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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 Joy on 12/2/2020

Excellent service, highly recommended. Extremely professional and did a brilliant job!

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 Bryan on 28/2/2020

Excellent service highly recommended

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 Tony on 17/1/2020

Excellent professional and friendly service

Oak leaf tree gardening and property maintenancewe are a hard working business who aim to please

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Reviewed by Margaret on 16/3/2020

turned up on time job was urgent cleaned up and no damage to property tree was over hanging garage and next to garden fence taken down professionally thank you.

Professional service,quolified workforce

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Reviewed by Allan on 24/3/2019

Quality - absolutely 100% ... completely professional, and educational... there was no mess left behind at all and courteous and mannerly all day long Value - we had a price in mind and Jason did it for our price but did even better than that too Reliability- he said he would be at mine for just after 8am , he arrived 2 mins past 8 ... We stayed in communication due to the weather prior to the job and it was well done ... I’ve never met him before but would have him round any time to do more !

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 Jim on 15/10/2019

Richard and his team are very hard working and reliable ,and carry out their work to a very high standard. I would recommend them to anyone.

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 Lesley on 15/2/2020

Very neat job, their attention to detail was very good, happy with the end result.

K&K landscape and tree care . We offer a wide range of service , all kinds of trees , all types of garden maintenance . All fencing work done . Slabbing ,gravel ,patios, high pressure cleaning . All work done to your satisfactory .

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 22/1/2020

Very friendly, helpful and provided lots of suggestions and guidance. Reliable, turned up when he said he would, and did a great job.

At JB tree and landscape gardening services we aim to offer a friendly environment with a lot of work experience over the years from small jobs such as shrubs tidied grass cut a large jobs as tree surgery felling pruning topping lopping reshaping to landscape gardening services including fencing slabbing full garden designs with no job too big or small our team

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Reviewed by Ian on 22/11/2019

The job was completed as agreed. Thanks

Williams landscapes is family run landscape gardening company based in bristol. We also provide a garden maintenance service and we specialise in fencing, tree work and turfing. We cater for gardens of all shapes, styles and for all budgets.

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Reviewed by tandy on 14/1/2020

Turned up on time. His team did a great job. Professional

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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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