Tree Surgeons In Richmond
Our professional tree surgeons at South London Tree Surgery provide comprehensive tree services in Richmond and nearby areas.
Every arborist and tree surgeon is NPTC-qualified, and all staff are insured by £10 million in Public and Employer Liability cover.
With years of experience and a well-equipped workforce, we tackle all aspects of tree surgery, from tree pruning to felling, stump removal and planting.
We’re committed to upholding the highest standards possible, and as such, we’re CHAS and Alcumus SafeContractor members with QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditation.
Contact a friendly team member today for a free consultation or to schedule a no-obligation quotation.
Take a look below to learn more about just a few of the tree care services we offer:
Tree Surgery In Richmond
Tree surgery is a wide-ranging term that covers any arboricultural service, tree maintenance task, or activity.
We use an arsenal of tree surgery techniques with the latest tools and equipment to complete projects safely, on time, and with minimum disruption.
Tree Felling and Removal In Richmond
As keen conservationists, we always try to provide alternative solutions to total tree removal.
That said, there are many situations where felling and removal are the only options.
Most trees need removing because they are dying, diseased, dead or dangerous.
Alternatively, they may be obstructing access or holding up another project.
If you need a tree felling, we suggest employing a qualified tree surgeon with adequate experience and insurance for the task at hand.
South London Tree Surgerys’ expert tree surgeons can fell the tallest trees in the most awkward locations.
There are two ways to fell trees: the first is as a whole, known as straight felling, and the second is by sectional felling/dismantling.
We’ll assess your trees and their location to decide the best method of felling and removal.
Contact us for a free tree felling consultation or to book a no-obligation quotation.
Tree Pruning In Richmond
Tree pruning is a great way to open up sight lines, increase light and help ensure your trees’ health for the future.
We can utilise many pruning options to achieve your specific project requirements.
Some of our most favoured pruning services include:
We increase the space between the ground and the bottom of the crown (the lowest branches). Customers often use lifting to regain access or increase visibility around the base of a tree.
We decrease the density of the crown through the selective removal of inner branches. Thinning is the perfect solution to allow more light and air to pass through the canopy.
We reduce the overall size of the crown by a predetermined percentage, usually 20%. A well-executed reduction should retain the tree’s natural shape while following British standard pruning practices.
We selectively prune or remove any defective, crossed or dead branches. Deadwooding/crown cleaning lowers the risk of damage to persons or property due to falling debris.
We use this pruning method to help prevent future issues. Removing acutely angled branches reduces the chances of crossed limbs or co-dominant stems.
Clients require our branch removal service in various situations. Sometimes, limbs reach out further than others, searching for light. Other times, a branch may become diseased or defective. Whatever the reason, we always remove branches using the best pruning practices.
Poor Pruning Practices
Topping and Lopping
Topping and lopping are two lousy pruning practices used by uneducated DIY (Do It Yourself) tree surgeons or unscrupulous rogue traders.
Lopping and topping involves cutting back branches and foliage to achieve a specific height or desired sightline.
With both these processes, the individual will pay no attention to growth points, meaning the tree will struggle to regenerate and most likely die.
We understand the significance of using the correct pruning techniques and will use our arboricultural experience to ensure the health of your trees.
Contact us for a free tree pruning consultation or to schedule a no-obligation quotation.