Helpful Tree Surgeon Terminology
Extra supports added to weak branches to help reduce the risk of failure. Usually constructed of steel
Part of the tree that holds the branches and foliage
This is where the diseased, dead or dying branches are removed. Mainly for safety as they can become a hazzard
Removing a certain amount of inner/secondary branches. This will balance out the crown but it will not alter the size of the tree.
This entails the removal of the lower branches, which will in turn lift the underneath and height of the crown. This can be done to provide more light in areas, better access or just to give an aesthetically pleasing tree to look at.
This is a process of cutting back branches "about 25 percent" over the total crown of the tree. Can be used to control a trees size which may have got out of hand.
Stump Grinding or Stump removal
Removal of the remaining tree stump by a petrol driven mechanical grinding machine. This removes the stump below ground level so the area can be re-used for other purposes.
A pruning system that involves removing the upper branches of a tree which promotes a good dense crown of foliage and strong new branches
When the growth of a tree is totally removed right to the stump. This is so the tree can re-generate. This old tradition is only used for certain species of trees and age.
Branches and stems that are non living, these can provide homes for all sorts of creatures. Good tree management would be to only cut back deadwood that incurred risks. This can different between tree species.
Slight Pruning of the structure to strengthen the early growth and also shape the tree for the future to your desired shape.