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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

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Stump Grinding, Tree Felling

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Reviewed by Tony on 19/2/2018

What an amazing service from Andrew. Not only is he a very nice person who genuinely cares about his work but he is very professional and takes pride in his job. He actually did more work than agreed and wasn’t interested in trying to get more money, very refreshing to deal with somebody like that. If u need trees cut or cared for and I live in Glasgow’s south side, don’t go anywhere else call Andrew.

A Reid garden services fencing hedge cutting tree trimming hard landscaping gravel supplied and lead turfin all types of paving to general tidy up thanks for looking please visit my Facebook page. A garden services for pictures of off jobs we have done

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Lisa on 19/2/2018

Doesn’t show for quotes!

Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Reza on 19/2/2018

arranged quickly and easily. tuned up on time. job done within half hour. thanks

Lee Henderson garden services has been going since February 2016 I have nearly 20 years experience in garden maintenance pruning tidy ups one offs only the best equipment used

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/2/2018

Lee did a fantastic job clearing the ivy that had run riot in my garden, replacing fence panelling, pruning and removing other shrubs. He was prompt, competitively priced and always responded to messages quickly. All rubbish was taken away and he cleared up afterwards. I can highly recommend

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Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Michael on 19/2/2018

Friendly guy.

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by duan on 19/2/2018

Billy came on time, fixed the leaking around the chimney . He took photos before and after which was always helpful . I wasn’t sure if the type of the cap on the top of the unused chimney was correct one as it appeared to be no gap for ventilation . Billy assured me that there was already a ventilation hole at the side of the chimney . I will have to trust him on that , as only time will tell . I can not comment on the price as I did not get other quotes.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Stump Grinding, Tree Felling

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Reviewed by Kate on 19/2/2018

Chris and his team where very efficient and worked very hard all day. The job got done in less time than anticipated, which was a welcome relief to me as there was no side access to our garden (so meant the kitchen was a little tricky to use at times); But the team where very accommodating and kept kitchen tidy and accessible during the job. Chris wants to make sure his customers are kept happy with his work and so was happy to re-trim a bit that was bothering me. Would definitely use again

C and N property maintenance we are a small family run business 30 years of work experience on gardening tree felling and all other areas in property maintenance always professional and reliable customer satisfaction number one priority

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by iolanda on 19/2/2018

Clean work ; efficient and task carried out in as little time as possible. Will certainly use again their services as and when needed.

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.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Stump Grinding, Tree Felling

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Reviewed by Barry on 18/2/2018

Very good job by Joe and his team, in poor weather. Would recommend.

We are a small family run business with over 35years of experience in tree care gardening and landscaping

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Disabled Access / Mobility Service, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by James on 18/2/2018

Did a very honest job at a very honest price. Really pleased and would use again.

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Tree Surgeons - what you need to know

Tree surgeons understand the physiology of trees, assessing their form and growth patterns so they can be kept healthy. Tree surgeons also make sure that trees are structurally sound as well as aesthetically pleasing.

What a tree surgeon can help with

  • Solid plastering (applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings like pebble-dash on outside walls).
  • Fibrous plastering (creating ornamental plasterwork like ceiling roses, cornices and architraves).
  • Dry lining (fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions).
  • Skimming (covering plaster with a flawlessly smooth surface for decoration).
  • Rendering (protecting or brightening brickwork, adding a modern layer of plaster to the wall, or simply repairing or replacing current renders, such as stucco finishes).
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Pruning

Pruning happens for a few different reasons. If parts of a tree become diseased, it may be necessary to prune it to keep the tree healthy. This might also be done simply to make the tree more pleasant on the eye. Branches can become hazardous when they get in the way of gutters, roads, roofs and power lines, so will need to be pruned back for safety reasons. Lastly, you might just need more light and a tree is blocking it.

Tree removal

Trees sometimes need to be removed, again, for a few different reasons. It might be to aid construction, or because the tree is dead, or it might be vulnerable to storms so is removed to stop it from causing damage.

Tree surgery

Branches can be braced for added strength, and the tree can be injected with nutrients to improve health.

Thinning

Thinning a tree allows extra light through the tree, reducing wind resistance. This makes the tree safer, especially during storms or high winds.

Root management

Roots of large trees can cause damage to paths and driveways if not kept under control.

Relocating trees

Trees don’t need to be cut down if they’re causing issues – they can simply be moved to a more suitable location.

Stump removal

This one needs no explanation. Unless it makes for a nice garden seat you’ll probably want rid of it, and a tree surgeon can get the job done.

 

The qualifications your tree surgeon needs

There are no set qualifications required to be a tree surgeon. Most tree surgeons gain experience on the job, perhaps as a grounds worker or through a college course. A good tree surgeon will have a broad knowledge of the various power tools involved, as well as ropes and harnesses.

Planning permission for tree surgeon jobs

Many trees are protected by tree preservation orders which means that, in general, you need the council's consent to prune or fell them. In addition, there are controls over many other trees in conservation areas. Find out more at the Planning Portal.

Insurance for tree surgeon work

It’s important that your tree surgeon has public liability insurance, which protects against any damage caused to your property.

Building regulations for tree surgeons

Building regulations don’t apply to trees and hedges, but foundations can be affected by tree roots and soil moisture. This should always be considered when planting or removing trees, or when building new structures. Some tree species can affect foundations over 20 metres away.

 

Questions you should ask a tree surgeon

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Can they provide references for previous work done?
  • Will they supply all materials?
  • How long have they been trading for?

Tree surgeon ideas

Avoiding tree damage – do you need a tree surgeon? Looking for a new tree? Check out our tree-buying guide.

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