Are you concerned about the safety of a tree, but don’t want to see it felled? Tree bracing could be an option for you.
Bracing is a specialist service Epic Tree Care offers in Moray, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire. Most tree surgeons in northeast Scotland don’t advertise this service.
Using artificial materials to strengthen weak points in a tree, tree bracing reduces the risk or consequence of tree failure. This is important when trees are close to houses, greenhouses, gardens, roads, garages and driveways.
Tree bracing comes in various forms. Rigid bracing uses steel bolts to strengthen a tree at its weak point. For example, rigid bracing can be used to strengthen two stems that risk splitting apart. Rigid bracing is only suitable for specific trees and defects. Epic Tree Care can provide expert advice on whether it is suitable for your tree. We can also install rigid bracing to the correct standard.
Moray Tree Bracing Services
Flexible bracing is the other, more common form of bracing. Using specially designed ropes and attachments to support weak tree branches and stems. Flexible bracing must be installed at the correct point above a tree’s weak point. Epic Tree Care can advise on whether flexible bracing is appropriate, and install it in the correct way by a qualified tree surgeon.
Flexible bracing can be installed either as a tethering system or a limiting system. Tethering systems are designed to catch a branch in the event of failure. So it doesn’t cause damage to houses, greenhouses, gardens, driveways etc. Therefore limiting systems are designed to reduce the movement of a weak branch or stem, reducing the chance of it splitting.
Epic Tree Care install flexible bracing to the correct tension. Making sure some movement is still allowed, to help the tree’s natural processes. Trees naturally respond to movement by laying down stronger wood. Our tree experts consider this when installing any tree bracing.
When installing any bracing, Epic Tree Care will carefully assess your tree and the surrounding area. We will select the right type of bracing and install it to the correct standard.
For free tree advice in Aberdeenshire and Moray be sure to contact our team and arrange a site visit.
Tree Bracing Services in Aberdeenshire
Epic Tree Care are fully insured. Holding Public Liability Insurance up to £10 million. Not only this but we also have employee liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance. You can trust that all of our staff are fully qualified and experienced with copies of NPTC City and Guilds Certificates and Insurance Documentation.
We also openly share our Waste Carriers licence from the Qualifications and certifications section of the website. As we’re proud to hold these certifications that guarantee the standards that we uphold within the work that we do.
We operate with £5 million Public Liability Insurance and £10 million Employers Liability Insurance.
|Professional Tree Inspection||Lantra Professional Tree Inspection|
|Lifting Equipment||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment|
|Chainsaw||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting|
|Chainsaw||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Ground Based Chainsaw Operator|
|Chainsaw (200-380mm)||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Felling Small Trees up to 380mm|
|Chainsaw (over 380)||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm|
|Windblow||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw|
|Assisted Fell||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Assisted Fell Operations|
Working at Height
|Rescue||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue|
|Chainsaw||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness|
|Chainsaw||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Aerial Tree Pruning|
|Chainsaw||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques|
|Rigging||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Aerial Tree Rigging|
|Utilities||Utility Arboriculture||City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Utility Arboriculture Basic Electrical Knowledge|
|Chokerman – Skyline||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Chokerman|
|Base Skidder||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Base Machine with Skidder|
|Forwarder||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Base Machine with Forwarder|
|Mulcher||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Flail/Mulcher|
|Felling||City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Felling|
|First Aid||First Aid||Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry|