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Tom's Trees is a small business which specialises in typical garden work, stump grinding and climbing and felling trees. At this time of year he also does a lot of garden work - lawn mowing, hedge cutting and hedge trimming. Tom's Trees is very friendly, experienced and great value for money!

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Reviewed by Sam on 4/1/2019

Tom came to renew our allotment (remove stumps, clear the overground land, rotivate and seed). We found him professional, reliable and he delivered to a high standard. Would recommend.

Hi, My name is Bandea I do garden activities like, Garden/Maintenance Garden/Clearance Trees/Surgery with over 11 years experience in my trade. I work very well, fast, thorough, hard-working and clean. I take pride in my work and my aim is to please my customers. I cover all areas of London & Surrey.

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Reviewed by Richard on 24/7/2018

Good communication, very reasonable price, work completed quickly and no mess. Would recommend

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 Jonathan on 19/11/2018

Albert is a lovely man and Lee worked hard. The trees were felled quickly and the back and front yard were both hosed down and cleaned. Good price and he has loads of integrity. I would recommend.

Iv been working as an arborist for over 10 years. I carry out all types of tree work aswell as tree stump removal. All my work is done to a very high standard and always left clean and tidy. I am fully qualified and insured.

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Reviewed by Terri on 4/10/2018

Excellent service, did what he said he would. Good price and left the area clear and tidy. Would definitely recommend

Professional Arborist (NPTC qualified). 7 year's experience. All types of tree work undertaken as welll as hedge-cutting. No job too big or small. Trustworthy, friendly service. Full public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Denis on 16/1/2019

This job involved pruning a small pear and small eucalyptus tree which was reflected in the fair charge. Unfortunately the original Monday date had to be cancelled due to Jack breaking his leg in a rugby accident but it was immediately arranged for Wednesday . His assistants arrived ninety minutes later than booked. and on completion the site was satisfactorily cleared.

Thank you for choosing Greens, we have great pride in our work check out Facebook page for the latest jobs we have undertaken.

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Reviewed by Angela on 14/11/2018

After I had the quote, I phoned our acceptance to Dan's home number. I understood Dan to say he would get back to me in about a fortnight's time of my acceptance. After three weeks I phoned him to ask when he could do the job. He offered me a date in Dec. When I said I wished for an earlier date he kindly fitted our job in in mid Nov. (which was still much later than I had hoped). It would have helped to know when his men would actually turn up - I eventually had to phone him again to find out.

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Reviewed by John on 24/4/2018

Value for money

Quality Comes Standard With Pro-Shield Roofing & Protective Coating

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Reviewed by Joan on 2/12/2018

Very prompt reply to enquiry , turned up on time to complete the job cleaned up well on completion . Another job ocurred which William managed to repair the next day . All in all well satisfied with workmanship and reliability .

Based in Kent ,I provide a friendly and reliable service with over 15 years experience Within the construction and landscape industry. I Undertake all constuction and landscapes works from really small jobs to full garden designs to extensions , I have highly experienced tradesmen that work along side me to complete the work to a very High standard. Having worked for big company's foryears ,on big multi million pound landscapes and construction contracts Iv developed the knowledge and been taught the way to get the job done safely efficiently and to high spec.

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Reviewed by Gary on 1/12/2018

Kane and his two guys done a fantastic job in clearing my garden, removing a garage and getting to a level . Worked very hard in awful weather conditions. Would highly recommend him !!

www.arborlista.co.uk With 30 years’ experience, you can relax in the knowledge that the work needed will be assessed and carried out by a professional company. Arborlista hold all the experience, qualifications and understanding that your situation may need. For people and trees to co-exist in an urban and rural environment, trees need regular inspection and maintenance. We assess each job individually to advise the best approach for your situation. This may be as simple as removing dead wood from a tree or complete tree removal with stump grinding. Arborlista offers a variety of tree surgery services such as crown reduction, stump grinding, tree reductions. We also provide a 24-hour emergency tree work service, should your tree become damaged or become dangerous during a storm or unusual weather.

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Reviewed by Alexandra on 11/11/2018

Really impressed at how quick and efficient this team were - great job - transformed our garden and our neighbours!

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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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