and private individuals alike.Aboricultural consultancy services
Civic Trees’ arboricultural consultants can deliver a wide range of services covering all aspects of arboriculture.
• Tree surveys
• Tree tagging with GPS Data Mapping
• Master Planning
• Insurance surveys
• Planning Reports
Legal Disputes and Issues Reporting Diagnostic work Pests and Diseases. Whether it is for ad-hoc work, emergency cover or on a retained basis, the scope of services offered by Civic Trees will always be a reassurance that you are in capable hands. By ensuring that all work is carried out in an efficient and considerate manner we aim to ease those pressures and make first-rate tree management and care the accepted norm.
All this is combined to offer a high quality tree management service, employing the latest techniques and processes and compiling with the most up to date legislation.Glossary
A brief description of some of the work we carry out:
Crown lifting involves the removal of all soft growth and branches which are below or which fall below a specified height, such as 2.4m over a public footpath to give adequate clearance for people holding umbrellas.
Crown lifting may result in the canopy base being not at one single level but stepped to allow for different clearances, for example where a tree overhangs both a footpath and a road where different height clearances are required.
Crown thinning is the removal of a proportion of the small secondary live woody growth (in other words the framework branches are to be retained) in addition to weak, damaged, dead, crossing or duplicated branches and soft growth to reduce the leaf area of the canopy by the percentage, or to a particular intensity.
The aim of crown thinning is to produce an even canopy of foliage on a well structured, balanced and sound framework of limbs and branches, typical for the species or variety of tree concerned. Crown thinning does not generally include the removal of inner lower branches from the central area of the crown, most pruning wounds shall be made in the outer quarter of the canopy.
Crown reduction is the reduction of the complete outline dimension of the canopy, from the tips of limbs and branches toward the main trunk, by pruning growth to an appropriately sized lateral branch, twig or bud to leave a flowing silhouette. In addition all soft growth from the tree's trunk shall be removed from those trees being subject to a crown reduction.
Crown reduction shall be defined in absolute terms, for example the crown of a tree of approximately 18.0m in overall height (the crown of which begins some 2.0m above ground) and 5.5m in radius to be crown reduced to approximately 14.8m in height and 4.4m in radius.