Trees have long remained a prime choice of planting on gardens across residential properties and feature areas of parks to provide the aesthetic, naturalistic qualities that both owners and passers by can appreciate. From oak to cedar, trees can become the focal point of any garden area due to its potentially considerable size and presence. As all plant forms thrive upon the chemical process of photosynthesis, it allows a tree to utilise the sun as energy which strengthens and nurtures the roots. This plays a fundamental role in the general growth of trees as a unique feature of any household garden.
Although their naturalistic qualities, such as the colour tones of wood and leaves during each season, bring a sense of value to a residential property, trees require an element of maintenance that is crucial to the overall ownership of a property. As trees naturally grow, they can potentially grow taller than a building and branch its roots out to either overhang or be above an area of a building’s roof. This can cause potential problems with a property’s drainage system as leaves and debris that falls from a tree can block guttering and pipework. Ineffective guttering systems can cause variable levels of damage to the exterior work of a building, the pavement and any foliage at ground level.
Another aspect to consider is whether a tree goes over the boundary areas of another property. Trees which grow considerably over a fence and into another property can cause potential problems with neighbours who value their own space. It is for this reason that tree surgeries are called out to address any overgrowth or damaged trees that must be taken down.
Forestry companies understand the importance of tree pruning and carry out a professional job using the correct equipment to remain safe at all times. Although ladders may be a suitable solution for reaching the highest points of a tree, sturdiness is not always guaranteed and it can be easy to fall out a ladder, thus incurring a variable level of injury.
A truck mounted access platform provides indefinite security and protection to all tree surgeons who work at elevated heights. They can be used during all conditions as the sturdiness prevents any wind or adverse weather to become a serious hazard. Companies may choose to purchase trucks on a permanent basis, or opt for MEWP hire to save money whilst being able to carry out tree surgery jobs in a professional manner.