Tree Services

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Streetwise tree surgeon crown lifting in West Bridgford

Tree services

Trees are a beautiful addition to your garden but require specialist maintenance to keep them healthy and most importantly safe.

Professionally qualified, using the latest equipment, our expert tree surgeons are here to help. Based in Rushcliffe we provide tree services throughout Nottinghamshire.

Streetwise tree surgeon removing epicormic growth in Rushcliffe

What we can do

Typically, this might involve:

  • Reducing the height of the tree to let more light into your or your neighbour’s garden
  • Removing branches to make safe or raise the height of the canopy
  • Felling a tree (always sad, but sometimes there is no other option due to age or disease)
  • Treating storm damaged trees
  • Removing tree stumps
  • Eco plugging tree stumps

We can take care of the removal of the logs and chippings. All of our waste is recycled.

As you would expect we are fully insured, and our work and systems checked by external experts. We have been awarded CHAS Premium.

Here is our guide to some of the tree services we provide.

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Tree Felling and Removal

Unfortunately, due to age and disease sometimes it is necessary to remove a tree. If there is enough space this may be completed by felling the tree. More commonly, where space is tight, we will dismantle the tree in sections. Safely lowering these sections and branches to the ground for further cutting and chipping.

We can leave the logs for you or we can recycle them.

Crown lifting and thinning
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Crown Lifting and Thinning

Crown lifting – removal of the lower branches and/or parts of the pendulous upper branches to provide more clearance and to allow more light under the tree and potentially into your property.

Crown thinning – removal of some the branches within the crown, whilst maintaining overall form, to allow more light through the tree.

Crown reduction
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Crown reduction

Crown reduction reduces the overall size of the tree’s canopy while retaining the its natural form. This involves strategic cutting of the branches to ensure the flowing branch line is retained without leaving stumps.

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Pollarding is the removal of all or nearly all of a tree’s branches and foliage. Pollarding is generally only appropriate on trees where the practice has been long established and carried out regularly such as willow, lime and plane.

Stump grinding
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Stump Grinding

We offer a stump removal service. Sometimes it is fine to leave the stump (see our eco-plug service), but in most cases, due to location or disease, it is best to remove it. Many of our customers want to remove the stump to create more space in their boarder or to turf over the area. We are experts at stump removal, using the latest equipment and techniques.

We take care to ensure the stump is removed safely and effectively. This includes a risk assessment of the surrounding area to identify any potential hazards, such as utility supplies. We will ensure that the area round the stump is left safe and tidy. We will remove and recycle the waste.

Eco plugs
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Eco plugs for stumps

Our team are fully qualified to use eco plugs for tree stumps. This method is a highly effective way of killing the whole root system of the tree, with no effect on surrounding trees. The tree stumps and special self-contained plugs inserted. These plugs can be used almost all year round and are not affected by the weather. Depending on the time of year the plugs work within 4 to 6 weeks. The process itself is quick and cost effective.

Eco plugs are a targeted application, which are compliant with legislation and best practice. They are safe for the environment – no risk of run-off, water pollution or damage to the surrounding environment. Our team will advise you of the options for your particular circumstances when comparing stump grinding and Eco plugs.

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Hedge cutting

Established hedges require trimming to keep them dense and compact.  Our teams can help you maintain those large difficult hedges and shrubs to keep them healthy and looking their best. Whilst maintenance is required throughout the year, Summer and Autumn are the key times to trim hedges and shrubs.

  • Deciduous hedges – formative pruning in winter and maintenance in the summer
  • Yew – Twice in summer and autumn
  • Holly – Once in late summer
  • Privet – Twice during the growing season
  • Conifers – Twice in spring and summer
  • Hawthorn – Twice in summer and autumn

Timing of pruning should take into account the bird nesting season, which is considered to run from March to August.

Protecting Trees

Trees may be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). A TPO is an order made by your local council to protect specific trees. If a tree has a TPO owners must not carry out any prohibited work without the written consent of the relevant local council. If you do have a tree covered by a TPO and requires maintenance, then contact us and we can help with the application to the local authority on your behalf. Further useful information in relation to Tree Preservation Orders can be found at Rushcliffe Borough Council and

Protecting Wildlife and the environment

There laws provide protection for birds and their nests, bats and their roosts, fungi, lichens and invertebrates. It is a criminal offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb or destroy a wild bird’s nest, whether in use or under construction. This applies to all wild birds whether it is an osprey or a pigeon.

We will always check for nests before we start work and, if necessary, postpone work until after the young have fledged.

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Susan Harvey, Streetwise Business Development Manager. The picture shows a lady with dark hair tied up, wearing a yellow coat with a flowery yellow scarf.
Susan Harvey

Business Development Manager