Crown Reduction

A crown reduction is a reduction in the extent of the crown spread. This is carried out sensitively to retain an attractive and natural looking shape.


Pruning a tree or shrub sympathatically to re-establish an aesthetically pleasing shape. Usually necassary when a tree has not been maintained for some time or has been pruned incorrectly in the past.


Otherwise known as Tree Removal. In most working environments this is done by removing the tree a section at a time. The tree is removed as close to the ground as possible or can be left as a high stump for the benefit of wildlife or climbing plants.

Crown Cleaning

Removing dead, defective or crossed branches from the crown of the tree. This is usually necassary for safety reasons.


The removal for safety reasons of any dead wood in the crown of the tree. Dead wood can be dislodged by strong winds and be a hazzard to both people and property.

Crown Thinning

Removing branches from the crown of the tree without reducing the height or the spread. This prevents the tree from becoming too dense, stops the tree from casting too much shade and is a useful method of allowing more daylight into nearby properties and lawns whilst retaining the size of the tree. It also allows the wind to pass easily through a tree that could be prone to wind damage. Whilst crown we also remove any dead wood or defective branches.

Crown Lifting

The removal of lower branches to allow access for vehicles or pedestrains. This is also a good method of allowing more light to penetrate to underlying plants or lawns.


This is a tree surgery technique used to control a tree's size. This method is often used on street trees and trees in confined areas. It involves the removal of branches at a given height. The tree can be unsightly until foliage grows from the branch stubs. The sprouting foliage devolops into a new dense, but weaker branch system. Pollarding must be carried out regularly to maintain the size of the tree and for safety purposes.

Stump Grinding

Mechanically removing a stump so that the groud can be re-used. This involves the use of a stump grinder, a portable but heavy power tool. The grinder chips away at the stump using a rotating cutting disc until the it reaches a depth of 30-45cm.

Site Clearance

The removal of all woody vegetation from a plot of land.

Hedge Cutting

Trimming off and removing new growth from the hedge using petrol hedge trimmers and leaving a neat edge.

Hedge Reduction

Reducing a hedge in height and/or width. This involves cutting the thicker woody stems of the hedge using chainsaws. The hedge is then trimmed with hedge cutters to to ensure a neat finish.


Cutting of grass using a petrol strimmer. This is usually done when the area has now been maintained for some considerable time. This would usually be followed up with the use of a petrol mower to tidy up the area.

Brush Cutting

This is similar to strimming however it is for areas that have much heavier vegetation.