The Different Methods of Tree Surgery

Although the average Joe Bloggs may think tree surgery just consist of pulling dead and weathered trees down and out of the ground, the simple fact of the matter is that tree surgeons have a number of tricks up their sleeves. In their latest blog, Treesaw explain the many different methods of tree surgery and vegetation control used to help keep your trees and shrubs looking good and feeling healthy.


As the most familiar method of tree surgery, felling is simply the process of chopping down a tree with a series of cuts to the base of the tree. Although this practise is often a last resort for arborists and tree surgeons, if a tree has become completely diseased and totally unhealthy, felling the tree is a quick and easy way of removing the tree in a controlled manner.


Before the whole state of the tree becomes diseased and unhealthy, work can be done to preserve the tree if only small parts of the tree have become diseased. Pruning consists of trimming branches and twigs away from the body of the tree to ensure that any diseased elements do not spread throughout the whole tree and creating the need for felling. Pruning is also used to help give any weathered trees a much needed facelift; the more delicate side of tree surgery.

Vegetation Control

Tree surgery may suggest that trees are the centre of attention, but many arborists apply their trade to shrubs, patches of vegetation and any other sources of greenery they can get their hands on. This service can extend to removing any areas or just trimming and pruning a small fraction of the vegetation.

Tree surgery is often described as a brutish and primitive profession, but the truth is that most tasks require a touch of subtlety and delicacy. If you require any emergency tree surgery work or need our arborists for any of our other services, contact us today on 0113 239 1271.