Do You Have A Tree Surgery Project We Can Help You With?


Based in Fleet, County Tree Care primarily operates locally, we provide qualified and insured tree surgeons in Fleet Town Centre, Elvetham Heath, Ancells Farm, and all nearby towns and villages including Basingstoke, Farnborough, Aldershot and Hook. That said, we’re happy to extend our service area across North Hampshire and Southeast England.

At County Tree Care, we cover everything tree related, from complete tree removal and tree felling to scheduled tree pruning and crown reductionstree planting to hedge cutting. With over 20 years of experience within the industry, we’re confident we can assist you with any arboricultural project, including those requiring specialist plant or heavy-duty equipment such as stump grinding and large-scale site clearances.

Our professional arborists are all very well trained, NPTC qualified, and our commitment to safety is second to none. Furthermore, any project we undertake is protected by our specialist £5m public and £10m employers liability insurance, giving you the peace of mind you’re working with an upstanding, established and responsible tree contractor.

As well as providing hands-on service, we also offer professional assistance when clients require work on protected trees and those within conservation areas. Suppose your tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is in an area of conservation where you’ll require prior legal permission. In that case, County Tree Care can help you with the application process or submit the paperwork on your behalf.

Few people know that there are industry-standard British guidelines (BS3998: 2010) Recommendations For Tree Work. These guidelines recommend the best pruning techniques and working practices to help ensure tree longevity. Knowledge of BS3998: 2010 is particularly important if the tree is protected, as these guidelines become requirements. County Tree Cares’ staff strongly understand the BS3998:2010 standards and carry out all work to meet their guidelines.

At County Tree Care, our friendly experienced and knowledgeable staff pride themselves on the quality of their work. As a testament to our commitment to high standards, we’ve established a strong number of satisfied commercial and residential customers throughout the region, backed up by 700 reviews on Checkatrade and over 60 on our Google business listing. Use the links below to see what our valued customers have to say about County Tree Care.

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To arrange a free quotation or more information about our services, contact us today, and we’ll happily assist in any way we can.

Alternatively, please feel free to browse the County Tree Care website; we have further information about the company and our services, along with some great resources regarding tree health, management and arboriculture.

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Tree Surgeon of County Tree Care in Fleet standing upon a large felled oak tree stem ready for removal

Tree removal is the complete dismantling of a tree to ground level. Sometimes a tree can be felled in its entirety, but if space is restricted, it must be dismantled in sections. Either way, these tasks should be only undertaken by a qualified, insured and experienced professional.


Tree crown reduction in Fleet carried out by County Tree Care

Tree pruning or crown reduction is required to reduce the overall size or height of a tree. The process is used to remove obtrusive or dead branches, and in some cases to control the growth. We always prune trees to BS3998 standards, to help ensure the health of the tree.


Arborist of County Tree Care pollarding a tree in Fleet

Tree Pollarding is an extreme form of pruning where all branches and limbs are removed to reduce the weight and size of the tree. This type of pruning is only suitable for specific trees, so we will assess and advise you if we think it is appropriate.


Crane assisting emergency tree surgeon to remove a dangerous wind-blown tree in Fleet

Do you have a dangerous, damaged or fallen tree that needs dealing with in a hurry? Tackling trees of this nature requires specialist training, experience and adequate insurance. Our expert emergency services are available 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Call Us Now!!


Heavy-duty stump grinder tracking to remove a large tree stump for a County Tree Care client in Fleet

After a tree is felled, you will be left with the Stump. Stump removal is the grinding out of the buttress and any agreed lateral roots. Tree stump removal can be useful in situations where you are landscaping or looking to build. We can quickly remove stumps using powerful stump grinders.


Professionally trimmed hedge in Fleet with a County Tree Care tree truck in the Foreground

From shaping small shrubs to topping tall conifers, no job is too big or too small for our qualified tree surgeons. With over 10 years of experience cutting hedges and tending to topiary, you can trust County Tree Care to get your hedges looking like heroes.


Four pleached beech trees which were professionally planted by County Tree Care in Fleet

When choosing which tree to plant, there are so many factors that must be considered. Our arborists are happy to offer a comprehensive tree planting service along with aftercare advice. We can select, source and plant the very best specimens for your desired locations.


Vermeer skid steer being utilised by County Tree Cares' tree surgeons to clear a site in Fleet

Whether it’s an overgrown garden that needs reclaiming or a large site you need prepping for development, we have the skill and equipment to get the job done. County Tree Care offers both a complete and specified vegetation clearance service for private and commercial clients.


Arborisk insurance company logo which links to County Tree Cares' proof of insurance page

While we will do absolutely everything we can to minimise risk, tree surgery is a dangerous profession and accidents can happen. Choose us and have total peace of mind, we have specialist employee and public liability insurance with £10 million pounds cover.


County Tree Care has helped hundreds of commercial and domestic clients across the southeast improve the quality of their gardens and outside spaces. We’re dedicated to providing industry leading tree surgery services at an affordable price in an extremely safe and time-efficient manner.

Contact a member of the team today for a free no-obligation quotation!


Reputation Matters…

When choosing a tree surgeon, our experience has told us that trustworthiness and reliability are pretty near the top of most people’s list. The fantastic feedback we’ve received through Check-A-Trade, Google and Yell, indicates we’re doing the right things, but we always strive to be better.

Click on the links below to see the reviews from our valued customers:

Google Business

As you can see, we’ve had hundreds of satisfied customers, and they continue to use our services on both an ‘as needed’ and contractual basis.

Our passion for UK’s trees, flora and fauna are what drives us to ensure that wildlife is protected and your trees are treated correctly.

Take a look below for more genuine testimonials from our valued customers.


“Excellent service as always, not only a good job but really good communication, quoting and invoicing. Punctual and polite. Definitely give Ryan a ring.”

Leylandii Reduction • Customer In Fleet, Hampshire

“Excellent. Work carried out exactly as requested . Staff were very courteous quick and tidy. Would happily recommend”

Crown and trim/thin out a mature oak tree - Customer In Fleet, Hampshire

“Ryan and his team turned up punctually and got straight to work. I always get Ryan for this job as I know he’ll do a great job. Sure enough, the end results were amazing, sharp edges, straight sides, flat top, no holes .. a really impressive cut. The team cleared up well which is always difficult on a loose stone driveway. Would thoroughly recommend County Tree Care for any tree or hedge related job.”

Cut and tidy a 20ft high x 40ft long Leylandii hedge - Customer In Frimley, Hampshire

“Ryan and his team were outstanding. They felled a number of sycamores, two of which were very large and multi-trunked, and pruned several large oaks, all in 3 days. They were very careful, efficient, hard-working, friendly and courteous throughout. I recommend them strongly.”

Felling sycamores and pruning oaks - Customer In Farnham, Surrey

“Ryan and the team were excellent from when Ryan first came to provide a quote through until the job was completed. Provided a very competitive quote and his knowledge about his trade was unmatched. The work carried out was completed to a high standard and I wouldn’t question using Ryan and the team again.”

Clearing large area of overgrown trees and crown lifting border trees - Customer In Farnham, Surrey

“I can’t speak highly enough of Ryan and his team. They were extremely efficient and pleasant and the whole job was done in a timely manner. We would definitely use them again!”

Take down three trees - Customer In Hook, Hampshire

“The work done was excellent. The men arrived right on time and just got on with it. Both trees needed reduction in overall size and thinning out. We are very pleased with the result and the cost”

Reduction of 2 silver birches - Customer In Yateley, Hampshire

“I was really pleased with the work that Ryan and the team did. They are hard workers and achieved a lot in the 2 days that they were here – taking down 3 large pines, various other trees and reducing an oak that was encroaching the house. We are enjoying so much more light in the house and garden. This is the 2nd time we have used Ryan and will do so again.”

Tree Removals and Oak Reduction - Customer In Frimley, Surrey

“Ryan came and went without me having to do anything. The tree was trimmed and all the rubbish removed quietly and efficiently.”

Pruning and shaping my apple tree - Customer In Farnborough, Hampshire

“Ryan, We wish to thank you and your team for the wonderful job pruning our lovely ‘Liquidambar’ tree. You and your team worked very hard and made a great job leaving our garden perfectly clear and tidy. We can recommend you and your ‘boys’ for all tree surgery. Thank you very much, regards Les and Angela Davies.”

Pruning a large Liquidambar tree - Customer In Fleet, Hampshire


An arborist is a technical name for a tree surgeon. A Professional Tree surgeon should have the training, qualifications and insurance to carry out a range of tree and garden maintenance tasks that require professional knowledge and specialist equipment.

The majority of County Tree Care’s client base is located in Fleet, North Hampshire, but we’re more than happy to offer our insured tree surgery services to all cities, towns and villages throughout Southeast England.

All County Tree Care arborists have undertaken extensive arboricultural studies through approved NPTC courses. The NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) ensures that every tree surgeon who passes their examinations meet their assessment requirements which they base heavily on the best safe working practices.

Please ask your arborist for more information about their training or contact us if you want copies of their qualifications.

At County Tree Care, we understand that there can be sudden, unforeseen tree-related emergencies that require immediate attention. While we can’t guarantee a timescale, as this will depend on existing bookings, we’ll always do everything in our power to reach you as soon as possible or if we are unable to assist we have a number of other contacts within the industry who may be able to help. Call us now on 0345 835 8123

The regularity of your tree maintenance schedule will largely depend on the size, type and number of trees at your property. Make an appointment with a County Tree Care tree surgeon today, and we’ll advise you on the best course of action to maintain the beauty of your garden and the longevity of your trees.

As with the time between maintenance visits, the cost of a local tree surgeon will again depend on the scale of the task at hand, the urgency, the tools that are likely to be needed and their proximity to the location of the job site. Our qualified arborists can provide a rough estimate based on video walkthroughs, photographs or descriptions, but won’t be able to offer a fixed quotation until after a physical site inspection.

You can view the full range of our tree surgeon services above, but some of the most common tasks we carry out include:

For a free quotation or for more information about any of the above-mentioned services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The first step is to speak to your neighbour, out of courtesy if nothing else! If your neighbour’s tree is encroaching into your garden, then you usually have the right to prune any part that falls directly into your property.

However, it’s well worth remembering that Tree Preservation Orders protect some trees. Be sure to check a tree’s status before any work is carried out.

Tree Preservation Order, or TPO, is an order issued by local planning authorities to protect specific trees or particular areas of woodland from destruction or intentional damage. If your tree has a TPO, then County Tree Care can help you complete the necessary paperwork to apply for work.

We pride ourselves on our passion for all things environmental, which is why we dispose of all arisings and waste at locally authorised green waste disposal sites where they will be repurposed responsibly. In addition, we’ll always strive to leave your garden in a better condition than when we arrived.

Yes! We aim to be as flexible as possible with our working hours to accommodate your schedule and project deadlines. We’re available to work at weekends and out of hours but we must be given ample time to arrange this type of work in advance, with the exception of emergency call-out situations where we will endeavour to get to you as soon as we can. When scheduling tree work for weekends we do recommend informing your neighbours beforehand and please remember our ability to work may be restricted by local authority laws and regulations.

While there’s nothing to stop you from taking down a tree yourself, do remember that this can be a dangerous task to take on. Not only could you harm yourself, but yours and other people’s property could also be at risk. We are fully insured to protect ourselves against any liability that might arise from our work.

Insured by Arborisk, a specialist tree surgeon insurance provider for tree surgeons, we are covered by £5 million public and £10 million employer liability insurance giving you peace of mind should any accidents arise from our work.

By employing a tree surgeon without these insurances, you may be left to foot the bill in the event of damage.

Getting a quote from County Tree Care is quick and easy. Get in touch with a team member today, and we’ll arrange a suitable time to visit your site so we can provide you with an accurate, no-obligation quotation.


Domestic Tree Surgery Fleet

At County Tree Care, we offer Fleet customers a wealth of arboricultural services. Our goal is to make your trees, hedges and garden space look beautiful all year round.

Here are some of the most popular fleet tree services that we provide to our Fleet based customers.

Tree Removal And Tree Felling Fleet

Tree felling in Fleet is something that has to be carried out under absolute scrutiny. When felling trees, health and safety should be paramount, meaning that the importance of hiring a fully insured tree surgeon cannot be overstated.. We have the specialist cover and all the correct qualifications required for tree felling.

Crown Reductions & Tree Pruning Fleet

County Tree Care provides a tree pruning Fleet wide, one of the most common arboriculturist tasks we carry out. With regularly scheduled maintenance, you can extend the life of your trees as well as keep them aesthetically suited to your garden space all year round.

Tree Pollarding in Fleet

Maintain the beautiful shape and size of your trees with Fleet tree pollarding. This process involves thinning out the upper areas of your trees to reduce the canopy size and avoid the most costly correctional work further down the line.

Emergency Tree Surgeon Fleet (24 hour call out)

No matter how often you maintain your trees, there will inevitably be some unforeseen circumstances which can lead to property damage. We’re available at short notice for emergency tree surgery in Fleet so get in touch with the team today for immediate availability.

Stump Grinding Fleet

Stumps in your garden can not only be an eyesore but can also be dangerous for young children, particularly if they’re hard to spot. Our arborists are fully trained, qualified and insured to carry out this labour-intensive task using the latest equipment to provide a quick and efficient solution.

Hedge Cutting in Fleet

Our gardening prowess doesn’t end with trees – we can provide a full range of hedge cutting services and maintenance schedules to help you keep on top of your hedgerows. From a basic trim to full topiary services, County Tree Care are here to help.

Hedge, Shrub & Tree Planting Fleet

Most people usually want to avoid full tree removals, which is why we also offer a professional planting service for new and existing trees, shrubs and plants. Relocate a tree to a more convenient location and continue to enjoy it for years to come. Please note that not all trees will be suitable for relocation.

Garden, Land & Site Clearance Fleet

County Tree Care has a wealth of experience undertaking garden, land and site clearance projects throughout the region. We have done everything from small garden clearances to clearing large parcels of land in preparation for development. If you have a clearance project of any size, don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team today to discuss your requirements.

Commercial Tree Surgery Fleet

Do you operate from an office block, retail unit, hospital, or commercial space? At County Tree Care, we can provide ad hoc and contractual services to ensure that your gardens are in immaculate condition throughout the year.

For more info on our Fleet tree surgeon services, visit our Contact us page today and a member of the team will be happy to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Tree Surgeon In Fleet?

The cost of hiring a tree surgeon in Fleet and across Southeast England can vary greatly, but County Tree Care always aim to provide the most competitive price without compromising on the quality of our craft. Some tree surgeons may offer lower rates, but this is often because they don’t have adequate insurance or training or simply because they plan to cut corners concerning safety and quality.

Below we have put together a rough guideline of how much we charge for tree removal, tree fellingstump grinding and hedge cutting. However, please remember that every job has its own specific challenges and considerations, which we must make allowances for in the final price.

Unfortunately, there is no easy or definitive answer regarding how much it costs to remove a tree. The lack of a clear answer can be frustrating for people as work cost is probably the most critical factor for some.

In monetary terms, how much it costs to remove a tree is heavily dependent on numerous factors (outlined below) but generally starts around £100+VAT, but this increases with the complexity and size of the job.

How Big or Tall is the Tree?

As a rule of thumb, the larger the tree, the more complicated, time-consuming and expensive the job. If a tree is tall or widespread, the tree surgeon will take more time accessing parts of the canopy. The contractor will require extra care as the dismantled pieces will be more substantial or have further to fall.

Do parts of the tree overhang buildings or property?

If parts of the tree overhang any buildings or property, we will have to implement additional measures and take more time to help ensure nothing is damaged. For example, we may have to lower using ropes and rigging techniques instead of letting branches free fall, or we may have to take time preparing the ground with ground protection mats.

Is the tree easy to access?

In an ideal world, we could position our truck and chipper as close to the tree as possible to minimise transport of the dismantled tree. This is rarely the case in Surrey and Hampshire, and we will often have to move the tree sections some distance. The level of awkwardness and distance from the tree to the truck will considerably impact the job’s price.

Will the process of removing the tree pose a risk to the public?

If your tree is near a path/road, we may need permission to close the path or implement traffic management. As expected, there are increased costs associated with granting a path closure and traffic management.

Will you dispose of the tree waste?

Like trees, the waste can take up a lot of room, so more often than not, we are asked to remove all the debris from the site. We can, of course, leave the chippings or cordwood if you have use for them, but if you require disposal, we will need to factor that into the price.

Could I not just borrow a chainsaw and fell the tree myself?

DIY tree surgery is certainly NOT something we would advise. Using a chainsaw without the proper training and PPE is dangerous enough, and when you combine that with felling a large tree, it will most likely end in disaster. At County Tree Care, our qualified arborists have the relevant training and experience to tackle any tree safely and with minimum risk to persons or property.

If you need tree removal and/or tree felling in Hampshire, Surrey, or the South East UK, contact us today to arrange a free quotation.

Now we will address the key factors that will affect the cost of the stump grinding job:

What is the diameter of the stump?

As you would expect, the bigger the diameter of the stump, the larger the cost. Stumps of size will take more time due to grinding a higher volume of material, and it will also require a more expensive, powerful grinder. In contrast, smaller stumps will cost much, much less. As a rough guide, we charge from £10 (+VAT) per inch in diameter (a minimum call-out charge may apply).

What is the tree species, and how big are the roots?

Different tree species have different types of root systems; some species’ roots are shallow and short, whereas others can be deep and widespread. For example, cherry tree roots are generally broad, whereas conifers are relatively stubby. Trees with expansive or deep root systems can take several hours to grind out, and this increase in time will increase the price. The species of tree will also determine how hard or soft the wood is, and this, in turn, will also impact the cost. When we price our stump grinding service, we only price for the main body of the stump (the buttress) and the primary lateral roots, but if you require any other root removal, we are more than happy to do this for an added cost.

Where is the stump’s location, and is it easy to access?

The location plays an integral part in calculating the tree stump removal cost. Access difficulties are more noticeable, but we must also consider the ground’s topography and the bedrock’s level. Any uneven ground may pose a safety risk, and high levels of rock in the soil can cause damage to the stump grinder teeth, which will slow down the grinding process.

How many stumps do you require grinding?

We can offer great discounts for grinding multiple stumps on the same day if you have numerous stumps to remove.

Can I not just hire a stump grinder and do it myself?

Stump grinders are available to hire from many tool hire shops throughout Hampshire, Surrey and the South East, but we would certainly NOT recommend hiring one without adequate training. Stump grinders are dangerous pieces of machinery and, if misused, may cause severe injury or damage to property. Stump grinding also requires skill and experience to do it efficiently, so why not leave it to County Tree Care as this will save you effort, time, and risk.

If you need stump grinding & stump removal in Hampshire, Surrey, or the South East UK, contact us today to arrange a free quotation.

When calculating how much it is to cut a hedge, it’s essential to remember that there are quite a few things that can affect the price, and as a result, there is no universal price for cutting hedges. As tree professionals, we assess these considerations autonomously, but we appreciate that these factors may not always be visible. To give you an insight into our pricing process and a rough idea of the costs involved, we have listed some considerations below.

How big is the hedge you require cutting?

The most obvious and vital factor to consider when calculating the hedge cutting cost is the size of the hedge. A large hedge has a more significant surface area to trim and more material to dispose of, which will take more time and increase the price. If your hedge is gigantic, we may also need to use a rope and harness or even a cherry picker (MEWP) to safely access it, all of which will involve added costs.

Where is your hedge located, and is it easy to access?

Secondly, the location of your hedge is also a crucial consideration as, quite often, obstructions make the job more tricky. Common obstacles we have to tackle are garden ornaments, ponds, sheds and greenhouses, all of which will need to be moved or avoided and slow the process down. Likewise, if there are pinch points, slopes, tight corners or narrow access, this tends to make projects longer as it will take more time to get the debris out. Equally, if your hedge is in the rear garden, the trimmings will have further to travel, which will take longer and increase the job’s price.

So how much is it to have a hedge cut?

As previously indicated, there is no average price for cutting hedges, so each hedge will need to be priced individually. To give you a rough idea, we generally charge our hedge trimming service at £90 (+VAT) per hour for a two-person team. If we require climbing equipment, then it will cost roughly £120 (+VAT) per hour. Finally, if we need to use a MEWP (cherry picker), there will be an additional cost of around £350 (+VAT)

Could I not just cut the hedge myself?

If your hedge is relatively small, you could always attempt to cut the hedging yourself, but you will find it very difficult to reach the standard of finish achieved by our skilled arborists. When it comes to larger hedges, this is, without doubt, something you should leave to trained professionals. County Tree Care’s surgeons have all the equipment and knowledge needed to safely and efficiently tackle the most significant hedges.

Contact us today to arrange a free quotation if you need a hedge reduction or hedge cutting in Hampshire or across the Southeast.

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