Acer Tree Services provide a specialist Arboricultural service. We have been providing a quality service to clients, both commercial and private, across the South East for many years. We pride ourselves on our skilled and knowledgeable workforce who deliver a professional service with high levels of safety, quality and customer care. We are fully insured for our operations, we adhere closely to British standards and legislation, and ensure that all our staff are certified to the NPTC industry standard.
Many sound basic skills were established with what appears today to be very primitive tools and safety equipment. By the 1930s commercial companies were offering tree surgery services. In local government departments the arboricultural activities were mainly controlled by the parks superintendent or borough engineer. A significant landmark in arboriculture was the appointment of Ted Storey as the first full-time Arboricultural Officer to the London County Council.
Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum)
North America�s largest maple is famous as the source of maple syrup, which is made from the sap of this large, attractive tree. It is Canada�s national tree, with bright red maple leaf adorning the country�s flag. Tapping the maple for its sap was a process known to the Native American settlers. The maple tree is able to withstand the process of tapping, in which gallons of its sap are drained away. The tapping process takes place during late winter to early spring and one tree can produce several gallons. However, 182 litres (40 gallons) of sap are needed to produce 4.5 litres (1 gallon) of syrup, hence its high cost. In addition to its valuable sap, the sugar maple is prized for its fine timber. With its striking autumn colours, it is also planted in parks and gardens for ornamental reasons.