Veteranisation

A relatively new management technique designed to preserve large trees where safety may be an issue. 

Pruning is performed over a number of years to mimic the natural die-back and branch shedding of ageing trees, resulting in the low-risk compact canopy associated with veteran trees. Carried out correctly veteranisation can preserve large aging trees, manage risk where safety is a consideration and create important habitat features.

All our tree pruning work is carried out in accordance with the British Standard- Recommendations for Tree Work (BS 3998:2010), European Pruning Standards and English Nature Veteran Tree Guidance.