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.
Our services include:
To arrange an initial consultation with our tree surgeons, please contact us on 01403 753395 or 07787 553175.
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:
Hedges in the following locations also hold protected status:
Hedges of the following lengths receive protection if they act as functional boundary markers, anywhere in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth or the surrounding areas:
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.