This is a specific technique designed for shortening dead limbs, or stems in habitat trees. In the past, the removal of lateral limbs or stems has left trees looking unnatural and in some cases downright ugly. Such trees may take many decades to develop any real habitat value. The normal flat, transverse chainsaw cuts used to remove limbs are not suitable. They look artificial and provide little or no opportunity for colonization by micro-organisms that aid hollow development.
Arbortech’s skilled and experienced arborists can preserve tree values in the right circumstances by creating habitat trees with a wide range of natural looking branch and stem failures and install a variety of hollows to suit your requirements.