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

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Reviewed by Michael on 2/7/2020

Tidy job, tidy price and left the place tidy. Friendly people. Thank you.

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 JOHN on 27/6/2020

* Callum rearranged his schedule to come back to complete the works to a very good standard I now appreciate he was very busy I have scored a 4 rating he was very efficient when he returned to finish the works . I would definitely recommend him and use him again ?? Mr John Naldrett

The core of our business is providing our customers with honest hard work and integrity. At CT-3 we place an emphasis on modern methods – traditional values. Covering Kent/Essex & the South East, CT-3 provide a quality service to both commercial and private markets. For us customer satisfaction is key. Since joining Rated people CT-3 has built a strong client base with a high rate of satisfied and returning customers. This can be demonstrated in our solid 5 Star ratings. Aspects of work carried out as follows: Garden Clearance Garden Maintenance Lawn Services - Cutting & Re Turf Landscaping Brickwork, Re-Pointing & Full Patio Restoration Groundworks Planting New Borders Clearing Existing Borders Tree Surgery, Stump Removal & Crown Reduction Pressure Washing - Block Paving Driveways & Patios Please feel free to contact us on our literature page in our photo gallery for more direct contact information or if you have any questions moving forward.

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Reviewed by Kim Lucy on 10/7/2020

friendly service and good workmanship. Arrived on time completed the work above and beyond.

hi welcome to my company , ive been in the building trade for 15 years with a vast experince in the building and tree surgey/landscaping industry,all my work is always carried out to the highest of standards to over exceed to customer expectations

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Reviewed by Philip on 4/5/2020

Darrel and his team did an excellent job in removing old rotting deck and rebuilding it th a very professional standard. They work hard from eary morning to the evening. The finished job was amazing and overall deserved the 5 star rating for all areas. Highly recommended.

Professional service,quolified workforce

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Reviewed by Dean on 6/5/2020

Jason was very prompt, polite and fair. He done a fantastic job felling our tree and very good clean up job as well. Highly recommend his services.

First choice Tradies we specialise in driveways landscaping and all property improvements over 35 years experience in building and construction industry.friendly reliable and extremely professional new to rated People

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Reviewed by June on 16/5/2020

Richard got in touch with me straight away and came out to the house within the hour. The job needed Richard to use rope because of an error I had made when describing what needed doing but that was no problem to Richard. Richard has high standards and does a great job and is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Would highly recommend First Choice Tradies Limited and will be using them again for future work.

thistle home improvements covering a wide range of services for you're property wee take pride in every job big or small has been a established business for over 10 years wee have a man to meet every ones needs from landscaping/gardening tree surgery roofers builders paving all work is 100% guaranteed customers always come first and do were very best to meet 100% satisfaction wee cover a wide range of roofing from small jobs to bigger jobs

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Reviewed by Tracey on 19/6/2020

Donald was very happy to provide a quote quickly and gave a good description of what he could do and when. He and his team arrived when stated and did a fantastic job of clearing the garden and left it looking great, clearing away all the rubbish. I chose Donald on a recommendation and I would quite happily recommend him

Garden maintainence Turf Tree lopping and felling Garden tidy ups clearances Pebble walk ways Hedge trimming Weeding Planting All landscaping jobs ect

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Reviewed by Helen on 1/6/2020

Excellent work would recommend this firm

We are a family run business that offer all aspects of block paving and landscaping services including driveways, paths and modular paving to natural Indian sandstone patios. Also pressure cleaning services. All types of fencing supplied and installed, turfing supplied and laid. All types is landscaping work. We can offer inspiring ideas and individual designs to suit all types of buildings from traditional to modern, domestic and commercial. City & Guilds qualified.

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Reviewed by David on 25/8/2019

First cut on the lawn today, looks great. Very happy with service and quality of turf supplied and layed, good advice on aftercare. Hard working Father and son team. Highly recommended.

An established and friendly business offering a fully comprehensive service to customers old and new. GHS offers customers a complete suite of services to improve and maintain their properties. GHS offers a full range of services including but not limited to the following. Electrical Installations and Maintanence. CCTV and security system design and installation. Home network Installations. Sound and Audio visual equipment installations. Home automation. External security lighting. Fire and Intruder alarm installation and servicing. Here at GHS we are proud of our past, as reflected in our perfect five rating here on Rated People, but at the same time we like to innovate and would be delighted to discuss your plans with you regardless of what they entail, as we are confident that we can assist in making your projects a reality. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers are happy with the delivery and finish of any project that we undertake, and we are fully insured to undertake all work that we accept a commission for. Here at GHS we ensure that all of our technicians are suitably qualified and experienced in any work that we undertake, and we undertake all of our work with a eye on customer satisfaction and value for money. So whatever you have in mind call us for an informal chat, and we will arrange a visit to discuss your requirements, in detail. Call or message us today.

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Reviewed by Jon on 11/6/2020

Gavin was the only one that wanted to quote for the job & said he would have someone here the next day at 10am. It turned out he arrived at 10.30 but we are a long way from where they normally work. Mike was the engineer & he followed all the Covid19 distancing rules, diagnosed the problem, a broken pump, got it sourced & picked it up within the hour. When he returned with the said pump he disconnected the old one, not an easy job as it was really old, fitted the new one and tested the system. Brilliant job

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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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