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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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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Anonymous

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

1 month 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!

1 month 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!

2 months ago

Pete W

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Pam Hawkins

Marcin & Mo arrived bang on time. We discussed the schedule of works supplied with the estimate and agreed what was to be done. They worked well as a team, and had finished 2 of the 3 trees by lu... Marcin & Mo arrived bang on time. We discussed the schedule of works supplied with the estimate and agreed what was to be done. They worked well as a team, and had finished 2 of the 3 trees by lunch time. The 3rd was completed and all the rubbish raked up, shredded and removed a few hours later. My neighbours were happy with the work as any overhang into their gardens had been removed. I would thoroughly recommend Artemis and in particular the team that did my work. The quality of the workmanship is well worth the cost.

2 months ago

John Taylor

I would definitely recommend Artemis. Very professional, courteous and efficient. They did the job with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience and cleared up carefully and thoroughly. Their reliability... I would definitely recommend Artemis. Very professional, courteous and efficient. They did the job with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience and cleared up carefully and thoroughly. Their reliability makes them well worth the fee charged.

3 months ago

Anonymous

Marcin and Charlie did a great job with the tree works - efficient and very professional!...

3 months ago

Christine Forrest

I've used Artemis for many decades. We've always found them professional, tidy, courteous, considerate and easy to have around. They might not be the cheapest, but are well worth it and I gu... I've used Artemis for many decades. We've always found them professional, tidy, courteous, considerate and easy to have around. They might not be the cheapest, but are well worth it and I guess you get what you pay for. I wouldn't use or recommend any other company.

3 months ago

Anonymous

Aston and Tom arrived on time and went through the work specified, both were polite and finished the job within a short space of time. I would recommend Artemis to anyone without hesitation.... Aston and Tom arrived on time and went through the work specified, both were polite and finished the job within a short space of time. I would recommend Artemis to anyone without hesitation.

3 months ago

M A Haffner

Very efficient and tree removal was completed on time and in budget. The site was cleaned up beautifully....

3 months ago

Alex Wyatt

They were fantastically efficient, professional & friendly....

3 months ago

Helen Fraser

A superb team of three pruned back our huge Tree of Heaven, in appalling weather conditions (driving icy rain) and made sure that the branches fell so as to do minimum damage to our garden or our neig... A superb team of three pruned back our huge Tree of Heaven, in appalling weather conditions (driving icy rain) and made sure that the branches fell so as to do minimum damage to our garden or our neighbours'. Very impressed by the level of skill and the cheerfulness in such adverse conditions.

4 months ago

Anonymous

Great service, happy to reccommend....

4 months ago

P Turner

Artemis were such a clean-cut, well-mannered and chirpy bunch that you might think they have turned up to host antiques roadshow on your front lawn as opposed to cutting your trees down. Simon is a su... Artemis were such a clean-cut, well-mannered and chirpy bunch that you might think they have turned up to host antiques roadshow on your front lawn as opposed to cutting your trees down. Simon is a superstar veteran of the tree world, and whilst you might not be lucky enough to get a personal appearance from him, you can be sure that everyone of his team is hand picked by him and moulded to his exacting standards. They perform their death-defying work with lighting efficiency and razor-sharp precision, they clear up and clean up and check you are happy with everything, and you’re left feeling like you stepped out of the cinema when you were a kid after watching the Superman movie. The only thing I would say is missing is a dance routine and song.

4 months ago

Anonymous

From the beginning to the end of the process, I was very pleased with the professional approach of this company. I felt confident that the work would be well carried out and was, indeed, very pleased... From the beginning to the end of the process, I was very pleased with the professional approach of this company. I felt confident that the work would be well carried out and was, indeed, very pleased with final result. I have used the company before and there is a consistently high quality serve offered. Thank you

5 months ago

Derek

Prompt, professional, polite, knowledgeable and very tidy. Marcin, Mo and Cameron make a great team....

5 months ago

Mike Fretwell

Excellent work at a reasonable price. Workers were punctual & very professional, did a great job and left the garden clean & tidy. They had all the right equipment and safety gear. This is t... Excellent work at a reasonable price. Workers were punctual & very professional, did a great job and left the garden clean & tidy. They had all the right equipment and safety gear. This is the second time we used them and i would recommend them highly. Mike Fretwell.

5 months ago