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Tree felling helps to tame your garden and bring order to outdoor spaces. But it’s not usually the type of job that anyone can attempt using simple garden tools. An experienced professional will plan the work and ensure it is carried out safely and effectively. Find a local tree felling expert today.

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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.

We are committed to creating places and spaces that are defined by our clients personality and taste. Our goal is to exceed all of our clients expectations, from creative design to actual construction at a price that suits you.

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Reviewed by Pam on 25/11/2019

We are really delighted with the fish pond that Tom created for us. Nothing was to much trouble for him to do and he cleared up after himself once the job had been completed

We Only take on one job at a time so we give you our full attention.So give us ago.

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Reviewed by Phyllis on 16/12/2019

I was very happy with Andrew's work. he did a great job and was very friendly, and helpful.

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.

Richard mellor Roofing - property maintenance. All Roofing & Guttering work undertaken plus work on your Home & Gardens too..

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Reviewed by Julie on 10/7/2019

Did not use this person as they were too far away but seemed a good guy so used a local guy in Wrose where I live who did the job for £170 well worth it too tried to delete the job off the site but there is no info on how to do that lol

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

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 are work it's all guarantee as you can see by 50 plus ratings if you would like mighty oak tree service working in your garden please call thanks

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Reviewed by Karolina on 25/1/2020

Brilliant service. Couldn’t be happier. Very efficient work, prompt response to inquiry and job done the same day!! at very reasonable price. Friendly, professional and tidy. Would definitely use him again.

Based in south east Kent ,Here at KA BUILDING & LANDSCAPES we provide a friendly and reliable service with over 15 years experience Within the construction & landscape industry. We Undertake all construction & landscapes works from small jobs to full garden designs to extensions/conversions. I have highly experienced tradesmen that work along side me to complete the work to a very High standard. Having worked as a subcontractor for big company's for years ,on multi million pound landscapes & construction contracts Iv developed the knowledge & been taught the way to get the job done safely ,efficiently and too very high spec. free site visits and quotes on request.

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Reviewed by Ricky on 8/11/2019

Would fully recommend. Clean and tidy

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Tree Felling specialists - what you need to know

The term tree felling might conjure images of lumberjacks yelling “timber” deep in a wild forest. Tree felling is a routine job though, and if you need your overgrown garden clearing out, or have a tree that’s starting to lean dangerously, you can call on a tree surgeon who’s proficient in felling to help.

Tree felling is a much more technical and involved task than simply taking a chainsaw to a tree trunk or branch. It involves consideration, planning and careful working practices to ensure it’s completed safely and effectively.

An experienced tree surgeon will be able to advise you on whether you’re even permitted to remove a tree. It’s important to remember there are strict regulations governing the felling of established trees. If you can proceed, they’ll then be able to steer you through the process and complete the work – quickly and safely.

This means planning the work; checking the surrounding area and deciding the direction the tree in question will fall; pruning the tree to clear away branches and twigs; checking for evidence of disease (which could affect the tree’s fall); felling the tree and then clearing away the trunk and debris.

Cost of tree felling

Trees by their very nature (quite literally) come in all shapes and sizes. The cost to remove one will depend on how big the tree is, and where it’s situated.

The average cost to fell a tree is anywhere from £200-£400, and you might pay more if you need your tree surgeon to clear away the trunk and other debris. Expect to pay £50-£100 on top for that.

How to fell a tree

Tree felling will usually follow a five-step process:

  1. Planning and assessing the surrounding area. It’s important to consider where the tree sits, and therefore what direction you want the trunk to fall. Think about roads or paths, buildings, fences, even greenhouses or sheds. Essentially this phase involves taking care to ensure the tree isn’t going to crash down onto or block anything when it falls. Your tree surgeon will also need to account for the wind, and allow room to step away from the tree as it falls.
  2. Pruning and preparation. The next step is to remove branches and twigs in order to allow the trunk to fall smoothly. Twigs and branches should also be trimmed to at least shoulder height to ensure they can access the trunk easily.
  3. Check for diseases. Rotting tree trunks can create structural weaknesses and make the tree fall in an unexpected direction, so they’ll look over the tree before they begin felling.
  4. Felling. The felling technique depends on the size and type of tree. Slender, smaller trees may not need any felling tools – they can simply be pulled down with a long pole and rope. For larger trees, a chainsaw, a felling wedge or a winch may be required.
  5. Clearing. Finally, it’s the least glamorous part of the job (but one that really matters if you’re to get a clean, clear garden) – disposing of debris. Trunks can be sawn into logs, while branches, twigs and smaller cuttings should be gathered up and placed into a chipper.

What is a Tree Preservation Order?

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) are issued by planning authorities and local councils, to protect trees and limit the work that can be conducted on them. They can be issued directly by a planning authority, or a resident can apply to have a TPO awarded.

If you want to carry out work on a tree under a preservation order, you’ll have to apply in writing to the relevant council to seek permission. Beware, breaking a TPO, even unknowingly, is a criminal offence and can result in big fines.

The qualifications your tree felling expert needs

Tree surgeons may require a Tree Felling License – issued by the Forestry Commission – in order to fell trees (especially if they are in public spaces). A competent aborist (another name for a tree surgeon) may also hold Arboricultural Association accreditation. AA Registered Consultants and ARB Approved Contractors must meet certain standards and follow specific procedures, and that gives you peace of mind that they’ll operate using safe working practices.

Planning permission for tree felling jobs

The restrictions covering what you’re able to do with your trees are set out by Tree Preservation Orders as well as (possibly) conservation area considerations. It’s important to consult your local planning authority if you’re unsure whether a tree is under a TPO, as fines for breaking these restrictions can be extremely harsh.

Insurance for tree felling

Involving climbing tall trees, falling branches and heavy machinery, tree surgery is potentially dangerous work, and it demands precautions and sufficient protection is taken. To cover your property and any of your nearby possessions, ensure your professional has public liability insurance.

Questions you should ask your tree felling specialist

  • Are they a member of the Arboricultural Association?
  • Will they be able to dispose of unwanted tree trunks, branches and twigs?
  • How do they plan to fell the tree?
  • How will they ensure necessary precautions are taken?

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