A tree surgeon is usually a self-employed contractor who either fells or prunes a tree in a surgical manner, avoiding damage to the surrounding environment or other limbs of the existing tree – hence the term ‘surgeon’.
Trees are an important part of any outdoor space and are proven to have a positive effect on both our mental and physical wellbeing. They become a beloved part of our gardens and often provide a nice outlook for neighbours and the local community, which is why it’s essential to ensure you don’t make any avoidable mistakes when trimming them.
Here are four of the most common mistakes people make when trimming their trees, and how to avoid them.
If you have a tree on your property that you wish to remove, you’ll need to ensure it doesn’t have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) over it before you take any action, such as pollarding or tree removal. If you are looking to do anything with a tree under a TPO on your property, you will need to obtain permission from your local authority, or potentially face Crown Court action which could result in an unlimited fine. Read More
There are many different reasons you may want to cut down a tree, whether its structure has become too damaged or it’s putting others at risk. However, there are several considerations you must have about this type of project, including whether a tree felling licence is required. Here’s everything you need to know. Read More
Over the colder months of the year, it’s easy for gardens to become unruly, so as spring approaches, it’s a great idea to plan an outdoor space that works for you. Perhaps you’ve recently moved into a new property and inherited an overgrown garden. Or maybe you want to embark on a landscaping project, so need some help clearing the space. One of the best garden services to choose for this type of project is a garden clearance. Read More
While it’s always important to preserve and maintain the health of trees wherever possible, there may be times when nothing can be done, leaving tree felling as the only remaining option. But when should trees be removed rather than saved? Here’s everything you need to know. Read More
The great British weather can wreak havoc on our outdoor spaces, so it’s vital you maintain any large trees in your garden which could cause harm to your property and pose a risk to others should they become storm damaged. However, after stormy weather, if you think it’s affected the condition of your trees, it’s important to manage what happens next as carefully as possible. Follow these top tips. Read More
As temperatures drop and the nights draw in, it’s the time of year when many property owners turn on their wood burning stoves. But did you know that the type of firewood you use is highly important? Here’s why you should only use seasoned logs this Winter. Read More
As the warmer weather hits us, many are reviewing what needs to be done in the garden, including looking at the condition of any trees. There are a few reasons why you may be considering a tree removal, but you must always put safety at the top of the list when you plan the work.
Follow our expert tips to ensure tree felling is a success. Read More
Hedges serve a multitude of purposes, from forming an attractive garden border to enhancing privacy and security at a property. However, keeping them well-maintained is essential if you want to manage their condition, size and shape. Here are just a few of the reasons hedge trimming is highly recommended, whether it’s for a hedge at a home, business or on public land. Read More