Grayshott Tree Services are specialists at identifying and removing ash dieback-infected trees in Hampshire, Surrey and across the South-East.
Over the years, our qualified staff have helped numerous commercial and domestic clients with their Ash Dieback-related concerns, problems and projects.
We’re equipped and insured to tackle any ADB removal task, from removing individual trees to large roadside sections and entire woodlands.
Contact us for a free ash dieback inspection or a no-obligation quotation for infected tree removal.
What is Ash Dieback?
Ash dieback is a devastating disease caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, also known as Chalara fraxinea.
The fungus enters and spreads through the ash tree, causing leaf loss, crown dieback and death of the tree.
It is believed to have been introduced to Europe from East Asia in the early 1990s and has since spread across much of Europe and some parts of the UK.
Ash dieback has significantly impacted woodlands and the landscapes in Surrey, Hampshire and the South East, where it was first discovered in 2012.
Ash dieback is a serious concern as experts predict it will kill up to 80% of ash trees across the UK.
Worryingly, the fungus spores can travel in the wind, spreading the disease to neighbouring trees.
What should I do if I think my tree has Ash Dieback?
If you suspect your tree has ash dieback, it’s essential to diagnose it quickly to prevent the spread.
We have an excellent knowledge of Ash Dieback, and we’ll happily come to inspect your trees to confirm if your tree is infected.
If Ash Dieback is confirmed, we can advise you on the best course of action, depending on your situation.
Contact us today to arrange a free site visit and consultation with one of our Ash Dieback specialists.
ADB also compromises the trees’ structural integrity, making limb failures and falling debris more likely, posing a health and safety risk.
Health and safety concerns are particularly important if your infected tree is in a high-usage area, for example, next to roads, footpaths or properties.
The negative impact on the trees’ stability will also often leave them too dangerous to climb using the traditional method of a rope and harness.
With safety in mind, infected trees will either be straight felled from the ground, mechanically dismantled or section felled using a MEWP/Cherry picker.
Contact us to discuss your Ash Dieback removal project or for a free site visit, tree inspection and no-obligation quotation.