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Tree felling is not a service we like to emphasise, but we do realise that all trees will have to be felled at some stage due to death or structural integrity being compromised. We will at all times attempt to plant another sizeable tree in place of one being felled for future generations. Often our felling involves operating in tight and complex surroundings so we dismantle the tree carefully and in manageable sections to ensure a smooth operation.
DODD Tree Contractors are professional site clearance services in Lancashire and take care of any unwanted trees, hedges and vegetation to prepare land for further excavation and landscaping or for building plots and sites for large commercial and industrial construction.
We use powerful specialist equipment to remove trees and vegetation and can level all areas for prepare for further development.
Our site clearance services are extensive and thorough and prepare land through the complete removal, chipping disposal or burning of all undergrowth, trees and shrubs on a site.
Once a tree or large shrub has been felled, stump grinding is a fast and effective way of removing the remaining stump below ground level. There are many reasons people have stumps removed:
To make space where trees once were ‘re-useable’
To replant or reinstate a lawn or driveway where a tree once was
Useful to stop tree stumps sprouting and re-growing
Stump grinding is particularly useful when removing a tree from groups of other trees, which are to be retained. This makes sure the other roots are not pulled or torn when digging or winching
On mature trees, pruning is required to remove dead and dying branches to maintain plant health and safety. This pruning type is referred to as cleaning. Research has now documented that thinning, the removal of live branches to reduce density, significantly reduces wind resistance and subsequent storm damage. Thinning should only be done on trees where the crown is "too dense" and a Dodd Arborist has training and experience to evaluate this attribute. Thinning should be concentrated on the outer portions of the canopy, leaving as many branches on the interior crown as possible. In some instances, the crown or individual branches require reduction in length to improve the form and shape of the plant, to eliminate interference with objects and structures, and to compensate for structural weaknesses. Lower branches may require pruning for similar reasons. This process, known as raising, also can be used to increase the amount of light for turf grass and ground covers beneath the crown of a tree. Dodd arborists are trained to evaluate the condition of your trees and determine the type(s) of pruning required to balance your goals and those of managing plant health and safety.
Hedges provide valuable screening, green fencing and elegant architectural features in many landscapes. Maintaining hedges can be challenging since many hedge species grow rapidly. In general, there are two ways to maintain the size and shape of a hedge: formal shearing or less formal selective thinning. Selective thinning, the cutting back of individual branches, is the horticulturally preferred method. This method provides a softer, less formal appearance and a healthier plant.
We sell a variety of logs from softwood to hardwood. We also have kiln dried logs available from a local dealer.