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Tree surgery is a far more complicated vocation then many would believe. They have to be qualified in all areas of trees and plants. From detecting diseased trees, to accurately pruning any damaged branches tree surgeons do it all. Read on for the top 5 tree surgery techniques.
Trees are complicated – until they've been studied, it's almost impossible to imagine how complicated they are! One technique that is vital in prolonging a trees health is to prune it regularly. This includes Crown Lifting, which is where the lower branches of the tree are removed. Doing so makes the canopy start higher and keeps it out of the way of any traffic or passer-bys.
Trees grow exceptionally fast especially when absorbing large amounts of sunlight and water. To make sure the lower branches of the tree are able to take in sunlight, a technique known as Crown Thinning is used. This involves tree surgeons removing certain branches that are blocking light from branches below. This allows more wind and light to pass through the whole tree and keep the entire tree healthy.
Some trees are host to epicormic buds. These lay dormant in the tree bark until damage occurs to shoots higher up the tree, allowing the epicormic buds to grow. One way to encourage these buds to sprout is by pollarding the host tree. This is the removal of all branches, leaving the tree bare and encouraging the buds to sprout.
Dead branches become weak but it's a slow process for them to fall naturally from the tree, and they can fall at anytime especially during high winds. To ensure this doesn't happen, tree surgeons use the technique of dead-wooding. This is the removal of all dead wood upon the tree, either by removing branches or skimming bark from the trunk of the tree.
Finally, there are times where there is no other option other then to remove a tree. This is a technique in itself, as it is a dangerous and laborious task. Yet once the tree is removed the stump remains. This can cause many problems including fungus and decay which can spread to other plants surrounding it. A technique known as Stump Grinding removes the stump, grinding it out of the ground so there is nothing left. It's a quick and easy task and removes any risk of disease.
I'm looking for the name and a website (or wiki entry) on an ancient form of forestry. It entails cutting the tree down (but not completely) for use as wood source, but leaves enough trunk behind to grow saplings out of. The saplings are pruned until the strongest grows to become a new tree, and the process repeats. I remember reading about this being practiced in England, and it being a multi-generational form of sustainable forestry being practiced even in ancient times. It is still being practiced by a few people today.
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There were two basic techniques used.
Pollarding involves cutting some tree limbs back to the trunk each year to promote a very tight, dense canopy. The result is a clean trunk with a cluster of whips at its end. This was used to create a regular wood supply that was out of reach of deer. This is also often done to created a pleached garden allee. Pleaching is a practice of weaving or intertwining trees to form a webbed hedge. The allee is a walkway lined with pleached trees that passes through a garden usually terminating in a framed view.
Coppice is the other but cut low to the ground. The base is called the stool. This might be done to produce wood to weave hurdles, to make charcoal, or to lay a field hedge. Both methods are done on a 10-15 year pruning cycle.