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All tree surgery is quoted inclusively and as standard:
  • All work undertaken is covered by Fully Qualified operatives with comprehensive insurance for complete peace of mind.
  • A full safety assessment is taken prior to any works being undertaken to ensure risks are reduced as far as possible.
  • Any waste is removed from site unless requested otherwise (e.g. chippings for garden borders and wood for log burners etc.).

Crown Reduction & Thinning (Tree Topping) In Essex

All tree surgery is quoted inclusively and as standard:
  • All work undertaken is covered by Fully Qualified operatives with comprehensive insurance for complete peace of mind.
  • A full safety assessment is taken prior to any works being undertaken to ensure risks are reduced as far as possible.
  • Any waste is removed from site unless requested otherwise (e.g. chippings for garden borders and wood for log burners etc.)

A Professional Crown Reduction Will Protect & Extend The Healthy Life Of Your Tree... 

Crown Reduction which is often referred to as "Tree Topping" is a way to reduce the size of your tree more safely and stress free. 

Tree thinning (known as a thinning cut) is often a solution that works well with people looking for this kind of work.

Further down the page we look at the differences in more detail, but it is sometimes simpler to look at the desired results:

  • To reduce the weight of potentially dangerous limbs and improve the health of the tree.
  • To remove the lower branches which are a hazard.
  • To help balance a misshapen tree that may have suffered storm damage.
  • To prevent trees from obstructing or damaging property.
  • To prevent damage to overhead power and telecom lines (check to see if this work is the responsibility of the utilities). 

It is often best to have a chat over the phone to understand what you are looking to achieve so that the best options can be recommended.

Please scroll down the page for a clear explanation of these services 👇.

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Let us know what needs doing, sending pictures if possible, and we’ll give you an idea of the price.

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If you're happy or the job is complex, we’ll come out and survey the job and provide a written quote.

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Our friendly team completes the work for you to sign off prior to final payment.
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09:31 01 Apr 22
We employed this fencing contractor to help us when a number of fences across a few rented properties when they sustained damage in the gales. Understandably they were extremely busy, but came out almost immediately on a Sunday to look and quote.The work was carried out very quickly over what must have been their busiest of times.I won't lie, there were a couple of snags, but VERY IMPORTANTLY they went above and beyond to remedy the issues and put everything right. That's what makes a genuine contractor.If you're sifting through a bunch of reviews on different fencing contractors then stop wasting time and give them a call.
Mark Crisell
Mark Crisell
13:06 30 Mar 22
Tom came round to quote yesterday morning and sent email quote immediately. I asked for a couple of modifications to the quote and these were actioned straight away. Once I was happy to proceed, I had an email (which I missed) and a follow up call because they could fit our job in yesterday afternoon. I was surprised but really pleased to get it done so quickly. Harry and his mate arrived on time and did a great job. Access through our neighbour’s garden, old concrete post and chain link in the way, long extension cable needed, not much room on our side due to our old shed…..nothing was a problem for these guys - they got on with it and were very friendly and polite. Thank you guys - I will recommend you to my family and friends :) Very easy to pay online too!
Gemma Thomas
Gemma Thomas
08:36 30 Jul 21
I wanted some of my patio removed and a concrete ramp built from my back door down to my gate. Tom arrived on time to give the quote which I was happy with, and as it was urgent I was booked in the same week for the works which I was pleased with. The guys who came to do the job were a bit late but were polite and friendly and kept me informed about what they were doing. Very pleased with the end result!
Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb
08:00 16 Apr 21
They've done a fantastic job for a very reasonable price. They listened to what I wanted, adapted to changes on the day, and left everything neat and tidy. The result looks high quality, I'm so pleased with it!
Nicole Edbrooke
Nicole Edbrooke
16:35 25 Mar 21
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Jason Uk
13:11 18 Mar 21
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Chrissy Holden
Chrissy Holden
21:04 19 Feb 21
We had our driveway done by these guys. What a fab job and a complete transformation! We can actually park without stones flying and bumping over the edge! An amazing job and superbly ✔. Very pleased!
Kathryn Selvey
Kathryn Selvey
13:26 10 Nov 20
I am very pleased with the work carried out by these guys. Price was good and they were tidy. Will definitely use them again, good job guys!!
Andrew Chandler
Andrew Chandler
13:23 08 Sep 20

Crown Reduction & Thinning vs Tree Topping

Tree Topping & Lopping

These are phrases that we increasingly hear and require careful consideration. It is the practice of removing whole tops of trees or large branches and/or trunks. This can cause significant stress and future safety issues for the following reasons:
  1. The lack of foliage can cause the newly formed bark to suffer from sun scald which is permanent visible damage to the bark.
  2. In many cases it is hoped the process will stimulate new growth. New shoots known as suckers will begin to grow from the wound which is the trees response to the sudden loss of leaves. However, this leaves the tree open to insect attack and fungi which can damage or even kill the tree in extreme cases.
  3. Trees cut back to reduce loss of sunlight and enable views may never grow back naturally thus swapping one problem for another.
If taking this path it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified tree surgeon. We are happy to discuss this with you.

Crown Reduction

A Crown Reduction is reducing the height and spread of the tree by selectively cutting back to smaller branches. This process needs to be carefully managed in accordance with:
  1. The age of the tree.
  2. The species of the tree.
  3. The overall health of the tree.
During this process it is important to keep the natural framework of the tree and preserve as many of the leaf bearing branches as possible.

Crown Lifting

This is the process of removing the lower branches of the tree to raise the canopy.

Crown Thinning

Crown Thinning will not not affect the size and shape of the tree. As the name suggests it will thin the canopy allowing more light to pass through and reduce the trees resistance to wind. Branches are chosen selectively for balance and reducing hazards in order that the tree can lead a prolonged and healthy life.
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  • 1 Year Guarantee

    All workmanship comes with a one year no quibble guarantee. Timber materials are treated for protection against the weather to maximise their useful life.

  • No Surprises

    Once you receive a price there will be no additions unless they are clearly explained, justified and agreed with you first. Any potential risks on a job are highlighted in advance.

1 Year Guarantee

All workmanship comes with a one year no quibble guarantee. Timber materials are treated for protection against the weather to maximise their useful life.

No Surprises

Once you receive a price there will be no additions unless they are clearly explained, justified and agreed with you first. Any potential risks on a job are highlighted in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if my tree has a TPO?

A TPO or "tree preservation order" or any tree within a conservation area will require permission from the Local Planning Authorirty (LPA).

This process can take up to six weeks.

Can I keep the wood Chippings?

Yes of course.

However, not all tree chippings are suitable for mulch, but we can advise you accordingly.

What happens to the larger branches?

We take the larger off cuts off site to be repurposed or incinerated if there is no use for them.

If you would like to keep the off cuts, that is absolutely fine too. We even offer a log splitting service if you have a wood burner. 

How long does it take to season wood?

When wood is first cut it can have moisture levels of 60%.

To be considered good for burning it should be around 20% which can take between 6 and 12 months.

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