Standard terms used to describe tree work

The risk of a substantial section of tree structurally failing and detaching from the main stem can be reduced by insertion of wire, rope or webbing braces between two parts.
Branch or Limb Removal
Removing specific tree branches or limbs.
Cleaning Out
Removing dead, dying or damaged branches, branches or limbs that have crossed or foreign bodies.
Conservation Cutting
These type of cuts attempt to mimic the way a tree will break naturally leaving jagged surfaces and stubs. conservation cuts can be carried out on dead and live wood.
This is generally a woodland management method that involves the removal of all the tree growth to ground level in order to produce multiple shoots from the base and is done in a cycle of 2-20 years dependant on the tree species.
Crown Lifting
Removing the lower branches or limbs from a tree to achieve a specified ground clearance.
Crown Reduction
Crown reduction is the reduction of the overall dimensions of the trees crown. this may be done to improve the safety factors of the tree or to help improve light penetration pass the tree. the recommended maximum of a crown reduction is no more than 30% of the trees overall crown dimensions.
Crown Thinning
This is the pruning of a tree usually by 10-25% without changing the trees overall dimensions. it is generally achieved by the removal of the smaller trees branches within its crown.
The removal of deadwood, branches or limbs on a tree.
Eppicomic Shoots
These are the small shoots that grow directly from the main trunk of a tree and are generally located at a lower level. it is possible that they can grow into large branches or limbs but can be poorly attached.
Reducing a tree to ground level in one felling action.
Formative Pruning
Formative pruning encourages growth development and structure of a tree that can managed and maintained in the future. forms of growth that may develop into hazards are crossing limbs, the suppression of one co-dominant stem where the union between co-dominants is of the included bark type, or the reduction of a secondary leader or lateral limbs that have become over extended.
This is the complete removal of all limbs from the upper crown of a tree and only retaining the main trunk section of the tree from approximately 2-5 meters. pollarding is a tree management process that should be carried out in intervals of 3-20 years depending on the species of tree.
Sectional Dismantling
Reducing a tree to ground level in sections if it is located in a confined area. this will be carried out by methods od climbing using ropes, harness and rigging or mobile elevated work platforms ( mewp ) .

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