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INSURANCE TREE WORK

INSURANCE TREE WORK

As an established and highly recommended business we have a respectable reputation with the NHS, Local Councils and Insurance Companies.

Earlier this year a managing agent based within the Bromley area contacted us as we had been recommended by an insurance company to them.   One of their properties had a large Lime Tree which was causing subsidence issues to the property due to it’s size and location.

Upon inspection we noted the tree did have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO – Protected by the local council) against it, in order to carry out works on this an application had to be made to Bromley Council.  The application consists of having an experienced and qualified Arborist carry out an inspection and put together a report of his findings along with his proposal of recommendations on what works should be carried out.

We use only the most highly and respected company in the area, who is extremely experienced, professional and fantastic with his time keeping in chasing the council for you and us so that we just handle the manual labour.

Once permissions had been granted in writing to confirm they were happy for the tree to be carefully dismantled, our team went in and carried out the dismantling safely.  These works were carried out over 3 days, below are some pictures for your to see for yourself the before, after and process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need anything like the above carrying out but just don’t have the time to organise tree reports and applications,

give us a call on 07966 265 373 we would be only too happy to arrange this for you POQ.

Alternatively drop us and email for a response within 24 hours.

 

Firework Safety

FIREWORK SAFETY

Remember, remember the 5th of November and all the precautions necessary for your safety and the health of your trees.

We have copied in the link to the website provided by the Fire Service offering all advice when setting out your firework displays.   We have seen it in too many cases in the past of people setting bonfires too close to tree’s in their back garden causing makor health and safety risks, so we will keep this post short and sweet…  Please follow guidelines and be responsible this bonfire night.

 

www.fireservice.co.uk/safety/firework-safety/ 

For all your tree services drop us an email or give us a call on 07966 265 373

Storm Ali

Storm Ali strikes.

Over the past few days we have experience some extremely high winds, causing damages and sadly some truly devastating fatalities.  An incident reported of a branch falling and hitting a passer-by underneath.

Sadly we can’t alway prevent or predict this will happen, however we do always recommend health checking your trees to make sure they are not weak and in decline putting them at greater risk of falling or branches snapping.

We have had a number of call outs to attend properties complaining that trees have been affected.  At JJandB Treecare we offer a 24 hour emergency call out service.

Please if you experience any trees falling, branches snapping do not hesitate to contact us we will only be too happy to help and attend to assess.

 

Here are a couple images from the BBC NEWS on just what has happened over the country due to Storm Ali.

 

If you feel you would like advice or have an emergency please feel free to contact us on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email for a quick response.

 

Autumn discount

Autumn Discount

 

Autumn is fast approaching as I am sure many of you will have noticed with the nights getting darker earlier, meaning soon our tree’s will be shedding leaves ready to grow new ones next spring.

Autumn is a highly recommended time to provide maintenance to your hedges, shrubs and trees, cutting back all the growth from the summer we have just had.

This September we are offering all new customers 10% discount on the quotation we provide.  All you have to do is remember to quote JJB10 when contacting us through the website or any other method.  Please remember though, we can only apply the discount if you let us know at the time of contacting us.  Discount will not be applied if you mention the code after we have provided the quotation.

Offer available on works quoted through out the month of September 2018

Get in touch today by ringing 07966 265 373 or drop us an email.  We have a 24 hour response committment to all enquiries and will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

Tree Removal

Tree Removal 

Over the past few weeks our team have been working hard to remove a good number of trees requested by a holiday home park owner.  We were inundated with compliments on the time scale this took and how the site was left exactly as we found it minus some treesand being a lot tidier.  Along with this feedback many residents commented on the amount of sun and light they now benefited from now that the trees have been removed.  Below are some before and after pictures, just so that you can see the amazing difference the tree removal made.

 

Tree Preservation Order

What is a tree preservation order (TPO)?

A tree preservation order (TPO) is a part of town and country planning in the United Kingdom. A TPO is made by a local planning authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group or woodland from deliberate damage and destruction.

 

How to find out if your tree has a TPO?

When purchasing a property your solicitors should have informed you of any trees on your land that do have a TPO, if you are unsure it’s fairly simple.  Contact your local council/authority who will be more than happy to assist you.

 

What if your tree does have a TPO?

If a tree on your land that you wish to carry out works on has a TPO then a professional and experienced tree surgeon will refuse to carry out any works until consent proof is granted.

 

How do you get consent?

In order to gain consent from the authority to carry out works, you must have a tree consultant carry out a report.  This report along with its recommendations must be put forward to your local council in application to carry out these works.  The decision will then be sent to you, which is when you are able to begin works.

 

At JJandB Treecare we specialise on a daily basis removing trees, many of them with TPO’s.  If your unsure and do not know where to begin do not panic, we offer a tree consultancy service which provides you with a report along with application to the council and the decision then sent to you so you don’t have to lift a finger.

 

Contact us today on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email for a response within 24 hours.

Summer Branch Drop

Summer Branch Drop (SBD)


Summer Branch Drop is a term used for the failure of branches normally 4 inches in diameter of mature trees breaking away and falling from the tree.  Summer Branch Drop is reported to occur normally after heavy downfalls of rain or prolonged dry spells, which England is seeing much of over the recent weeks and upcoming.

Tree’s commonly known to suffer from Summer Branch Drop are; Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Ash, Poplar, Willow, Horse Chestnut and English Elm.   The younger trees belonging to these groups that are still maturing are reported not to suffer from Summer Branch Drop.

Summer Branch Drop is not a condition that can be prevented, however causes concern for pedestrians walking by as has been known to be the diagnosis for some unfortunate fatalities.  Also another risk to consider is a tree especially from the above listed species that are prone to SBD growing too closely to the home.  If a branch falls it will most definitely cause some form of damage.  Again as mentioned SBD is beyond our control. A prevention of  this happening is having trees removed that are growing too close to the home, in reservation areas for trees that are prone to suffer from SBD to have a small fencing around to secure away from pedestrians.

If you feel a tree of the above species is growing too close to your home please get in contact with us by telephone on

0800 072 7755 or 07966 265 373.  Alternatively you can email us for a response within 24 hours.

We offer a free health check on your trees and would be happy to provide one for you.  In many cases the above trees have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) against them, meaning that in order to carry out any works on the tree permission first has to be given by the local council which is granted on the basis of a professional Tree Consultancy Survey.  All of which we are able to instruct and carry out.

Water your trees

Guidance to watering your bushes and trees.


It has been quite some time now that we have seen rain especially in the south-east and Kent.  Commonly we take care of our plants and grass especially in this heat.  Watering once the sun goes down and it gets cooler.

Bushes and trees need the same attention and care too.

In the evening when setting your sprinklers for your grass just fill up a bucket and water the roots of your trees and hedges to help them survive the mini heat wave that Britain is seeing this year.

Or why not do your bit for the environment and even recycle water by filling up a bucket from your bath water once you have finished, it will work just the same.

We have sadly seen a lot of greenery die off over this summer and would like to guide you on how to prevent this from happening in your garden.

If you are concerned for your bushes or trees and would like a free health check please don’t hesitate we are just a email or a phone call away on 07966 265 373.

Summer Gardens Copy

Spring Sunshine has arrived…

After an out burst last week of beautiful weather mixed with the predcited showers this week, expect your garden hedges and shrubs to go wild!

We have had many call outs over the past few days for customers both new and existing, for us to prune and generally tidy their gardens ready for them to enjoy.

Is your garden ready for you to enjoy?

For more information on what services we provide, or for your free, no obligation quotation call us on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email.

 We aim to respond within 2 hours.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Tree Services Copy

Over the past few weeks the phones have been undated with phone calls for many services,  we believe this is due to the weather conditions and the affect it has on growth for our tree’s and hedges.

 

Below listed is a breakdown of just a few of our most popular services we offer:

 

Tree reduction

Many people have tree’s and hedges reduced, to remove all of unwanted growth.  This allows the tree’s to regenerate in a more neat and uniform shape.  Tree reduction is also a very important part of maintaining the health of your tree or hedge.   Not forgetting to mention that the summer days and evenings are fastly approaching and you may just have that one tree blocking the sun light, top up the tan and reduce the tree.

 

Tree removal

Dismantling tree’s is carried out for many reasons, for example; ill-health, blocking views/sunlight, and construction purposes.  If any of these apply to you getting in contact would be your best way to have a free tree health check and make a formal decision based on your opinion and our professional recommendation.

 

Tree surveys

In many cases, when visiting a property to carry out a quotation we note that a tree in question may have a tree preservation order on it.  This requires a tree survey to be carried out by one of our very professional and experienced tree specialists, along with application to the local council to obtain permission before any works can be carried out.  Don’t carry this work load, we can do it for you.   We organise a tree specialist to inspect, carry out the reports and complete the application.

 

Please don’t delay in looking after your garden contact today to avoid the mad rush which we have experienced over the past month or so. 

Call 07966 265 373 or leave us and email.

We will always respond within 24 hours. 

Tree Services Copy

Over the past few weeks the phones have been undated with phone calls for many services,  we believe this is due to the weather conditions and the affect it has on growth for our tree’s and hedges.

 

Below listed is a breakdown of just a few of our most popular services we offer:

 

Tree reduction

Many people have tree’s and hedges reduced, to remove all of unwanted growth.  This allows the tree’s to regenerate in a more neat and uniform shape.  Tree reduction is also a very important part of maintaining the health of your tree or hedge.   Not forgetting to mention that the summer days and evenings are fastly approaching and you may just have that one tree blocking the sun light, top up the tan and reduce the tree.

 

Tree removal

Dismantling tree’s is carried out for many reasons, for example; ill-health, blocking views/sunlight, and construction purposes.  If any of these apply to you getting in contact would be your best way to have a free tree health check and make a formal decision based on your opinion and our professional recommendation.

 

Tree surveys

In many cases, when visiting a property to carry out a quotation we note that a tree in question may have a tree preservation order on it.  This requires a tree survey to be carried out by one of our very professional and experienced tree specialists, along with application to the local council to obtain permission before any works can be carried out.  Don’t carry this work load, we can do it for you.   We organise a tree specialist to inspect, carry out the reports and complete the application.

 

Please don’t delay in looking after your garden contact today to avoid the mad rush which we have experienced over the past month or so. 

Call 07966 265 373 or leave us and email.

We will always respond within 24 hours.