Tree Surgeons In Croydon
South London Tree Surgery provides insured and qualified tree surgeons in Croydon and across South London.
Our experienced arborists serve commercial and domestic clients, delivering premium tree services, including tree felling, removal, pruning, planting and stump grinding.
We have £10 million Public & Employers Liability Insurance cover for total peace of mind.
We’re also Alcumus SafeContractor, CHAS and QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited.
For a free consultation, site visit and quotation with a professional tree surgeon in Croydon, Contact South London Tree Surgery today.
Please read below to learn more about our most in-demand tree services.
Tree Surgery In Croydon
We offer extensive tree surgery services in Croydon and the surrounding areas. If your task is tree-related, we’re sure we can help.
Our Croydon tree surgeons are incredibly knowledgeable and can advise you on the best solutions to achieve your project goals.
All our tree care services are available on an ad hoc or contractual basis.
Tree Felling In Croydon
Safe tree felling requires the correct equipment, training and experience. We have the latest tools and equipment operated and utilised by experienced and NPTC-Qualified professionals.
There are two ways to fell a tree.
Straight Tree Felling
If deemed appropriate and space allows, a qualified tree surgeon will fell the tree as a whole. We use precise felling cuts made at the tree’s base and direct its travel using wedges, ropes, pulleys or winches.
Due to the amount of space required, Straight tree felling is often used for smaller trees or forestry operations.
Sectional Tree Felling
Croydon is a generally built-up area, so we commonly use section tree felling/dismantling. Sectional tree felling involves removing parts of the tree in manageable sections to prevent damaging nearby property or structures. Our skilled tree surgeons will carefully assess the tree and its location to select the most appropriate way to dismantle it safely.
Below are some possible ways to dismantle a tree in an awkward location:
- Climb the tree using ropes and a harness
- Access the tree by using a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform)/Cherry Picker
- Use controlled cutting, free fall and rigging techniques to direct the branches/stem down to the ground.
- Use a crane or grapple saw to lift sections up and away from damaging property, structures, etc.
Contact Us for a free consultation or arrange a no-obligation tree felling quotation from certified and fully insured professionals.
Tree Removal In Croydon
Following a tree felling, most clients want it removed from their property and disposed of responsibly.
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.
If space and ground conditions allow, we extract the timber using machinery but can also remove it by hand if required.
As keen conservationists, all waste is repurposed or sent to power stations as biomass.
Tree removal is available as a standalone service, or we can package it with our professional tree felling services. Contact us for more information or to arrange a free quotation.
Tree Pruning In Croydon
Pruning is one of our most popular tree care services, as we can use different pruning techniques to achieve various goals.
Different types of pruning services:
Formative pruning involves selectively shortening or removing branches to minimise the likelihood of future defects.
*Potential defects may include crossed/acutely angled branches and co-dominant stems.
Crown reductions reduce the overall size of the trees’ crown by a certain percentage (usually 20%).
Crown lifting increases the space from the ground to the tree’s lowest branches.
Crown thinning reduces the density of the crown and lowers weight and wind resistance.
Crown cleaning/dead wooding
Crown cleaning involves removing deadwood, crossed branches and epicormic growth.
Regular tree pruning is a great way to improve your trees’ overall health and look while reclaiming vital outdoor space.
Bad Tree Pruning Practices
Lopping and topping remove all limbs and foliage to achieve a certain height or view. The lack of growth points for regeneration and leaves for photosynthesis will often result in the tree suffering dieback or completely dying.
For a free pruning consultation and tree trimming quotation, Contact us today.
Tree Stump Removal In Croydon
You may need a tree stump removed for many reasons, but the most common is it’s obstructing access or an upcoming project. Stumps can also be a trip hazard and an eyesore when decomposing.
The quickest, most effective way to remove a stump is by using specialised machinery. Stump grinders use cutting teeth on a flywheel to cut the stump into small fragments (grindings), which fill the hole the stump previously filled. The grindings will initially mound over ground level but break down and level off over time.
Stump grinders may be the most efficient way to remove stumps, but they can be dangerous and destructive if incorrectly operated. South London Tree Surgerys’ experienced operators are well-trained, qualified and fully insured for all stump removal services in Croydon and the surrounding local areas.
For a free consultation regarding a stump removal project or to arrange a no-obligation stump grinding quotation, Contact us today.