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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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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 steve on 9/1/2019

Responded. Straight away turned up bang on when they said and quickly completed the job professionally and to a high standard Both Duncan and Ann very friendly and would certainly use again and would recommen to family and friends Steve 9/01/19

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 Ranjit on 5/12/2018

WOW I had 31 trees to fell and I could see how Olly assessed the job that he knew what he was doing, he explained what was involved and how long it would take as well as when he could fit it in. Olly and his team are enthusiastic, hardworking, honest, polite and most of all tidy. I cannot praise the team enough for their hard work. Would I use Wayward Pines again? - Absolutely! (if I could give 6 stars I would!)

Hi, My name is Bandea I do garden activities like, Garden/Maintenance Garden/Clearance Trees/Surgery with over 11 years experience in my trade. I work very well, fast, thorough, hard-working and clean. I take pride in my work and my aim is to please my customers. I cover all areas of London & Surrey.

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Reviewed by Richard on 24/7/2018

Good communication, very reasonable price, work completed quickly and no mess. Would 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 Indar on 13/12/2018

A job well done! Polite and well mannered. Arrived on time and worked efficiently. Tidied up nicely.Would recommend.

We offer professional Tree surgery services, throughout Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and beyond. We always put our customers first, and will give expert advice on the best way forward to achieve the customers desired result while still maintaining the health and aesthetics of their trees. For various reasons trees sometimes need removed, so you can rest assured that we are specialists in dismantling trees that are too large to fell in their given area. We place a strong emphasis on health and safety, all staff are fully trained, and qualified for their role within the team, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. All climbing and lowering equipment is regularly examined to check for defects and replaced when required. We are fully insured for tree work, with £3 million public liability, and £10 million employers liability cover. Our customers are our number 1 priority, all staff are courteous, professional, and approachable, so you don’t need to be shy if you want to discuss anything while a job is underway. We always remove all mess arising from whatever job we undertake, unless we have been specifically asked not too, and more often than not we leave gardens tidier than when we arrived. Although we are new to rated people, we have been trading for over 5 years, the last 3 as a limited company, with years of experience also gained before that time. So if you are looking for a professional, affordable and friendly Tree surgeon, please get in touch. Thanks Andy Marshall

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Reviewed by John on 13/10/2018

I can highly recommend Andy and his team. They turned up on time and put up with me interrupting them to get my car out of the garage and off the drive. They guys also were very helpful in moving some of the logs into our neighbours garden for firewood. When the trees were down they did a great job of tidying up. Very professional team who took great care to protect our property and themselves. I would have no hesitation in hiring them for future work.

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 Sam on 4/1/2019

Tom came to renew our allotment (remove stumps, clear the overground land, rotivate and seed). We found him professional, reliable and he delivered to a high standard. Would recommend.

Welcome to the website of Holmwood Tree Surgery, a profession Tree Surgery company based in Warnham, West Sussex. We are committed to providing high quality advisory and contracting services. With a highly experienced, friendly team fully NPTC City & Guilds

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Reviewed by Kate on 24/11/2018

Liam said would quote for job. Chased to see if been. Then chased again. Not even a courtesy response. So sadly I have not experienced the service others seem to have on this site!

Soli-Tree Arborist has 20 years experience in all aspects of tree work. I am happy to quote on all tree & hedge management & carry out all work to a high standard, quickly & efficiently, for customer satisfaction. We are fully insured. 24 hour call out.

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Reviewed by Terry on 29/11/2018

Kept me up to date with when he could start the job and sorted out issues with our local authority when they didn't do what they were supposed to. The job was completed quickly, cleanly and efficiently and he even did a couple of quick extras for no additional cost. I would certainly use Joseph again and can wholeheartedly recommend Soli-Tree.

Our team of tree surgeons at R&J Tree Surgeons are fully equipped to undertake any type of tree pruning and dismantling work that your property requires. We can solve your arboricultural problems quickly, efficiently , safely and cost effectively. Qualifications: - Professional Tree Inspection Certificate - IOSH Managing Safely Ceritificate - IOSH Working Safely Certificate - NPTC LEVEL 3 Certificate of Competence in utility arboriculture - The Arboriculture Association: - Risk assessment for commercial arboriculture Certificate -Arboriculture Knowledge Certificate •Lantra Awards: -Basic tree survey and inspection Certificate -Arboriculture and Bats Certificate -Stumpgrinders Certificate •Scottish Qualification Authority -Excavation in theRoad/ Highway Certificate -Location and avoidance of underground apparatus •NPTC : -Award to Operate a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness CS39 -Awards in Chainsaw and related operations CS30.1/ CS30.2 -Certificate of Competence in manually fed wood chipper operations -Award for Felling and processing trees CS31 -Award to climb trees and perform aerial rescues CS38

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Reviewed by Sarah on 3/11/2018

Excellent service, very fast and left the place clear and free of leaves. Our tree now looks much happier and cared for. Will be in touch next time I need anything similar

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

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Reviewed by Steve on 22/9/2018

Very friendly, very professional and a great job 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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