Tree Surgeon Colchester

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Tree Surgery in Colchester

Your Professional Tree Surgeon in Colchester

Trees can add both aesthetic and financial value to your property. Over time a tree can sometimes cause issues to property, or potential injury to pedestrians.

If you have a similar situation with a tree at your property we can help. Crestwood’s NPTC-qualified tree surgeons in Colchester are trusted to deliver expert advice and find the right solutions to all the issues your trees might cause. We’re fully insured, and deliver professional arboricultural services to both domestic and commercial customers in Colchester and the surrounding area.

Experienced and Fully Qualified Technicians

Tree work can be hazardous and safety is our priority. When a tree is felled or dismantled there is a risk of damage to property or people. That’s why we recommend that any tree work or pruning should only be carried out by qualified professionals, with experience of your type of tree. Correct insurance is crucial.

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.

Crestwood Tree Surgeon

Mistley is home to Old Knobbley, an oak tree that dates back to the 13th century. Folklore suggests witches would hide there when Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General lived in the area between 1645 and 1647.

Why Looking After Your Trees is Important

Having a tree in your home or a line of trees in a street creates a stunning view and makes an area feel less stressful and built-up. Trees are often also planted for architectural reasons too.

A tree helps provide privacy, can help create a picturesque scene or hide unsightly views. They can help reduce noise and create shade in the summer. Even when it’s confined to a property a tree still delivers those environmental benefits. And don’t forget the overall sense of being with nature and the habitats for wildlife that trees also offer.

So, whether it’s a leafy street or a beautiful ornamental tree in a front garden, when looked after trees can provide benefits to the wider community.

So, Get in Touch with a Tree Surgeon in Colchester and Arrange a Free Quote Today

If you need advice or to talk to us about tree removal, pruning, or planting, our specialist tree surgeons in the Colchester area are experienced at working with a range of tree and hedge species.

Whether it’s advice about a small tree, hedge cutting or large tree removals and reductions, when you need an expert opinion on an arboricultural issue, we can visit your property at a time that suits you. Our services include stump grinding too.

Quotes are free and there’s no obligation after we’ve visited.

The Crestwood tree surgeons will evaluate the scope of the work and look at all the factors that need 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. Any waste from our work is cleared and used for biomass and mulching.

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.