Felling/Dismantling

The complete removal of a tree down to ground level. Very often space is limited and the tree must be taken down piece by piece (dismantling), but if space and safety permit, a tree can be felled in one piece. If the area below the tree is clear and free from obstructions, cut branches can simply be allowed to fall. When branches are too large or heavy for the climber to hold and throw clear, or obstructions prevent their ‘free falling’, then lowering ropes will be used. The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible but will be above soil level. A tree stump may be poisoned to prevent its re-growth and to allow it to slowly decay. Westfield Trees covers towns and villages in East Sussex and Kent including Hastings, Bexhill, Battle, Rye, Westfield, Brede, Guestling, Etchingham and Ticehurst amongst others.

Tree Felling – A Case Study

This Oak tree was removed due to its close proximity to the client’s house. As the tree was situated on the bank of a lake and next to some decking, we used ropes and a pulley system to lower branches to the ground in order to prevent breakage.