Address:

5533 Honduras St
Roodepoort, 2188 South Africa

Email:

info@pioneertreefelling.co.za

OUR TREE FELLING SERVICES

Pioneer Tree Felling offer Expert Tree Felling in Roodeport

Count on the highly trained specialists at Pioneer Tree Felling to remove hazardous and intrusive trees from your garden or domestic property in Roodepoort or anywhere in Johannesburg.

TREE FELLING AND TREE REMOVAL ROODEPOORT

Do you require a safe and skilled tree felling and or tree removal service in Roodepoort? At Pioneer Tree Felling, our trained arborists use the latest sectional and straight felling techniques to remove undesired trees with little disruption and in a safe, tidy manner.

TREE PRUNING ROODEPOORT

There are many tree pruning techniques that our knowledgeable tree surgeons can utilise to achieve your desired goal. They are not, by any means exclusive, and we often use a combination together. Take the following, for example; a tree can be crown reduced (volume as a whole), crown thinned (reducing the density) and crown-raised (lifting the crown from the ground).

The generic rule for all pruning works is to avoid removing more than 30% of the crown. More than 30% generally harms the health of the tree and jeopardises its safety. Incorrect or over-pruning, for example, topping, upsets the primary form of the tree and usually results in accelerated re-growth. 

CROWN REDUCTION ROODEPOORT

This process involves reducing the volume of the crown while retaining the natural shape for the species. The crucial criteria for a correct crown reduction are as follows:

• While making pruning cuts the concept of maintaining a natural flowing branch-line must always be in mind.

• Apply pruning cuts to natural growth points, this reduces the amount of resulting decay from the wound. It will also minimise sprouting re-growth from dormant buds around the cut.

• The retained lateral branch should be at least a third of the size of the branch removed, this keeps sufficient foliage to maintain the energy requirements of the rest of the tree. As a result, the surviving branch will remain growing at a regular rate, meaning there will be no acceleration in re-growth.

POLLARDING ROODEPOORT

Pollarding is the most severe tree pruning operation and should ideally be administered when a tree is in its infancy. The key to a successful pollard is to remove the re-growth regularly, for example, every 1, 2 or 3 years, dependent on the species of the tree. Regular maintenance on a pollarded tree is critical since the re-growth will have weak unions (attachment points), meaning if its left to grow too big, this will increase the risk of failure.

 There are a few reasons for choosing to pollard trees. 

Pollarding is primarily undertaken to maintain trees at a consistent size, but there are also numerous other benefits, some of which we have outlined below:

  • Prevents trees from contacting or damaging street furniture, power or telephone lines
  • Reduces the amount of shade cast by trees
  • Increases air circulation and reduces the possibility of the sail effect
  • It can shape a tree for aesthetic purposes

CROWN RAISING/CROWN LIFTING ROODEPOORT

The process of crown raising or crown lifting involves removing the lower branches to a given height, usually measured from ground level. We commonly use crown lifting to allow more light into a garden/property or to enable pedestrians/vehicles to pass underneath more freely.

CROWN THINNING ROODEPOORT

Crown thinning decreases the density of the crown without reducing its overall size. Crown thinning involves removing secondary growth to promote a more healthy, uniform spread of foliage across the crown. We primarily crown thin broadleaved trees, not evergreens such as conifer and the benefits include:

  • Increase in the amount of light able to pass through the crown 
  • Reduction in the wind resistance, sail and weight of the crown 
  • Improved visual appeal and general structure of the tree 

CROWN CLEANING & DEADWOODING ROODEPOORT

Crown cleaning commonly involves the removal of dying, dead, diseased, dangerous or crossing branches but can also include removing climbing plants, foreign objects and epicormic growth. We carry out crown cleaning and dead wooding for safety and aesthetic purposes. 

TREE POLLARDING ROODEPOORT

Pollarding is the most rigorous type of pruning and must only be used in certain circumstances and on specific trees. Our experienced arborists will study your trees individually and tell you if pollarding is a suitable option or not. Call us today so we can arrange a site visit and a member of the team will gladly give you their advice and a tree pollarding cost.

TREE STUMP REMOVAL ROODEPOORT

Tree Stumps can not only be very ugly to look at but can also pose a potential trip hazard and therefore, a health and safety liability. We offer an insured stump grinding service, where we utilise modern, heavy-duty stump grinders, which remove the stump with ease while minimising damage to its surroundings. Manual stump removal can prove very labour intensive and often results in unwanted disturbance to surrounding ground, walls or property.

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Contact us

Address:

5533 Honduras St,
Roodepoort,
2188,
South Africa

Phone:

+27 833 302 438

E-mail:

info@pioneertreefelling.co.za

Opening Hours:

7am - 5pm
Monday - Saturday