All aspects of tree surgery, hedge & garden maintenance.
Garden Trees a Speciallity.
All debris removed.
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Members of Safe Trader Scheme and West Lancs Council Approved Contractor List.
All Pruning to BS3998.
RFS qualified Tree Surgeons. Fully Insured.
• Can you give me a quote over the telephone?
It is impossible to cost a tree work job over the phone. Every tree is different,
so we offer a free of charge quotation with no obligation. We will come to your property
and inspect your trees and give you our professional advice and supply a written
quotation. This is all free with no obligation and arranged at a time that suits
• Do I need permission to cut down my tree?
If you live in Conservation Area consent has to be given by the local county council,
depending on the area you live. You do not require permission if the stem diameter
is less than 7.5cms. Trees in a Conservation Area require a 6-week notice of intent.
If after that time no written confirmation has been received the work can proceed.
If the tree has a Tree Preservation Order you need consent from the Local Authority
before any work is carried out. This normally takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks. A
Tree Preservation Order (TPO) covers individual trees or a group of trees and you
require approval from the Local Authority before any work can commence. If a tree
is dead or dangerous you may not need any permission to remove the tree or make it
safe. We will be happy to advise you free of charge.
• Is there a right time to prune a tree?
Trees vary in species, most trees can be pruned at any time of the year with a few
exceptions; It is best to prune cherry, plum and related trees soon after flowering.
This reduces the risk of infection. It is best not to prune maple and birch in the
spring to avoid them exuding sap. Walnut and magnolia should only be pruned at the
height of summer.
• My tree has a preservation order on it, can you make the application on my behalf?
We are happy to make a planning application on your behalf for a small fee. We will
keep you informed throughout the process and aim to have the application approved
as quickly as possible.
• What happens if I use a company who is not insured?
You could be liable for any accident the operator may have. This could be to your
property or your neighbour’s property. It could be personal injury to anyone, including
any assistant with the operator or the operator himself. The advice would be not
to use uninsured people to work on your trees. We have full public and employers