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Tree Advice & Consultancy in Braintree

Choosing a Crestwood Tree Surgeon in Braintree

Your tree might have taken decades to get to where it is today, but in the wrong hands, a tree can be damaged in just a few hours. That’s why it’s so important to get professional help if you’re thinking about maintenance.

By choosing a Crestwood tree surgeon in Braintree means you’re guaranteed professional arboricultural services from a team of tree experts. We’re fully insured, both as individual tree surgeons and as a company, and we’re experienced at working with a huge range of trees and hedges. Our services also include planting trees and stump grinding.

The Crestwood tree technicians are also fully qualified to use arboricultural equipment safely and adhere to national regulations and health and safety requirements. Any waste from our work is cleared and used for biomass and mulching.

Why Maintaining Your Trees is Important

As well as creating a scenic backdrop, trees and hedges can add financial value to a property too. They make areas feel less stressful, provide you with privacy and cover any things you might want to remove from your view. They can reduce noise and create shade in the summer. Trees also offer habitat for wildlife.

And those benefits are delivered across the neighbourhood.

But to ensure good health and safety, trees do require some maintenance. A tree that’s not maintained can result in poor structure, poor health, or disease and death in certain circumstances.

A result of this can result in injury to pedestrians or property. If those structures belong to a neighbouring property, you could be liable for the bill. So, it’s vital to look after your trees and use tree surgeons with the right knowledge.

We can advise on the correct time to prune particular species.

Crestwood Tree Surgeon

The bristlecone pines and giant sequoias in California are ancient. One bristlecone pine ‘Methuselah’ is perhaps the oldest living tree in the world and estimated to be over 4,800 years old.

Experienced and Fully Qualified Tree Surgeons

Tree felling, pruning or dismantling can be hazardous and safety is our priority. Arboricultural tools, such as chainsaws carry a risk, while falling branches can damage property or people. That’s why any tree work or pruning should only be carried out by qualified professionals, with experience of your type of tree.

Correct insurance is crucial too. If there were damage to a third party’s property or worse, a bystander was injured you could be personally liable.

And if you need a tree planting we can help with this too, advising you on the right tree for your property.

Crestwood has over 10 years’ experience and our team is NPTC qualified, the professional standard in the UK for arboricultural and forestry competences. This also includes proper practice in working with chainsaws. Alongside this, our work is in line with British Standard 3998, the Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) guidelines, as well as HSE regulations.

Each of our individual technicians is insured and we hold £10m public liability insurance too.

Arrange a Free Quote with a Tree Surgeon in Braintree Today

Perhaps you need advice about a tree that’s blocking your light, a hedge cutting or large tree pruned or dismantled. Our specialist tree surgeons in Braintree have worked with a range of tree and hedge species and will happily visit your home and give you a free, no obligation quote.

We’ll look at the scope of the work and discuss everything in detail with you. And before any work takes place, we’ll make sure that Tree Protection Orders and the regulations regarding Conservation Areas are followed. And we won’t ask for a payment until you are satisfied with the outcome.

What Makes Crestwood Tree Surgeons Different?

The Crestwood tree surgeons are passionate about their work. Every team member draws on their qualifications and years of experience to deliver expert tree surgery across Essex.

Director Ben Yarwood has over 10 years of experience, qualifying from Capel Manor College, London’s only specialist environmental college. He’s worked extensively in the UK and New Zealand and through Crestwood Arboricultural Ltd, he continues to share his expertise and deliver an excellent standard of work that follows industry best practice, prioritises safety for the team and customers and includes the latest arboricultural research.

Do I need permission to cut or remove a tree? +

If the tree is on your land, you would normally only need permission if your tree is subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) or is protected as part of Conservation Area rules.

If your tree is subject to preservation order and you think it has become an issue, you can apply to the local authority for permission to carry out any work. There are penalties for not complying with any laws that are in place on a tree. Get in touch with us and we can advise you on a specification and deal with the application process for you.

How do I know if there is a problem with my tree? +

Trees display symptoms of stress, be it of disease, pests, climate or water implications in different ways, sometimes years after the problem arises.

Our staff are experienced and knowledgeable in observing and diagnosing problems that a tree may be displaying.

We can advise you on a course of action too. You can be safe in the knowledge that you’re are dealing with expert, professional staff.

Can I cut back my neighbour’s tree? +

A tree is owned by the person who owns the property in which it grows. If a neighbour’s tree grows over your boundary you are entitled to cut it back to your boundary line. However, if there is a tree preservation order in place you should seek advice first from a tree specialist first.

In any case, if you’re going to thin a neighbour’s tree it’s worth speaking to them first. Just cutting back the branches may cause lasting damage. After the tree has been cut back, the tree owner has the right to ask for any branches or fruit you’ve cut from the tree (although you have no right to ask them to come and clean up fallen leaves).

If a tree is causing damage, to gutters for example, or the roots are causing subsidence your neighbour may also be responsible for the costs.

How much do tree surgeons cost? +

All trees and hedges are different and the cost depends on the type of work required and other factors like safe access to the tree. But our tree surgeons offer a free, no obligation quote. Our services are fairly priced and competitive too. Contact us today to talk about your requirements.

Are you qualified and insured? +

Tree work carries a risk of damage and injury so it’s vital that your tree surgeon be qualified, experienced and insured.  Safety is key too as you may be personally liable if anything were to go wrong. The Crestwood team is NPTC qualified, the professional standard in the UK for working with chainsaws and arboricultural equipment. We also hold a £10m public liability insurance and each of our individual technicians is insured too. We work in line with British Standard 3998, the Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) guidelines, as well as HSE regulations. Our staff are ISA Cert Arb qualified too.