Veteran Tree Management
Veteran tree management as a profession is to take care of Veteran trees, which is ancient specimens in the final stage of their life. They provide us with significant biological, aesthetic and cultural interest because of their old age.
Veteran trees vary in age depending on their species and location and can be hundreds of years old. The size of a tree is normally used to define a veteran tree.
The vitality of veteran trees is in the slowing process and they are frequently found in a dangerous position. As a result, there is the temptation to remove them. However, with careful planning and ongoing management we can help you safely preserve your old trees in an attractive state.
Implementing the successful use of Natural Fracture Techniques (NFT) was motivated by the recent development in veteran tree management. NFTs is the process of the pruning of cuts that mimic the jagged edges character aesthetically seen on broken branches following storm damage. As a result, the cutting looks more natural than conventional pruning cuts and they provide wonderful habitat for a myriad of fungi, insects and birds, whilst removing any structural weakness.
Contact us to assist you with your veteran trees.