Tree surgery is the process of cutting trees in a scientific way. It is the scientific study and practice of cutting conscientiously. Here at K Shepherd & Son Tree Surgeons in Godalming, we don't believe in hacking or slashing trees. In fact, we calculate and measure each cut with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Our services include the following:
When pruning your trees, we shorten the side-branches all over the tree to make it smaller and more attractive. This helps to let in more light, as well as making the tree less vulnerable to wind damage. It also gives us the opportunity to remove damaged or diseased timber.
Much of the art of tree surgery involves creating a balanced appearance. As experts, we do this carefully and methodically as we assess the effect of removing each branch.
This involves completely disassembling the tree. During this process, we leave the stump as close to the ground as possible. The method we use to fell different trees in Godalming and Southern England will depend entirely on the situation.
Perhaps the common method of tree felling we use involves cutting the tree into sections using a lowering system, although some situations may call for us to cut it down from ground level in a single section. After felling a tree, we remove the timber using loading shovels, hiabs or cranes, before hauling directly to our Godalming storage facility.
Our tree surgeons ground stumps into chips to a specified depth below soil level with the aid of our specialist stump grinding machine. While this may leave smaller roots that spread out from the main stump undisturbed, it will chase out the main buttress roots to prevent the stump from re-growing.
With access to the latest tractors, cranes and trailers, chippers, Unimogs with Hiabs, 360 excavators, winches, flails, wood chippers, shredders and mulchers at our Godalming base, we have everything we need for efficient site clearances of all sizes.
Whether you want a half or full load of seasoned logs, we have you covered. We store all our timber for one year to dry it out so that it becomes dry enough to use as firewood. We offer a variety of seasoned split hardwood logs in sizes ranging from eight to 30 inches. We sell various size loads at competitive prices, delivered straight to your door in Godalming or its surrounding areas.