This guide gives you great information about tree surgery for your home and will assist you with your decision making when it comes to caring for your trees, as well as your property.
Are you a homeowner with trees on your garden or property? If so, you may have wondered what type of maintenance they require, the best time of the year to carry out any works and the right team to call in.
Tree Maintenance and Care Tips for Home Owners
There are multiple considerations when it comes to maintaining and caring for the trees on your property. We think every home owner should be well informed and understand what’s involved before having any works carried out.
The first place to start is to seek the advice of an accredited arborist or tree inspector as they will give you correct and honest information. Unless you plan to carry out the works yourself, you will have to employ a professional tree surgeon to complete the works, especially if there are heights and risks involved.
You should check the background out of the company you are employing as there are unfortunately many rogue traders posing as tree surgeons these days. Always look for signs of trust like do they have a website, are they on checkatrade and so on.
Keeping a diary from the date you begin maintenance on your trees is crucial. You will know when they are due for check-ups and roughly when they next require pruning. If your tree has fallen into ill health by being infected by a pest or disease.
If you are in a conservation area or your tree has a protection order, you will need to make an application to the council yourself or you can employ an arborist to do it for you. This should always be check as cutting down a tree without permission can land you a hefty fine.
Another thing to consider is how vastly it will change the landscape and aesthetics of your garden or property by felling and removing a tree. If you are removing one will you be replacing it and how do you think the neighbours will feel?
The Benefits of Tree Maintenance
Tree pruning if done correctly can significantly enhance the character and pleasance that a tree can bring. This can include reducing the size of the crown, cutting back large protrusive branches and even removing untidy deadwood and dead branches.
Regular maintenance will ensure your trees are healthy and strong. It can stop a tree from falling on your property and causing damage to your home. You will also benefit from the fact that trees add aesthetic value to the home, as well as enhancing the amenity value of the garden.
Why Trees Are Good For Your Home
They provide good screening from neighbouring properties, eye-sores, and do an excellent good job in achieving privacy, which will stop you from being overlooked.
On hot summer’s days, you can benefit from the welcoming shade they provide to your garden. They also create a good habitat for local wildlife such as birds and squirrels.
The Problems Trees Can Cause
Although trees are great for the environment and your home, they also pose a threat to your property, surroundings and to the public if left unmaintained. Boundaries such as fences and walls can be affected and possibly damaged from falling limbs and roots lifting them up.
Trees with large growing branches can damage roof tiles, guttering and even a satellite signal without proper pruning. They can also cause immense shading which, among others can annoy your neighbours and stop your grass and other plants from growing.
Subsidence is another issue caused by large roots, as well as other structural damage to buildings from dangerous trees. Tree suckers can also form next to your home and cause problems for you later on down the line.
GraftinGardeners Tree Surgery Service
GraftinGardeners provides tree services for both homeowners and private individuals throughout London. Whatever type of tree works you require our company can assist you.
All staff are highly skilled and trained with most recognised qualifications in the industry such as City & Guilds, NPTC and Lantra Awards. Our teams consist of groundsmen, climbers, and consultants, and are equipped to carry out the most complex tree works.
We are approved Arboricultural Association contractors for. This makes a trusted and reliable tree company. All pruning is performed to the British Standards (BS3998), ensuring all cuts are, made correctly, which is paramount for the long-term health of your trees.
We provide all of the following services: tree felling, pruning, stump grinding, emergency services, ivy removal, hedge trimming & shaping, tree planting and commercial tree services.
Quotations are supplied free of charge and always include the removal of green waste. For those that have full-time weekday commitments, we have some early morning and Saturday availability. We will send a tree specialist to inspect your trees at your earliest convenience. Contact us today for a competitive and friendly tree service.
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Excellent! Great service and fairly priced. Everyone involved was friendly and efficient from the office staff to the engineers. Highly recommended!
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Very happy to recommend these guys. They cut our tree back 5 years ago and I had no hesitation digging out the invoice and calling them again.
Homeowner in London
Great professional team. They came to reduce a pear tree in the garden and did a very good job. They knew what to cut or not cut for the tree to recover from the trauma of the reduction.
The guys at GraftinGardeners came to our property to remove some ivy that had grown up the side of our house and... partially over the roof over the course of a few years. They were punctual and polite did a really good job at getting all of the ivy removed. We would use them again for any other jobs we might have!read more
Arrived on time, got straight down to work showing great agility. The tree was cut down rapidly and cleared away... swiftly. The team were jovial efficient and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend GraftinGardenersread more
I needed an emergency tree removal ( next day service) . Graftin Gardeners provided an excellent service and the three... has been removed within few hours. What is equally important is that they have charged me a standard market rate for the service. I have called few other companies and they all tried to charge much more ( special rates, emergency rates etc). Great service and honest people. Thank youread more
Can not recommend this company enough! Luke and John arrived promptly at the time stated to fell our Lime tree. The... guys worked hard and ensured the safety of everyone was paramount. They were courteous and professional, nothing was too much trouble!My garden has been left spotless. Thank you guys, great team work!read more
I was truly bowled over by their work. I cannot thank them enough for saving my large, ancient and much-loved cooking... apple tree which had uprooted and fallen. The fact they then spent much time clearing up all the considerable foliage and leaves so meticulously was the icing on the cake. Not only that, incredibly nice and friendly people too. Five stars all the way!read more
Zac and John came to reduce the crown on a cherry tree. Can’t recommend them more highly. Professional, friendly team... who took a great deal of care over the job and I’m pleased with the result. Tidied up really well afterwards too! Thoroughly nice guys and job well done. Thanks!read more
Your "Spiderman" was simply amazing and extremely efficient . The team you sent were polite all efficient and cleaned... up very well when finished.I would give your name to anyone who asked me for tree surgeonsread more
This is the third year we've used GraftinGardeners and they're by far the best tree surgeons we've employed. Their guys... are always very professional, know what they're doing and - just as importantly - leave everything neat and tidy afterwards. I can't recommend them highly enough. Gerard. Londonread more
A super team of Lewis, Dean & Josh were polite and friendly as well as being very thorough in both the work and the... clean-up afterwards. They dealt with a serious cut back of a large tree as well as reducing and shaping several smaller trees. We are very pleased with the results - thank you GraftinGardeners!read more
We were delighted with the work carried out by the guys from Graftingardeners. The tree at the front is pruned and... beautifully shaped and the conifers look so much better now they have been reduced. They worked really hard on a drizzly morning and provided an excellent service. Thank you!read more
We employed GraftinGardeners to do some work on a large horse chestnut tree which was overhanging our garden. The team... was very friendly, did an excellent job and left things very tidy. Highly recommended.read more
We were really impressed with Graftin Gardeners. They were friendly, professional and efficient. They were the only... tree surgeons we contacted who actually came by to assess our front garden and provide an accurate quote. They took the time to explain areas of concern which was really useful. We booked them in to do our front garden the next week and they got it all done in only two hours. We were really pleased with the results (see photos). We'd definitely recommend them and will use them again.read more