Directional tree felling is a controlled practice performed by trained arborists and tree surgeons. Felling uses a variety of cutting tools. Statistics suggest that professionals clear around 1,730 acres of land using this practice every year. This is not deforestation, but a service provided to support sustainable logging programs or for safety reasons, such as an immediate threat to property or the general public.
Angus Wilson Quality Tree Care is a specialist in all types of tree work including directional tree felling and sectional dismantling. Located in Chilworth, near Guildford, we cover Cranleigh, Godalming, Woking and all Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and South East areas.
This type of tree surgery presents a series of dangers, so we have to take a number of different things into consideration:
By taking these factors into account and implementing them consistently, we can fell the tree in a direction that is safe for the property owner and the public. The controlled fall of the tree keeps it away from surrounding property, and also stops potential damage to other plants and trees in the area.
When working on tree felling projects in the Guildford and Cranleigh areas, we use a process that has 5 main steps:
All forms of tree surgery require the correct training and, just as importantly, the right tools, equipment and PPE. It should go without saying that you should only use a qualified professional for directional tree felling, or for any other type of tree work that has imminent risks and dangers.
We have an excellent safety record, and this makes Angus Wilson Quality Tree Care a preferred choice for services in Cranleigh, Guildford, Godalming, Woking and the South East. Please contact us on 01483 575585 or 07976 900437 for advice.
The PPE used by our tree surgeons includes:
In terms of tools, we use chainsaws, silky saws, felling axes and felling wedges on directional tree felling projects.