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We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services from lawn care to patios, railway sleepers and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Moss on 25/1/2020

My daughter and her husband have just moved house. S and E Garden and Property maintenance came to clear a huge load of rubbish and dead plants from the back garden, They weeded the gardens and dug it over beautifully. They cleaned the patio that was black and transformed it - it looks like new. The whole job was magnificent and was done by two hard working guys who were great and considerate to deal with. They did more that we thought. What a fantastic job and what a great company to deal with.

Williams landscapes is family run landscape gardening company based in bristol. We also provide a garden maintenance service and we specialise in fencing, tree work and turfing. We cater for gardens of all shapes, styles and for all budgets.

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Reviewed by tandy on 14/1/2020

Turned up on time. His team did a great job. Professional

We are a family business,myself and my two son's, we have over twenty years of experience All types of Tree & shrub work undertaken Tree felling Tree removal Hedge trimming & topping Hedge removal Resin bond drives Artificial grass Decking Patios & paving Woodbark/woodchip Turf laying Block paving Fencing all types of garden work & grass cutting All types decorative stone & gravel laid for low Maintenance. High powered pressure cleaning for driveways, patios, walls, decking & paths Complete pvc cleaning service Free estimates & advices All year rounds services All waste removed and jobs left tidy No job is too big or too small All areas covered

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Reviewed by Alan on 23/11/2019

Very pleasant, efficient and quickly got on with the job. Cleaned up as best they could as their vacuum cleaner had broken down. Would use them again.

Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Ant on 26/12/2019

Gavin arrived when he said he would and cleared up well. We were very happy with his work and would use him again.

We at Green Man Gardens offer the highest standards within the industry, covering all aspects of tree surgery, landscaping and garden maintenance for an honest and affordable rate. With over 10 years experience, we take pride in our professional approach. Fully qualified and insured. VAT registered.

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Reviewed by Tony on 17/1/2020

Excellent professional and friendly service

all jobs around tree surgeon, gardening,clearance,man and van jobs

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Reviewed by Neil on 28/12/2019

Very nice person. Hard working and did a good job for a good price. Would certainly use him 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 KIM on 7/1/2020

Great service - very responsive- many thanks!

Maidstone tree surgeons are your local tree care specialists. Fully insured and qualified, we are able to carry out any job from hedge trimming to tree and stump removal on a large scale. Look no further for a friendly, professional contractor you can trust!

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Reviewed by Duke on 12/7/2019

Connor from Maidstone Tree Surgeons arrived on the dot and did a really great job of removing our conifers and old rose bushes. We were really impressed with his speed and the quality of the job done. He took all the mess away with him. Job well done , would highly recommend.

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 John on 5/1/2020

Very satisfactory. Would employ again

Fully Insured. Family run business. Narrow access machinery (26 inches wide) Free quotes / site surveys. Reliable/Recommended/Safe Over 3 years experience in stump removal and also small tree/bush removals.

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Reviewed by keith on 15/6/2019

Mark was very accomadating and professional. The removal of the tree stump and the time he spent on preparation and the clearing up represented excellent value for money and I gladly recommend him!

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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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