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Tree Surgery Wiltshire

The terminology by which Wiltshire Countryside Services works to is listed below.


Deadwood - wood that is not alive, with no growth, and with a diameter of 20mm or more

Major Deadwood - all deadwood with a diameter of 100mm or more, dependant on species.


Stump grinding - the mechanical or manual removal of tree stumps and buttress roots only to approximately 200mm /8inches below ground level. All debris generated will be left on-site unless otherwise agreed.


Crown lifting - the removal of lower branches to facilitate access vehicular or pedestrian, also creates more light.


Crown reductions - the reduction of the spread of a tree, leaving a percentage of the foliage, shape to be retained as far as possible

Crown thin - the removal of a proportion of branches generally stated in % to leave a uniform crown, generally done to create light and reduce wind resistance.


Crown clean: the removal of dead, damaged, rubbing branches and removal of epicormic growth.


Epicormic growth: weakly attached shoots at the base, on the stem and sometimes in the crown of a tree.


Brushwood: the branches with the leaves on generally up to a 150mm diameter

Cordwood: the larger diameter wood in left in manageable pieces or long lengths.


Seasoned logs - hardwood logs cut to fit in a fire, having previously been stacked and stored to dry out.


Wood chippings - small woodchip suitable for weed suppression, water retention, and paths, but generally not for play areas. This may contain a small amount of ‘stringy’ bits.


MEWP - Mobile Elevated Work Platform or cherry picker.


All arboricultural work is carried out compliantly with the BS: 3998 the British standard for tree work.

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