Tree Felling

The Bushveld Tree felling team provides a range of tree felling and maintenance services throughout South Africa.

As fully qualified and insured Tree Fellers, with a wealth of experience working at both private homes and commercial properties around the country, you will receive the same first-class trusted service we have been providing over the past years to all our clients.

Tree Felling may be required if a Tree is diseased or has been damaged beyond help by a storm or other such force. If a tree has suffered from storm damage and the damage cannot be saved by using other pruning techniques, then the tree will have to be felled using the correct skills and equipment. If a tree is hung up or has fallen but is caught on a surrounding tree, then this is a safety issue and it needs to be felled. [read more=More less=Hide]

It may be necessary to fell a tree for other reasons such as the damage it’s causing to surrounding property or other environmental situations. If a tree is too close to a house or other building, then the roots become an issue with the foundations, and often damage occurs.

Other reasons to remove a tree completely by felling are if the tree is Dead, Dangerous or Diseased.

Complete Tree Felling Service
We take great care to assess and help in the decision-making process as not to unnecessarily fell trees if not required, but offer alternatives that are suitable to reduce any risks to people, property and the tree itself.

We can take care of your tree felling requirements so give us a call today. [/read]

Tree Maintenance

Tree maintenance plays a vital role in sustaining the health of your trees and ensure reduction in risk to fell trees. Floods and storms affect trees in many ways, their effect is greatly influenced by many factors such as wind speed, wind direction, rain intensity and duration, location, water type tree species, age and health. [read more=More less=Hide]

Trees can adapt to changing conditions but this adaptation is slow and may take many decades to occur. Storm damage can be very different to flood damage and one can occur without the other, although they will often happen together.

Trees in made or urban environments can certainly benefit from proactive tree care and soil management. Such work would significantly improve and maintain tree vitality making them more resistant to both natural and man-made events. A lightning strike to trees can result in large bark wounds, loss of vitality or total destruction depending on the species and weather conditions at the time of the strike. Once a tree has been subject to a lightning strike little can be done to improve its chances of survival. Lightning is very unpredictable but it is possible to protect tall, high-value trees with lightning conductors.

Give us a call today and will assist you to provide the necessary information to maintain your tree properly.  [/read]

Hedge Trimming

Hedges create a natural looking boundary instead of looking at walls, fences and other artificial structures.
There’s always maintenance involved in anything worthwhile and that includes trimming hedges to keep them neat. [read more=More less=Hide]

Hedge trimming can be anything from annually to up to three times a year depending on species and styling requirements.
When trimming, you need to know what you’re trimming, as you can create bare patches or trim too much of which can be detrimental to the survival of the plant.

Give us a call and we will assist. Best Service, Best Advice.[/read]


Traditionally, Pollarding was used to harvest the wood for fuel, posts, fencing etc. and new shoots were used as fodder for livestock. Nowadays, Pollarding is done to maintain the health of a tree and reduce a range of possible risks.[read more=More less=Hide]

Pollarding is generally the removal of all smaller branches and shoots. The remaining larger limbs are often seen with a knuckle like finish. This technique keeps trees healthy and prevents them from growing out of control, maintaining balance. Pollarding can be carried out annually depending on species but is more often performed at multiple year intervals. Frequent pollarding will also slow down root growth and can prevent sub level damage.

Pollarding is often essential to bring a tree back to a healthy state and reduce excessive weight and vulnerability to high winds.[/read]

Crown Reduction

Crown Reduction is where you bring an overall shape to the crown of the tree. Crown reduction is one of the common techniques used today in pruning trees. This is where you cut the foliage from the outer edge into the crown, reducing the overall shape and size of the tree. [read more=More less=Hide]When doing this type of reduction, ideally all cuts should be made to a bud or as close as you can to a partnering limb.

By doing this you can ensure that the tree has maintained its health and will not be as prone to limbs dying off or diseases. It reduces the weight of the tree and can potentially prevent limbs from becoming dangerous and snapping in adverse weather conditions. When Crown Reducing, the tree should always be balanced.

Tree Crown Reduction Service

Crown reduction forms a major part of our daily work. We will advise you on our suggestion for the percentage of reduction required for your type of tree to achieve the best results, both aesthetically and structurally.[/read]

Dead Wooding

Dead Wooding is where branches or limbs die off within a tree and can either break-off or become vulnerable. These limbs can then fall over time or during periods of high winds. If dead limbs are left, they will affect the overall health of the tree as rot can set in and spread to healthy areas. This can eventually lead to fungus issues and further damage, rendering the tree beyond help. [read more=More less=Hide]

Dead wooding is mainly used for safety and for the continued health of a tree, though there are other benefits too. A lot of dead wood in a tree reduces its aesthetic appearance and this, in turn, reduces the amount of light that can pass through and makes the tree more susceptible to high winds.

Dead Wooding Service

If dead wooding is left unattended, it attracts pests and diseases. The removal of dead wood reduces the weight of a tree and so reduces the risk of limbs breaking off. Dead Wooding is often carried out hand in hand with Crown Thinning. Reducing the risk of avoidable accidents caused by falling branches, we highly recommend that this is assessed properly and the required maintenance to be carried out rather sooner than later. [/read]