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Tree Surgery

Cross Court Services is an expert tree surgery company based in Alton, East Hampshire and serves all towns and villages across a 30 mile radius. To better understand the services, we offer please select a pruning technique from the drop-down box below or scroll down to check them out.

Crown Lifting

Crown Lifting

Crown Lifting is carried out to increase the gap between the ground and the lower branches. This allows more space below the canopy which can improve the view and the quality of light under the tree.

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Before Crown Lifting After Crown Lifting
Crown Thinning

Crown Thinning

Thinning a tree’s canopy lets in more light and reduces the sail area so there is less strain on the tree when it is windy.

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Before Crown Thinning After Crown Thinning
Crown Reduction

Crown Reduction

Reducing the size of the tree’s canopy decreases the overall size of the tree, leaving it in a well balanced shape and keeping it in scale with your garden.

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Before Crown Reduction After Crown Reduction
Dead Wooding

Dead Wooding

Removal of dead or diseased branches enhances the appearance of the tree and prevents debris falling.

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Before Dead Wooding After Dead Wooding
Tree Pollarding

Tree Pollarding

Pollarding is a pruning method that keeps trees smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree reaches a certain height and regular pollarding will then restrict the tree to that height.

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Before Tree Pollarding After Tree Pollarding

Tree Repollarding

Please see a diagrammatic view of the tree repollarding process

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Before Tree Repollarding After Tree Repollarding
Tree Felling

Tree felling or dismantle

This is the removal of the entire tree to ground level either from the bottom (felling) or in manageable sections from the top (dismantling). This depends on the size of the tree and the location. On some occasions a crane is required to safely take a tree down.

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Before Tree Felling After Tree Felling
Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is the mechanical process of removing a tree stump and immediate large roots to prevent regrowth and to clear the ground for future planting. We use a variety of different sized grinders depending on access.

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Before Stump Grinding After Stump Grinding
Fruit tree pruning

Fruit Tree Pruning

A regular pruning routine is required to keep your fruit trees productive and healthy. Why not ask Cross Court services to schedule your annual pruning at the optimal time of the year?

When to prune

Fruit trees or bushes that are free standing (e.g. in an orchard) should be pruned when dormant, in the winter months.

Trained trees should be pruned by the August bank holiday e.g., espaliers, cordons, pyramids and fans.

Overgrown fruit trees

Old trees can be rejuvenated over a couple of years by removing the deadwood and thinning out the spurs to let the sunlight in. Productive shoots will result at a height that the fruit can then be picked from the ground again. We will provide a free no obligation quotation to plan the revival of your fruit trees.

Herbicide stump killing (e.g Ecoplug)

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A slower but more cost effective method to prevent regrowth from a felled tree is to insert a number of small plugs containing herbicide directly into the stump. They are eco-friendly and have no effect on the surrounding trees, vegetation, wildlife or waterways.

Road side tree surgery

Cross Court Services are happy to carry out any road tree side surgery and will organise traffic control and the necessary communication with the council.

Trees in conservation areas or with a tree preservation orders (TPOs)

Cross Court Services will check that your tree does not fall within a conservation area or is subject to a TPO prior to any work being carried out. Should permission be required then we are happy to submit the relevant applications and liaise with the council.

Removal

Removal

All waste can be removed and recycled. Alternatively, timber can be cut into log sized rings and left on site and wood chip can be left in a pile for use around the garden.

Not sure, need help?

Please call us on 01420 85199 for a free consultation or contact us.

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