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Looking for Tree Surgeons in Preston? Welcome to R. WomackTree Services. A family run business headed up by Mr Ryan Womack. We’re a true local, family run business specialising in forestry and tree surgery, as well as all other aspects of gardening work.

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/9/2018

Tree felling. Good job.

Hello welcome to LF Landscapes,Driveways We are a efficient company that have over 17years experience in Landscaping,Driveways, with a reliable team to complete your job from start to finish with no hassle, After years and years in the Buisness we can accommodate your requirement Weather it's a small or large project We strive on reputation and have great feedback from customers like you and attention to detail is key is garden design and build. All work is guarantee for peace of mind. We are fully insured against accidental damage to your property while we are working on site Look no further if your looking for quality and great workmanship

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Reviewed by Susan on 20/10/2018

Punctual, professional and did the work as needed. Not too expensive and I would definitely recommend to anyone needing this type of work. Nice people, easy to talk to but not time wasters.

Using the best equipment we can correctly and safely look after any hedge or tree no mater how long or tall,12 years experience...we can provide you any references . Satisfaction Guarantee we do specially hedge and tree cutting.

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Reviewed by Sonja on 9/11/2018

Shenol cut back our old apple tree. He did a great job, very reliable, on time, courteous, checking in with us making sure he was doing the job to our expectations. We highly recommend Shenol and we will ask him back again early spring.

We are a local building company who have been providing building services and advice for over 15 years.

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Reviewed by Alex on 10/11/2018

Did a great job - would use again 100%. Could not be more impressed

we are a family run tree surgeon and landscape business with a passion to turn your dreams into your reality

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Reviewed by Paul on 9/10/2018

very efficient, reliable and reasonable. would most certainly use again.

we are a family run tree and gardening service , very friendly and very professional with a free quote and a Freephone number to call .

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Reviewed by Lesley on 23/10/2018

I cannot praise Albert and his boys enough. Super job!

A and A garden services. We are a family run business that's been running since 1978. We take pride in our work and our aim is to please our customers.

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Reviewed by Gary on 12/9/2018

I was very happy with their prompt and efficient service. Steve and Jack worked so hard for three solid hours I couldn't believe the amount of work they got through and the amount of rubbish they took away at the end of the job. They were so friendly and the work was fairly priced. I would definitely recommend them to anyone and will be using them again for sure. GB Beckenham Kent

We are a family owned business established 25 years all work guaranteed no deposit required quality work at low prices friendly and reliable staff

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Reviewed by Katie on 16/11/2018

Would absolutely recommend Jason, incredibly reliable and was super fast coming to quote for the job. Honest and hardworking.

Yorkshire rooflines specialise in wide range of roofing service from one tile to a full roof , guttering and upvc , traditinal flat roofing and fibre glass ( grp) jet washing service to paths and patios fully insured please take a look at customer rating

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Reviewed by John on 13/11/2018

First class, quick to respond and quote, completed the job to a high standard, couldn't have asked for anything more, would recommend.

We are a company that has gained reputation for providing professional, friendly and reliable service. The company has 3 independent divisions: Horticultural and Garden maintenance division; Hard landscaping and building division; Tree surgery division

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Reviewed by Erica on 11/6/2018

From providing estimates to signing contracts, we have been very impressed with BZ Gardens. Thank you.

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Stump Grinding specialists - what you need to know

If you’ve had a tree felled on your property, you may have been left with a stump… Not only can these stumps be unsightly, they may also serve as a breeding ground for parasites and fungi, jeopardising the overall health of your garden. Depending on the position of your tree, removing the stump will also clear space for future planting, or any landscaping plans you might have.

An experienced tree surgeon will be able to grind down any stumps, or remove them completely, using a stump grinding machine. This machine grinds the stump into chippings or mulch, which can be easily swept away.

You’ll be asked to specify how deep you would like the stump ground to. Shallow grinding of roughly 20-25cm below surface is usually sufficient for turf. You will be advised to go deeper – 30cm or more, if you plan on replanting or landscaping over the stump site.

If you’re looking to remove the stump entirely, your tree surgeon can use a combination of hand tools and stump grinder to cut and remove the stump, along with any lateral roots. This is a more labour intensive option, which will be reflected in the cost.

Though you may be tempted to tackle smaller stumps yourself, hiring a stump grinder for a DIY attempt is both expensive and risky for any stump over 5 inches. A professional tree surgeon will get the job done quickly and efficiently, preventing any future problems.  

Cost of stump grinding and removal work

The cost of grinding is dependent on the size of the stump. The minimum charge is around £60 for a tree stump of 15inches (diameter) or less. Quotes will increase with the size of the stump but generally range from £60 to £120.

Stump removal is more expensive, as your tree surgeon will be negotiating different root systems. Cherry trees, for example, demand more complex treatment, as their roots are famously expansive. Stumps of this sort will take several hours to remove and the extra time required will be reflected in the cost.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no specific qualifications required to be a tree surgeon, with most training on the job. Many will gain the necessary experience as a grounds worker, or through a college course. A reputable tree surgeon will have a thorough knowledge of the various power tools involved, as well as ropes and harnesses.

Planning permission for stump grinding and removal jobs

No planning permission will be needed for stump grinding. It’s important to note that some trees can be protected by preservation orders, so make sure you speak to the council if you have one on your property.

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