When you’re looking for experienced Drumconrath tree services, look no further than Good Fellers Tree Services.
We provide a wide range of tree care services to private commercial clients throughout Drumconrath. With 14 years’ experience in arboriculture we possess the tools, skills and expertise needed to provide a first class tree care service. From tree pruning to felling to planting, the team are best-placed to meet your Drumconrath Tree Surgery needs.
Great Value for Money in Drumconrath and surround areas.
Good Fellers is a team of expert tree services that have a long history in providing an efficient and cost effective tree surgery service in Drumconrath.
We offer a full range of local tree care services from tree shaping to tree planting with all works certified to Irish Standards.
The scope of our services include
- Tree Felling Drumconrath, Tree Cutting Drumconrath and Tree Removal Drumconrath
- Stump Grinding Drumconrath and Stump Removal Drumconrath
- Tree Surveys and Reports
- Tree Pruning Drumconrath and Hedge Trimming Drumconrath
- Crown Lift, Crawn Reduction Drumconrath and Crawn Thinning
- Site Clearance Drumconrath and Management
- Tree Pollarding Drumconrath
- Ivy Removal
- Emergency Call Out Tree Service Drumconrath
- Tree Relocation and Reinstatement
- Protective Guards for Trees
- Japanese Knotweed Removal
- Supply and Planting of a variety of Trees and Hedges
- Split logs, fire wood, chip bark and mulch all supplied
- Climbers, Vines and Fruit Tree Pruning
- Supply of Railway Sleepers
In addition we offer a tree care consultancy that can help you with expert reports for mortgage or insurance companies and can help with applications to work on trees that have a Protected Tree Order (PTO).
We draw on the hands on experience and knowledge gained in over fifty years of arboriculture and use the latest equipment and techniques to provide a first class service at an affordable price to suit any budget.
Good Fellers tree services consistently gains top feedback from its clients in Drumconrath.
This is a result of the team’s ability to deliver a high-quality service that represents great value for money. We believe that our customers deserve the best service possible. However, we also believe that you shouldn’t have to pay over the odds for it. This is why we strive to keep our prices as affordable as possible. To learn more about Good Fellers tree services services or to discuss your needs with one of the friendly team contact us. Call us now.
Basic Tree Maintenance Tips
Trees can often be taken for granted but intense weather can take its toll. It is essential to keep trees healthy and attempt to avoid diseases or weather damage.
Among the very first things you can do is learn more about the trees you want to care for and their particular requirements. If you’re unsure about the sort of tree you have, there are lots of resources online to assist you, such as the Forestry Commission Tree Name Trail. When looking into trees, the main points to keep an eye out for are:
- Kind of soil needed
- Amount of water required
- Particular level of sensitivities (drought, water, wind, etc).
When you understand more about your trees, follow these 5 suggestions to keep your trees resistant and healthy.
Secure the roots.
Concentrate on the zone around a tree as much as where the branches extend. Roots can extend beyond this zone but this is the location where roots are more delicate. The key is to make sure that the soil is not too compact so that roots can keep taking in water and oxygen.
Safeguard the bark.
Think about the bark as an armour that protects the tree. Securing the tree bark will avoid infections, illness or insect activity. Watch out for potential dangers that might harm tree bark, including:.
- Vehicles: trees near roadways or driveways can suffer hits from high vehicles. Eliminate lower branches to prevent breakage and make sure trees are visible in the evening.
- Sprinkler system: a spray of water that repetitively hits bark at the same place can trigger damage. If you use sprinklers to water your yard, make certain these don’t directly hit trees.
- Branches: branches rubbing against each other can trigger damage to the bark. Prune branches correctly so branches don’t get braided.
- Lawn devices: don; t get lawn equipment close to the tree trunks as this can cause severe damage to the bark.
Trees normally thrive well in existing moisture conditions and don’t require any additional watering. However, depending upon your local climate, you might have to water your trees during extended durations of drought. If you do need to water trees in the summer, a periodic deep watering is preferred to a frequent misting. In winter trees shouldn’t need any watering.
We’ve previously written about pruning trees as it’s an essential part of tree upkeep. It’s something you can do yourself if you know what you are doing, otherwise you can always work with an expert. The main things to watch out for are:.
- Crossing branches: eliminate the smaller sized branch so the more powerful one can grow without being harmed.
- Broken and dead branches: a clean cut will help the tree heal.
Low branches: remove branches that are low and are prone to damage (i.e. by an effect). You can also get rid of low branches for aesthetic purposes.
Keep soil healthy.
There are two ways you can ensure that the soil around your tree is rich in nutrients.
- Usage mulch. Spread out a layer of mulch around your tree, about 2 to 4 inches thick. The mulch does not need to touch the trunk.
- Plant yard or some kind of ground cover. Dead plant product will decay in the ground and improve the soil. Make certain your plants can prosper in the shade and that their roots don’t take on the tree.
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Drumconrath or Drumcondra (historically Drumconra, from Irish: Droim Conrach, meaning “ridge of Conrach”) is a small village in north County Meath, Ireland. The parish borders County Louth and is also close to the borders of Counties Monaghan and Cavan. As of the 2016 census, the village had a population of 345 people.
The village lies in a parish, of the same name, with a population of 2,967 and which spans 7,566 acres (30.62 km2).[permanent dead link]
There is evidence of settlement in the area since before 200 BC in the ancient pathways and ringforts at Corstown and Drumsilagh. Tuath Conraige of the Mugdorna, an Airgíalla tribe mostly in Monaghan, occupied the area in the early middle ages and gave their name to the area.
During the Late Middle Ages, Drumconrath was literally “Beyond the Pale” being the first Gaelic Settlement you meet leaving the Pale from Ardee. It was a hostile place for the English who left the safety of the Pale and several battles took place in the village. The battle of Ballyhoe (1539 AD) between the O’Neills and the English, took place nearby. Of this battle, local folklore says that a treasure was thrown into the lake during the battle and when a true Irish Gael on a white horse comes, he will swoop into the lake and take it.
The remains of a monastery on Church Hill, destroyed because of Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monastery Act, overlooks Lough Braken lake. Here there are views of the Mourne Mountains in one direction and the Dublin Mountains in the other.
During the 1798 rebellion, five parishioners were killed by the Louth Militia for refusing to allow them entry to the Church in the village. The area had strong Ribbonmen support and six men from the area were hanged for their part in the infamous burning of the Wildgoose Lodge Murders nearby.
A number of local men fought in the Anglo-Irish War and the Irish Civil War with nearby Kingscourt Brigade. It is recorded that this Brigade fired the last shot of the Anglo-Irish War at 11:20 on 11 June 1921, twenty minutes after the truce.
A movie, released in October 2016, was filmed in and near Drumconrath. The movie, “The Wilde Goose Lodge”, involved a number of local people and actors.
Set in forested drumlin countryside and surrounded by small lakes, the area around Drumconrath is a long-established angling centre with many walking areas. Lough Bracken and the smaller lakes of Corstown and Balrath, and the River Dee are situated in this area.
Village amenities including a doctor’s GP practice, a post office, hair salon, pharmacy, butchers, primary school, a grocery store and a B&B within an old store. There are 3 pubs in the village, The Old Thatch, Fay’s Bar and Muldoon’s. There is a community centre in the village which is used for various activities. There is a pitch & putt course to the rear. St. Peter & Paul’s National School is situated on the Kingscourt road at the end of the village.
There are two churches in the village. Saint Peter’s Church of Ireland (now closed) and Saint Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church. There are some burial graves surrounding Saint Peter’s Church which are mostly abandoned and overgrown but the village has two other cemeteries on the Ardee Road, one Catholic and one Protestant.
The local GAA team, Drumconrath GAA, plays on the local GAA field on the Navan road in Birdhill. The club also recruits players from the local parish of Meath-Hill to form the team “Drumconrath-Meath-Hill”.