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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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Reviewed by Shirley-Anne on 18/9/2018

Perfect job my husband and I are both very happy with the end result. The workmen were very pleasant and completed the job in the time frame (weather permitting). Would use them again for their quick, efficient and cost effective job. Thanks

Looking for Tree Surgeons in Preston? Welcome to R. WomackTree Services. A family run business headed up by Mr Ryan Womack. We’re a true local, family run business specialising in forestry and tree surgery, as well as all other aspects of gardening work.

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/9/2018

Tree felling. Good job.

We are a family business with over 20 years experience I do a good job for a fair price

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Reviewed by duncan on 4/11/2018

Having waited a month for someone else to turn up I added the job here, Terry quoted on site within 2 hours and attended to do the job within 2 days on a Sunday. The standard of finish is very high and consistent,mother price was very reasonable. Terry is also a very polite and easy guy to deal with. Will definitely use again.

Hello welcome to LF Landscapes,Driveways We are a efficient company that have over 17years experience in Landscaping,Driveways, with a reliable team to complete your job from start to finish with no hassle, After years and years in the Buisness we can accommodate your requirement Weather it's a small or large project We strive on reputation and have great feedback from customers like you and attention to detail is key is garden design and build. All work is guarantee for peace of mind. We are fully insured against accidental damage to your property while we are working on site Look no further if your looking for quality and great workmanship

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Reviewed by Susan on 20/10/2018

Punctual, professional and did the work as needed. Not too expensive and I would definitely recommend to anyone needing this type of work. Nice people, easy to talk to but not time wasters.

Using the best equipment we can correctly and safely look after any hedge or tree no mater how long or tall,12 years experience...we can provide you any references . Satisfaction Guarantee we do specially hedge and tree cutting.

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Reviewed by Sonja on 9/11/2018

Shenol cut back our old apple tree. He did a great job, very reliable, on time, courteous, checking in with us making sure he was doing the job to our expectations. We highly recommend Shenol and we will ask him back again early spring.

We are a local building company who have been providing building services and advice for over 15 years.

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Reviewed by Alex on 10/11/2018

Did a great job - would use again 100%. Could not be more impressed

we are a family run tree surgeon and landscape business with a passion to turn your dreams into your reality

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Reviewed by Paul on 9/10/2018

very efficient, reliable and reasonable. would most certainly use 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 Lesley on 23/10/2018

I cannot praise Albert and his boys enough. Super job!

A and A garden services. We are a family run business that's been running since 1978. We take pride in our work and our aim is to please our customers.

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Reviewed by Gary on 12/9/2018

I was very happy with their prompt and efficient service. Steve and Jack worked so hard for three solid hours I couldn't believe the amount of work they got through and the amount of rubbish they took away at the end of the job. They were so friendly and the work was fairly priced. I would definitely recommend them to anyone and will be using them again for sure. GB Beckenham Kent

We are a family owned business established 25 years all work guaranteed no deposit required quality work at low prices friendly and reliable staff

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Reviewed by Andrew on 12/11/2018

All good, very quick, within budget.

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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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