Tree Surgeon Stockport

A reputable tree surgeon is an incredible asset. There are many elements of the work that can go wrong and the results can offer terrible consequences. We were asked to fell this Sycamore tree in Stockport. From the first image you can see how large the tree was beside the house.

Overgrown trees are knowingly problematic. The trees can restrict the light and the roots can cause problems for paving and buildings alike. Our client wanted the tree to be felled and wanted to find out more about their options.

Tree Surgeon StockportThe following images show the stages of the tree removal. Our skilful staff are trained in order to complete the process carefully and safely. We use all of our own machinery which is cared for and looked after in order to ensure its safety.

We take great pride in our work and enjoy taking on challenging tree surgery work. You will find that a lot of our competitors are not able to take on some of the larger tree removal work. Proximity to your house can play a pivotal role on the success of the job. Loose or falling branches can cause damage to your home so it is vital that this is avoided.

Once the tree had been cut down, the light flowed into this beautiful home. As part of the service we remove all of the branches. We have incredible wood chippers that successfully break down the branches. This powerful machinery is carefully selected through our experience in the trade.

Can We Help You?

Are you looking for tree surgeons serving Stockport? We have many more images of the local work we have completed on our Facebook page. Our aim is to make it easy for you to enquire about our tree services; we will answer your questions promptly. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you on 07855 859983. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

What to do with Problem Trees and Hedges

It’s that time of year where many of our clients are ensuring that all work for their garden is planned for. Much of your garden work will be possible for you to complete. This is not always the case for problem trees and problem hedges. It may be that they are too tall for you to reach safely. Or it may be that they have overgrown to a point that is a challenge for you to manage.

A lot of our clients comment on the fact that they have not considered the waste created from such garden work. Once you start to prune trees and hedges, it soon becomes evident the sheer amount of green waste that is created. There is no way that your twice-monthly green bin collection can keep up with these requirements.

Therefore, a problem in itself can be created. Total Tree Services are happy to help with all your problem trees and hedges. We offer free estimates and good advice. We are fully insured, and our staff are fully trained.

Removal of Problem Trees and Hedges

This image shows work that we recently completed. We aim to make contact with us quick and easy. We are available anytime on via telephone on 07855 859983 or 0161 483 7816. You can contact us through Facebook or even through our contact form.

Removing problem trees StockportWe work hard to offer a service that exceeds your expectations. Our skilled staff are friendly and professional and will always go above and beyond to ensure that we offer the best-possible service.

Have you got trees that you consider being a problem? Enquire today; our advice would be to try and plan ahead.

We come to survey the work in order to offer a full and detailed quotations for the work due to be carried out. There are no hidden charges and we offer an open approach to all elements of our tree surgery work.

Tips for Dealing with Overgrown Trees

As time-served tree surgeons for Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire we are well-versed in what to do with overgrown trees. The important thing is to ensure that we offer valuable tips and advice on what you should do when faced with an overgrown tree.

Overgrown trees StockportThis may have been a property that you have just moved into or may be a tree that has been in your possession for many years. Either way, they aren’t always problematic. You may just want to ensure that you are in a position to appropriately care for your tree, rather than remove it.

Are the tree branches blocking light? Maybe the branches are blocking the view to your home? It may even be the case that your tree is overhanging a boundary into a neighbours garden.

We have put together these helpful tips on how to deal with overgrown trees;

Know your rights: any land owner is responsible for vegetation grown on their land and can be held accountable for that growing onto roadsides. If this growth goes onto public land, you may receive requests from your local council to deal with the problem.

You are also within your right to cut back any material that grows over onto your property boundary. By common law you must offer to return the cut material. However, if  there is any ongoing damage to the tree or hedge, you can in some cases be responsible.

Top tip: always check whether the tree that you are trimming is not under a tree preservation order. If it is, you will need consent from your local council to begin any work.

Undertake regular work: it is far easier to keep on top of large trees. This is possible in most cases, but exceptionally large trees may require the assistance of professional tree surgeons. In the cases where you are able to maintain the tree, ensure to trim branches regularly. Use machinery safely and always take your time. Disposal of the cut material needs to be done in the appropriate manner.

If you require the help of a time-served professional, we invite you to call Bostock Total Tree Services on 07855 859983.

“Fantastic company, a pleasure to do business with can highly recommend” John Smailes

Tree Reshaping and Pruning Tips

It is not always necessary to completely remove a tree. It may be the case that once it has been successfully pruned and re-shaped that it will be much more appropriately sized. Not every over-grown tree needs to be taken down, so reshaping and pruning is a cost-effective and viable option for many problematic trees.

Tree reshaping Stockport

Please note; if trees are suffering from disease or, are in fact dying, that pruning and re-shaping is not advised. We are happy to discuss all elements of the job with you prior to work commencing. It may be that we have some valuable advice for you that could save or elongate the lifespan of your beautiful trees. Feel free to ask us as many questions as you like; we are passionate about looking after trees and helping our clients to get the most from them.

It is a true fact that pruning, and reshaping is often overlooked. Maintenance of trees while they grow can be really beneficial to their overall growth. Did you know that it can even reduce the need for large-scale pruning in the future?

Tree Reshaping Tips:

Here’s a few tips that you may find useful:

  • Did you know that the frequency and extent of pruning required can be dictated by location?
  • Consider the following re-shaping services; crown reduction, crown thinning and crown lifting.
  • Don’t try to take on huge projects on your own; reshaping large trees can be hazardous and safety should always be put first.
  • Consider a longer-term solution. This is really important when planning ahead as a solution that may best suit right now, may not be the best long-term solution.
  • It is sometimes wise to consider if you have more than one problematic tree. A project that deals with a number of problematic trees or shrubs may work out to be cost-effective for you.

If you would like to arrange a quote or have questions about tree re-shaping please call today on 07855 859983.

Experienced Tree Surgeon in Stockport

These images show a job we completed in Torkington Park, Stockport. The first image shows how large the tree had grown in comparison to the house. This happens over many years but some of our customers report that once the tree becomes problematic, it can mean they need urgent help.

The following images show the process of reduction (and the sheer amount of wood created from that process).

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There may be a few different reasons as to why a tree may need felling; these may include the fact that it has died, is dying or has become dangerous. In any of these circumstances, it is pivotal that caution is used when tree felling.

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We have formulated the following four-step guide for felling a tree, however, our best advice is to be careful and never push the boundaries of safety.

Here’s our 4-step Guide to Tree Felling:

  1. The first cut is a horizontal cut, this should be a third the width of the tree.
  2. The second cut is a wedge cut, which should meet the horizontal cut. From this, a piece of wood should drop out which resembles a segment of orange. This will determine the direction the tree will fall in.
  3. The third cut is to the back of the ‘V’ of the wedge cut. Make sure you leave a substantial piece of holding wood (the hinge) of which the tree will pivot and fall. Important: this is determined by the size of tree you are felling.
  4. When the tree starts to fall use your escape route to the safe area. This should be pre-planned and discussed in detail with any other individuals helping to complete the task.

It is highly likely that after reading the above information that you may be feeling overwhelmed. This does depend on the size of the tree, but if you are looking for further advice please call today on 07855 859983.

Are you looking for Tree Surgeons serving Manchester?

Our tree surgery provision covers all of Cheshire and Manchester. We have built up a reputation based around the high levels of customer care and providing an excellent service. In our line of work it is vital to invest in specialist equipment and to build a plan based around the individual requirements of any particular job.

This project we completed in Heaton Moor was a perfect example of this. We completed a Sycamore Section Fell. The Sycamore tree has become very large and problematic.

Tree Surgeons ManchesterWhen viewing the work of tree surgeons, you are often faced with the real thought of how dangerous our trade is. Both the heights and the machinery we use can cause serious injury and just a moment’s distraction can be the cause of that.

It is therefore vital that anyone completing the job has the required knowledge and expertise. It is true to say that not everyone could face the heights to which we work at. This work is not for the faint-hearted!

As discussed above, a plan was formulated in order to complete the section fell based on the tree’s surroundings and the way in which we knew it would be best felled. As each branch is removed, consideration is taken into the safe removal in terms of people and surrounding properties.

Have you got a question about the process of felling trees? Or the services we offer? We aim to answer questions and queries as soon as possible. Feel free to make contact with us via landline 0161 483 7816 or mobile 07855 859983.

Is your Garden in Unnecessary Shade?

With the sunny weather, it may just be that spending more time in your garden that you have noticed your trees have grown. These may be causing unwanted shade in your garden. Try not to miss the opportunity of enjoying the sunshine; our pricing is competitive and comes with our promise of brilliant customer service.

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We are fascinated by arboriculture and take great pride in the work that we complete. We offer a huge range of services; however, we also make sure to offer great customer service, without exception.

Tree Surgeon ManchesterSome of the services that we complete are; tree felling, hazardous tree removal, pruning, reshaping, stump grinding and commercial tree surgery. We are equipped to take on even the largest of jobs which a host of experience in this trade.

We put many short videos of our work onto our YouTube channel. Please take a minute to view these as it shows the huge range of work that we take on. Whether large cranes are needed or whether the access to your garden is restricted; we are confident that we are the best Company for you.

Safety is Paramount; why?

It is easily possible to be injured or worse while completing our work. Many measures need to be put into place to ensure the safety of our team and the surrounding public. Some of the dangers include accidents with chainsaws, falls or being struck by falling timber or trees.

Therefore, without exception, we ensure the following:

  • That our team members are appropriately trained and competent in the work that they complete
  • Our equipment is regularly checked to ensure that it is in good working condition
  • That our team members are using all necessary protective equipment and gear

Further assurances is given in our full insurance up to £2,000,000 of liability, with proof available upon request. All employees are rigorously trained and certified as professional tree surgeons.

You can read more about how seriously we take safety here.

Our tree surgery work covers Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire. If you would like to receive more information or request a quotation, please feel free to call our team today on 0161 483 7816. We will make sure to answer all questions as quickly and comprehensively as possible.

Tree Stump Removal Stockport

Part of offering the best-available services for tree surgery is having the knowledge of what machinery is most appropriate for different jobs. The other part is having access to these machines as and when they are needed.

That is why Total Tree Services own all of our own equipment. This, combined with a huge range of experience and knowledge about arboriculture means that we complete our work efficiently and safely.

Stump removal StockportWe recently took delivery of our new Bandit stump grinder. These high-powered machines boast a great reputation for delivering exceptional service and results. It is a compact machine which allows use in many settings. Tree stumps aren’t always located in the easiest positions! It also means we are able to get it through side gates comfortably.

Why is stump removal important?

They are unsightly and can be hazardous. Tree stumps generally aren’t attractive; unless they are going to be turned into a feature they can end up becoming a tripping hazard. They can also become a challenge when mowing your lawn.

Stump grinding StockportStumps that are left can decay and attract unwanted insects; after many years insects can take residence in the stump. These may include ants, beetles and termites. In some cases, it has also been known that stumps can harbour disease or fungus. These can sometimes spread to neighbouring plants and kill or damage them.

Some stumps can produce re-growth; some trees that have been cut down can continue to generate sucker growth. This can become a chore to keep on top of both in cost and time. These suckers also absorb nutrients from surrounding plants so, if left to grow, can cause problems for your existing plants.

Are you looking for a local, reputable tree surgeon for stump removal or stump grinding? We cover all of Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire. Call today on 0161 483 7816 or 07855 859983 to enquire.

Overgrown Trees Stockport

We all take great pride in our gardens and love to see our trees and shrubs grow and mature. But what happens when your once small trees become overgrown and unmanageable? This can, in some cases, become a problem for both the homeowner and their neighbours.

What problems can overgrown trees cause?

  • Large trees can block out light
  • Tree roots can cause problems
  • Problem trees can cause problems between neighbours

These images show a tree removal job that we completed in Stockport. Each of the pictures take you through the removal process. Before starting, it is often a challenge to imagine what the space will look like once the trees have been removed.

Beech Tree Removal StockportThe process is carefully considered prior to commencing the work. The images show how the trees were stripped and then the stumps removed. The beech trees were successfully removed, and our clients were exceptionally pleased with the results and service they received. Their garden was left full of light.

Many of our clients have questions about overhanging trees. Did you know that you are entitled to cut branches that overhang onto your property? The law states that you must offer to return the cut material to the owner. It is also important to realise that if you cause damage or harm to the tree that you can be held responsible by the owner.

Don’t Forget:

To check whether you live in a conservation area or whether the tree/s are protected by a Tree Preservation Order. Further consent will be required if this is the case.

Our advice would be to you would be to contact Bostock Total Tree Services on 0161 483 7816. We are happy to provide you with information and advice that will help you make the right decision for your trees. Call today to request a no obligation quotation.

Crown Reducing Trees in Cheadle Hulme

Today’s Tree Surgery:

Today we were working at a school in Stockport. Our clients felt as though the height of their trees caused a possible hazard. We had visited the school previously to provide them with a quotation to complete the work. This part of the process is always a great opportunity for us to find out more about the required work, but is also an opportunity for our clients to meet us.

What other benefits does this process offer?

  • It allows our clients to meet us and find out more about our Company
  • The process also allows the opportunity for our clients to ask us questions about our services, the process that will be required and ongoing care

Tree Services are wide-ranging and it is really important that the right service is provided. The project must be approached and a plan formed that is specifically tailored to the individual requirements of the job. This will inevitably produce a better finish and will take into account the stresses put on the trees. All of this will ensure that there is no damage caused.

What did we do?

For this particular job we used crown reducing techniques to prevent large branches from being a hazard in the high winds. We managed to get eight out of the ten trees reduced, but because of the heat, we were struggling.

We will be back tomorrow when hopefully it will be a little cooler so we can finish off reducing the last two. We also plan on stump grinding two stumps, and we may even get chance to fell a Conifer.

Did you know?

Tree pruning inflicts a wound on the tree. The size, angle and position of such a cut needs to be carefully considered. It is really important that you are well-informed when completing such work so that the tree’s ability to withstand such trauma is greatly increased.

Are you looking for a tree surgeon? Call us today on 0161 483 7816 to arrange a quotation.