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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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City & Guilds / NPTC qualified and Insured, with years of experience. Affordable Tree service in glasgow and surrounding area, no job too big or small. Full Tree removal, topping, crown raising/reduction, thinning, pollarding, fallen trees. If you call me through rated people and i don't answer please leave me a message with your contact number and ill get back to you as soon as possible.

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Reviewed by Alan on 24/9/2020

Excellent service and worked very hard.

Hi my name is angelo tree & gardening I provide Allsorts of landscaping work all tree felling pruning reshaping trees treated stump grinding jet washing and a friendly free advice for all types of tree and garden work. I have put some of my jobs on here for you to see quality of my work all customers on here of got me a rating on this website please read my ratings and give me A chance give you a free quote thanks ?

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Reviewed by Keith on 13/10/2020

Initial contact was with a "cold call", unexpected. Initial quote £300, immediately reduced to £200 if I had the work done immediately. I said I wanted further quotes. A card appeared on my doormat, made phone call and it turned out to be same trader, but different person. Asked for them to call, again £300 quote, said I recognised vehicle and got job done for £200. Less than 30 minutes work. Tree disposed of satisfactorily and good clean up. Top rating never given as always room for improvement!

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 & 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 Len on 17/10/2020

Turned up when they said they would, explained everything in detail. Highly skilled Professional team, clean and efficient all cuttings shredded. Fast and friendly service. Excellent Job carried out Highly recommended.

We are a family business that take pride in every job we do we are reliable and fully insured

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Reviewed by Jodie on 7/10/2020

Came to quote and we’re able to complete the job there and then. Very happy with the service.

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

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Reviewed by Christina on 7/9/2020

Excellent.All work carried out as requested very promptly and with great expertise. Would highly recommend Gavin and his team.

NPTC qualified and insured tree surgeon. I 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 equipement including; Forst ST8 wood chipper, 13m tracked cherry picker, ATV + trailers, tipper wagons, winches, rope access kits

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 27/10/2020

Job carried out efficiently turned up on time tidied up afterwards very helpful with advise.

A professional, friendly and reliable garden & property maintenance service that meets all your domestic & commercial needs at very competitive prices. NPTC qualified.Based in Eastbourne and servicing all areas in and around east sussex. A local tree surgery business established since 2016.

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Reviewed by Dianne on 20/10/2020

Excellent - good price, friendly service and did a great job on my overgrown cherry tree- highly recommended

The Chiswick Tree Company will be happy to come and quote and give you free advice on any tree or garden services you require. See you soon. Graham

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Reviewed by David on 27/7/2020

Graham had a cancellation so offered a good price. Trees were felled quickly and expertly. Recommended.

If you wish to get in touch direct please call the number displayed on our home page thank you White oak tree&landscapes fair and negotiable prices for great quality work to the best of our ability from tree felling, pruning, topping, pollarding Hedges trimmed, shaped landscape designs inc turfing, artificial grass, patios, fencing and more For more photos of work we have carried out check out our instagram If you live within a 30 miles radius of chippenham wiltshire for a free quote get in touch direct

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 25/9/2020

Excellent work felling a tree for us. Definitely knows his stuff.

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 Steve on 4/10/2020

Callum and his team done an excellent job of our garden clearance, and build of a new shed base. They are all very polite, courteous and hard working. Very professional team, cant recommend them highly enough.

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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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