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Tree Surgeons in Edinburgh and surrounding areas
Edinburgh Tree Surgeons - For All Your Tree and Hedge Needs
Our small and highly trained team offer extensive experience and knowledge in all types of garden services, including :
- Tree Felling (Tree Cutting)
- Crown Lifting, Thinning, and Reductions
- Tree Removal
- Tree Pruning and Shaping
- Dead Tree Removal and Deadwooding (branch removal)
- Stump Removal
- Hedge Cutting
- Hedge Removal
The team can also help with evaluate problem trees and offer advice regarding the safest or best way to maintain or remove trees. Professional tree surgeons have the goal of providing the best possible experience for each client served with minimal mess and disruption to the surrounding landscape. They also do their best to exceed expectations regarding quality and price.
We want you to consider us for any further work you may have!
To avoid customer disappointment, we provide a fair quotation that we will stick to (unless the requirements change). Edinburgh Tree Servicing aim to be as efficient as possible and try our very best to fit into any timescales you have or may have agreed with other contractors. This agreed quotation allows us to protect your costs.
If you are looking for a great company to partner with in your next project, give us a call or read below for more detail on what we do.
We are more than happy to help you with your garden needs!
We're Here to Help You with any Tree Surgeon Needs You Have
Our services are split into several sections. Whether you need hedge cutting and maintenance, stump removal, tree pruning, or tree felling, this team can handle the job. The local expert tree surgeons have the willingness, experience, and knowledge to provide advice and assistance regarding what to do.
Tree Felling and Tree Removal Needs?
Tree surgeons use several methods when it comes to tree removal.
Tree felling, which is commonly called tree cutting, is the perfect scenario where there is nothing and no one nearby that may be impacted when the tree is taken down.
However, what normally happens is that a problem tree is surrounded by fences, roads, houses, or something else. If this happens, “section felling” is done. This is one section of the tree is removed at a time until it reaches ground level.
Once the tree is safely down, the team will chop and chip the tree and take the remains off-site. If a client wishes to keep the tree as pre-cut logs, they can provide this service for an additional fee. The team will chop the tree based on the size requested. Keep in mind, though that only certain parts of a tree are suitable for logs, which means chipping and removal may still be required.
There are a few things to know.
First, the tree cannot be taken down if there are birds or bats inhabiting it.
Also, if there is any doubt about tree removal,
discussions should be held with the local authority. There could be a preservation order or something similar.
If you gain approval prior to us attending, it could save you time and money. Should you require assistance in submitting your request, we can help.
Sometimes trees have to be brought down. It's an unfortunate fact. To ease our conscience, we have decided to plant two trees for every one we cut down. It's good for sustainability and the environment.
Is Tree Surgery Necessary?
Tree surgery is often a “catch-all” term that can mean several different services. :
Crown Lifting is when some of the lower branches of the tree are removed. This procedure increases the light that reaches the property, provides easier access to paths, and provides clearance from the overhead lines.
To ensure the health of the tree, make sure to have a full evaluation be done first. For example, mature or older trees should rarely be lifted. Also, care must be taken when removing bigger branches, as this could impact the look, health, and balance of the tree.
Another procedure is Crown Thinning. This is when the canopy is thinned to create better aesthetics and to improve the health of the tree. Some of the benefits of crown thinning include increased light to the property, additional wind moving through the canopy, and reduced load to the tree. There are instances where crown thinning is not recommended, for example. the tree has root issues, and here we would look at a crown reduction.
Crown Reduction is required if the spread or height needs to be reduced. Selective pruning techniques are used based on the tree’s species. When the weight and size of the tree is reduced, it makes the tree stronger, especially when it comes to standing up to adverse weather conditions. At Edinburgh Tree Servicing, we will advise on the best possible way to reduce or shape the crown, which will meet your needs and the tree's health requirements.
Dead Wooding is essential for a tree's health. It is also done to prevent property damage or personal injuries. All broken, dead, and diseased or structurally weak branches will be removed during this process.
Best Options for Stump Removal
Experts have several options when removing tree stumps. The manual method is extremely labour-intensive. Also, if the roots are deep, strong, and long, it may not be successful.
Another option is poisoning the stump via Root Tree Killer or Stump Killer, which can have negative effects on the environment.
Using a stump grinder is the option that most experts prefer and recommend. This is because it is effective, fast, and does not impact the surrounding environment. This makes it a viable solution for any tree stump left behind.
Our team has access to the most current range of Stump Grinding machines, including small machines able to access confined areas and with narrow access. Using the machines, we can speedily remove the offending stumps allowing your land to be returned to planting or re-landscaping. This also eliminates any trip hazards or areas that could damage any garden machinery.
Remember, it takes a long time for a tree stump to rot and go away on its own. In some situations, new roots will grow and cause the tree to begin growing again. Usually, though, the tree stump will get infested with pests and rodents and it may also be affected by a serious disease that could spread to nearby trees and plant life. Investing in professional stump removal offers many benefits for a person’s home and property.
Hedge Cutting and Trimming Required?
Healthy, well-trimmed hedges add a lot to any landscape or outside area. It provides a beautiful frame and border for the rest of the garden.
The professionals at Edinburgh Tree Servicing offer several hedge trimming and hedge cutting solutions.
If a hedge or hedging is dangerous because it has begun to grow in areas where it should not or if it is obstructing traffic sightlines, then the professionals can let a property owner know if removing the hedge is the best option. If this is needed, the offending hedge can be removed quickly and easily, leaving you with a canvas you can work on.
Hedge cutting and Hedge Trimming Services
Hedge trimming and cutting services may also be needed. This type of hedge maintenance will help ensure that all hedges remain in good, easy-to-manage condition. They will not get too tall or too long with help from the pros.
We have multiple regular hedge maintenance customers where the tree is either too tall or too long a boundary for them to keep under control. We are sure they have better things to do with their time. Our services include pruning, reshaping, or thinning to make the hedging so much more attractive.
Conifer cutting and Conifer Trimming Services
Conifers are great for privacy and blocking noise, but you don't want them getting out of control or taking away light from neighbours.
Conifer (coniferous) cutting, trimming, and shaping can make such a difference. Proper maintenance of conifers (and others in the conifer family) means there is more chance to retain its natural colour and beauty while keeping its size under control.
Common Questions for our Edinburgh Tree Surgeons.
How much does a tree surgeon charge?
A: A typical cost for tree surgery is between £400 and £600 a day dependent on materials and equipment required. You are paying them for their experience, their qualifications and training, their willing to take calculated risks with trees that could physically damage them and much more.
What is a tree surgeon?
Why are tree surgeons so expensive?
A: On top of that answered above, there are normally one or more staff to assist the tree surgeon. Then you have to take into consideration the training costs, insurance costs, membership costs etc.
How much does it cost to have a large tree removed?
A: This depends on the area where the tree is located, how much space is around it, if anything can be damaged etc. If it can be taken down in one piece then it's obviously cheaper than having to remove in sections. The average costs can be in the £600 to £800 area but this all depends on circumstances and whether the tree needs to be removed from site or chipped or cut into roundels. Also whether the stump needs removed too!! So many factors
We pride ourselves on being the best in the area for all types of garden service solutions
We have clients in all types of environments, from Private Housing to National House Builders and small Commercial.
Our Serviced Areas
Although our company is called Edinburgh Tree Servicing, we have found more and more, that much of our work occurs in West Lothian, Midlothian and the Falkirk areas, sometimes further. So, if you are outside Edinburgh, we are more than happy to discuss your needs and whether we can help.
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