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The leading tree surgeons for London and Essex

20 years of experience

All areas covered

LANTRA qualified

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NPTC qualified

Fully insured

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Tree Felling

Tree Felling

Our expert tree surgeons can carefully remove any tree, whilst ensuring no damage is caused to the surrounding areas.
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Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning

All Tree Pruning is carried out to British standard BS3998.
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Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

We are able to remove any size tree stump and leave the ground ready for planting or filling in.
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Tree Pollarding

Tree Pollarding

Our expert tree surgeons can offer advice on pollarding your tree, along with carrying out pollarding works.
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Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming

We take great pride and care in maintaining our customers hedge trimming needs.
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Dead Wood Removal

Dead Wood Removal

It is essential to remove dead wood from trees in public places, to avoid injury by falling branches.
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£10m Insurance

£10m public liability insurance covering our service

TPO Applications

We can help with all aspects of 'Work to Tree' applications

Tree Generalists

We cover all types of trees regardless of size

Friendly Team

Our professional team will look forward to meeting you

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.

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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.

Trees with a Tree Preservation Order are specially selected for their beauty, prominence, history and are of high value to the local area. As such, the Local Authority mark them on a plan and have a number in a schedule. 
If trees on your property have Preservation Orders on them, it doesn’t mean that you cannot do any work on them but you will need to obtain permission from the Local Authority before work can be carried out and this permission can take time to obtain. 
Tree Surgeons London will automatically check to see if your trees have Preservation Orders on them before any work is carried out and if they do, we will ensure we get the required permission.

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.

Yes, we currently have £5 million public liability insurance with a specialist tree surgeon insurance company, and we also have £10 million employers liability insurance cover.
Yes we will remove all debris caused by the work, unless you wish us to leave it with you. Some people like to chop it into logs for firewood or use it to create a habitat in their garden for insects and wildlife. If the woodchip is of a good quality we are sometimes asked to leave it with the customer for use within the garden. 
Well over 95% of debris removed will be re-used or recycled.

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.

Tree surgeons should have recognised Arboriculture qualifications and should be able to provide proof of these if asked to before any work is carried out. 
Proof of liability insurance should also be asked for if you are in any doubt and any tree surgeon should be happy to supply this. 
Operatives should not normally use spikes to climb a tree which is not being felled as this harms the tree and many cheaper firms will use them as it is a quick way of climbing the tree. Only use spikes on trees to be felled, and occasionally on extra large trees or where climber safety is an issue.