Veteran trees are ancient specimens in the final stage of their life.
Because of their old age they provide us with significant biological, aesthetic and cultural interest. The vitality of veteran trees is normally slowing and they are frequently in a dangerous condition. As a result the temptation is often to remove them. However, with careful planning and ongoing management Arbor Cura can help you safely preserve your old trees in an attractive state. One of the most recent developments in veteran tree management, that we try and employ at Arbor Cura where possible, is the use of Natural Fracture Techniques (NFT).
NFT’s are pruning cuts that mimic the jagged edges character istically seen on broken branches following storm damage. As well as looking more natural than conventional pruning cuts they provide wonderful habitat for a myriad of fungi, insects and birds whilst removing any structural weakness.to top