Hedge Cutting

Hedge Cutting in Petworth, Cranleigh and the Surrounding Areas | Hedge Maintenance Services

Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery understands how difficult, and how time-consuming, the hedge maintenance process can be. With work commitments and time spent with friends and family considered, it’s easy to delay essential hedge cutting work. Some hedges grow at a rate of 90cm per year and, before too long, they become unkempt, shabby and begin to dominate the environment in which they grow.

Working out of Cranleigh, our tree surgeons offer a complete hedge cutting service across all Surrey and Sussex areas, including the key locations of Guildford and Petworth.

Our services include:

  • Hedge Cutting and Removal
  • Trimming and Pruning Work
  • Domestic Maintenance
  • Contract Maintenance
  • Waste Cutting Removals
  • Advice on Legal Obligations

To arrange an initial consultation with our tree surgeons, please contact us on 01403 753395 or 07787 553175.

Sustainable Hedge Cutting Services

Our tree surgeons work with nature, not against it. Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery undertakes all hedge cutting work in compliance with the current Hedgerows Regulations 1997 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Adhering to legislation helps customers in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth and the surrounding areas to meet their own legal responsibilities.

The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 provide protected status for hedges based on their importance, location and length.

Hedges of importance include:

  • Those at least 30 years old in terms of age
  • Those with historical functionality
  • Those of archaeological interest
  • Those providing habitats for protected species

Hedges in the following locations also hold protected status:

  • On common land
  • On crown land
  • On a village green
  • On a national or local nature reserve
  • On or beside agricultural or forestry land
  • On or beside land designated for keeping or breeding ponies, donkeys or horses

Hedges of the following lengths receive protection if they act as functional boundary markers, anywhere in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth or the surrounding areas:

  • In excess of 20m with gaps of 20m or less along their length
  • Less than 20m but linked to, or with, another hedge at either

Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery undertakes hedge cutting work during periods that won’t conflict with the mating seasons of native bird species. Our tree surgeons have to be 100% certain that a hedge doesn’t contain an active nest, otherwise we avoid most types of hedge cutting between April and August.

In doing so, we fulfil obligations in Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is an offence to intentionally damage or destroy a wild bird nest, whether in the process of building or in current use.

Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery liaises with local authorities in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth and the South East region in advance of work where needed, making sure all forms of hedge cutting comply with current laws, rules and regulations.

For hedge cutting services in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth and locations across the Surrey and Sussex areas, call 01403 753395 or 07787 553175.