Types of Tree Surgery

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Occasionally a tree may need to be removed completely. Felling a large tree in a restricted area will normally require the tree to be climbed and dismantled in sections. Other times when space, safety and trees form and allows, a tree may be felled in the traditional forestry sense of the term, by bringing the tree to ground using practised methods to ensure a safe, controlled and calculated fell.

Crown Reduction

This process involves reducing the size of the trees' overall canopy by pruning the branches evenly throughout the crown. Dangerous deadwood and crossing branches are removed or pruned during the process to minimize the possibility of pathogens and disease infecting the tree.


Crown Lifting

Crown Lifting is the removal of selected branches and limbs from the lower part of the trees crown, lifting the crown's overall height and also allows more light to penertrate through the lower crown.

Stump & Root Removal

Once a tree has been felled to ground level, you may require the stump to also be removed. For this we offer a straight forward stump and root removal service. This procedure involves using a stump grinding machine that will grind the stump out of the ground until the stump and root system are destroyed. If the stump presence is not a concern, we will treat the stump to ensure that re-growth does not occur.

Hedge Trimming & Reduction

Regular hedge trimming maintains the hedge to look 'tight and full' and can avoid the need to cut back heavily. If left neglected, cutting back heavily can result in a bare and unpleasant looking hedge-line, which may take some time to fully recover. Hedge maintenance may also include the reduction in hedge height when left neglected and overgrown.


Pollarding is a woodland management method, but has in recent years found its way into the practice of arboriculture. The process involves the removal of all branches and most limbs, resulting in the remainder of only the trunk and occasionally a framework of the major limbs. After a tree has been pollarded the tree is given some time to re-grow, after which the process may be repeated.

Branch & Limb Removal

Sometimes it is necessary to remove certain branches of a trees crown, without fully reducing, thinning or lifting the crown. An example would be if a large branch or number of branches had extended over a neighbouring boundary. This process involves removing as little live growth as possible to ensure the health and stability of the tree.


As a tree grows it is natural for some branches to die back, for safety reasons it is advisable to have your tree regularly inspected and cleared of any deadwood especially in public areas.


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