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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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I have worked in the tree/garden industry for over 20 years, this is what i love to do and take great pride in work, i also like to complete the job to the customers satisfaction, and won't leave a job until this is complete.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Stan on 21/2/2018

Duncan turned up on time and did an excellent job in a professional manner. Well done Duncan it was a pleasure to meet you. As an aside this quote was very very competitive Give him a go you won’t regret it. Thanks Duncan.

Jc landscaping is a family run buisness with 100s of happy Customers no job to big or to small all aspects of landscaping & roofing

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/2/2018

Joe and his team were able to start at relatively short notice and flexible in booking the job in to suit the weather. They got the job done incredibly quickly and with minimal mess. They also checked I was happy with the job before tidying up afterwards. Great job done, many thanks.

I am a sole trader working in the gardening and landscaping industry. I have 10+ years experience in this business and priorities by putting homeowners first, no job too big and no job too small, looks forwards to making your wishes come true.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, External wall painting, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Lesley on 21/2/2018

Punctual, quick workers, tidied up after and pleasant polite people. They constantly consulted me on every part of the job to make sure they were doing what I wanted and to check that I was happy with the work. I would definitely use their services again.

Williams landscapes is a 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.

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

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Reviewed by Irene on 21/2/2018

Done the job in half an hour and at a good price. Would certainly recommend him

DH&SON Property Maintenance is a family only business, who take pride in each job we do and complete each job to the highest standard possible.

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

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Reviewed by Geoff on 21/2/2018

They turned up when they said they would (at short notice from me) and did the job perfectly well

Your Local Independent Maintenance and Repairs Service

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

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/2/2018

Excellent service. Contacted me within half hour of me submitting the job. Made a temporary fix while he went to get a replacement shower which he fitted the same day. Will certainly consider using James again for other work.

LOCAL-LANDSCAPES A LOCAL FAMILY RUN COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST EST SINCE 1991 LOOKING TO GIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE !

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by RAY on 21/2/2018

Nice to find someone who actually does what they say they are going to do at a reasonable price. If you need any fencing done this is the man to use.

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Chris on 21/2/2018

Dale you are a true gent. Arrived early, got on with the job of putting a keter 8x6 shed up no messing or stalling. Excellent communication very friendly and honest person keep up the good work buddy we will keep you in mind for the future.

i am a young man that currently works within the property developing business renovating homes but on the weekends looking to make myself and my family some more savings i am keen and reliable wont be beaten on price can do it all!!!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Amy on 20/2/2018

Fast and reliable, very responsive to all correspondence.

Based in Kent ,I provide a friendly and reliable service with over 15 years experience Within the construction and landscape industry. I Undertake all constuction and landscapes works from really small jobs to full garden designs to extensions , I have highly experienced tradesmen that work along side me to complete the work to a very High standard. Having worked for big company's foryears ,on big multi million pound landscapes and construction contracts Iv developed the knowledge and been taught the way to get the job done safely efficiently and to high spec.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Brian on 20/2/2018

Did a very good job,took everything away and cleaned up after them would 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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  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.