When is the Best Time to Fell Trees: Expert Advice

One of the most common questions we receive is, “When is the best time to fell a tree?” The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the species of tree, the reason for felling, and the time of year.

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Understanding Tree Felling is a crucial aspect of our service, and we take pride in providing our clients with expert advice on the best time to fell a tree. In general, the best time to fell a tree is during the dormant season, which is usually in the colder months of the year. During this time, trees are less likely to be actively growing, making them easier to fell and less likely to suffer from damage.

After-felling activities, such as stump removal, can be done at any time of the year. However, it’s worth noting that some tree species, such as oak, have a higher risk of contracting diseases if felled during the summer months. This is because the warm and humid weather conditions create the ideal environment for the spread of tree diseases. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we have the necessary qualifications and experience to advise our clients on the best course of action for their specific tree felling needs.

Key Takeaways

  • The best time to fell a tree is during the dormant season, which is usually in the colder months of the year.
  • Some tree species have a higher risk of contracting diseases if felled during the summer months.
  • Newcastle Tree Pros has the necessary qualifications and experience to advise clients on the best course of action for their specific tree felling needs.

Understanding Tree Felling

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At Newcastle Tree Pros, we understand that tree felling is a complex process that requires knowledge and expertise. We have years of experience in providing professional tree felling services to our clients. In this section, we will discuss the basics of tree felling, including the best time to fell trees, species and their felling times, the importance of felling time, professional tree surgeons and safety, and tree diseases and pests.

Species and Their Felling Times

Different tree species have different felling times, which are influenced by various factors such as climate, wildlife, habitat, and nutrients. For instance, cherry, maple, birch, and beech are best felled during winter, while walnut, larch, and spruce are best felled in autumn. Sweet chestnut can be felled throughout the year, but it is best felled in late autumn or early winter.

Importance of Felling Time

Felling a tree at the right time is crucial for its recovery and growth. During the dormant months, trees are less susceptible to diseases and pests, making it the best time to cut them down. Moreover, felling trees during the right time of the year reduces the risk of damage to surrounding trees and wildlife habitats.

Professional Tree Surgeons and Safety

Felling a tree can be a dangerous task, which is why it is essential to hire a professional tree surgeon. Our team of professional tree surgeons are highly trained and qualified to carry out tree felling services safely and efficiently. We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that the job is done correctly and without causing any damage to the surrounding area.

Tree Diseases and Pests

Tree diseases and pests such as ash dieback, phytophthora ramorum, sweet chestnut blight, and spruce bark beetle can cause significant damage to trees, making them more susceptible to falling. Our team of professional tree surgeons are trained to identify and manage tree diseases and pests. We use the latest techniques and treatments to prevent the spread of diseases and pests, ensuring that your trees remain healthy and strong.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we are committed to providing our clients with the best tree felling services. We have the expertise, experience, and equipment to carry out tree felling safely and efficiently. Contact us today to learn more about our tree felling services.

After Felling Activities

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At Newcastle Tree Pros, we understand that felling a tree is just the first step in the process of maintaining a healthy and safe environment. After felling a tree, there are several activities that we carry out to ensure that the area is safe and healthy for both people and other plants.

Planting and Restocking

One of the most important activities after felling a tree is planting and restocking the area. This involves planting new trees to replace the ones that have been felled. Our team of experts will help you select the right species of trees that will thrive in the area and provide the desired benefits. We use high-quality tree guards and other protective measures to ensure that the new trees grow strong and healthy.

Control of Regrowth

After felling a tree, there is always a chance that the tree will regrow. This can be a problem if the tree is not wanted in the area. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we use our expertise to control regrowth by pruning the stump and applying herbicides. This ensures that the tree will not regrow and cause damage to the surrounding area.

Dealing with Felled Trees

After felling a tree, we also deal with the felled trees. We remove the leaves and branches from the area and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner. We also use the felled trees for firewood or other purposes, depending on the client’s needs.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide high-quality tree services. Our team of experts is fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of tree felling, pruning, and restocking. We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that our clients receive the best possible service. Contact us today to learn more about our tree services.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the optimal time of year to fell trees?

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we recommend that trees be felled during the winter months when the tree is dormant. During this time, the tree is less susceptible to disease and insect infestations, and the ground is typically frozen, which makes it easier to remove the tree. Additionally, there is less foliage on the tree, which makes it easier to see the structure of the tree and determine the best way to fell it.

Are there any legal restrictions on cutting down trees during nesting season?

Yes, there are legal restrictions on cutting down trees during nesting season. According to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is illegal to intentionally damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built. The nesting season typically runs from March to August, but this can vary depending on the species of bird. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we are committed to following all legal regulations and will work with our clients to ensure that we are not disturbing any nesting birds.

When is the best time to fell pine trees?

Pine trees can be felled year-round, but we recommend that they be felled during the winter months when the tree is dormant. This is because pine trees are susceptible to fungal infections, and the colder temperatures during the winter can help prevent the spread of these infections. Additionally, pine trees are less likely to attract insects during the winter months.

What is the ideal time of year to plant new trees?

The ideal time of year to plant new trees is typically during the fall or spring months. During these times, the soil is typically moist and warm, which provides optimal conditions for the tree to establish its root system. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we offer a tree planting service using high-quality trees from reputable nurseries. Our team of qualified arborists will work with you to determine the best location for your new tree and provide ongoing care to ensure that it thrives.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we have years of experience in felling trees and providing tree care services. Our team of qualified arborists has the expertise and equipment necessary to safely and efficiently fell any tree, regardless of its size or location. We are fully insured and hold all relevant qualifications, including the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) qualification for chainsaw use. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.

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