Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery has an excellent safety record and a choice of tree felling services. Our tree surgeons share more than two decades of experience, having safely felled countless diseased and decaying trees since first starting out with us in 2010. Located in Cranleigh, we prioritise the safety of our customers, their properties, the general public and our own personnel.
Areas covered by our company include Guildford and Petworth.
Tree surgeons, in the overwhelming majority of cases, only perform tree felling as a last resort. Sometimes, when weakened by disease, decay or storm damage, a tree must come down to protect the public or nearby properties. If trees encroach on overhead cables, railway lines or public highways, they also pose a risk.
Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery uses two principal tree felling practices to protect people and property in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth and their surrounding areas.
With directional felling, our tree surgeons bring down the tree in a planned direction by making notch and felling cuts to form a hinge. We make the notch cut on the side the tree will fall, and the felling cut to the opposite side. This process creates the hinge that guides a tree safely to the ground.
Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery performs directional tree felling in open areas where we can guarantee safety for people and property.
In some cases, we can’t fell directionally because of space restrictions, the presence of nearby properties or a tree leaning in an unfavourable direction. Our tree surgeons undergo training in harness and rope use, in climbing and in working at height. These key skills help us to dismantle hazardous trees in small sections.
After climbing to the top of the tree, equipped with harnesses and ropes, we remove branches and segments from the top down, lowering them to the floor in a safe, controlled manner.
To discuss the most suitable tree felling procedure for your Surrey or Sussex property, please contact us on 01403 753395 or 07787 553175.
Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery complies with all current safety legislation. Before we start a project in Cranleigh, Guildford, Petworth or any of the surrounding areas, we plan tree felling operations carefully, using site-specific risk assessments and method statements. These key tools determine the safest, most efficient way to bring down a tree
Our tree surgeons undertake tree felling work having received full training in the use of machinery, tools and rigging equipment, and always wear the appropriate PPE
Surrey & Sussex Tree Surgery acts in the best interests of the environment, checking with local authorities for current tree preservation orders (TPO) and structures in conservation areas. We also consider native plant and animal species in the immediate vicinity.
Waste materials derived from tree felling, stump grinding and hedge cutting work undergo recycling to create woodchip, mulch and seasoned logs, which we can then deliver to Guildford, Petworth and all locations within a 10-mile radius of our home in Cranleigh.