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Do you have a tree that’s become too big for its boots? Whether it’s in a back garden or on commercial property, trees can become a nuisance and need trimming down for safety or aesthetic reasons.

This is where professional tree surgeons come in. They’ll visit you, evaluate the situation and take action. This could be trimming down the branches or even removing part of the upper trunk.

Tree surgeons can offer a range of services and aren’t simply available for cutting down a tree. They can also offer solid advice on the right treatment and maintenance for trees in your garden at different times of the year too.

Why will I need a tree surgeon?

For managing trees, one of your first thoughts will be whether you can carry out the task yourself. A simple pruning can probably be conducted by most homeowners, but to get a great result without spoiling the tree will often require the services of an expert.

By taking matters into your own hands, there’ll be a large amount of waste left over to dispose of. Numerous trips to the tip after packing the debris into black bin liners will be necessary.

With a professional service though, the clean-up is all covered in the price. There is also the opportunity to have the trimmings converted into woodchip to use in the garden as well.

One of the more common reasons for requiring a tree surgeon is to benefit from more light in the garden. Professionals will often point out that even after reduction the tree will still cast a shadow and instead may remove lower branches to allow more light under the canopy of the tree.

You could also require the services of an expert because of damage to a building. Tree roots and branches can cause a serious problem to both residential and commercial properties and need to be properly maintained.

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Average Tree surgery cost

The common cost of Tree surgery is £500. Costs vary based on the materials and the provider picked. The upper price range can be as high as £575. The material costs are typically around £125

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Tree surgery installation cost in your area 2021

Labour cost £350
Material cost £125
Waste removal £25
Time frame: 1-2 days

Advantages for Tree surgery

  • You decrease the risk of hazards through making the tree healthier
  • tree will be more manageable for future pruning
  • Potential early detection of a disease
  • Preserve the longevity of the tree
  • Remove trees safely that are no longer wanted

Disadvantages for Tree surgery

  • More costly than doing it yourself

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Tree surgery FAQs

Do I need council approval to remove a tree?

Although we advocate non-removal of trees, but we also know for a fact that this isn’t always possible especially when it involves safety challenges or damage to property. If you’re looking to remove a tree on your property, then you should probably confirm whether or not you’d require a council approval.

In the UK, if the tree you want removed has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) placed on it, then before you’ll be able to perform any sort of work to the tree ( be it cutting a branch or felling/ removing the tree), you must obtain a permission from the council.

The Tree Preservation Order is created by local planning authorities such as a district, borough or national park with the aim of providing adequate protection to trees which provide amenity values to the public. Any act to the TPO protected tree such as cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting or wilful damage considered a criminal offence. In other words, if the tree on your property is visible and is enjoyed by the public then there’s a possibility that there’s a TPO placed on it. To confirm whether or not this is the case, you can reach out to your local council’s tree officer for more information.

You will need to fill out an application form and submit to your local authority in order to request permission of remove a tree. In the event whereby you happen to reside in a Conservation Area, the same rules applies as TPO-placed trees but you don’t necessarily need to have TPO placed on them.

If the tree is in your garden without a TPO placed on it and you do not live in a Conservation Area, then you would not need to apply for permission to have it removed.

How to remove a conifer tree?

Have you being considering the options available to you for removing the conifers around your home? Or perhaps you’re just planning to raise some structures in an area where you have lots of conifer trees. Regardless of your reason for wanting to remove a conifer tree, you’ve come to the right place!

There are multiple options to remove a conifer tree based on the one that best suits your needs. Some individuals are okay with felling the tree and leaving the stumps behind, while others don’t just want both the tree and the stumps so they poison the tree and subject the stumps to a quick rotting process.

lThe Physical Method

This basically involves felling the trees with the help of powerful machines and other tools. Let’s take a look!

• Early preparation. Get your chainsaw ready alongside your pruning tools as well as other equipments that can prove to be useful.

• Determine the direction you want the tree to fall. You must ensure there’s no passerby risk or risk of damage to any property whatsoever.

• Cut down the trunk. Put your chainsaw to use. First cut doen the branches and twigs before felling the tree.

• Choose your cutting technique depending on the tree’s size, slope and chainsaw available.

• Check for possible infestation before removing the conifer tree.

• Remove the conifer stumps by grinding the stumps out (use a grinder) and setting fire to consume the stumps.

lThe Chemical Method

To carry out this process, you need to first cut down the large tree branches using a chainsaw. Once done, cut off a portion around the circumference of the trunk below the lower branches, close to the root. Leave the bark’s strips connected to the conifer tree to expose the inner tissue.

Mix the chemicals and apply into the conifer tree directly until the whole surface is covered. This will make the conifer tree to die off gradually for a couple of weeks.

Can a tree close to a building be felled?

Many tree surgeons offer a specialist service for trees that cannot be easily felled via a simple cut. Sectional dismantling is used which involves making several cuts to slice the tree into small sections which can be brought back to the ground safely. Using this method will allow tree surgeons to fell trees that pose risks to nearby buildings in a safe manner.

How much does it cost to remove a large tree?

Do you have a large tree on your property and wondering how much it would cost to have it totally removed? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Generally, the average cost of a tree removal can widely range due to a number of reasons which includes the size, heigh, diameter, location in the garden as well as the type of the tree. And as you would have expected, the larger your tree is the more you’re definitely going to pay to have it completely removed. While being large, another important factor that influences the price is the ease of access. This means that the more difficult it is to get to the tree the more strenuous and longer it’ll take to be felled, hence the more the price that’s likely to be charged when compared to a similar-sized tree which is more accessible.

Generally for a day’s work, a tree surgeon will charge within the range of £150 to £200, and will usually work with one or two general labourer. As a result, you can expect to pay about £300 to £500 in a day as cost of labour if there happens to be up to three labourers.

In short, to cut down a large tree of about 50 feet to 75 feet, this will usually take about one to two days and cost within the range of £650 to £1,200. Meanwhile an extra large tree which is beyond 75 feet will take about 2 to 5 days to cut down and cost within the range of £1,000 to £2,500. However, you should have it in mind that the price that will be charged will be based on a number of factors like the overhang, tree type, access, disposal, closeness to public footpath or road and more.

When to prune leylandii?

When home or property owners decide to plant a Leylandii, they mostly think about how great it is as a hedging and screening plant and forgetting it also require a regular maintenance to keep in good shape. One thing about Leylandii are they do not re grow if you happen to cut back into the old wood. Once it turns brown, it will remain like that with no possible solutions to remedy the situation as they have little to no ability to regrow from the old wood.

In order to maintain your Leylandii hedge in good shape and order, that’s not too wide or too tall, then it’s recommended that it should be trimmed at least once a year. By doing this, you’re more likely to cut only into the new green growth which will enable the hedging plant look great and green with no brown patches. So when is the best time to prune a Leylandii hedge plant in a year?

Generally, it’s advisable to cut back mature or overgrown Leylandii hedges in the UK about two to three cuts between the months of April and August. By this time, your hedge plant will already be well established and ready for some maintenance and care. However, if there’s a chance that you might not be able to prune it on a yearly basis, the we’d suggest you get a slower growing alternative instead. Some of the alternatives which are slower growing and unlike Leylandii, can regenerate when cut back into the old wood are several types of Thuja as well as English Yew.

Below are some guidelines you can follow when trimming your Leylandii hedge:

• Do not cut Leylandii hedges during very forsty or hot weather.

• Do not cut the hedges during wet conditions to allow the cut dry and heal quickly.

• Make use of sharp tools.

• Cut on a cool and breezy day.

Are tree surgeons expensive?

Do you have a tree in your garden that doesn’t seem to be faring very well? If you think its time to call on a tree surgeon for help, you might also be wondering how much you will be charged for hiring a tree surgeon especially if you’re on a tight budget. However, the fact remains that the amount a tree surgeon will charge largely depends on a range of influencing factors. And before we proceed, it’s important to note that most tree surgery companies will deliver a wide array of tree surgery services rather than trying to sell service packages. So what are the factors influencing the service cost charged by a tree surgeon? Let’s have a look!

• Tree Size

Before carrying out a job, a survey of the tree in question would be conducted. This normally includes taking measurement of the height, crown as well as the trunk width in order to determine how large the tree is. If it’s a very large tree, it may require the use of a heavy duty equipment to cut down which will make the job more expensive.

• Accessibility

If the tree does not have sufficient access to make for an easy cut down, then the project will be more expensive.

• Location of the Tree

In the event whereby the tree happens o be close to building or power lines, this will require more efforts to have it removed which also means more money.

• Tree Type & Count

The cost of tree surgeon will also on the type of the tree in question as well as the number of the trees.

• Waste Removal

After trimming or cutting down a tree, the removal and disposal of the tree can further attract more costs. Some tree surgery companies will charge you for the services, while others may not.

Can I remove a tree on my property?

The decision to purchase a property may not come with trees as an influencing factor. However, when the trees start to get overgrown or appears sick you will have to consider the regulatory status which may affect your ability to prune, fell or remove them.

First and foremost, the owner of the tree must be determined and this is the individual who owns the land on which the tree was originally planted. However, if you’re not the owner but the tree overhangs your land you’re allowed to cut the branches back up to the boundary, if the tree is unprotected. In such cases, you normally do not need to seek the consent of the original tree owner or neighbouring land owner to perform the works to the tree. But the branches and fruits on them ( if any) still remains that of the land owner and they’re to be returned to them if necessary.

In situations whereby you’re the owner of the tree, you’re required to determine whether or not your tree is protected by a Tree Protection Order ( TPO) before any action can be taken. The main goal of a Tree Protection Order is to provide protection to trees which are considered to deliver amenity values to the general public. In other words, if your tree can be viewed by the public and enjoyed from outside your garden’s confines then there’s a high possibility that it’s subjected to a TPO.

To confirm whether or not your tree is subjected to a TPO, you can check with your local planning authority (LPA). However, there are some local council websites that displays all TPOs registered within their jurisdiction.

What happens to the felled trees?

Tree surgeons will be able to remove any logs or wood chippings produced by the work carried out from your garden. They will then dispose of these in an environmentally friendly manner. Generally the companies will cut and dry the wood and then sell it on to the local community.

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