As a rule of thumb, we advise our tree surgery clients across East Lothian and Edinburgh to keep trees if possible, but there are circumstances when tree felling and removal becomes necessary. This is usually when the tree is unsuitable for the space it’s in and begins to pose a risk to surrounding buildings or the public. Tree felling and removal in Edinburgh can be a challenge, due to limited space in urban areas, often requiring the tree felling to happen in multiple pieces.
Our approach to tree felling in Edinburgh or other built up areas across East Lothian is to perform what’s known as sectional felling. Our tree surgeons use ropes and mechanisms to control the removal of each tree section safely.
At Ali Wales Tree Solutions we carry out all our tree surgery, tree felling and removal work is performed in line with the British Standard BS3998: 2010. As experienced tree surgeons with extensive experience removing trees in Edinburgh and East Lothian we understand the space limitations and what’s involved in performing the job safely. We also respect the elements, factoring in wind direction, wind strength as well as assessing the lay of the land. Our tree surgeons will cover everything within a risk assessment and method statement prior to the operation.