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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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Total Landscaping completes work to customers standards. We don't leave until we please! All work is carried out to high standards, currently rated 5 stars. Check out our customer reviews for details of our results.

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Reviewed by Leonard C on 9/11/2020

James had to cope with scaffolding which was still in place and had not been planned for. Still he done a good job. Have ask him to do other work for me .

Tree Patrol Ltd is an approved tree surgery company based in Wolverhampton. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a professional and environmentally conscious tree care service across West Midlands, Shropshire & Staffordshire. We are experienced and qualified arborists, who plan and carry out work to a high standard in compliance with health and safety legislation. All of our work is covered by £5 million public liability insurance. Tree Patrol Ltd is owned and managed by Antony and James. They are qualified in Tree Climbing and Arial Rescue, Tree Felling, Maintenance and Arial Tree Cutting. Following a long Military career with numerous operational tours in Iraq & Afghanistan, Antony & James were looking at a new career with all the excitement but less time away and Tree Surgery found them. Tree Patrol offer the full range of arboricultural services, but also specialises in environmentally sensitive tree work. This involves work around protected species, such as bats, birds or work to veteran and ancient trees in order to preserve valuable ecology. When working local parks, we continually have to balance the health and safety requirements of tree management with valuable ecological environment provided by the many veteran trees.

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Reviewed by Ursula on 5/3/2021

Very professional outfit, took down a total of 8 large trees with restrictions due to location. The team all worked efficiently and safely. Site was left clean and tidy including neighbouring properties. Would highly recommend, very polite and nothing was too much trouble.

We are a team that work as a unit our main goal is customer satisfaction we can and have tackled the most difficult jobs that other company's refused to carry out. our team have been fully trained & have many years experience in all aspects of our work

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Reviewed by L on 20/11/2020

Friendly,Honest and Professional.

Is a small Family business!

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Reviewed by shaun on 27/7/2018

excellent daniel came around on friday and gave me a fabulous quote and by sunday the job was complete ,very neat and tidy

The main focus of our company is providing our clients with the best construction solutions, environment friendly at the highest standards. We have started this company because we felt that there was a real need for a construction company that would deliver the expected result/product, not only ahead of the deadline, but havingone of the highest quality on the market. Our team had gathered specialist from various construction fields groundwork, masonry, carpentry, gas safe engineers and more) , trained in U.K. Together we are working and delivering the best services to suit your need and requirements.

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Reviewed by Gail on 29/5/2020

5 star work

New Acre is an exciting and growing startup applying a highly motivated and fresh approach to the Treecare industry and offering a variety of bespoke services to meet and exceed our customers needs and expectations. We are devoted to innovating the Arboriculture trade and strive to provide the most professional and competitive service possible. Our experienced professional arborists are fully NPTC certified and are able to advise and fulfil on all Treecare and Forestry needs. The team works to the highest standard in quality and safety, following regulations set by the British Standards Institution. All teams are covered by public and employee liability insurance up to £10 million.

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Reviewed by David on 13/3/2021

Excellent job, thank you! Brad came round and gave a very competitive quote to remove a 50ft cedar tree from my back garden. He also sent me clear documents stating what the job would involve including clearing up afterwards and the total cost - so everything transparent! A date was arranged and a team of 3 very efficient and polite men came round and completed the job in under 3 hours. Very impressive - strongly recommend.

GS Landscapes is an experienced Landscaping Company based on the Wirral. Over 15 years experience, in paving, walling, fencing artificial grass and decking etc. GS Landscapes offer a professional and high quality service.

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Reviewed by James on 15/3/2021

Gary and his team did an excellent job on our garden, installing some decking with lights and clearing out a pebble area and replacing it with turf. He also did a few minor clean up jobs for free whilst he was working in the area. All rubble/rubbish was cleared away at the end and we are chuffed with the results.

ML property maintenance we cover all expects turfing fencing patios block paving path’s and driveways artificial lawns re-pointing of brickwork paving stone grinding gravel raised beds pressure washing also we offer a wide range of roofing services Quality workmanship to the Highest standard

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Reviewed by Ian on 13/4/2021

Apart from issues outside Mark's control, everything was completed to my satisfaction.

NPTC qualified and insured tree surgeon and owner of CNJ Tree Services. Based in Fintry, between Glasgow & Stirling we cover most of central Scotland. We offer domestic and commercial tree felling, sectional dismantling, tree thinning, crown reductions, stump grinding, hedge cutting and removals. We carry out emergency works on dangerous trees. We have a wealth of equipment including; Forst ST8 wood chipper, 13m tracked cherry picker, ATV + trailers, tipper wagons, winches, rope access kits

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Reviewed by David on 18/3/2021

Efficient, friendly and cleans up well. Best of all, my trees still look like trees rather than deformed stumps. Has machines that can access really tall trees.

Welcome to W.Collins Tree Care Ltd, We provide a high quality tree care service and excellent customer satisfaction. If you have any queries please get in touch, Thank-you.

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Reviewed by Maggie on 7/4/2021

Really happy with Will's work cutting back two large trees. Very courteous and pleasant. Will and his team carried out the work well, with consideration for the health of the trees. Reasonably priced too.

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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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