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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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Hawthorn garden maintenance specialises in grass cutting,flowerbeds,hedge pruning,tree topping,fencing,turf and garden clearance we do it to the highest quality to make all are customers happy

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Lois on 24/2/2018

Got back to me very promptly and seemed very good however I didn't have him quote. As I wanted someone more local.

We are group of professionals from east of Poland. We offer full service of finishing interior works also our experts are specialised in internal and external painting, paperhanging and gardening services. Follow us on facebook/KPRDCrew for more gallery

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Daniel on 24/2/2018

Very happy from start to finish. Good quote, fit us in very quickly after quote and came back numerous times to ensure perfect finish. Great job, very tidy and clean. Would recommend.

Here at Top Notch we pride our selfs in offering the very best craftsmanship at fully competitive prices and have years of experience

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 24/2/2018

Very courteous and polite. Arrived on time and did a good job. I would definitely recommend them and use their services again.

We are a team that work as a unit our main goal is customer satisfaction we can and have tackled the most difficult jobs that other company's refused to carry out. our team have been fully trained & have many years experience in all aspects of our work

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 24/2/2018

I had a number of quotes, but Crystal Palace Landscape and Tree Surgery by far was the best. Job was professional carried out, with one of the team rigged up cutting back and reducing Acer tree. They did additional work by tidying, cutting back shrubs and clearing leaves and a good sweep up. I would definitely use again and would recommend. Well mannered and polite. So a reduced tree, a clean garden and I'm happy!

We at jh landscape gardening have many years expertise in all aspects of landscaping services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Jessica on 24/2/2018

Very reliable, easy to contact and a good job really well done. Thanks John!

Hi there, My name is Mark Grocott. I offer all aspects of a Handyman service. I have only been in business since July 2014 but have already completed jobs on some very nice properties,one of which has won a prestigious award for the builder that built it.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Daniel on 24/2/2018

Mark did an excellent job, friendly demeanour would hire again.

We offer the highest standard in all aspects of garden maintenance for an honest and affordable rate. Services include lawn care, tree and shrub pruning, planting, composting, mulching, hedge-cutting and shaping, garden design and and waste removal.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Mark on 23/2/2018

Good service

Woodland tree & landscape specialists teem puts the customers first and help them out in every way they can we are only one call away We work around you we give free advice and quotes many thanks woodland

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

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Reviewed by Keith on 23/2/2018

Great job done by Nathan. Will be having him back on a regular basis to keep on top of our garden.

All our tradesman have a minimum of 15 years experience and pride ourselves in providing work to extremely high standard.

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

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Reviewed by Sam on 23/2/2018

I would not recommend the use of this company. I appointed Matt to undertake a large garden renovation. He completed only two thirds of the job despite receiving nearly all the payment. There were some issues with what he did do (poor pointing and not providing the base agreed for the front patio) and he invoiced us for materials that he had not purchased). He demanded more money to complete the job despite a price being agreed up front. Our dispute is ongoing,

Treevolution (east anglia) ltd is a family run company based in Colchester Essex. Our team cover east anglia, and our railway work is nation wide. We offer competative prices for a high quality of work.

Trades serviced: Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Residential pest control, Stump Grinding

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Reviewed by David on 23/2/2018

Very happy with the work and the thorough clean up afterwards.

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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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