Hedge Cutting in Cranleigh | An Essential Maintenance Service

When it comes to the maintenance of hedges, Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery understands how difficult and time-consuming the process can be. With work commitments during the week and time spent with friends and family at the weekend, it’s easy to keep putting off hedge cutting work. However, certain hedge species can grow at a rate of 90cm per year. Before long, they become unkempt, shabby and start to dominate the environment in which they grow. Operating out of Cranleigh, our tree surgeons provide professional hedge cutting services across Surrey and Sussex, from Guildford to Petworth, and from Ashtead to Esher.


As your chosen tree surgeons, we provide the follow hedge cutting services:


  • Cutting & Removal of Any Hedge Species
  • A Range of Trimming & Pruning Work
  • One-Off or Ongoing Domestic Maintenance
  • Commercial Hedge Cutting on a Contracted Basis
  • Removal & Reuse of Hedge Trimmings
  • Free Advice on Legal Obligations for Property Owners


If you require hedge cutting services at your property in Cranleigh or the surrounding areas, please contact us for more details.

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Environmentally-Conscious Hedge Cutting Services


As tree surgeons, we work with nature, not against it. With this in mind, Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery undertakes hedge cutting services in full compliance with Hedgerows Regulations 1997 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. By adhering to these legislations, we ensure that our clients in Cranleigh, Esher, Guildford, Petworth, Ashtead and across the region, as well as ourselves as a company, meet all relevant legal responsibilities.


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


Hedges of importance include:


  • Those at least 30 years old
  • Those with historical functionality
  • Those of archaeological interest
  • Those providing a habitat 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


As functioning boundary markers in Cranleigh and across Surrey and Sussex, Hedges of the following lengths are also protected:


  • In excess of 20 metres with gaps of 20 metres or less along that length
  • Less than 20 metres but linked with another hedge at either end


In addition, Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery carries out hedge cutting services in Cranleigh and the neighbouring areas during times of the year that don’t conflict with the mating seasons of wild birds. Unless our tree surgeons can be 100% certain that a hedge does not contain an active nest, we avoid conducting hedge cutting work between April and August.


By doing so, we fulfil obligations as stated in Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981; specifically, it is an offence to intentionally damage or destroy a wild bird’s nest, whether in the process of being built or in current use.


In our position as reputable tree surgeons, Surrey and Sussex Tree Surgery always liaises with local authorities in Cranleigh, Esher, Guildford, Petworth, Ashtead and beyond to ensure that our hedge cutting complies with all relevant laws and regulations.

If you require hedge cutting services in Cranleigh or anywhere in the Surrey and Sussex area, call 01403 753395 or 07787 553175.

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