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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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Covering all of Devon and Cornwall, we take pride in not only doing the best but doing so with consideration for our customers and the Environment. With over 36 years in our industry we boast qualified staff, full insurance & FREE quotations within 48hrs.

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Reviewed by Dave on 21/9/2018

We found JB services to be highly efficient with excellent workmanship. Jay left everything clean and tidy and completed the job on time and was always ready to go that extra mile to ensure that we were happy with the result. We would highly reccomend him and will be using JB services again.

We are a family business,myself and my two son's, we are over twenty years of experience in landscaping and tree work,my son's are also experienced roofers and upvc fitters, we also do a wide range of upvc cleaning and high powered presure washing.

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/9/2018

Brendan did another job for me which was excellently carried out, very professional in his approach, and carried out to a high standard. Even when I request a few bits more he carried them out with no extra charge, Great job.

Local tree and landscape specialist we cover all aspects of tree care pruning thinning reductions removal stump grinding hedge work , landscaping turfing paths patios planting pressure washing fencing also some small works building work

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Reviewed by Louise on 21/9/2018

Extremely satisfied! Joe did a great job I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him and will definitely use Countryside Arb & Landscapes again..

We are a local friendly , and family run buisness thats been est for over 15yr , we provide a quality and proffesional workmanship with a price to suit everyone

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Reviewed by linda on 20/9/2018

Thomas and his pal came punctually with all the equipment necessary for the jobs I needed to be done. They worked really hard and left the garden very tidy .I am very pleased indeed and will certainly call them back .Highly recommend them !!

we are a family runned buisness with over 50 years of experience in all we offer .we supply a quick friendly professional service at a high standard...Don't like those trades men that come back time after time to correct or finish the job then were the team for u please call or email for more info

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Reviewed by Janet on 20/9/2018

Very pleased with workmanship and price. Polite and efficient .

Dm property maintenance is a family run business and been trading over 10 years now we offer a wide load of work we Carrie out Roofing work Tree surgery Landscaping Power washing and cleaning services

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Reviewed by Katriona on 20/9/2018

Replied to my job extremely quickly. Turned up at my house within 2 hours. Quoted the job and then did it there and then, same day. Fast work. Great service.

At All About Landscapes we offer a large range of garden and landscaping services. We are a very friendly and trustworthy company that cover all residential and commercial work. We are reliable and the customer is our priority.

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Reviewed by Mr Andrew on 20/9/2018

Craig was easy to contact he came as arranged and did a first class job. The price was as quoted. I would have no hesitation to recommend his company 'All about Landscapes' to others.

Smith & jones contractors. We are reliable,friendly,trustworthy & professional. We take pride in our work. Our reviews will show that our customers are always 100% happy. Call the best & flush the rest.

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Reviewed by Alexander on 20/9/2018

I am absolutely delighted with the completed job Shane's choice of contemporary units, tiling finesse and overall finishing made bathroom, breathtakingly superb. He is very polite, knowledgeable and patient. I will not hesitate in recommending Shane and his team. Once again thank you for a job well done.

Centrally based in Newark we undertake all types of jobs across the midlands area,we are a family run business with over 20 years experience in the home Improvements/landscaping industry. We have worked hard to build a strong reputation for providing high quality work at affordable prices. We take great pride in the amount of repeat business we have attracted and new contracts acquired through positive word of mouth and recommendation. We have public liability insurance and the tools and equipment to carry out most jobs.

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Reviewed by Graham on 20/9/2018

Highly professional, first class job.

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Reviewed by Keith on 20/9/2018

job done quickly on time no mess. professional approach. would recommend without hesitation

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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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