Services

Tree Management

In a perfect world, human intervention with trees would be kept to a minimum and they would left to grow to their full potential. This, however, is not the world we live in. Trees are often planted too close to hazards like houses and public footpaths and can cause a serious risk to human/animal life and property. It is important to manage those risks properly with the professional advice of an arborist. Even if a tree is perfectly safe and healthy, they can quickly outgrow the location they are situated in or become unsightly.

Crimson Kings offer a range of tree service solutions. We can provide free specialist advice to suit your arboricultural requirements. We have experience in dealing with a variety of trees, from small young trees to huge dead trees that overhang buildings. Both scenarios require experienced and knowledgeable tree surgeons to undertake the work.

Crown Lifting

Raising the canopy by cutting off the lower branches. This could be done to achieve many things, like opening up a view, clearing a roadway or footpath from the lower branches or creating a clear line of sight.

Crown Reduction

This pruning operation is done to reduce the overall size of a tree. It generally means that an even amount is taken off the entire canopy. For example, you could do a 1-2 meter reduction on a large beech. The idea is to maintain the trees natural shape but reduce the size.

Crown Thinning

If a tree’s canopy is extremely dense, then the pruning process of thinning can let more light through. For example, Lime trees often have a very dense and busy inner canopy and could be blocking all of the light out of your garden. A thin would leave the tree at the same physical size but the canopy would be more open and allow more light to pass through.

Target Pruning

If there is a specific area of a tree that is posing a risk or is becoming a nuisance, we could prune that area in so that it is no longer a problem. For example there could be a large cedar limb that is overhanging your neighbour’s conservatory. If the branch is allowed to grow for too long, then there is a potential for it to come crashing down on a conservatory and you would be liable for damages. Our trained specialists could safely remove that limb, using advanced rigging techniques, to eliminate any risk of damage.

Pollarding

A relatively severe pruning operation if you are pollarding a tree for the first time. Only certain species can cope with this type of pruning well such and willow and poplar. It can, on the other hand, be an effective way of maintaining the size of a mature tree. Once a tree has been pollarded, it will need to re-done on a cyclical basis. Usually 1-5 years depending on the desired size of the tree.

Dead Wooding

Although deadwood in a tree is not necessarily unhealthy, it is much more likely to pose a threat to things or people below it. This process involves pruning off all the major deadwood in a tree that could potentially cause damage.

Felling

If a tree needs to be removed because it is unsafe or in a bad location and there is room to fell the tree from the ground safely, then this is sometimes the better option. This can be a potentially hazardous operation and should only ever be carried out by a trained professional.

Dismantling

If a tree needs to be removed because it is unsafe or in a bad location and there is not enough room to fell the tree from the ground safely, then this is the only option. We may need to use ropes to rig down large sections of the tree to avoid it damaging the target beneath it. Crimson Kings are qualified, experienced and fully insured in this kind of work.

Cable Bracing

Sometimes pruning can be detrimental to the health of a tree, especially if it is not done properly. Cable bracing can offer another alternative solution to help prevent the failure of major limbs of a tree.

Root Decompaction

A tree’s health can quickly decline if the soil around the root plate has been compacted, often by vehicles or construction machinery. We offer a number of solutions to help rectify this problem, such as air spading and mulching.

Conservation area & TPO applications

Sometime trees can be under the protection of a TPO (tree preservation order) or within a conservation area. Crimson Kings can deal with the application from start to finish on your behalf.

24 hour emergency callout

If you are in need of immediate assistance please first of all make sure you are a safe distance from the affected tree(s). Windblown trees can be extremely unpredictable and dangerous. Call (Luke) 07590326300 or (Jack) 07538454938 as soon possible and explain the situation. We are available 24/7 for emergency tree services.

Hedge Management

Hedges can come in all shapes and sizes and serve many purposes. Some need maintaining once, even twice a year so that they are always in good form. Others can be done less regularly as the aesthetics of the hedge isn’t as important. Either way, Crimson Kings have the correct tools and experience to carry out this kind of work to a high standard. We must also consider when is the right time of year to cut hedges from species to species. Nesting birds can also be a huge factor. It is an offence according to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to cause damage to or disturb nesting birds. This, however, is only when there is a nest present.

Hedge Trimming

Usually done at least once a year. We can come on a one off basis or we can set up an annual plan to make sure your hedges are always in great shape.

Hedge Reduction

If a hedge has been left to get too big, sometimes we have to reduce the overall height of it. This usually involves additional machinery as a hedge trimmer is not adequate enough to make larger cuts

Commercial Arboriculture & Site Clearance

Co-Directors Jack & Luke are both qualified site supervisors (SSSTS). Experienced in manging teams within different commercial sectors including golf courses, construction sites, local authorities and national rail projects. Some of our commercial services include:

  • Commercial Tree Work – We are experienced with working from tree reports or surveys and actioning maintenance programs. Our clients include local authorities, businesses, industrial clients, schools, hospitals, and government sites.
  • Site Clearance – Whether it is large trees that need dismantling or low level vegetation that needs mulching. From start to finish, we can completely clear your site with our specialist machinery.
  • Vegetation Management – Weed control & Invasive weed management, Hedge and Shrub Management, Mulching, Strimming and Brush cutting
  • Plant hire – We are able operated and unoperated plant hire services on a range of machinery. Whether it is a Chipper, Mini-Loader or MEWP we can assist with a solution to your plant hire requirements
  • Veteran Tree Management

Forestry & Woodland Management

Crimson Kings offer full range of forestry and woodland management services. Alongside low impact extraction, we are also able to carry out all types of forestry, fencing and large scale tree planting.

Stump Services

Once a tree has either been felled or dismantled, the only thing that is left in place is the stump. This can often be a nice feature in a garden and many people use the old stumps as like to keep the stumps. More often than not though, they are rather inconvenient. They could be in the way of a new development or look rather unsightly. Depending on the species of tree or shrub, they could even start throwing out new shoots. Luckily Crimson Kings have some different solutions in place.

Stump Poisoning

This is a cheaper option than grinding out the stump as no additional machinery in required. Grooves around the cambium layer are cut with a chainsaw and a poison which is designed to target that species of tree is carefully applied. This will not remove the stump but it will kill it so that over time it will eventually decay.

Stump Grinding

Once a tree has either been felled or dismantled, the only thing that is left in place is the stump. They could be in the way of a new development or just look rather unsightly. Depending on the species of tree or shrub, they could even start throwing out new shoots. Luckily Crimson Kings have a solution in place</p> <p>Depending on the access to the stump, a tracked machine or a smaller pedestrian one will be deployed. These machines grind out the stump so they are 100% under the ground level. This is an ideal solution if you wanted the stumps to be completely taken out to put a fence in its place. Once the procedure is finished, all that is left is mulch, which will degrade over time.

Fencing

All types of domestic, industrial and agricultural fencing work carried out. At Crimson Kings we provide a wide range of fencing styles using only the best quality materials. We take great pride in all our work and this can be seen in the end result.

On-Site Wood Splitting & Milling

On-site Wood Splitting

Whether we have felled your tree for you or it as fallen on it’s own accord, Crimson Kings are able to split your firewood on-site using our mobile hydraulic log splitter.

Our hydraulic log splitter can split big, tough logs no problem. It might just be a more efficient way to source your logs for the coming winter.

On-site Timber Milling

Some species such as Oak, Yew or Walnut can just be too much of a waste to cut into firewood. Add value to your timber by hiring our competitively priced mobile saw milling services – turning harvested roundwood into higher value sawn timber. The timber can them be sold on or kept for your own project.

Plant Hire

We are able operated and unoperated plant hire services on a range of machinery. Whether it is a Chipper, Mini-Loader or MEWP we can assist with a solution to your plant hire requirements

Woodchip & Firewood Supply

Woodchip

We are always in stock of arb-grade wood chip. Whether you are looking for bio-fuel material or a cost effective way to tidy up your garden we may have what you’re looking for. Please enquire to find out our current prices.

Firewood Supply

All of our hardwood firewood is sourced from our jobs, split and seasoned at our yard and bagged into be loaded onto out truck and delivered to your door. 

Prices start from £60(+5%VAT) for cubic meter bag

Site Clearance

Commercial & Domestic site clearance

Co-Directors Jack & Luke are both qualified site supervisors (SSSTS). Experienced in manging teams within different commercial sectors including golf courses, construction sites, local authorities and national rail projects. Some of our commercial services include:

  • Commercial Tree Work – We are experienced with working from tree reports or surveys and actioning maintenance programs. Our clients include local authorities, businesses, industrial clients, schools, hospitals, and government sites.
  • Site Clearance – Whether it is large trees that need dismantling or low level vegetation that needs mulching. From start to finish, we can completely clear your site with our specialist machinery.
  • Vegetation Management – Weed control & Invasive weed management, Hedge and Shrub Management, Mulching, Strimming and Brush cutting
  • Plant hire – We are able operated and unoperated plant hire services on a range of machinery. Whether it is a Chipper, Mini-Loader or MEWP we can assist with a solution to your plant hire requirements
  • Veteran Tree Management