Re-pollarding a tree in Chesterfield

re-pollarding a poplar tree

Re-pollarding a tree is a job that only happens every few years. Re-pollarding is a type of pruning which removes unwanted new growth after the initial pollarding a few years earlier. Once a tree has been pollarded the growth seems to take a long time to reappear.  However, once the new shoots do come through the tree will quickly regain much of its foliage quickly.  This Poplar tree in Chesterfield, Derbyshire is a good example of a tree that is under regular management. The tree had been pruned back a few years earlier and due to good health and plenty of Sun in the summer of 2018, it had grown back significantly. This particular tree was under a preservation order (TPO) therefore an application had to be made to the local council.  Applications typically take 6 weeks before permission to work is granted. The Poplar Tree is approximately 90 feet tall,  and all […]


Several Trees Removed – Darley Dale

cherry tree cut down

We removed several trees in Darley Dale, near Matlock.  The homeowner knew of our services and had opted to contact Hands on Tree Care based on positive reviews he’d read. Cherry Tree Cut Down When we arrived at the property there was an old Cherry tree on the boundary. The Cherry tree was diseased, the owner told us that it had been dropping dead branches and he was concerned that one might fall on a passerby.  This tree was to be completely removed. Smaller Nuisance Trees Removed As well as the Goat willow, there were several other smaller trees that needed attending to.  Firstly, an Ash tree of about 20 years old. This also needed removing, along with a small Stag Tree.  These trees were unwanted and had grown up like weeds when the property was under previous ownership.  Other examples of these nuisance trees were growing in the garden […]


Spruce Tree Cut Down in Worksop

Spruce Tree Cut Down

Spruce Tree cut down in Worksop: Hands on Tree Care Hands on Tree Care  We were called out to dismantle a large Spruce tree in Worksop, due to its roots lifting the tarmac on the driveway. The Spruce tree was approximately 70ft tall and around 50 yrs old. As usual, when cutting down trees in a residential area we use a sectional dismantling technique. Sectional dismantling is the method of cutting down a tree in carefully managed sections. We climb the tree using a rope and harness and then dismantled in sections. This Spruce Tree took around 4 hours to fully dismantle and tidy away. After the spruce tree was cut down to a safe and manageable level, we then cut the trunk into smaller sections. Logs For The Customer Often when we have a single tree to fell, the customer will request that we provide some of the logs for their […]


Ash Tree Removal – Nottingham

ash tree removal

Ash Tree Removal – Nottingham – Tony Hands August 2017 We were called out to quote for an Ash tree removal in Nottingham.   Upon examination, it was obvious to us that the Ash tree, which was situated in the back garden of the property was growing too close to outbuildings.  The roots of the Ash tree had started to affect the foundations of the buildings.  This had caused subsidence and damage to the roof tiles on the outhouse. In addition to the problem caused by the tree roots, the canopy had become overgrown and was blocking the light from the garden.  Too much shade caused by overhanging trees can reduce plant growth and encourage damp conditions, not to mention mossy lawns.   How Do You Remove An Ash Tree? Removing a Tree is a standard procedure for us here at Hands on Tree Care.  The Ash Tree was approximately 15meters tall and the customer requested […]


Wind Blown Tree Removal in Matlock

Wind Blown Tree Removal

Windblown Tree Removal Occasionally Trees fall, usually aided by the wind. Hands on Tree Care offer a 24/7 Callout Service to help you deal with windblown trees in a timely manner. It doesn’t matter whether the fallen tree is a skinny Silver Birch or a mighty Oak, we have the equipment to take care of it. We will remove branches and cut the trunks up into smaller pieces ready for removal. Above, you see Tony with a large 3ft bar used on the chainsaw to process large trunks of wood. This timber was split and seasoned to be sold for hardwood firewood logs. Fallen Trees to Firewood The process of seasoning logs takes between a year and 18 months. Ideally, wood sold as seasoned should have a moisture content of no greater than 25%. Hardwoods such as Oak, Ash, Sycamore Elm and Beech have a high calorific value which means they generate […]