Tree Surgeons In Clapham
South London Tree Surgery provides insured and certified tree surgeons in Clapham and throughout South London.
As Clapham tree surgeons, we often work near Clapham Common, Wandsworth Park, Clapham Junction, Oaklands Estate and the High Street.
Our company delivers various tree care services to commercial and residential customers, including tree pruning, felling, planting, and stump removal.
We hold specialist £10 million Public & Employers Liability Insurance to cover our operations, staff, clients and the public.
We’re also members of CHAS, Alcumus SafeContractor, and have QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditation.
From initial enquiry to project completion, we guarantee professional service and total customer satisfaction.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation, site visit, and quotation from a qualified tree surgeon in Clapham.
For more information on our popular tree services, please continue reading below.
Tree Surgery In Clapham
South London Tree Surgery offers a wide range of tree surgery services in Clapham and the nearby regions.
Our staff have extensive knowledge and can advise you on the most effective solutions to meet your project goals.
All our services are available on a contractual and ad hoc basis.
Tree Pruning In Clapham
Pruning is a commonly requested service, as it offers the opportunity to use numerous techniques to achieve specific goals.
Regular tree pruning can enhance your trees’ health and appearance while reclaiming outdoor space.
Types of pruning services include:
Crown lifting increases the distance between the ground and the lowest branches of a tree.
Crown thinning decreases the density of the crown, reducing weight and wind resistance.
Crown cleaning/dead wooding
Crown cleaning eliminates deadwood, crossed branches, and epicormic growth.
Crown reductions decrease the size of a tree’s crown by a specific percentage, typically around 20%.
Formative pruning involves selectively removing or shortening branches to reduce the chances of future issues.
*Potential issues in trees may include co-dominant stems, crossed or acutely angled branches.
Bad Pruning Practices
Many rogue tree surgeons use topping and lopping to achieve a specific height or view. This harsh process involves removing all limbs and foliage with no attention given to correct pruning procedures.
When a tree lacks growth points for regeneration and leaves for photosynthesis, it can often lead to dieback or complete death.
For a free trimming consultation and pruning quotation, Contact us today.
Tree Felling In Clapham
Safe tree felling necessitates appropriate equipment, training, and experience. Our tree company comprises experienced and NPTC-Qualified tree surgeons with access to the latest tools and equipment.
There are two accepted techniques for tree felling.
Sectional Tree Felling
Clapham is densely populated, so your tree will likely require sectional tree felling/dismantling.
With sectional tree felling, we remove parts of the tree in manageable sections to avoid damage to nearby objects, structures or property.
Our qualified arborists will evaluate the tree and its surroundings to choose the most appropriate approach for a safe dismantling process.
Here are some possible methods for removing a tree in a challenging location.
- To ascend the tree, using ropes and a harness.
- Gain access using a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) or a Cherry Picker.
- Utilise controlled cutting, free fall, and rigging techniques to guide the branches or stem to the ground safely.
- A crane or grapple saw can safely remove sections and prevent damage to objects, structures or property.
Straight Tree Felling
If space permits, a qualified arborist will fell a tree as a whole. The tree feller will make precise cuts at the tree’s base, and control its direction through ropes, wedges, pulleys, or winches.
Due to tall trees requiring more space, tree surgeons generally use straight tree felling for smaller trees or forestry operations.
Contact our team for a free consultation or to schedule a tree-felling quotation with a friendly, professional arborist.
Tree Removal In Clapham
After we cut down a tree, most clients typically request it be taken away and properly disposed of.
Depending on location, we have various tree removal methods, but most commonly, we’ll process the branches using a wood chipper and then extract the timber.
The way we remove trees is dependent on the location and ground topography. Still, we will usually process the branches using a chipper and then extract the timber mechanically or by hand.
We responsibly dispose of all waste generated by our operations, and it’s most often repurposed or used biomass for energy production.
South London Tree Surgery can offer Tree removal separately, or we can include it with our tree felling services. Contact us for further information or to schedule a free quotation.
Tree Stump Removal In Clapham
You might need to have a tree stump removed for various reasons, but one of the most common is when it obstructs access or interferes with an upcoming project. Stumps can also pose a potential safety risk and can be visually unappealing.
The most efficient method for stump removal is through using specialised machinery.
Stump grinders are machines designed to cut stumps into small fragments using cutting teeth on a flywheel.
The grindings will fill the hole left from the stump, initially forming a mound but levelling off over time as they break down.
While stump grinders are the most effective way to remove stumps, it is crucial to note that they can be dangerous and cause damage if not operated correctly.
The operators at South London Tree Surgery are trained, qualified, and insured for all stump removal services in Clapham and the surrounding areas.
To inquire about a stump removal project or to receive a stump grinding quotation, please contact us for a free consultation.