Tree surveys can reveal hidden decay

It’s been a blustery old month and, for those of us who remember 1987, a reminder of the damage that Mother Nature can inflict when the mood takes her. Fallen branches, damaged roofs and trees stripped of their leaves are some of the signs that a storm has been through. However, it’s worth remembering that not all damage is immediately visible.

Although prevention is better than cure – keeping trees trimmed and pruned to avoid potential damage to property or injury to passersby is key – we highly recommend carrying out a post-storm tree inspection to help spot broken branches, leaning trunks or disruption to utility wires and cables.

If pruning and branch removal are not enough to solve the problem, Twig can use its expertise to assess whether felling is preferable and can arrange any relevant tree surveys and felling licences. We are also on hand at short notice, should you have a fallen tree that is blocking access or that has disrupted your utility supply. Tree-felling and sensitive clearance of scrub and vegetation is what we are good at all our staff are all ecologically trained and will endeavour to minimise the environmental impact of clearance, protecting vulnerable species and the surrounding habitat.

As well as keeping your trees in check, now is the time of year for hedge cutting and pruning. As the leaves start to fall and shrubs enter their dormant phase, it’s the ideal time to cut or trim boundary hedges, cut fieldside hedgerows or perfect the lines of formal hedges such as box and privet. Neatly trimmed hedges and shrubs provide a relatively quick fix, making a landscape or garden look instantly tidier and well-maintained.