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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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Hello my name is Olly Withers and i own Wayward Pines Tree Care. A professional tree surgery business based in Hertfordshire. We cover Herts, Beds, Bucks and London. All aspects of tree surgery undertaken, Tree felling, reductions, pruning, pollarding and stump grinding. Wayward Pines also covers all hedge work including general maintenance, reductions and tractor flailing. We own a wide range of machinery Making it possible for us to carry out small and large ground clearance jobs. Fully insured and all staff are fully qualified with NPTC City and Guilds qulifiactions. We Run a 24 hour emergency call out service for any emergencys you may have.

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Reviewed by Irene on 4/5/2019

Did exactly as I requested. Tidied the back garden, cut and removed all the branches

J. K Tree Surgery

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Reviewed by Jane on 22/5/2019

He came as planned on time to price te job. He was friendly and his pricing was very competitive. He arrived as planned, and took a great deal of care not to damage any surrounding plants and did not leave any mess. A job very well done.

Tree surgery is literally the only job I’ve ever done. I have 9 nptc qualifications a btec in horticulture and a lantra award. I’ve worked very hard to master my craft so that my customers can reap the benefits of my hard work. Please check out my reviews and get a feel for just what kind of tradesman I am.

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Reviewed by Jane on 13/6/2019

Very pleased James came and gave a quote when he said and the price was reasonable. Completed the job sooner than expected even with the terrible weather and the amount of work to do. Would recommend

N A garden services are a professional gardening team that will create, bring back to life and maintain every aspect of your garden. If you have specific gardening services in mind, then please contact us! we are happy to give advice and help bring your ideas to life! we also specialise in all aspects of tree care, pruning, felling and stumpgrinding

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Reviewed by KIM on 20/6/2019

Nathan and his team did a good job and cleaned up afterwards unfortunately heavy rain (there was a yellow weather warning in place at the time!) did cause delays but the job got done at a very reasonable price

I have worked in the tree/garden industry for over 20 years, this is what i love to do and take great pride in work, i also like to complete the job to the customers satisfaction, and won't leave a job until this is complete.

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Reviewed by James on 7/6/2019

Reliable,on-time, very tidy work and worked in the rain all day. Would highly recommend. 5 stars from me.

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.

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.

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.

Having over 20 years experience in tree surgery , we provide a comprehensive complete Arboricultural service for both the commercial and private sector . With fully qualified NPTC trained staff we pride ourselves in customer care at all times. FREE quotes

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Reviewed by David on 22/6/2019

Super guy, great job, easy to deal with, exactly what I was looking for

Welcome to Pinewood tree & landscapes. We are a family run buisness with over 27 years experience in our trade. Fully insured & qualified tradesman all our work is fully guaranteed. We cover all areas of London & Surrey.

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Reviewed by Michael on 17/6/2019

Job priced and delivered on time as agreed. However the deck painting is already bubbling up due to rush job to get that done.

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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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