Tree care b-Tree, a tree care professional with passion
Arborist for the regions of Antwerp, Leuven and Brussels
We would like to welcome you as a tree care professional with passion!
On this website you can find a lot of useful information about good tree care. And we will explain everything about the how and why.
We like to share our knowledge.
Because the more people we use to ensure a high-quality and healthy tree population, the better for our planet. And how cheaper for it tree management.
Why is tree care important?
To ensure that trees can fully provide their ecosystem services, it is necessary to take good care of them.
This also provides a sustainable and pleasant living environment for people and animals.
Because trees are among the largest living organisms on our planet.
They are home to many insects and animals.
And they provide many ecosystem services, such as shade, cooling, meeting place for social contact, relaxation and filtering particulate matter.
And note that with our climate change, where the weather is becoming increasingly extreme, trees are an important solution.
Both to moderate extreme heat and make it more bearable. Just like collecting storm water more and in a better way. So that flooding reduces again.
How does tree care ensure a climate-adaptive living environment?
So that trees can grow into large future trees that can be preserved for a long time.
This allows them to provide their ecosystem services more and for longer.
Good growing places ensure that trees have plenty of room for roots and can absorb a lot of rainwater and storm water. And that they are protected so that people cannot damage them.
This allows trees to grow into large future trees and give them a large crown projection. As a result, they provide more ecosystem services such as shade, cooling and so on.
And because we as arborists specialize in the sustainable management of trees, we ensure healthy and vital trees.
This way we know how much space trees need above ground and underground to fully develop into their final appearance.
But we also know how being able to prune trees correctlyso that they do not contract infections or damage.
Why are trees important?
Trees are important because they provide many ecosystem services that make and improve our environment.
Also because they play a central role in supporting other life forms and biodiversity.
For example, trees produce oxygen that we breathe. And they capture carbon dioxide.
More oxygen promotes the well-being of people, animals and plants.
And less carbon dioxide in the air reduces the greenhouse effect. Which in turn counteracts global warming.
Trees also filter fine dust, which they capture through their leaves, from the air.
In addition, trees provide cooling and shade. On the one hand, by evaporating water through their leaves, which causes them to extract heat from the environment and lowers the ambient temperature on hot days.
On the other hand, trees prevent direct radiation from the sun due to their large crown projection or canopy cover. So you can enjoy shade.
The shade and cooling that trees provide counteracts the heat island effect in urban areas. As a result, the perceived temperature in the city decreases locally by up to 15 °C compared to places without large trees.
And where there are large trees, people like to gather. It provides relaxation, more social contact and better general well-being.
Nature also benefits from the presence of trees
Trees also care for soil life, because of the sugars they produce in their leaves through photosynthesis. And then deliver it to the soil via their roots.
They support fungi, micro-organisms, bacteria and insects, which increases biodiversity. And increasing biodiversity in turn means fewer diseases and pests. They play a central role here.
And because the water that trees absorb to maintain their life processes, trees also ensure less flooding and soil erosion. Because trees hold the soil together better with their roots and their growing areas absorb a lot of rainwater and storm water. So that this does not run straight to the sewer.
What does b-Tree Tree Care do?
For example, we provide structured and very usable ones management plans on. Also for landscape heritage. A specialty in itself.
Our tree technical advisor provides you with the necessary information for existing trees involved in landscaping, project development, road works and the like. So that the existing trees are not damaged.
Also for advice and calculations underground growing place facilities, to combine civilly usable spaces with good quality growing places for trees, you can contact us. So that these trees can grow into their intended final image.
Who does b-Tree Tree Care work for?
We work for private individuals, companies, public authorities and fellow tree care professionals. To support them and help them with it pruning en felling of more difficult trees and giving tree expert advice.
We therefore have internal knowledge, experience and our own equipment for this.
Good and well-considered tree advice is central to our tree care
And you can of course count on a passionate arborist to monitor and guide your projects. Our tree technical advisor supports and advises your contractors during tree-critical works in the root zones of trees. Because there are often beautiful large trees where you want to carry out civil works.
We are happy to assist you in projects as a tree care professional, right from the design phase, to help you integrate existing trees professionally and correctly from a tree-technical perspective.
We then carry out extensive root research in advance under the supervision of a Tree Manager. In order to create a tailor-made tree protection plan. And the tree afterwards, with a good one growth site construction, to integrate into your project.
This will make your project more... ecosystem services such as shade, better air quality, better water management and much more.
Involve us in the design in a timely manner. Before there is irreversible damage to your monumental future tree in your project.
In XNUMX, when tree technical advisor stayed Bert Janssens provide you with advice and assistance in disputes or legal proceedings. After a site visit, analysis of the situation and the problem, a detailed and very useful report is drawn up. What your advisors can get started with.
We work in the nearby regions of Putte, Heist-op-den-Berg, Keerbergen, Bonheiden, Mechelen and the wider regions of Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels, Turnhout and Hasselt.
Tree care with the best advice, site improvement, pruning, VTA control, ...
b‑Tree Tree Care takes care of happy trees from the roots to the crown. With the deeply rooted knowledge, also about fungi and mushrooms or fungi and the best climbing and rope techniques we can offer you always solve the problem.
You will receive it from us best advice and therefore the best long-term result for your garden or park. This allows you to enjoy your tree heritage even more every day. That is the most important.
So don't hesitate to contact us contact. Because the living monuments in your garden and their surroundings deserve the best concerns from arborist b‑Tree.
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The story of a day of pruning with b-Tree Tree Care
This way you can already get an idea if b-Tree Tree Care works for you for a day
At five o'clock in the morning: our alarm goes off. The first rays of sunlight shine through the trees. The weather is nice, which gives you energy... so early, quiet and enjoying the fresh air.
After a strong cup of coffee, the first employees soon arrive at the b-Tree Tree Care company.
We discuss what we are going to do and how we are going to approach the day. Who will be the climbers today? And who will be the ground man. As an arborist you enjoy working in the crown of a tree, but you realize that you are just as important as a ground manager. And as a climbing arborist you need the unconditional support of your ground manager. Tree care is truly teamwork. And you literally take care of each other safety, because it is dangerous work sometimes.
All tree care workers discuss the pruning work with each other in advance and load the machines
We discuss the work in detail and go over what materials we need for it pruning the tree and carefully select the machines we bring with us.
Should we bring a large or small chopper? Which chopper gives the best return for today's work? Will we be able to get to our work in the garden as quickly as possible? We check that the machines have already been refueled the night before and we load them onto our trailer. Together with our wheelbarrows.
As a tree care professional, we always have our climbing equipment and safety equipment with us in the van. Every day, neatly in its place. So that we can find everything quickly. Because when you're climbing as an arborist and you need something, you wish your grounder didn't have to look for it. But it can be given to you this way. It is also a part of us safety in tree care.
We quickly check whether everyone has enough drinking water, because we use it diligently on a summer day. Especially as a climbing arborist, you must drink on time.
Once everything is loaded, we leave for the garden where things can be done. We enter the address into the GPS and travel to the location via the fastest route. When we work in Brussels or Antwerp, we are happy that we got up so early. Because then we will be ahead of the traffic jams.
There is laughter and conversation in the van. And discusses the challenges of the day that await us as arborists.
A good task risk analysis makes tree care a lot safer
Once we arrive on site, we first make an extensive task risk analysis. A must in tree care. You ensure that all risks are detected as much as possible and limited with the necessary safety measures.
And if something were to go wrong, as a tree care professional you want to be well prepared. So that you immediately know what to do. These are suddenly also the agreements in our tree care team. Every arborist must know what is expected of him and how he can work safely.
Together we look at how we can improve the to prune a tree. We look at how the crown architecture is constructed, which problem branches there are and where exactly taking branches for crown reduction of crown parts will highlight.
We also inventory our anchor points for the climbing lines. We install the climbing lines at the most suitable anchor points using a throwing line. Then we can achieve maximum results, with as little effort as possible. Because if you climb all day and... prunes in tree care, you have to be strategic with your energy. Planning an energy-efficient route through the canopy in advance also speeds up your work.
The climbing arborists go upstairs and start pruning the tree
Once all climbing and pruning material has been collected at the base of the tree, the first arborist climbs up via an SRT line. That is the fastest method. And it costs the least energy.
A second climbing line is immediately installed there and in front of the collage arborist. Just like a safety line, to lower slightly heavier branches safely, so that they cannot cause damage during the process pruning the tree.
In the meantime, the groundsman installs a capture tool such as a bollard or line brake anchor (port-a-wrap) at the bottom of the trunk. In this way, branches can be lowered in a controlled manner. It pruning the tree can begin.
The arborists are mainly active on the outside of the crown and therefore extend as far as possible onto the branches. One branch after another comes down. It's going to be busy for the groundsman.
The ground manager keeps an overview and stacks the branches as an arborist
The groundman collects the branches and stacks them neatly. So that they can be chopped afterwards. And the working environment remains easily accessible; that's also part of it safety in tree care.
We often blow the chopped wood into a thin layer under the pruned tree. In tree care we suddenly call that: one site improvement or growth site improvement for the tree. Over time, the wood chips will be colonized by saprophytes (fungi), which help ensure a good ecosystem specific to the tree species. So more soil life. And a healthier tree.
The ground manager is always vigilant to ensure that the climbing lines of the climbing arborists do not become tangled and directs them from ground level. There you have a different view of the crown than high up in the tree itself. And in good time the groundsman gives a bottle of water upstairs.
When the customer is at home, he regularly asks whether the tree care work is proceeding as expected, and adjustments are made where necessary.
Chop branches, but never while climbing
Once the crown has been completely pruned and the problem branches have also been pruned, the climbers will come down. Together as one team we start it chopping the branches.
Chopping We never do this while an arborist is still climbing. That makes too much noise and then communication between ground crew and climber is not possible. If a rope were to get stuck between one of the pruned branches and it entered the chopper, you could cause a serious accident.
We try to blow the chopped wood into the right place at once so that it doesn't take much work to level it. Or we blow it into the trailer for disposal. As the customer wishes.
Once everything has been completed, we neatly tidy up the working environment and neatly put all our used materials back in their place. Ready for the next yard. And the leaf blowing at the very end creates the perfect final image.
And you could say that the final image is perfect, because if you see the tree as a layman you cannot say that it has been pruned. But a lot of branches have come off. Then you have pruned properly, with respect for the natural habit of the tree.
Everyone can now go home tired and satisfied. Where the machines are unloaded and refueled for the next day of tree care.
Greetings from the b‑Tree Team!