Tree Surgeon Hook – County Tree Care

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

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Local tree surgeon of County Tree Care dismantling a large tree for removal in Hook

Based near Hook, County Tree Cares’ insured and qualified tree surgeons provide a vast array of tree surgery services in Hook village and throughout its surrounding towns and villages including Murrell Green, Whitehall, West Green and Newham.

Our friendly arborists are NPTC or LANTRA certified with extensive experience within the arboricultural industry. They are always delighted to answer any questions and have a genuine passion for their profession. All our arboreal tasks are performed safely and to the highest of standards, following the British Standard’ BS3998‘ guidelines for tree work. County Tree Care, like any other reputable tree surgeon, holds public liability and employee liability cover to the sum of £5 million and £10 million respectively. You can view our insurance documents online, and qualification certificates are available upon request.

As tree surgeons in Hook, we’ve completed hundreds, if not thousands of jobs, big and small, for commercial and domestic clients alike. Whatever you require, you can rest assured County Tree care has the equipment, skill and experience to get the job done.

Contact us today if you want to discuss the tree surgery you have in mind or arrange a free quotation. Give us a call on freephone 0345 835 8123, or use the Contact Form, and one of the County Tree Care team will get back to you ASAP.

When we formed County Tree Care, we made it our goal to help ensure the health of all the trees we work on, while providing total customer satisfaction to every client. As our name implies, we genuinely do “care” about the preservation of trees, as they offer aesthetic beauty and endless benefits to the surrounding wildlife and environment.

Healthy, well-positioned trees are an asset to us all, so we always try to discourage their unnecessary removal where appropriate. As an alternative, we can suggest other options such as aesthetic pruning techniques that will fulfil your requirements yet retain the tree for years to come.

We undertake all aspects of arboriculture, from the subtle pruning of a protected tree to routine tree maintenance on a portfolio of trees, and significant site clearance projects. We always take time to consult with our clients and discuss all the potential options available along with any costs involved.

County Tree Care invests heavily in the most advanced equipment available to boost productivity and help our staff work safely and efficiently. We have customised transit tippers with arboricultural bodies, Low emission Forst petrol woodchippers, Stihl electric saws and hedge trimmers, 16ft Tripod ladders, stump grinders, specialist rigging equipment, pole pruners and much, much more.

We put safety first; the arboricultural industry has a very high potential for damage to property and personal injury. County Tree Care take great pride in having an excellent record for Health & Safety, which we achieve through attention to detail, thorough planning and in-depth training. All our climbing and rigging equipment is examined every six months by a third-party LOLER-approved inspector as per HSE requirements.

Some of the services available from your local tree surgeon Hook:

Tree Felling Hook

Tree felling involves taking down a single tree or group of trees as a whole “straight felling” or in pieces “sectional felling”. ​Both techniques require skill and precision, so our experienced, qualified, insured tree fellers carry out any felling operations.

Your Farnham tree surgeon will assess the tree and surrounding areas on an individual basis, to decide which method is most appropriate, safe and time-effective. If needed, we will use signs, cones or even traffic management to warn and protect the public.

Tree Removal Hook

The most exceptional tree removal Farnham has to offer, our Farnham tree surgeons have successfully and safely removed countless trees of all species, shapes and sizes.

We can remove and dispose of a high number of trees from any site or premises in a remarkably short space of time. Our high-performance, fuel-efficient wood chipper uses sharp blades fixed on a flywheel to “chip” the trees into much smaller pieces. We generally remove the wood chip from the site but do have clients that like to keep these for landscaping, gardening or equestrian purposes.

Tree Pruning Hook

From fruit tree pruning Hook to deadwood removal on veteran oak trees, the team at County Tree Care call on numerous tree pruning techniques dependent on your goals and the tree’s health, type and shape.

Crown Reductions Hook

There are multiple benefits to carrying out a crown reduction on a tree. When reducing a tree, we generally define the amount removed in metres from each limb, but we can also express the amount as a percentage of total volume, i.e. reduced by 30%. Reducing the size and spread of a tree will reduce the physical stress on limbs and unions, which helps avoid failures and allow more light penetration into your outdoor spaces.

Crown Lifting Hook

Crown lifting is another common tree pruning technique, which involves removing the lower branches of a tree, creating an increased distance from the ground to the lowest part of the crown. Crown lifting is an excellent option if you want to increase the level of light to an area underneath the tree and require improved access under the crown. Low limbs can pose a potential risk to passing vehicles or people, so we most commonly carry out this method of pruning over paths or roads with the use of cones, signs and traffic management systems. Crown lifting will be specified by a distance in metres from a fixed point of reference, usually the ground.

Crown Cleaning & Dead Wooding Hook

Dead Wooding refers to removing dying, diseased or dead wood from the tree’s crown. The process of crown cleaning involves dead-wooding while also giving attention to crossed branches, snags & complications caused by previous poor pruning, e.g. the re-pruning of stubs. As part of our comprehensive crown cleaning process, we can also control, manage or remove climbing plants, such as ivy and tend to any damaged, weak or windblown debris.

Tree Pollarding Hook

Pollarding is an oppressive pruning system that controls a tree’s final size. In the past was administered for the production of wood commodities. The process requires the removal of the main stem from young trees, which releases dormant buds promoting multi-stemmed growth.

We now utilise pollarding for a broader range of reasons; for example, it is a very efficient way to limit the amount of shade cast by a large tree situated in a confined area. In urban and built-up areas, we also use pollarding to prevent trees from outgrowing their surroundings where they may interfere with overhead cables or neighbouring structures.

As mentioned previously, tree pollarding is the most severe form of pruning, and for that reason should be reserved for trees of a particular type, size and species. The species of tree that are most suitable for pollarding include Willow, Ash, Lime, Poplar and Plane. We find, for these species at least, it can be a handy way to promote rejuvenation and tree longevity.

Unless previously pollarded, mature tree polling is risky, and you should only undertake this when no other options are sufficient. An example of this would be if the tree has structural weakness main stem or crown, which poses a danger or is considered unsuitable for its current location. Pollarding is often utilised as an alternative to complete removal, as it allows us to retain hazardous, mature trees for future generations.

Tree Stump Removal Hook

As part of our 360-degree tree surgery package, we have the equipment to remove any tree stumps of any size in any location. The removal of stumps allows you to reclaim your outdoor space making it ready for re-turfing, landscaping or planting. Tree stumps are not only unsightly but if they aren’t visible, can become a trip hazard and damage expensive garden equipment. They can also harbour pests such as mice and rats or root diseases like honey fungus.

Different methods of stump removal include:

Digging out the stump: Without the use of an excavator, this will be extremely labour intensive and may not be possible if the stump is big and deep-rooted. There will also be a significant amount of ground disturbance along with the risk of damaging any surrounding walls, patios, driveways, drains or underground utilities.
Burning out the stump: This method is rarely practical and infrequently works, not to mention the health and safety issues attached to it.
Chemical Stump Remover: Chemical stump remover and Eco-Plugs only prevent further growth and speed up the rotting process. Chemical remover is not very environmentally friendly, and you must keep children and animals at a distance for some time. Eco-Plugs avoid the issue of contamination but are not an instant solution like stump grinding.
Stump Grinder: Stump grinding is, without doubt, the most efficient way to remove a stump. Stump grinders are powerful machines that break down stumps into small chippings that you can use around the garden or leave to rot down over a couple of weeks. If you’re looking to remove your stump quickly with very little ground disturbance, stump grinding is undoubtedly the best solution.

Stump Grinding Hook

Stump grinders make quick and easy work of removing stumps, but if misused, they have the potential to cause considerable damage to property or even loss of life. Our stump grinding professionals have undergone all the necessary training to operate these machines safely and productively.

Hedge Cutting Hook

Hedges are perfect for privacy, especially if you’re looking for a more natural look than fences or brickwork. Although, if left unmanaged, they can quickly become a real nightmare and cause trouble with your neighbours and local planning authority. You should make sure your hedges don’t become too tall and imposing, and most importantly they must not obstruct roads or pathways. Regular maintenance will ensure your hedges remain in good shape, level and pleasing to the eye.

The regularity of your hedge maintenance program is highly dependent on the species. Conifer hedges, for example, are incredibly fast-growing and may even require cutting twice a year, whereas beech hedges are much slower to grow so require trimming less frequently. The species of the hedge will also determine what time of year we carry out the work along with restrictions due to nesting bird season.

Hedge removals, however, can be completed all year round and we have all the equipment required to remove your hedge entirely. Total hedge removals are often requested if a hedge becomes unruly, diseased, or in preparation for erecting a fence. Once the hedge we remove the hedge you will be left with a series of stumps which we can price to grind out with one of our super stump grinders. What’s best is we offer substantial discounts for multiple stumps at the same location.

Similar to trees, hedges come in many shapes and sizes. At County Tree Care, we have all the equipment needed to tackle even the most towering hedges with speed and safety. Our equipment ranges from telescopic hedge cutters and tripod ladders to cherry pickers and pole pruners. Needless to say, whatever your hedge requirements we’ve got you covered.

Garden, Land & Site Clearance Hook

County Tree Care are specialists in the delivery of site and garden clearance services for commercial and domestic clients across Farnham, Surrey and the southeast. As a medium-sized business, we have the workforce, tools and expertise to process an incredible amount of trees, hedging and vegetation in a short time. So whether you have an overgrown garden, that needs reclaiming or a large site that needs clearing for development, contact us today so we can discuss your requirements.

Ivy Removal Hook

If well maintained, ivy and creeper may be a welcome decoration to walls or buildings. Still, if left to grow unmanaged, it can quickly take hold and become out of control, attaching itself to anything in reach.

Ivy and creeper can work their way under roof tiles and into gaps in brickwork, resulting in physical damage and other issues that will prove costly. Ivy and creeper are also known to cause problems such as dampness because when it rains, the leafy covering means the surfaces take much longer to dry out. We’ve found that people are becoming much more aware of the need to keep their ivy trimmed and well maintained. This is why our ivy removal and pruning service has become so popular.

How do I find a good tree surgeon in Hook?

Unfortunately, just going on google and searching for a tree surgeon near me or a local tree surgeon is not going to be enough to find the best, most professional tree surgeon. As we highlighted earlier, you must be sure the tree surgeon has adequate insurance and the correct training to carry out the task at hand. County Tree care has £5 million public and £10 employers liability cover. Our arborists have extensive training and the relevant qualifications to tackle any arboreal task. Once you have checked the prospective tree contractor is insured and qualified, we recommend you research them online. Any reputable tree company should have a robust online presence and will also be a member of organisations such as Checkatrade or Which? Trusted traders. These organisations vet and check companies to see if they are legitimate and offer a platform where clients can leave reviews. County Tree Care has had some fantastic feedback online, including over 700 reviews on Checkatrade and 66 reviews on our Google business profile. Google “County Tree Care” and check us out today; we pride ourselves on our reputation and transparency.

So for superior quality tree surgery Hook wide and beyond, contact us today on 0345 835 8123, or use the Contact Page here.

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

The cost of tree surgery in Hook and across Southeast England can vary greatly, but we always aim to provide the most competitive price without jeopardising the quality of our craft. Many self-proclaimed 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 removaltree 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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