Tree Surgeon Chelmsford

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Tree Surgery in Chelmsford

Choosing a Tree Surgeon in Chelmsford

To ensure they remain healthy and grow in a way that’s not a problem, trees need to be maintained. At Crestwood, our leading arboricultural services blend experience and qualification to deliver a service that enhances the trees in your home.

Handling and dismantling trees can be dangerous, posing a risk to nearby people and property. So, it’s vital to choose a qualified professional who has the experience to undertake tree work in a safe way and that preserves the tree and helps it grow healthily.

A tree can take decades (or even centuries) to grow, but in the wrong hands can be damaged, and the effects sometimes not realised for years.

Crestwood’s team of tree surgeons in Chelmsford carry out a range of arboricultural services for domestic and commercial customers in Chelmsford and the surrounding area.

The Importance of Tree Maintenance

If you have a tree, you’ll understand that maintaining those trees is important. Trees provide shade and their canopies can filter particles of dust and other pollutants – a single tree can filter up to 1.7 kilos of debris each year. They can also create privacy and help reduce noise and provide wildlife habitats.

But trees can also outgrow their space, block sunlight and cause damage in some circumstances. It means you might need to consider getting some professional advice.

The vital thing is to do it in a way that promotes healthy growth without damage. To ensure any advice you get is correct, check that the tree surgeon in Chelmsford you choose has the proper qualifications and is competent to carry out the work you need. We recommend you do not use a tree surgeon without insurance or the proper qualifications.

Crestwood Tree Surgeon

Chelmsford City currently has 40 Tree Wardens. Tree Wardens are a national network of volunteers who look after trees in their neighbourhood. Their work includes school visits to educate on the benefits of trees and to arrange the planting and taking care of new trees.

Our Insured and Fully Qualified Technicians

Removing branches or trees entirely, and handling arboricultural equipment is hazardous. There is a risk of damage to property and people, so it’s crucial that when you hire a tree surgeon in Chelmsford, they are qualified, insured and experienced enough to deal with the task in hand.

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.

Crestwood Arboricultural Ltd also holds a £10m public liability insurance and each of our skilled technicians is individually insured. This is important and further to that when we’re on site, safety is always our priority.

A Free Quote from a Crestwood Tree Surgeon in Chelmsford

From leafy tree-lined streets to a stunning decades old tree situated on your property, trees add both monetary and aesthetic value to your home and they benefit the community at large. When you feel the time is right to give a tree a little care it’s worth doing it properly.

The Crestwood technicians are proud to use their knowledge to give you the best solution. We offer a free, no-obligation quote on everything from planting to stump grinding and will explain everything in detail. We’ll also make sure that Tree Protection Orders and the regulations regarding Conservation Areas are followed before any work takes place. What’s more, we won’t ask for a payment until you are fully satisfied.

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.