If It Involves Trees, We Can Do It

Tree Felling

We specialize in the taking down trees in confined spaces using the latest roping techniques. If possible we can fell a straight stem, using winches for a accurate directional fell. For more akward situations we are experienced in using cranes or hydraulic platforms. The timber when possible will be used: Either cut up for fire wood; left for e-co piles to create insect habitats; made into garden furniture or we can mill the wood on site if access allows.

Felling and dismantling

We specialise taking trees down in confined area and use the latest roping techniques or cranes or hydraulic platforms when required. This specialised work minimises damage to surrounding areas.

tree dismantling

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction reduces a tree's crown and is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by the removal of the ends of branches while still maintaining its natural shape. This technique can be used to: reduce wind resistance, to reduce water up-take, to control the size of a tree in a restricted environment or to allow more light through.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the selective removal of the lower branches of a trees crown to increase the distance between the base of the canopy and ground level. This type of pruning should, if possible be carried out before a tree reaches maturity in order to avoid large wounds.

Crown Thinning

This involves the selective removal of some secondary branch and stem growth to create a less dense crown. Crown thinning is sometimes recommended to increase light, however, the European Standard advises a maximum of 15%. if there are complaints about a tree blocking the light, but is often unsuccessful because the amount of branch wood we remove without harming the tree is minimal. Work can also be carried out to create a more balanced crown as the weight on the limbs is lifted and the tree's natural shape returned.

Dead Wooding

Dead wooding is the safe removal of any the dead wood from the tree, this is to stop the hazard of them falling on to buildings, vehicles or the public etc.

removing dead wood

Crown Cleaning

This involves removing dead or diseased branches. Crown cleaning will only be carried out where there is a real possibility of falling branches causing accidents or injury, or if diseased branches threaten the tree's health. Dead wood has immense ecological value and is not normally removed from trees which are away from very public areas eg quiet areas of parks or woodlands.


Started early in a tree's life branches are pruned back to the same point on a regular basis to form 'pollard heads' which store energy. Pollarding should be carried out at intervals of between one and five years.

Pollarding is not necessary or appropriate if trees:

- Have enough space to develop naturally;
- Have not been pollarded for over five years to allow them to grow on;
- Are older trees and have not been previously managed as pollards.


A method of woodland management and harvesting, beneficial for biodiversity, in which young tree stems are cut down to near ground level. Birch can be coppiced on a 4 year cycle, whereas oak needs to be a 50 year cycle, for poles or firewood. A regularly coppiced tree will never die of old age - some coppiced stools may therefore reach immense ages.

Stump Removal and Grinding

One of the most effective methods of stump removal. After, all of the arisings can then be back-filled with top soil to allow replacement of turf or hard landscaping.

Contact us now

For all your tree surgery and associated needs in Surrey, Sussex and south London call us now on:

07788 800 956.

Alternatively, send us an email at surgery@timgeorgetrees.co.uk

In an emergency, please call 07788 800 956

As tree surgeons in Surrey we are fully insured to carry out any job and all our worked is carried out by fully qualified staff - so if you have a small garden tree in your garden or a large woodland management scheme, we can help, just give us a call.

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