Tree Surgeon in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands in Glasgow

We go out on a limb for you!

We love our trees in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands in Glasgow, but sometimes they need a wee bit of care, or sadly have died and must be removed. No matter what your tree needs are, or what your budget, we are the ones to call for help. Our tree surgeon services cover just about any tree need that may arise in your garden and offer a full range of service offerings for every need and budget.

No job too small or too big

From tree felling to tree pruning or planting, we do it all. Having lovely shade trees in the garden doesn't happen overnight, so caring for your trees is important to keep them healthy. There are a number of issues that can arise that endanger the health of the trees in your Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands in Glasgow garden that needs attention. Limbs break, trees die or become diseased, branches grow into telephone lines and need to be trimmed. No matter what the issue, our tree surgeon services tower above the rest.

From the removal of a single tree to large scale clearances or just some friendly advice, Garden Force tree surgeons are here for Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands. Regardless of the number of trees to be removed, we will successfully undertake the job with the minimum disruption. We do this by professionally dismantling the trees section-by-section. We ensure industry-specific lifting equipment is so we can safely remove tree remains from even the most restricted settings.

Tree maintenance

General maintenance of trees in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands is key to prolonging the life and health of trees whilst also making them more visually appealing. Pruning methods are used to improve access to the property, to allow for more light or to reduce trees away from structures, and other reasons. We remove dead, dying, diseased and crowded branches using traditional techniques such as coppicing, pollarding and crown reducing. For instance, crown reduction reduces the overall density of the tree canopy. Our objective is to remove between 10% and 30% of each branch to mitigate the trees crown size.

Tree Surgeon Services

A variety of tree services

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning is perhaps the most requested tree service in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands in Glasgow, and one of the most important services to maintain your tree's health, and to assure the tree's growth continues in a steady fashion. Proper pruning is imperative for training the tree and encouraging it to grow straight with a strong trunk. How often tree pruning is needed depends largely on the type of tree, the age of tree and how you wish your tree to grow. Some tree pruning can slow the growth of your trees, but the recommended method encourages growth.

One technique used to keep Glasgow trees healthy is crown thinning. This process removes excess shoots in the crown and allows light to pass through the tree. Crown thinning also helps reduce wind resistance in the tree, strengthening the tree for adverse weather conditions. Crown thinning will reduce the weight of the tree limbs, resulting in healthier, stronger branches. Often during this process, dead wooding is also completed.

When a tree has branches or limbs that have died, the process of safely removing them is referred to as dead wooding. This process is fundamental to the health of your trees. When left, they can become a fall hazard and can be a vulnerability to your tree as they rot, which can spread to the healthy live areas of your tree. Left unchecked, this can lead to your tree becoming infected with fungal disease, and over time this will kill the tree. For these reasons, it is vitally important to remove any dead wood in your Glasgow trees. Once the deadwood has been removed, your tree will be less susceptible to strong winds, and it will allow more light to pass through the crown.

Tree Falling

There are a number of reasons to fell a tree. The most common reason in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands in Glasgow is that the tree has died and has become a nuisance or hazard. Dead trees are subject to dropping branches, or worse, completely toppling creating a potentially deadly problem and a serious liability issue. When it is time to say "goodbye" to your much-loved tree, there are a couple of methods used to accomplish the task. While having a tree felled is often a sad occasion, it is necessary if the tree has died. If there is a safe way to fell the tree, then our expert tree surgeons will take it down in its entirety, removing limbs, branches and dividing the trunk once it is on the ground.

When this method of tree removal is not practical, then the tree will be dismantled. This process may require the use of cranes, lifts or other heavy equipment. Our priority is to remove the tree safely. Whether your tree has died, become diseased, is growing too close to your home and rooting towards or into your foundation, or if subsidence (the process in which trees are hoarding water, starving out surround plants) is occurring, our tree surgeon services will carefully remove the tree in question.

We have experience of falling trees of all sizes and age. Our number one priority is always safety to both our colleagues and your property. Once the tree has been removed we embark on an extensive clean-up operation to return your garden to the same state when we began. The tree will be chain-sawed smaller branches mulched and larger limbs cut for fire logs. Finally, we use leaf blowers to get all the sawdust.

Disease Control

Nothing is more devastating to Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands trees than the disease. If left unchecked, it can spread easily throughout your garden and eventually to other trees in the neighbourhood. That's why you need our tree surgeon to come out and assess the situation. Our tree surgeons will diagnose the problem and take the appropriate action to control it. We will save every tree possible, removing only if absolutely necessary. We begin by containing the diseased trees. Early identification of the disease is vitally important for the best outcome. If we can treat your trees for the disease, we will begin there. If it is impossible to save the tree, it will have to be removed

Stump Removal

When your tree has been removed in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands, it leaves behind its stump. This portion of the tree will be an unsightly remnant and should be removed. If left, it can cause issues such as fungal problems, root diseases and may be prone to suckering, the process in which shoots grow off a stump with live roots. By using our tree surgeon services, you remove the worry and the long wait removal by chemicals require.

When our expert tree surgeons remove stumps in Glasgow, they employ specialised equipment to accomplish the task. Stumps are ground down to well below the level of your grass, removing the top section of the root ball. As we grind, the remaining stump is turned into a sawdust-like mulch, which will remain to help level the hole created by the stump. The mulch will return nutrients to your garden.

Tree Planting

Our tree surgeons love planting new trees in Giffnock, Pollokshields & Newlands in your garden can benefit greatly from new trees. Whether you wish to have an ornamental or an evergreen, we can help. We will help you with every step of the process from selecting the most appropriate trees for your environment, to the finding the optimum location to help the tree thrive. Finally, we will dig the hole for your new tree, place your tree in its new home taking great care and filling the hole top quality soil mixed with the right nutrients to help kick start its growth.

Planting at the correct depth is vitally important and we take care to assure that your tree is planted correctly. We stake the tree to help it grow straight and to support it as its root system takes hold in the ground. Then we finish with mulch that will help your tree to retain water and prevent weeds from taking root alongside it.

Once your tree has been planted, we can continue caring for it to help it into maturity. Young trees need care and maintenance in order to thrive and develop into mature trees. In Glasgow, we are the tree authority and will gladly nurture your trees into their more stable stage of maturity to ensure that they last for years to come.


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