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Greenwillows Associates Ltd

Professional Ecological, Arboricultural and Habitat Management Services

Arboricultural Services

We offer a wide range of arboricultural and habitat management services and cater to both domestic and commercial customers nationally. Our works are carried out by an experienced team in a professional and sustainable manner in accordance to British standards (BS3998: 2010 and BS5837: 2012) and industry best practice. This ensures a high standard of work in order to give you peace of mind.

Dead wooding a tree

Dead wooding a tree


Tree Surveys

As part of the planning process it is often a requirement to have a tree survey carried out to allow the council to properly consider the impact of a planning application. Our surveys and reports are produced in accordance with the recommendations of British Standard BS 5837:2012

As part of the survey all the trees are plotted accurately onto a plan which will help determine where the Root Protection Zone (RPA) is. An Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) report will detail the impact of the development on any trees that are scheduled to be removed and also those that are being retained, listing any above or below ground constraints.

Sometimes, an Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) and Tree Protection Plan (TPP) will be required to accompany your planning proposals. An (AMS) will provide detail on the tree protection measures required for your development and will describe the methods by which trees will be protected during construction. Where construction works are to occur within a Root Protection Area of a tree (RPA), arboricultural supervision may be required.

Tree Surgery

We provide many aspects of tree surgery including:

Tree removal - including straight felling of trees from ground level, and sectional removal: which is gradual dismantling of the tree from the air, either with the use of mobile working platforms or by climbing.

Crown reductions – reducing the height and/or the crown spread, as necessary.

Crown thinning – the removal of surplus internal branches to allow more light to penetrate the tree and create consistent density.

Crown lifting – removal of lower branches of the tree to increase access height and create uniformity in shape.

Dead wooding – removal of potentially dangerous dead material located within the crown of the tree.

Pollarding – removing the upper branches of a tree restricting the height and spread of the tree and promoting a higher density. This is a good way of maintaining the size of certain tree species.

Coppicing – Cutting certain tree or large shrub species back to ground level periodically in order to stimulate growth.

Fruit tree pruning – The annual pruning of fruit trees to promote higher crop yields and maintain size, form etc. of the trees.

We also undertake a variety of ground maintenance, site clearance and habitat creation works including:

Dead wooding a tree


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