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This page has everything you’ll need to know about finding and hiring a local tree surgeon. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

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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.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by Steven on 18/2/2018

Walter turned up when he said he would and, in the course of a day and a half, jetwashed a path and patio and turned a messy, tired, end-of-winter garden into a smart, neat garden ready for summer. He pruned, weeded, replaced the garden edging and re-barked the garden. I couldn't have been happier with the result. More than happy to recommend him.

Hi as you can see I am new to rated people but have vast experience in the work that I do. I specialise in tree maintenance, turfing, flagging, fencing and all other aspects of gardening, We aim to provide the best service to suite all budgets.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by john on 18/2/2018

very quick, no mess and a professional job done.

I have a small Ipswich based business that has many years of maintenance on property's and i have been doing gardens for a number of years now and unlike most i have public liability insurance in place and never take payment till the client is happy.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition

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Reviewed by Rod on 18/2/2018

Excellent job, done quickly, tidily and on budget. Recommended.

We are a friendly family run business with over 25 years of experience covering All of central Scotland. we can carry out all aspects of paving and landscaping from design to completion we offer a ten year guarantee on all work

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/2/2018

Bill did a first class job. He came to give the quote at the appointed time and did the work within the week. The quality of the workmanship was fantastic and he tidied up too! I would recommend him to anyone. Many thanks again Bill! LG

W Harris Garden and Tree Services is a fully insured, company based in Southampton, (Hampshire) with a safe and professional approach to all aspects of tree and garden work.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by JANE on 18/2/2018

Wayne was very efficient and helpful. His quote was precise and he kept to it although the work was pretty arduous and actually made a brilliant job of clearing the overgrown shrubs, a border and taking everything away. I asked him to return the following day to do even more jobs, again at an agreed price, and the completed work including spraying weed killer and a ton of weeding was done so well. I was very impressed and wouldn't hesitate to call him again - and will this time next year if not before!

When the square hole does not fit in the round ,you know who to call POUND FOR POUND

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Simon on 17/2/2018

Decent chap. Did what he said.

PC Building Solutions are a company with tradesmen that have worked within the construction industry for over 30 years. We specialise in all aspects of building work within London and Home Counties. Once you try us you will never go elsewhere again.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Stephen on 17/2/2018

Paul and his team were great! Nice guys who worked well to create some peace in a garden of chaos. I had paul and his team back for a second job to replace the garden fencing and like the 1st time I was completely happy with the work that they did for me.

Providing hard and soft landscaping/ground working services for over 20 years. Specialising in garden design, mono blocking, driveways, patios, foundation work, drainage, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass and garden maintenance. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JP on 16/2/2018

Never shows up, 2 day job took 3 weeks! Wouldn’t recommend

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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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How our service works

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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