Tree Surgery (Tree Surgeon)

Tree Surgery

This includes tree reductions, pruning, shaping, crown lifting (removing lower branches), and removing dead limbs.

It is essential for certain trees to be maintained in an Urban environment to protect the public and buildings whilst still providing greenery and habitat.

Tree Removals

Tree Removals

Sometimes trees can be in a poor condition and pose a risk / threat to the safety of people and property.

Or trees planted in urban areas can often grow too big for their location.

In both the above cases tree removal is one option.

Acorn tree services will always offer a non biased/ honest opinion and will never recommend unnecessary tree removal.

Hedge Maintenance

Hedge Maintenance

We carry out small and large scale hedge trimming and reductions, we are able to offer a maintenance schedule based on your specific requirements, ensuring your hedges look their best all year round.

We remove hedges and stumps in preparation for fencing, re-planting or building works.

Hedge Laying


Hedgelaying has great conservation and wildlife value. It mostly takes place every 15 years or so with periodic trimming in between to encourage regrowth and to keep it tidy. Hedges can last indefinitely when maintained in this way.

Hedgelaying takes place between autumn and early spring. It is avoided outside these periods to avoid disturbing nesting birds and trampling plants growing in and by the hedge which could contravene the Wildlife & Countryside Act.

An assessment of the suitability of your hedge can be carried out free of charge.

Stump Removal

Stump Removal

Stumps can be removed easily by machine to a depth of 2ft approximately. Stumps can also be treated without chemicals if they are not being removed.

Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas

Certain trees,( TPO’s or Tree Protection Orders) and areas (Conservation Areas) are protected by local councils and any work would need to be approved by the LPA prior to any work commencing. If you don not gain said permission you could face affine of up to £20,000.

TPO’s or Tree Protection Orders are legally enforceable orders to protect trees and woodland in the interests of public amenity. TPO’s would prohibit the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, wilful damage or wilful destruction of protected trees or woodlands. A TPO can be placed on all types of trees, including hedgerow trees but not hedges, bushes or shrubs. The Order can protect individual trees, groups, areas or woodlands, where it is considered that they make a significant visual contribution to the locality and are of benefit to the general public.

Conservation Areas – are areas of special architectural or historical interest with a character or appearance that is desirable to preserve or enhance. Trees may often contribute to the special character of the area. All trees in a Conservation Area are subject to controls which enable the city council to protect the special character of the area created by the trees.

Acorn Tree Services would ascertain the status of said trees and complete any application forms needed and follow up the application.