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Tree Surgery in Brentwood

Your Professional Tree Surgeon in Brentwood

Pruning, felling or thinning trees can be hazardous. That’s why it’s so important to choose a qualified professional who has the experience necessary to carry out any work on your trees or hedges.

There are a lot of people willing to carry out this type of work, but arboriculture should only be practiced by skilled technicians. And it’s not just because of the safety implications either. Your tree, that has possibly taken decades to grow, can be seriously harmed and damaged in the wrong hands.

That’s why Crestwood recommends that you only choose a tree surgeon in Brentwood who is properly qualified and insured.

The team at Crestwood Arboricultural Ltd are fully insured, professional arboricultural technicians. We provide a range of services to domestic and commercial customers in Brentwood and the surrounding area. Any waste from our work is cleared and used for biomass and mulching.

Experienced and Fully Qualified Technicians

Crestwood’s tree surgeons are all NPTC qualified. Anyone who holds the NPTC certificate has been assessed for their professional competence in forestry and arboricultural skills. This includes working safely with chainsaws. Our work follows British Standard 3998 and Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) guidelines, as well as HSE regulations. Safety is our priority.

Trees grow (the tallest tree in the world is a massive 380 feet high) and when a tree is dismantled or thinned, especially at height, there is a risk of injury or damage to people and property below. What’s more, you could be personally liable for any damage or injury that occurs to a third party. It’s why choosing professionals is so important.

So, at Crestwood, as well as being qualified in the use of equipment, each of our individual technicians is insured and we hold £10m public liability insurance too.

Crestwood Tree Surgeon

Tree limbs aren’t round. Instead, the upper side is a compression side, and the lower side is a tension side. This means they can support their own weight and the weight of any leaves or fruit hanging on them.

Why Looking After Your Trees is Important

Trees form a natural area of beauty. From tree-lined streets to a stunning decades old tree situated in a private property, trees add monetary and aesthetic value to the local area and to your Brentwood home.

They make a place feel less stressful. Trees help provide privacy, create shade and help reduce noise. They attract wildlife too. Tree canopies filter dust and absorb pollutants from the air. A single tree can remove up to 1.7 kilos of debris every year.

And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a leafy street or a picturesque ornamental tree in a front garden, trees provide those benefits to the wider community too.

To maintain your tree, without causing it harm, it’s crucial that any advice you get is correct. If you find yourself needing a tree surgeon in Brentwood check they have the proper qualifications and experience to carry out the work you need.

Get a Free Quote from an Experienced Tree Surgeon in Brentwood

Crestwood technicians will visit your property and give a free, no-obligation quote. From planting to stump grinding and everything else, we’ll evaluate the scope of the work and explain everything that needs to be considered to complete the work safely. We’ll also make sure that Tree Protection Orders and the regulations regarding Conservation Areas are followed before any work takes place. 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.