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Felling and Dismantles

The decision to remove a tree from your property is a significant one, requiring careful consideration of various factors. As a trusted tree surgeon, we understand the importance of making the right choice between tree felling and dismantling.


The following explores the circumstances that necessitate each approach, and the thinking behind the decisions for the health, safety, and aesthetics of your outdoor space.



Tree Felling: A Necessary Solution:

When the Tree is Diseased or Dying: Tree felling becomes imperative when a tree is afflicted with irreversible diseases or is in advanced stages of decline. Removing a diseased or dying tree is crucial to prevent the spread of infections to neighboring trees and to protect the overall health of your landscape.


Structural Instability:

If a tree exhibits structural issues, such as a significant lean, extensive trunk decay, or compromised root systems, tree felling is often the safest solution. This proactive approach prevents potential hazards, ensuring the safety of our work force, members of the public, your property and those who inhabit it.


Storm Damage:

Trees that have sustained severe storm damage, with broken branches or split trunks, may pose a risk of falling. In such cases, prompt tree felling is necessary to eliminate the immediate danger and prevent further damage to property or injury to individuals.


Tree Dismantling: Precision in Challenging Scenarios:

Limited Space and Proximity to Structures:

Tree dismantling comes into play when a tree is situated in close proximity to structures, phone/power lines, or other trees. This method allows for a controlled and strategic removal of the tree in sections, minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding property.


Preserving Surrounding Vegetation:

In scenarios where preserving the surrounding vegetation is a priority, especially in densely landscaped areas, tree dismantling offers a meticulous and controlled removal process. This method ensures minimal impact on neighboring plants and allows for the preservation of a diverse and thriving ecosystem.


Protection of Valuable Features:

When a tree stands near valuable features like statues, sculptures, or delicate structures, tree dismantling is the preferred choice. This method allows for careful section-by-section removal, protecting the integrity of these features and preserving their aesthetic and monetary value.


Balancing Safety, Aesthetics, and Environment:

Assessment by Certified Arborists:

The decision between tree felling and dismantling should always be based on a thorough assessment by certified arborists. Excelsior Tree Surgery consider the overall health of the tree, potential safety risks, and the environmental impact of the removal process.


Compliance with Local Regulations:

Before proceeding with tree removal, it's essential to be aware of local regulations governing tree removal practices. Compliance ensures that the removal process adheres to environmental and community standards, avoiding legal complications. Local regulations can include Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's), Conservation areas, and Planning.


Preserving Wildlife Habitat:

In environmentally sensitive areas where trees serve as habitats for wildlife, a decision between felling and dismantling must prioritize the preservation of these ecosystems. Tree dismantling allows for a more targeted approach, minimizing disturbance to the existing habitat. It is a crime under section 1 of the wildlife and countryside act to destroy an egg of any wild bird, Bats and their roosts also have complete legal protection under Schedule 5 of the same act.


Environmental Responsibility:

Recycling and Repurposing:

Regardless of the chosen method, an environmentally responsible approach to tree removal involves recycling and repurposing the removed wood. We are committed to sustainable practices, ensuring that the wood is repurposed or recycled rather than going to waste. Please ask for our Environmental Policy for further information.


Minimal Disruption to Soil:

Tree dismantling, with its controlled and sectional removal, often results in less soil disruption compared to traditional felling. This minimizes the impact on the soil structure and promotes a healthier environment for the surrounding vegetation.



Choosing between tree felling and dismantling is a nuanced decision that should be guided by careful consideration of various factors. As a reputable tree surgeon, we prioritize the health, safety, and aesthetics of your outdoor space, offering informed solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether it's mitigating risks through tree felling or executing precision removal with dismantling, we are committed to providing expert arboriculture services that align with your goals.


Contact us today for a comprehensive tree assessment and personalized recommendations for tree felling or dismantling services that prioritize your property's well-being.

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