A Family Tree of Key Terms

Trees play an integral role in the ecosystem, improving air quality and supporting wildlife. As such, having a good understanding and knowledge of tree works is imperative so they are properly cared for and to ensure their sustainability. There are many different categories of tree works and tree-related terms – featured below is a glossary of some of the main vocabulary used so you are familiar with the terminology and the services your tree may require.

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Arboriculture

This refers to the study and care of trees in a landscape.

Arborist

This is a professional who specialises in the management of trees, predominantly in residential, public and commercial landscapes.

Artemis Tree Services pruning unwanted branches to complete tree maintenance

Bracing

This is an artificial cable in a tree that provides additional support to weak branches.

Cavity

This is a hole or cavity in a tree resulting from decay or damage.

Conservation Area

This is an area that has been secluded in order to protect and maintain its wildlife and vegetation. Any work in conservation areas has to be agreed with local authorities in advance.

Crown

The crown is the part of a tree that comprises the branches and foliage.

Crown Clean

This is the removal of dead and hazardous branches.

Team members carrying recently pruned branches

Crown Lift

This involves the removal of the lowest branches on a tree to raise the height of the lower canopy. It helps provide sunshine to the lower vegetation.

Crown Reduction

This process involves reducing the size of a tree’s canopy by shortening the branches evenly throughout the crown to give a balanced overall shape thereby allowing the tree to re-grow from the established growth points remaining on the branches.

Crown Thin

The removal of selected branches from a crown to reduce its density and allow more light to penetrate through. An even density of foliage is retained throughout a well-spaced and balanced branch structure.

Felling

This is a technique used to eliminate a tree by cutting at the base and aiming the tree to fall in a particular area.

Two Artemis Tree Services surgeons tree felling from a distance

Formative pruning

Most suitable for young trees, this type of minor pruning shapes a tree in its early years to encourage strong branches and lower the risk of structural defects in later life.

Pollarding

A specialist pruning method which involves the careful removal of the top of a young tree to promote multi-stem branching. Pollarding on an annual basis will limit plant growth to a recommended height or ‘pollard point’ as it is also known.

Root pruning

As with branch pruning, this process is aimed to help plants grow. It’s imperative to seek expert advice prior to root pruning as it can affect the stability of the tree.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)

TPOs are initiated by local authorities to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodland areas from felling and vandalism, especially those which bring significant amenity to the local area.  If a tree is protected under a TPO, it is a criminal offence to fell, lop, uproot, or damage that particular tree.

Tree Services Offered By Artemis

Crown Reductions, Thinning & Lifting

We offer professional crown reductions, thinning and lifting. This helps to keep trees in their natural shape and restricts its size to the specific environment. 

Stump Removal and Grinding

Whether you are looking to erect a building structure or replant, safe, thorough stump removal and grinding will ensure the ground is left free from unwanted stumps and associated debris.

Tree Felling

If your tree is considered unsafe or diseased, our skilled arborists will dismantle the tree in the safest way possible and will ensure any debris is cleared away following the felling process. Not only that, in these climate-conscious times, we promise to recycle 100% of the tree as bio-fuel for an entirely eco-friendly service. 

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With over 20 years’ industry experience, our fully-accredited and qualified team of professionals here at Artemis can handle all your tree needs. Combining this wealth of experience with a passion for the craft, there’s no-one better suited to help than Artemis. For more information, simply get in touch with our friendly team today.

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Jo

Just to say thank you for carrying out the work so professionally. The team were efficient, they took great care to ensure nothing got damaged, they were very friendly and informative and left the ar... Just to say thank you for carrying out the work so professionally. The team were efficient, they took great care to ensure nothing got damaged, they were very friendly and informative and left the area tidy. Work carried out: Removal of deadwood

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2 months ago

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very professional, knowledgeable company. where able to provide advice and options as to needed to be done. Clean, tidy and polite...

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Very professional We have used them a few times and would not go anywhere else...

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Francis Emmanuel

This was the second time we used the services of Artemis Tree Services. This time it was to fell and remove a mature sycamore. The team were excellent throughout - from initial enquiries, advice with ... This was the second time we used the services of Artemis Tree Services. This time it was to fell and remove a mature sycamore. The team were excellent throughout - from initial enquiries, advice with what was suitable, scheduling of the work, the tree work itself, the disposal of the felled tree and invoicing. Very pleasant, smart, tidy and courteous.

2 months ago

Pools Sritharan

Excellent service from the initial contact to completion. Professional ans polite at all times. Many thanks for this wonderful experience. Regards Pools Sritharan 18, The Avenue, Potters Bar.... Excellent service from the initial contact to completion. Professional ans polite at all times. Many thanks for this wonderful experience. Regards Pools Sritharan 18, The Avenue, Potters Bar.

3 months ago

Wendy Fry

Very pleased with work done to prune large sycamore tree. Detailed quote provided same day as Billy came to inspect and advise. All work was done promptly, safely with no mess whatsoever. Would defini... Very pleased with work done to prune large sycamore tree. Detailed quote provided same day as Billy came to inspect and advise. All work was done promptly, safely with no mess whatsoever. Would definitely recommend this firm. Very professional from start to finish.

3 months ago

Chris Pooley

If you require any tree work done I can certainly recommend Artemis. The estimator Billy was great to deal with professional and gave great advice. We required a Laurel and Holly tree to be reduced i... If you require any tree work done I can certainly recommend Artemis. The estimator Billy was great to deal with professional and gave great advice. We required a Laurel and Holly tree to be reduced in height and shaped and several leylandia trees at the back of the garden to be reduced in height and tidied up.A detailed quote was provided within 24 hours. On the day of the scheduled work the crew arrived on time and Tom and Charlie did a fantastic job very courteous and making sure everything was left nice and tidy. I would have no hesitation in contacting them for any future work required this is an extremely well run business.

3 months ago

Wendy Farrell

Great service from the get go. Surveyor was brilliant and took his time advising me on the best value for money for the job. The two guys in the day were fab! Not a leaf was left for me to tidy up. K... Great service from the get go. Surveyor was brilliant and took his time advising me on the best value for money for the job. The two guys in the day were fab! Not a leaf was left for me to tidy up. Kirstie Harvey in the office is a legend! Cannot recommend this company highly enough.

4 months ago

Kirk Teasdale

Delighted with the work carried out by what I can only describe as absolute gentlemen. They were prompt, courteous and considerate through out. Would definitely recommend.... Delighted with the work carried out by what I can only describe as absolute gentlemen. They were prompt, courteous and considerate through out. Would definitely recommend.

4 months ago

Mark Stafford

As a retired arborist myself I cannot give this company higher praise. Reasonable quote for the work and their climber was very proffessional and worked in a safe manner. Site was spotless when they l... As a retired arborist myself I cannot give this company higher praise. Reasonable quote for the work and their climber was very proffessional and worked in a safe manner. Site was spotless when they left. All in all a very pleasant experience.

4 months ago

Anonymous

Everything was great from start to finish I highly recommend Artemis. From the initial quotation to the reminders and then the text on the day to say they were on their way everything was perfect. T... Everything was great from start to finish I highly recommend Artemis. From the initial quotation to the reminders and then the text on the day to say they were on their way everything was perfect. The chaps onsite were great, very polite and incredibly tidy. I am very happy with the standard of work and would definitely recommend.

4 months ago

Nick Woolford

From the initial contact through to the finished work, everything has gone smoothly and professionally. The estimator came when he said he would, gave us meaningful and thoughtful suggestions. His d... From the initial contact through to the finished work, everything has gone smoothly and professionally. The estimator came when he said he would, gave us meaningful and thoughtful suggestions. His detailed estimate was produced within hours of his visit. Once we had accepted the estimate we received planned date for the work. On the day the workmen arrived when we were told they would. They were extremely co-operative, helpful and informative. The work procedure without a hitch with everything being competed to a high standard, and all the refuse removed, leaving the garden neat and tidy. We will have Artemis back later in the year to prune the fruit trees.

5 months ago

Anonymous

A fantastic service, at good reasonable prices with total clearace of the site upon completion. Couldn't ask for more....

6 months ago

Anonymous

Just had a tree removed in Ruislip Manor, the guys were done and dusted in just over an hour, I was expecting a mess that I'd have to clean up once they left. The guys ensured everything was spo... Just had a tree removed in Ruislip Manor, the guys were done and dusted in just over an hour, I was expecting a mess that I'd have to clean up once they left. The guys ensured everything was spotless when they left. We're all happy, but my Cat missing the tree!

6 months ago

Asarthan

Great job start to finish. All contact smooth and easy. The team listened to everything we wanted and pulled it off to perfection. Very neat and tidy too! Thank you very much!... Great job start to finish. All contact smooth and easy. The team listened to everything we wanted and pulled it off to perfection. Very neat and tidy too! Thank you very much!

6 months ago

Pete W

Another year of great service from start to finish - highly recommended...

6 months ago

Louise Leahy

Excellent service from the beginning, all lovely staff at every point and the work was carried out tidily and with consultation along the way. Very accommodating. Highly recommend and would use again.... Excellent service from the beginning, all lovely staff at every point and the work was carried out tidily and with consultation along the way. Very accommodating. Highly recommend and would use again.

6 months ago

Gordon Smith

I was impressed with your quotation service. The paperwork was excellent. The team arrived on time and carried out the job expertly and in accordance with our wishes. They were very professional and c... I was impressed with your quotation service. The paperwork was excellent. The team arrived on time and carried out the job expertly and in accordance with our wishes. They were very professional and communicated with us at all time. We were very impressed with the whole service from start to finish.

6 months ago