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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Paul

I thought the Artemis team were absolutely brilliant. From coming to quote , prompt , and cutting back 2 oak trees they did a highly Professional and excellent job.... I thought the Artemis team were absolutely brilliant. From coming to quote , prompt , and cutting back 2 oak trees they did a highly Professional and excellent job.

2 days ago

Jill, Pinner

Efficient, thorough. Listened to what we wanted and carried out expertly. All v neat and tidy. Good job all round....

1 week ago

J M

Thank you Artemis for your excellent tree surgery work as part of ongoing maintenance over many years. The garden poses problems, but as ever the team were cheerful, efficient and everything was carri... Thank you Artemis for your excellent tree surgery work as part of ongoing maintenance over many years. The garden poses problems, but as ever the team were cheerful, efficient and everything was carried out exactly as planned. I shall continue to recommend Artemis.

2 weeks ago

Green hill housing

we have had work done with them and they do a wonderful job, from start to finish everything was perfect again, not a leaf leaf left behind, workmen were polite and professional.... we have had work done with them and they do a wonderful job, from start to finish everything was perfect again, not a leaf leaf left behind, workmen were polite and professional.

2 weeks ago

Jan

Artemis took down two lime trees who's roots had damaged the garage floor and were an inch away from the foundations of the house . The trees were in a very awkward place to get to but this didn't see... Artemis took down two lime trees who's roots had damaged the garage floor and were an inch away from the foundations of the house . The trees were in a very awkward place to get to but this didn't seem to trouble this highly competent team. The team were extremely well equipped , and they worked together like a well oiled machine. We were delighted with their work, tidiness and very pleasant manner. And it was at a fair price.

1 month ago

David Pooley

Excellent value, great work on a terrible day...good lads!...

1 month ago

Diana Stuckey

Excellent service with experienced people who did an excellent job of pruning my tree. Would definitely use them again....

2 months ago

Jonathan

Martin and Luke arrived on time They were polite and did the job to my total satisfaction and cleared up Took the time they said it would when they arrived Well done!... Martin and Luke arrived on time They were polite and did the job to my total satisfaction and cleared up Took the time they said it would when they arrived Well done!

2 months ago

Phil

Very professional job. The man in charge was excellent. Did the job exactly as we wanted it. Would highly recommend....

3 months ago

Anonymous

I have used Artemis a number of times and always feel confident that they offer an excellent service all the way through from the first visit to the final clearing up. They are knowledgeable, profess... I have used Artemis a number of times and always feel confident that they offer an excellent service all the way through from the first visit to the final clearing up. They are knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They do great job and I would highly recommend.

3 months ago

Anonymous

Friendly staff. Work carried out efficiently. Left the area clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend Artemis....

3 months ago

Chris

Artemis are very efficient, knowledgeable, professional and easy to deal with....

4 months ago

David

This was the first time we have used Artemis, and the whole process from initial enquiry through to completion was very easy. We would definitely recommend their services, and will be using them again... This was the first time we have used Artemis, and the whole process from initial enquiry through to completion was very easy. We would definitely recommend their services, and will be using them again I'm sure.

4 months ago

Natasha

Fantastic service from your team at Artemis. We needed a tree in our garden heavily crowned, having let it grow far too tall. We couldn’t be happier with the work done; the team were so professional, ... Fantastic service from your team at Artemis. We needed a tree in our garden heavily crowned, having let it grow far too tall. We couldn’t be happier with the work done; the team were so professional, really lovely and left our garden tidier than it was before they arrived. We won’t hesitate to recommend Artemis to anyone needing tree work done

5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service from first quote to final job. Very good communications and reminders so I knew exactly when they were arriving. Polite and hard working team who cleared up perfectly. Would definite... Excellent service from first quote to final job. Very good communications and reminders so I knew exactly when they were arriving. Polite and hard working team who cleared up perfectly. Would definitely recommend.

5 months ago

Ajay Lal

Efficient and effective service. On site team were polite and ensured the site was left clean and tidy....

5 months ago

Anonymous

From approval for the pruning to tidying up after they left, the team has been impeccably professional, pleasant and kind....

5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service. Punctual and extremely professional manner in which they carry out their work. Really happy with the work done . Would definitely use the company again.... Excellent service. Punctual and extremely professional manner in which they carry out their work. Really happy with the work done . Would definitely use the company again.

5 months ago

Terry

We have been using Artemis Tree Services for many years now and have just had our annual tree and shrub maintenance visit. Wonderful job as usual. The garden now looks great thanks to a very hard work... We have been using Artemis Tree Services for many years now and have just had our annual tree and shrub maintenance visit. Wonderful job as usual. The garden now looks great thanks to a very hard working and knowledgable team. Thanks again, see you next year.

6 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service from start to finish. Clear quotes, no jargon, prompt responses to queries and arrived on time. A large tree was expertly removed and recycled. The very professional and pleasant tea... Excellent service from start to finish. Clear quotes, no jargon, prompt responses to queries and arrived on time. A large tree was expertly removed and recycled. The very professional and pleasant team even removed the leaves from the lawn. Thoroughly recommend! Very reasonable pricing also. No hidden extras.

6 months ago

David Lynn

The team arrived on time, carried out all the requested work and left our garden neat and tidy. The tree work was as planned , we are very pleased and would recommend the company with no hesitation.... The team arrived on time, carried out all the requested work and left our garden neat and tidy. The tree work was as planned , we are very pleased and would recommend the company with no hesitation.

7 months ago