Tree Felling Services

Safe, expert tree cutting in any location on your property

Our expert team can safely chop and fell all sizes and types of trees

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Tree felling is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy and visually appealing landscape. Newcastle Tree Pros has the expertise and experience necessary to tackle this complex task.

We understand the importance of properly removing trees to ensure the safety of people, property, and other nearby vegetation, as well as the need to comply with local regulations and standards.

Our professional tree cutting services can help you maintain your trees, avoid potential hazards, and contribute to the overall beauty and value of your property.

Our tree surgeons Newcastle are well-versed in various tree felling techniques suitable for different types of trees and situations. We take great care in planning each tree felling job, utilising the appropriate equipment and employing practical tree felling procedures to ensure safe and efficient completion of the task. Moreover, we are knowledgeable about the legal aspects of tree felling and always ensure that our work complies with local regulations.

  • Newcastle Tree Pros offers expert tree felling services in compliance with local regulations.
  • Employing appropriate techniques and equipment ensures safe and efficient tree removal.
  • Our experienced team helps maintain the safety and aesthetic appeal of your property.

Understanding Tree Felling

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At Newcastle Tree Pros, we pride ourselves on offering professional tree felling services with precision, expertise, and adherence to local regulations. To help you better understand the process of tree felling, we have outlined some key points below.

Tree felling involves the careful removal of a tree down to its lowest possible level. This can be achieved through various methods depending on the tree’s size, location, and surrounding environment. In cases where space and ground conditions allow, we can fell a tree in a single section using specific techniques to control the direction of the fall. Alternatively, if space is limited or there are other constraints, we’ll expertly dismantle the tree through rigging, ensuring safety and minimal disruption to the surrounding area.

Our professional tree surgeons possess the expertise to evaluate tree health and determine the appropriate felling technique for each individual situation. For instance, it may be necessary to address concerns regarding dead, diseased, or structurally compromised trees, as well as trees that interfere with construction or utility projects. With our knowledge and experience, we can efficiently remove trees that pose potential risks while minimising the impact on the surrounding environment and complying with local regulations.

Another essential aspect of our tree felling service is obtaining the necessary permits for tree-felling activities. As professionals who are well-versed in local regulations, we can navigate the permit process on behalf of our clients, ensuring that we adhere to all requirements as outlined by the Forestry Commission.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we take pride in our ability to carry out tree felling services with precision, care, and professionalism. Trust us to fulfil your tree removal needs while ensuring that all relevant regulations and safety procedures are meticulously followed during the entire process.

Planning for Tree Felling

Site Visits and Land Information Search

As Newcastle Tree Pros, we understand the importance of proper planning for tree felling. Our first step in planning a tree felling project is conducting a thorough site visit and a land information search. During the site visit, we inspect the location, terrain, and the surrounding area to assess the potential risks and challenges. We use tools like Magic Map Browser to gather detailed land information and identify any legal restrictions or conservation areas that may affect the project.

Identifying Tree Species and Condition

It’s essential for us to identify the species of the trees and their condition accurately. The species of the tree can have a significant impact on the felling process, as some trees have specific requirements for handling and disposal. The tree condition is also crucial, as some diseases, such as ash dieback, may require additional safety measures and proper disposal methods. Our skilled arborists carefully examine each tree to ensure we take appropriate actions according to the species and condition.

It’s also important to fell trees at the correct time of year.

Mapping and Wildlife Habitats

When planning for tree felling, one of our primary concerns is the protection of wildlife habitats. During the site visit, we map out the surrounding area, noting any potential wildlife habitats that may be affected by the felling process. We work closely with local environmental authorities to make sure our activities are carried out responsibly and minimising any impact on wildlife.

By following these planning steps and adhering to all regulations and standards, we at Newcastle Tree Pros ensure a safe and successful tree felling project.

Tree Felling Equipment

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we understand the importance of using the right equipment for various tree felling tasks. This section highlights the essential tools and safety gear we use, as well as specialised tree surgery equipment for unique situations.

Basic Equipment

When it comes to basic tree felling equipment, a reliable chainsaw is crucial. We use high-quality chainsaws that are well-maintained to ensure clean and efficient cuts. Additionally, we utilise:

  • Ropes: For securing and guiding the tree during felling
  • Harnesses: To aid our arborists when working in high locations
  • Lifting equipment: Such as pulleys and cranes for handling large sections of the tree

These tools are indispensable for conducting safe and effective tree felling operations.

Safety Gear

Our team’s safety is of utmost importance, and we ensure that all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) is utilised during tree felling tasks. We provide our arborists with:

  • Hard hats: To protect against falling branches and debris
  • Safety glasses: For eye protection from sawdust and other particles
  • Hearing protection: To safeguard against the noise of the chainsaw
  • Gloves: For enhanced grip and protection of the hands
  • Protective clothing: High-visibility clothing and sturdy work boots for increased safety

The use of PPE ensures that our team can work securely and effectively in various tree felling scenarios.

Specialised Equipment

Depending on the complexity and size of the job, we may also employ specialised tree felling equipment. Some examples include:

  • Stump grinders: For efficient removal of tree stumps after felling
  • Aerial platforms: To provide safe access when working at height
  • Wood chippers: For efficient disposal of branches and felled trees

Using specialised equipment allows us to deliver high-quality tree felling services while minimising potential damage to the surrounding area.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, our professional approach utilises the best equipment and safety practices, ensuring successful tree felling outcomes for our clients.

Practical Procedures in Tree Felling

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we understand the importance of proper tree care and management. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality services in tree felling using safe and efficient techniques. In this section, we will discuss three key aspects of tree felling: tree pruning and reduction, tree dismantling, and stump grinding.

Tree Pruning and Reduction

Tree pruning and reduction are essential for maintaining the health, aesthetics, and safety of your trees. The primary goals of these procedures are to remove dead or diseased branches, promote healthy growth, and maintain the overall structure of the tree. We accomplish this by:

  • Thinning out branches to allow for better air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.
  • Pruning lower branches to improve access and visibility.
  • Reducing the overall canopy size to lessen the risk of storm damage or branch failure.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we use the latest tools and techniques to ensure the best possible outcome for your trees, while adhering to established safety standards.

Tree Dismantling

In certain situations, such as when a tree poses a threat to property or public safety, tree dismantling may be necessary. Dismantling involves the careful removal of a tree’s parts in segments, ensuring its controlled descent to the ground. Our trained professionals follow a specific process in dismantling:

  1. Assessing the tree and its surroundings to determine the most appropriate method of removal.
  2. Utilising rigging equipment and safe climbing techniques to access the tree.
  3. Removing branches and sections of the trunk in a controlled manner to minimise risk and impact on the surrounding environment.

When dismantling a tree, our team prioritises safety and efficiency, making sure the operation is conducted with minimal disruption to you and the environment.

Stump Grinding

Once a tree has been removed, the remaining stump can pose a problem for landscaping and future development. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we offer stump grinding services to address this issue. Stump grinding involves the use of specialised machinery to grind the stump below ground level, effectively removing it from sight and allowing for new growth or construction in its place. Benefits of our stump grinding service include:

  • Minimising the risk of pest infestations associated with decaying wood.
  • Improving aesthetics by removing unsightly stumps.
  • Allowing for landscape enhancements or new construction.

We operate with care and precision, ensuring a clean and efficient stump removal process. With our professional approach and commitment to customer satisfaction, Newcastle Tree Pros is the ideal choice for your tree felling needs.

Legal Aspects of Tree Felling

As professional arborists at Newcastle Tree Pros, we understand the importance of adhering to legally regulated tree felling procedures. In this section, we will cover some of the key legal aspects of tree felling, including Tree Preservation Orders and Licences, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Other Permissions, Appeals and Legal Responsibilities, and UK Forestry Standards.

Tree Preservation Orders and Licences

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) are designed to protect specific trees, groups of trees, or areas of woodland that have significant value in terms of amenity, history, or environmental factors. Before any work can take place on a tree with a TPO, you must obtain permission from your local planning authority.

Most tree felling also requires a felling licence from the Forestry Commission. However, there are some exemptions that could apply to trees in gardens, orchards, and certain other locations.

Site of Special Scientific Interest and Other Permissions

If a tree is located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), additional permissions from Natural England may be required before any felling work can take place. Other permissions may also be necessary, such as consent from the landowner or the relevant conservation body.

At Newcastle Tree Pros, we can assist you in obtaining the necessary permissions for tree felling within SSSIs and other legally protected areas.

Appeals and Legal Responsibilities

If an application for a TPO or felling licence is refused, you have the right to appeal the decision. It’s essential to understand the appeal process and the time constraints involved, as failure to comply could result in fines or other penalties.

As tree service professionals, we can guide you through the appeal process, ensuring you meet the necessary requirements and deadlines.

UK Forestry Standards

To maintain sustainable forest management and ensure tree felling services remain environmentally responsible, we adhere to the UK Forestry Standard, which outlines best practices and requirements for various forestry operations, including tree felling.

By adhering to these standards, we ensure our tree felling services are carried out in an environmentally responsible manner.

With Newcastle Tree Pros, you can be confident that our team of professionals is not only highly skilled but also committed to providing a reliable, sustainable, and legally compliant tree felling service.

Professional Tree Felling Services

Tree Surgeons and Arborists

At Newcastle Tree Pros, our team of highly qualified tree surgeons and arborists are dedicated to providing exceptional tree felling services across the UK. We understand that trees are a valuable asset to any environment, but there are times when they must be removed for safety or aesthetic reasons.

Our arborists have extensive knowledge in arboriculture and are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to carry out tree work safely and efficiently. As leaders in the tree care industry, we adhere to strict regulations and standards to ensure the best possible results for our clients. We take pride in offering tailored solutions to suit the individual needs of each customer, from routine tree maintenance to complicated tree removal projects.

Tree Work and Removal Services

Our comprehensive range of tree work services includes tree surgery, pruning, and felling. We are committed to delivering a professional and efficient service that minimises any potential impact on the surrounding environment. Our NPTC-certified tree surgeons undergo continuous training to stay updated with the latest techniques in tree care and maintenance, ensuring that we always provide the best possible service to our clients.

Tree removal can be a complex and dangerous task, requiring expert knowledge and precise cutting techniques. Our skilled tree surgeons use advanced equipment and safety gear to fell trees cleanly, ensuring minimal damage to both property and the environment. We also offer emergency tree felling services for situations where immediate action is necessary, such as storm-damaged or hazardous trees.

In addition to tree felling, our tree work services extend to stump grinding, site clearance, and ongoing tree maintenance. Whatever your tree care needs may be, you can trust Newcastle Tree Pros to deliver a reliable, professional, and high-quality service throughout the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

What factors affect tree removal costs?

There are several factors that can affect the cost of tree removal. These include the size, location, and the type of tree. Larger trees generally require more time and equipment to remove, while trees in difficult-to-reach locations may require specialised techniques. Additionally, some species of trees have unique characteristics that can affect their removal process. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we provide a detailed quote for each job, taking into account all of these factors.

What is the average hourly rate for a tree surgeon?

The average hourly rate for a tree surgeon varies depending on factors such as experience, location, and the type of work being completed. In general, you can expect to pay between £30 to £60 per hour for the services of a professional tree surgeon. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we offer competitive rates and strive to deliver exceptional service that reflects our expertise and experience.

Are there any free tree cutting services available?

There may be some instances where free tree cutting services are available, such as when local councils or non-profit organisations carry out community tree management projects. However, for most residential and commercial tree work, it is unlikely that you will find a free service. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we provide fair pricing and transparent quotes for all our services, ensuring our clients receive the best value for money.

What tools are commonly used in tree felling?

Tree felling typically involves using a variety of tools and equipment, such as chainsaws, pruning saws, pole saws, and loppers. Specialised rigging equipment is often necessary to safely remove large or hazardous trees, and stump grinding machines may be used to remove tree stumps following the felling process. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we are fully equipped with the latest tools and utilise best practices for efficient and safe tree felling.

How much does it cost for pruning or trimming a tree?

The cost for pruning or trimming a tree depends on several factors, such as the size of the tree, its location, and the complexity of the work. A smaller tree in an easily accessible location may cost between £50 to £150, whereas a larger tree requiring more technical pruning techniques could cost anywhere from £300 to £700. At Newcastle Tree Pros, we provide tailored quotes based on your specific needs, ensuring you receive personalised and affordable service.

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