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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 Laura on 2/7/2019

Andrew and his team did an excellent job building a large deck in our very steep garden. Andrew came to us with lots of great ideas and we love the finished product. The team started the work earlier than expected, and our neighbours commented on how lovely the team were!

Westwood Ground Maintenance was founded by James Peach in 2008.The company provides Garden/Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping services to Domestic and Commercial clients within a 50 mile radius of Burton On Trent Staffordshire

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Reviewed by Phil on 13/5/2019

Great workmanship - communication and time keeping could be better. However, really happy overall and will be keeping them on :-)

We at T.P Tree Services pride ourselves in doing the very best work possible. We are a relatively young business at being established for 4 years. But Tom (owner) Has been doing tree work for over 6 years not. Tom Holds all the correct Tickets for the job and will be more than happy to show them to potential customers as well as his Public liability insurance. All staff also hold the correct tickets for the job in hand. We are a CHAS accredited company. We hope to please all customers and provide a service you will be happy about. Many thanks Tom

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Reviewed by charles on 17/9/2019

An excellent job done , would have no hesitation in asking him again

mighty oak tree service is offering a whole range of different work carried out two tree felling tree pruning hedge trimming maintenance and stump grinding

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Reviewed by Nick on 4/10/2019

Excellent, professional service and work. A good price was agreed before and the job done on time.

Hello from kingsmeadow We are a local based company started trading 2000 and have gone from strength to strength over the years Here are some of the services we offer Extensions Grp roofing Drainage Blockpaving Artificial grass Decking Fencing And much more We are not scared to take on a challenge We are always happy to quote you

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Reviewed by Susan on 11/10/2019

Top marks, great job done quickly and reasonably priced, will definitely use again, thanks Kevin!

Total tree services are an experienced long established arboriculturist with a proven track record of providing high standards of tree care, specialist advice and exemplary customer service. We undertake all elements of tree care and associated landscaping services.

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Reviewed by Katharine on 28/8/2019

Total Tree Services did a brilliant job, very efficient. Took approx 3 metres of a row of conifers bringing them down to a manageable height. Took all waste away and cleared the garden of debris. Reasonable price, no hidden costs. Would definitely recommend and will use the team again.

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 Joy on 10/9/2019

Arrived on time and in the rain which I didn't expect so was very surprised they did the job very quickly and cleared up all mess both Duncan and his wife were very nice and I was extremely pleased with the job they did of cutting down conifers which had got way out of control so I would definitely recommend if you want any garden work doing. Thank you both.

J. K Tree Surgery

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 28/8/2019

Excellant job left garden in good condition all material taken away. Would not hesitate I recommending Jon

Having over 20 years experience in tree surgery , we provide a comprehensive complete Arboricultural service for both the commercial and private sector . With fully qualified NPTC trained staff we pride ourselves in customer care at all times. FREE quotes

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Reviewed by Craig on 11/10/2019

Very quick response to enquiry and work completed next day. Very reasonable price and left area very tidy. Would recommend as very professional and helpful.

Tree surgery is literally the only job I’ve ever done. I have 9 nptc qualifications a btec in horticulture and a lantra award. I’ve worked very hard to master my craft so that my customers can reap the benefits of my hard work. Please check out my reviews and get a feel for just what kind of tradesman I am.

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Reviewed by Daniel on 12/10/2019

James has done a superb job for us and we could not be happier with the results of his hard work. We have already booked him to come back to do another job. Daniel & Margaret H

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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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