The leading tree surgeons for London and Essex
Tree Surgery Services
Tree Surgeons London have been offering Tree Services in London and Essex for over 20 years. We are passionate about what we do and have unrivalled experience in tree care and maintenance. Our services include Tree Removals, Tree Felling, Pollarding, Stump Grinding and Pruning. We also cover more general garden clearances. Our team are highly qualified Arborists and have experience working on all tree types. We have a strong focus on health and safety and a stronger focus on ensuring we work carefully on our client's tree to prevent damage to property. We offer free visual assessments and quotations and would be happy to help with your tree service requirements.
Why choose us?
Highly trained staff
All our staff are fully qualified with LANTRA and NPTC certificates in all land based and aerial skills, that are required within modern arboriculture. We actively carry out refresher training for all our staff to ensure the high standards of work practices are continually maintained. We at Tree Surgeons London are passionate about continuing to learn throughout our career, even after 20+ years in the industry, we still feel training should be an on going requirement for our staff. Under the Health And Safety At Work Act and PUWER it states that all chainsaw users on the ground or in the tree must hold a formal certificate of competence to use a chainsaw at work. We take great pride in maintaining all necessary training for our staff.
Reducing damage during tree work
At Tree Surgeons London we have extensive experience in carrying out tree surgery work within London. Trees within the city can grow in extremely confined spaces. We use our expertise and knowledge along with modern tree surgery techniques to reduce damage to your property when working. Removing trees which maybe too large for its location and may be close to your property require advanced aerial rigging techniques and skill, to control the lowering of timber. Our fully qualified tree surgeons will take time and care to ensure no damage is caused while we work. Some hedge trimming work may have treasured flora planted below which requires careful care and attention to not damage any surrounding plants.
What Our Customers Have to Say
Most frequent questions and answers
It is recommended that trees are worked on after leaf fall and before bud burst. This however is not true for all species so we would prefer to look at each tree individually and give you a written report. Some examples of trees requiring work at other times are Cherry, Plum and related trees (Prunus species) These should be pruned soon after flowering to reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Maple and Birch should not be pruned in the spring to avoid ‘bleeding’ (exuding sap), which although not considered damaging can be unsightly. Magnolia and Walnut should only be pruned in high summer. Most common species of hedges can be cut any time of the year but again we would confirm this after inspection.
Whilst it is true to say that most trees grow in similar ways, very few trees live in the same environment. It is practically impossible to cost a tree work job over the phone. For us to accurately advise you of the cost and extent of any required work, it is important that one of our qualified surveyors carries out a site inspection. This is a free no obligation exercise. We have many things to take into consideration such as access for machinery and equipment required to do the work, assessment of the trees in question and ease of disposal of wood and arisings.
Your common law rights allow you to remove any of your neighbours’ branches that cross your boundary without the need to seek your neighbours’ permission, although you may wish to notify your neighbour of your intentions. You should not cross the boundary or dispose of the branches or other material from the tree into your neighbours’ property, but first ask if they wish to have the material returned to them. If they do not want it, it will be your responsibility to arrange disposal.
If the tree is protected by a tree preservation order or is located within a conservation area you will need to seek permission before undertaking work to living parts of the tree.
You can carry out whatever work is needed to make the tree safe. The work must be the minimum needed and additional work will require an application of consent. You must inform us as soon as possible if you have carried out work to a damaged protected tree or if a protected tree has been blown over into your garden. You may be required to replace a protected tree that has been blown down or felled.
If possible take a photograph of the storm damage or get a professional tree surgeon to make a written report, as it will be your responsibility to prove that the work carried out was essential to make the tree safe.
A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
Trees within conservation areas are given special protection because of the contribution they make to an area and unauthorised felling or lopping of trees carries the same penalties as trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order. You will need to apply for consent to carry out works to a tree located in a conservation area.
If you destroy or damage a tree you could be fined up to £20,000 if convicted in the magistrates court.
For other offences you could be fined up to £2,500. If the tree was cut down or destroyed you will normally have to plant a replacement tree.
Yes. All of our staff are highly qualified in tree surgery and have NPTC and LANTRA qualifications for the tasks they carry out.
There are many different types of tree work operations that can improve views. Reducing the tree or crown raising can be very effective ways of achieving this. Even if trees are protected works are often allowed with the correct application.