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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 neal on 10/6/2019

Did job as advertised to price quoted. 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 David on 14/3/2019

Brilliant service and a quality job completed by someone who takes pride in his work. What really impressed me was that he put in extra effort to dig out the roots on the tree rather than just grinding them out. I would definitely recommend.

all jobs around tree surgeon,cleaning,man and van jobs

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Reviewed by Zac on 21/6/2019

Great job. Very professional

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 marina on 19/6/2019

Excellent job completed very quickly with no issues. Polite and professional young man who replied immediately to my posted job. Wished I contacted him before, two tree stumps a thing of the past!

RG Services undertakes all aspects of gardening from small one off jobs to regular large contracts. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional and friendly service throughout norfolk for all gardening and tree care needs whilst aiming to conserve costs for the customer. No job is too small or big and we can work around all time constraints providing 24/7 service if it’s needed. Please take the time to view a small selection of photos of work competed on our page. Areas we specialise In below: • hedgecutting • garden maintenance • garden clearences • stump grinding • tree care • plus all other aspects of gardening.

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Reviewed by Chris on 12/6/2019

Robbie and his mate done good job/no fuss/on time and on budget Will use these guys again

mighty oak tree service is offering a whole range of different work carried out two tree felling tree pruning hedge trimming maintenance and stump grinding

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Reviewed by Sue on 13/6/2019

Jimmy came and gave us helpful advice on the best options for our trees. We were very satisfied with the job and everything was tidied up and taken away. We have already recommended them to a friend.

Fully Insured. Family run business. Narrow access machinery(26 inches wide) Free quotes / site surveys. Reliable/Recommended/Safe

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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!

Countryside Trees provide all arboriculture work using our highly trained professional Team of tree surgeons. My teams experience will allow us to undertake the most complex of tree surgery and complete the Job to an exemplary standard in line with British Standards 3998. Countryside trees are specialists in tree surgery with the most up to date training, because of this it allows us to have the most comprehensive insurances to cover our customers and my staff, with no clauses such as height worked at, compulsory qualification checks are also carried out. My Staff are also trained and experienced in working around live networks (Power lines), as well as being authorised to work near the network by UK Power Network. Countryside trees will conduct a wildlife survey in line with BS8596 on the tree or hedge before they start the task to protect wildlife such as bats and nesting birds. this survey will take around 15 minutes, at all times my tree surgeons will stick to my environmental policy and the method of work statements. If you live within a conservation area or have trees with TPOs (Tree Preservation Orders) on them I can complete all legal application to work though your relevant council on your behalf, this is a legal requirement if either of these apply to your tree. Countryside trees responsibly recycles all green waste being removed from our work sites. I look forward to meeting with you to discus the jobs you wish to be completed

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Reviewed by Karen on 16/6/2019

Chris contacted me quickly and arranged to do the job in a very short space of time to suit me. He was friendly and helpful and very professional. The work was an excellent standard and good price. I am using him again for other work and would be pleased to recommend him.

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 Sen on 21/6/2019

Jack was very professional and gave some good advise. Will book again if needed.

Ian Burnell has over 13 years experience in Tree surgery and stump removal. And has £5 million public liability insurance for your peace of mind all of are employees are fully trained to NPTC CITY AND GUILDS standards.

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Reviewed by Paul on 20/6/2019

Met Ian, very polite, explained the procedure, quoted a fair price and done the job very quickly. Most impressed, highly recommend :)

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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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