Our team of arborists are highly skilled and qualified with all of the necessary NPTC (National Proficiency Tests in Competence) qualifications associated with the industry. An exceptional respect, understanding and appreciation of the biomechanical and physical nature of trees ensures that at Round Top Trees all tree surgery work is carried out to the highest standard. Equally, as certified professionals you can rest assured that all advice given regarding trees, their health and their safety encompasses a wealth of experience and education. All work undertaken conforms to the relevant industry best practice guidance (BS 3998:2010 – Tree Work – Recommendations).
We use a range of climbing techniques and a wealth of specialist equipment in order to undertake all aspects of tree surgery from formative pruning to complete tree removal.
A proactive approach towards tree management and retention by local authorities has led to an increase in statutory control measures such as tree preservation orders, conservation areas and planning restrictions. Our professional advice can be used in conjunction with the relevant application process applicable to these control measures in order to make the whole process efficient and stress free. Upon acceptance of a formal quotation, Round Top Trees will submit and manage any formal application on behalf of the client free of charge.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the biological and physical structures within the tree and where possible we seek to provide non-invasive measures which can help to increase their safety and longevity. These include;
Non-invasive flexible restraints (Cobra Bracing)
Many tree species such as Beech and Cedar can become susceptible to biomechanical faults such as included bark unions, which may fail causing damage to the tree and to property beneath. Bracing can significantly reduce the risk of limb and stem failure and therefore help to increase the longevity and aesthetical value of the tree.
Along with water and nutrients, the fibrous root system of the tree requires lots of oxygen. Compacted soils are common in urban environments and often lack in sufficient levels of oxygen as a result. This can lead to significant canopy dieback and reduced vitality. This can be addressed by pumping oxygen into the soil by using specialist equipment known as an air spade. Once the oxygen levels of the soil have increased the health and vitality of the tree are often amplified.
The addition of organic materials such as woodchips to the area beneath the canopy of the tree can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture levels and increase soil fertility. All of these factors can increase vitality in a cost effective way.