Tree surgery and tree felling and removal are highly skilled and often dangerous operations. No two jobs are the same. Many factors have to be taken into account when assessing a job, not least the proximity of targets - for example overhead cables, roads and buildings - as described in our Case Studies below, featuring the removal of an Ash tree and a large Purple Beech, both in Edinburgh.
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Removal of Ash tree in Merchiston, Edinburgh with phone line running past the trunk.
Great care was taken not to damage the phone-line, garden furniture, the wall, and the neighbouring property. A handsaw was used for many smaller parts and almost every part of the tree was lowered to the ground on a rope and pulley to give maximum control over the cut pieces.
Inspection, dismantle and stump-removal of a diseased Purple Beech in Newhaven Edinburgh.
This mature Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea was in a Conservation Area, therefore the local authority had to be notified before any work commenced.
The tree had a large cavity with an infection of Bjerkandera adusta, a decay causing fungus.
Due to the high value of the tree, being in a prominent location on Newhaven Road, further investigation was required to assess the extent of decay in the tree. Adam Riedi of Blebo Tree Surgery used the Picus Sonic Tomograph to map the decay on a computer. Confirmation of brittle-decay was found by using a Fractometer with a core sample of the tree. After this extensive inspection work, the tree was judged to be a hazard and permission was given for removal.