Fairington Tree Surgery,Fencing & Landscapes - No.1 Locally
Tree Surgery & Hedging


When taking on tree work or tree felling, there are several factors to consider. We are here to help you through the process from the start of the tree surgery works to the finish, Access, Obstructions, Safety, Tree health, T.p.o's, Conservation & many more things are to be considered & are different on every single job.  We can even contact the relevant councils planning department & submit any planning applications required.

Here at fairington tree surgery, fencing & landscapes we are committed to helping local residents and businesses along with customers from further afield maintain beautiful & healthy trees and shrubs. Tree surgery is important for both homes and commercial properties to ensure safety & the overall well being of the tree. Weather removing old and dangerous trees or carrying out pruning works whilst perhaps allowing more natural light into the premises, Professional tree surgery is required as the process can be extremely delicate and without proper expertise  you can cause more damage than good or even          SERIOUS INJURY & PROPERTY DAMAGE.


Below is a list & description of the most common tree surgery works under taken by most of the professional tree surgery businesses like Fairington Tree Surgery, fencing & landscapes


Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller/tertiary branches, Usually at the outer crown to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Material should be removed systematically throughout the tree, Should not exceed the stated percentage and not more than 30% overall. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, Reduce wind resistance & reduce weight (but this does not necessarily reduce leverage on the structure) and is rarely a once-only operation particularly on species that are known to produce large amounts of epicormic growth.


Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal. Good practice dictates crown lifting should not normally include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long term problems or more short term bio mechanical instability. Crown lifting on older mature trees should be avoided or restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than the whole removal wherever possible. Crown lifting is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown but should be restricted to less than 15% of the live crown height and leave the crown at least two thirds of the total height of the tree. Crown lifting should be specified with reference to a fixed point, e.g. ‘crown lift to give 5.5m clearance above ground level’.


Tree reduction in height and/or spread of the crown (the foliage bearing portions) of a tree. Crown reduction may be used to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown and so a significant proportion of the leaf bearing structure and leave a similar, Although smaller outline and not necessarily achieve symmetry for its own sake. Crown reduction cuts should be as small as possible and in general not exceed 100mm diameter unless there is an overriding need to do so. Reductions should be specified by actual measurements where possible and reflect the finished result but may also refer to lengths of parts to be removed to aid clarity, e.g. Crown reduce in height by 2.0m and lateral spread by 1.0m all round to finished crown dimensions of 18m in height by 11m in spread (all measurements approximate.). Not all species are suitable for this treatment and crown reduction should not be confused with ‘topping’ an indiscriminate and harmful treatment.


Tree removal, Sometimes due to the condition, Size or location of a tree  it means that total removal is the only option. We specialise  in tree removals spending lots of time and money investing in the latest training and technology to make this as efficient and safe as possible. We have undertaken the necessary  NPTC qualifications in big tree felling,rigging and wood processing ensuring we are 100% insured.We also have the ability to remove all unwanted wood and waste from any size tree. With today’s land development and more recent housing estates people are finding trees are becoming too big or potentially dangerous in their current environment. Due to this we offer a full tree removal service. With various fungi and disease causing damage to trees and killing them. We also offer this service to stop the spread of cotangents.Our service offers complete removal including stump grinding.


Pollarding a tree is the removal of all the smaller growth to leave a framework of larger branches with no leaf matter. This practice is not suitable for mature trees that has never been subjected to Pollarding as large wounds all over it could be fatal. Once Pollarding is introduced to a tree it is usually carried out annually or bi-annually to develop a pollard head on each branch where the majority of new growth will sprout from. This method is best used on trees that may have outgrown they're immediate space or trees that require periodic pruning for health reasons.

Our company is based on the belief that our customers needs are of the most importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

All waste is removed and disposed of. 90% of waste is recycled, Logs and woodchip can be left on site if required.


In addition to trees we here at Fairington Tree Surgery, fencing & landscapes also trim, reduce and remove hedges. For many people the trimming of their boundary hedges can be a daunting task, we here at Fairington Tree Surgery, fencing & landscapes can remove all the stress for you, from Yew hedges to beech hedges we can do them all - from short to tall. Unless we are reducing the hedge we would always normally try to trim the hedge to where it was previously done. With some hedges being neglected for years we can also reduce your hedge to maintain a manageable height, We can also totally remove the hedge and replant a new one.

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