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:

Crown lifting

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.

Crown thinning

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.

Crown reductions

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.

Crown cleaning/cleansing/deadwooding

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.

Formative pruning

We use this pruning method to help prevent future issues. Removing acutely angled branches reduces the chances of crossed limbs or co-dominant stems.

Branch removal

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.

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Tree Stump Removal In Richmond

Tree stumps can be tough and challenging to remove without the right tools and training.

The quickest and easiest way to remove stumps is by using a specialist piece of machinery called a stump grinder.

A stump grinder has cutting teeth attached to a spinning flywheel, which breaks the stump into smaller pieces or grindings. 

While stump grinders are the most effective solution for removing tree stumps, they can be dangerous or destructive if misused.

All our stump grinding operatives are highly trained, certified and fully insured. 

Furthermore, they have the experience and equipment to remove stumps of any size in the most awkward locations.

Contact us today for a free stump removal consultation or to arrange a no-obligation.

Tree Pollarding In Richmond

While many see pollarding as the most extreme form of pruning, there are situations where it’s the most practical or suitable solution.

Pollarding involves removing most of the upper branches, leaving a framework of the trunk and 3-5 shortened limbs.  

The benefits of pollarding a tree include:

  • Decreases the amount of shade cast by the canopy
  • Improves accessibility and visibility around the tree
  • Prevents branches from interfering with cables and structures
  • Increases the lifespan of the tree

Only certain trees are suitable for pollarding, and their suitability will depend on their age, species and health. 

Most young, broadleaf trees’ respond well to pollarding, whereas older trees and evergreens do not. 

The best trees for pollarding include lime, ash and London plane trees. In contrast, pines, conifers and spruce trees should never be pollarded.

It’s also important to note once you pollard a tree, it must be re-pollarded regularly. Re-growth from pollarded trees tends to form weaker unions, which may lead to a greater risk of limb failure or other safety issues.

If you need help determining if pollarding is the right pruning solution for your tree, contact one of our knowledgeable staff members today.

We offer free consultations, site visits and no-obligation quotations.

Reasons To Choose Us As Your
South London Tree Surgeons

£10 Million Public & Employers Liability Insurance

NPTC & LANTRA Qualified Arborists & Tree Surgeons

Alcumus SafeContractor & CHAS Approved

Experienced, Friendly & Knowledgeable Workforce

Modern, Reliable Specialist Tree Surgeon Equipment

QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited