Veteran Tree Management / Tree Protection
Veteran trees provide specialist habitats for all forms of wildlife – particularly the dead wood.
Landowners and house builders/developers have a duty of care to protect the habitats of species protected and not protected!
Our highly experienced arborists have competency in veteran tree management from previous contracts and projects we have been involved with.
Arb Access Ltd can provide individual tree and site management to veteran trees by both tree works and support i.e. propping and bracing where necessary.
Arb Access can provide protective fencing solutions – permanent and temporary for use on construction sites and commercial site clearance contracts.
The installation of steel cables to provide additional support for parts of the tree at risk from breakage. Cables will be fixed to eye bolts or lag screws and secured around appropriate thimbles by splicing, bulldog grips or similar. Normally no eyebolt/lag screw will support more than one cable, unless previously discussed due to a lack of anchor points. Installation will be aimed at sharing stress of weak points by counterbalancing across the crown. Clamps, bands and unprotected wire wrapping will never be used. Cables will be placed so as not to rub against branches.
Non – Invasive Systems provide similar support as the invasive bracing methods, except there is no drilling into the tree which reduces the possibility of damage and decay to the trees – this is generally the preferred method as it is far more beneficial to the health of the tree.
Weak forks or, in certain cases, forks which have been split, should be braced by the use of solid bolts with screwed ends, washers and nuts or, in suitable cases, thread rod.