Veteran Tree Work

Specialists In Veteran Tree Management

We specialise in Veteran Tree Work and have many years experience working in this field of Arboriculture. As contractors for the National Trust at Hatfield Forest, we have helped develop and champion new practical techniques. We carry out a wide variety of veteran tree work including:

  • Retrenchment Pruning
  • Natural Fracture Cutting
  • Monolithing
  • Veteranisation

  • Ring Barking Crown Reductions
  • Conservation Deadwooding
  • Pole Thinning
  • Halo Thinning

  • Retention of Trees for Conservation Reasons
  • Courses and Seminars
  • Board Member of the Ancient Tree Forum
  • Advice and Consultancy

Caring For Our Heritage Trees

Veteran trees are part of the UK’s arboricultural heritage. We are market leaders in their care and retention.

Natural Fracture Cutting

Natural fracture cuts used in conjunction with a deadwood monolith can be more aesthetically pleasing than conventional cuts.

Courses, Surveys & Demonstrations

Veteran tree management courses, tree surveys and practical demonstrations available.

Demonstrational Videos
Techniques for crown reducing a veteran tree

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Risk management of veteran trees

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Creation of decaying wood habitats

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Urban Forestry Are Proud and Trusted Members of the Following Associations
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If you would like to find out more about our Veteran Tree Work and Veteran Tree Courses