SPECIALIST TREE SERVICES
Due to the advanced skill and professional capabilities of our experienced climbers, Heritage Tree Care Ltd. are proud to speicalise in some of the more challenging aspects of tree surgery:
• Large & Dangerous Trees • Trees in tight-confined spaces
• Aerial Services • Lightning Protection Systems.
LARGE & DANGEROUS TREES
The climbers in our team have experience working on some of the largest trees in the world, including those in New Zealand, Tasmania and California. As such, our climbers have gleaned exceptional skills by which to navigate dangerous trees. These vital skills include technical rigging, knowledge about how to assess the strength of the tree, how to support the weight of the tree, and the caution; if not fearlessness by which to carry out the work.
Examples of dangerous tree-works include:
The removal of trees that have fallen or partially fallen into other trees or neighbouring properties.
The removal of dead trees from a site. This process is dangerous for the arborist because dead trees are at higher risk of breaking or falling over.
The removal, reduction or cabling of bifurcated trees. Split, or bifurcated trees are dangerous, not only to people, but neighbouring property because there is a high risk of them splitting further and causing damage.
TREES IN TIGHT CONFINED SPACES
Heritage Tree Care Ltd. excel at tree work in tight, confined spaces, for example large trees in small gardens, alleyways or decking. This process requires arborists of a high-skill level to mitigate risk and effectively prevent accidental damage from occurring.
Sometimes you may need aerial services for trees which are simply too big or inaccessible, to use typical tree surgery methods on. Our team at Heritage Tree Care Ltd. have a broad portfolio of aerial work completed- it being often necessary in Australia and New Zealand.
If a crane is required, then access to the site and the tree work required, will dictate the type of crane used. We will arrange for road closures where necessary. Our skilled climbers and groundsmen will then work closely with the crane operators to ensure that tree-work is carried out efficiently and safely with minimal disturbance to the ground below.
You can rely on Heritage Tree Care Ltd. to strive to come up with the most cost-effective method of completing tree work. Surprisingly, a lot of aerial work and lifting problems can be resolved quickly and more cost-effectively by using a helicopter rather than a conventional crane. These decisions are made with the client on a tree-to-tree basis.
Lightning Protection Systems
Thousands of forest trees are struck and destroyed by lightning every year. When an unprotected tree is struck, lightening may travel down the stem for a distance and then leave the tree by 'jumping' to a more conductive neighbouring tree, structure, person or animal. This 'side-flash' can cause serious damage to structures, often starting fires or damaging electrical systems. Lightning usually exits an unprotected tree through the roots, creating 'step-voltage' which can be potentially deadly for persons or animals in the root-zone.
Properly installed and maintained lightning protection systems in trees are effective in reducing the risk of damage to trees by lightning strikes. These systems protect trees by providing an alternate path to the ground. A copper conductor (of lower resistance) is used to take the lightning from the top air-terminal in the tree, down to the ground-terminal underground.
Lightning is most likley to strike the tallest tree in a group, trees growing in the open, trees by large bodies of water, tall trees that line streets, or trees on hilltops. As such, trees that are good candidates for lightning protection include:
Tree close to houses and other buildings
Trees much taller than their neighbouring buildings
Trees of historic interest
Trees of high economic value
Trees located within recreational areas (parks, golf courses, congregational sites)
Heritage Tree Care Ltd. follow ANSI A300 (Part 4) 2002, Lightning Protection Systems & ISA's Best Management Practices, when installing lightning protection systems.
ACCREDITED & APPROVED
Heritage Tree Care Ltd. are proud to be trained by, accredited by and/or members of the following organisations. Our team are qualified tree surgeons and fully insured, guaranteeing you a professional service.