COUNTY TREE CARE – TREE SURGERY IN HAMPSHIRE, SURREY & THE SOUTH.
We offer a comprehensive range of services to commercial and residential clients across the south— from complete tree felling and removal to scheduled maintenance and pruning. Our goal is to keep your trees healthy and beautiful for years to come.
At County Tree Care, we understand that no two tree surgery projects are ever the same, and that’s not just because of the thousands of different tree species. Every working environment has its own set of challenges and considerations must be made.
We make considerations for the different sizes, shapes and locations of each tree while factoring in previous work and accommodating for surrounding structures. We also use versatile equipment and innovative techniques to access and work in challenging spaces.
Our professional experience makes us confident we can deal with any arboreal task, no matter how big or small. We’ll always work with you during the consultation stage to outline the best approach for your needs and environment.
County Tree Care has helped hundreds of customers in Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Farnham, Woking, Reading & Basingstoke, to name just a few. We schedule the work for your convenience and with minimal interruption to your day.
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WHO ARE COUNTY TREE CARE?
County Tree Care is a Fleet-based team of passionate, friendly arborists bringing more than 15 years of expert experience to residential and commercial clients in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and across the South-East.
All of our arborists are NPTC qualified, and our commitment to safety is second to none. Any project we undertake is protected by £5m of public and £10m employee liability insurance, giving you peace of mind you’re working with established, responsible professionals.
Not many people are aware that there is an industry-standard, British guidelines (BS3998: 2010) Recommendations For Tree Work. These guidelines give recommendations on the best pruning techniques and working practices to help ensure the longevity of the tree. Knowledge of BS3998: 2010 is particularly important if the tree is protected, as these guidelines become requirements. Protected or not, County Tree Care carry out all work to BS3998:2010 Standards.
As well as providing hands-on service, we’re always happy to advise on steps that can be taken to enhance the health of your trees. We also offer professional assistance when it comes to working on trees which are protected. If your tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), where work requires legal permission, we can help you with the application or submit it on your behalf.
As established, trusted tree surgeons in Surrey and Hampshire, we can assist with any arboricultural project, including those which require specialist or heavy-duty equipment. One such example would be stump grinding, which places considerable emphasis on safety to protect the operator, public and property. Removing a tree stump without the right training or equipment can result in significant damage, and without insurance, you could face a hefty bill.
If you’ve been trying to find a reliable, friendly, punctual team of tree surgeons, then rest assured that County Tree Care can help. Most of our work comes through repeat bookings and recommendations, so we aim to be amongst the most competitively priced, while still delivering first class service.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Tree Felling & Removal
Tree removal is the complete dismantling of a tree to ground level. Sometimes a tree can be felled in its entirety, but if space is restricted, it must be dismantled in sections. Either way, these tasks should be only undertaken by a qualified, insured and experienced professional.
Stump Removal / Grinding
After a tree is felled, you will be left with the Stump. Stump removal is the grinding out of the buttress and any agreed lateral roots. Tree stump removal can be useful in situations where you are landscaping or looking to build. We can quickly remove stumps using powerful stump grinders.
Site & Garden Clearance
Whether it’s an overgrown garden that needs reclaiming or a large site you need prepping for development, we have the skill and equipment to get the job done. County Tree Care offers both a complete and specified vegetation clearance service for private and commercial clients.
REASONS TO CHOOSE US AND TESTIMONIALS
When choosing a tree surgeon, our experience has told us that trustworthiness and reliability are pretty near the top of most people’s list. The fantastic feedback we’ve received through Check-A-Trade, Google and Yell, indicate we’re doing the right things, but we always strive to be better.
Click on the links below to see the reviews from our valued customers:
As you can see, we’ve had hundreds of satisfied customers, and they continue to use our services on both an ‘as needed’ and contractual basis.
Our tree surgeons often work in Ascot, Camberley, Farnham, Fleet, Woking, Guildford and Farnborough, but we serve customers throughout Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and London. Our passion for UK’s trees, flora and fauna is what drives us to ensure that wildlife is protected and your trees are treated correctly.
Take a look below for more genuine testimonials from our valued customers.
Pine Tree and Silver Birch Removed
“Very pleased with there work and cleaned up ever so well , also price was well below other quotes we had 5*.”
Willow Tree Pollard
“Excellent job done by County Tree Care, would highly recommend them.”
Spruce Tree Removed
“We have used Ryan on numerous occasions for tree pruning and cannot recommend them enough such a fantastic well run company”
Friendly and efficient year after year!
“I have been using Ryan and his troop for many years now, whether it be a large tree removal or our hedges and shrubbery tidied. They are always on time, and do the job to full potential. They leave my garden tidier than it was before they arrived. I will continue to use County Tree Care and recommend for years to come!”
OUR PROCESS - FROM START TO FINISH
Our tailored service begins by making a detailed assessment of the task at hand. No two jobs are ever the same, and we’ll individually quote you based on your needs. We’ll discuss the options with you and work around timings and budgets that suit your circumstances.
If you are happy with our quote, the next step is to arrange a time and date to carry out the work. We try to be flexible as we can to agree on a schedule that will impact your day as little as possible. The nature of the work and tools will mean some noise is inevitable, but we always endeavour to keep noise to a minimum. We have recently invested in electric chainsaws, hedge trimmers, and blowers to reduce pollution and for sound sensitive areas.
Our unrivalled commitment to customer service means we’ll always return your calls, texts or emails, and keep you informed on our progress as requested.
What’s more is we always ensure we leave your property neat and tidy, meaning you can enjoy your space immediately upon completion.
For a free, no obligation quotation on your next tree surgery project, contact County Tree Care today and find out why our customers continue to recommend us.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A TREE SURGEON IN HAMPSHIRE OR SURREY, UK?
The cost of hiring a tree surgeon/arborist in Hampshire, Surrey and the South East can vary greatly, but we always aim to provide the most competitive price jeopardising the quality of work. Many “tree surgeons” may offer lower rates, but this is often because they don’t have adequate insurance, training, or simply because they plan to cut corners with regards to safety and quality.
We have put together a rough guideline of how much we charge for tree removal/tree felling, stump grinding and hedge trimming although please bear in mind that every job has its own set of challenges and considerations.
How much does it cost to remove a tree in Hampshire or Surrey, UK?
Unfortunately, there is no easy or definitive answer as to how much it costs to remove a tree; which can be frustrating for people as it is probably the most critical question when you have a troublesome tree to tackle.
In monetary terms, how much it costs to remove a tree is heavily dependent on numerous factors (outlined below) but generally starts around £100+VAT, but this increases with the complexity and size of the job.
How Big or Tall is the Tree?
As a rule of thumb, the larger the tree, the more complicated, time-consuming and therefore expensive the job will be. If a tree is tall or widespread, the tree surgeon will take more time accessing parts of the canopy. Extra care will also be required as the dismantled pieces will be more substantial or have further to fall.
Do parts of the tree overhang buildings or property?
If there are parts of the tree that overhang any buildings or property, we will have to implement additional measures and take more time to help ensure nothing is damaged. For example, we may have to lower using ropes and rigging techniques as opposed to letting branches free fall, or we may have to take time preparing the ground with ground protection mats.
Is the tree easy to access?
In an ideal world, we would be able to position our truck and chipper as close to the tree as possible to minimise transport of the dismantled tree. In Surrey and Hampshire, this is rarely the case, and we will often have to move the sections of the tree some distance. The level of awkwardness and distance from the tree to truck will have a considerable impact on the price of the job.
Will the process of removing the tree pose a risk to the public?
If your tree is in proximity to a path/road, we may need to get permission to close the path or implement traffic management. As expected, there are increased costs associated with both the granting of a path closure and traffic management.
Will you dispose of the tree waste?
Just like trees, the waste can take up a lot of room, so more often than not, we are asked to remove all the debris from the site. We can, of course, leave the chippings or cordwood if you have use for them but if you require disposal, we will need to factor that into the price.
Could I not just borrow a chainsaw and fell the tree myself?
DIY tree surgery is certainly NOT something we would advise, using a chainsaw without the proper training and PPE is dangerous enough and when you combine that with felling a large tree, it will most likely end in disaster. At County Tree Care, our qualified arborists have the relevant training and experience to tackle any tree in any location safely and with minimum risk to persons or property.
How much does it cost to remove a tree stump in Hampshire or Surrey, UK?
Very similar to calculating the cost for removing a tree, when pricing the removal of a stump, we must factor in quite a few variables. However, you will be pleased to know that there are considerably fewer things to take into account, making the pricing structure more straightforward to understand.
If you require the removal of a stump, there are generally two standard options adopted. Firstly the stump could be dug up from the ground either manually, which is very labour intensive or with the use of a digger. Unfortunately, in both those cases, due to large root networks, the risk in damage to the surrounding ground is exceptionally high. Secondly, and without a doubt, the best method to use is the option of stump grinding. When stump grinding a powerful machine named a stump grinder uses several teeth on a spinning flywheel to break the stump up into tiny pieces. Over time, these pieces or arisings rot down, so the stump is gone but with a lot less mess and disturbance to the surrounding area. County Tree Care has a wealth of experience in the removal of stumps, and we also have a fleet of stump grinders to suit the smallest most inaccessible stumps to the very most enormous stump you can imagine.
How much does stump grinding cost in Hampshire or Surrey, UK?
Now we will address the key factors that will affect the cost of the stump grinding job:
What is the diameter of the stump?
As you would expect, the bigger the diameter of the stump, the larger the cost will be. Stumps of size will take more time due to grinding a higher volume of material, and it will also require a more expensive powerful grinder. In contrast, smaller stumps will cost much much less, as a rough guide we charge from £10 (+VAT) per inch in diameter (a minimum call-out charge may apply).
What is the tree species and how big are the roots?
Different tree species have different types of root system; some species roots are shallow and short, whereas others can be deep and widespread. For example, cherry tree roots are generally broad, whereas conifers are relatively short. When we price our stump grinding service we only price for the main body of the stump (the buttress) and the immediate lateral roots but if you require any further roots removing we are more than happy to do this for an added cost. Trees with expansive or deep root systems can take several hours to grind out, and this increase in time will be reflected in the price quoted. The species of tree will also determine how hard or soft the wood is, and this, in turn, will also impact the cost.
Where is the location of the stump, and is it easy to access?
The location plays an integral part in the calculation of the tree stump removal cost. Access difficulties are more noticeable, but we will also need to take into account the topography of the ground, level of bedrock. Uneven ground may pose a safety risk, and high levels rock in the soil can cause damage to the stump grinder teeth, which will slow down the grinding process.
How many stumps do you require grinding?
If you have numerous stumps to remove we can offer great discounts for grinding multiple stumps on the same day.
Can I not just hire a stump grinder and do it myself?
Stump grinders are available to hire from many tool hire shops throughout Hampshire, Surrey and the South East but we would certainly NOT recommend hiring one without adequate training. Stump grinders are dangerous pieces of machinery and if misused, may cause severe injury or damage to property. Stump grinding also requires skill and experience to do it efficiently, so why not leave it to County Tree Care as this will save you effort, time, and risk.
How much does it cost for hedge trimming in Hampshire or Surrey UK?
When calculating how much it is to cut a hedge, it’s essential to remember that a quite a few things can affect the price, and as a result, there is no universal price for cutting hedges. As tree professionals, we assess these considerations autonomously, but we appreciate that these factors may not always be visible. To give you an insight into our pricing process and a rough idea of the costs involved, we have listed some considerations below.
How big is the hedge your require trimming?
The most obvious and vital factor to consider when calculating the hedge cutting cost is the size of the hedge. A large hedge has a more significant surface area to trim and more material to dispose of which will take more time and therefore will increase the price. If your hedge is gigantic, we may also need to use a rope and harness or even a cherry picker (MEWP) to access it safely, all of which will have added costs involved.
Where is your hedge located and is it easy to access?
Secondly, the location of your hedge is also a crucial consideration as quite often there are be obstructions that make the job more tricky. Common obstacles we have to tackle are garden ornaments, ponds, sheds and greenhouses, all of which will need to be moved or avoided and slow the process down. Likewise, if there are pinch points, slopes, tight corners or narrow access, this tends to make projects longer as it will take more time getting the debris out. Equally, if your hedge is in the rear garden, the trimmings will have further to travel, which takes longer and will increase the price of the job.
So how much is it to have a hedge cut in Hampshire or Surrey UK?
As previously indicated, there is no average price for cutting hedges, so each hedge will need to be priced individually. That said, to give you a rough idea, we generally charge our hedge trimming service at £90 (+VAT) per hour for a two-person team. If we require climbing equipment, then it will cost in the region of £120 (+VAT) per hour. Finally, if we need to use a MEWP (cherry picker), there will be an additional cost of around £350 (+VAT)
Could I not just cut the hedge myself?
If your hedge is relatively small, you could always attempt to cut the hedge yourself, but you will find it very difficult to reach the standard of finish achieved by our skilled arborists. When it comes to larger hedges, this is, without doubt, something you should leave to trained professionals. The tree surgeons at County Tree Care have the all equipment and knowledge needed to tackle the most significant hedges both safely and efficiently.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR TREE SURGERY SERVICES
What Is An Arborist?
An arborist is a technical name for a tree surgeon. A Professional Tree surgeon should have the training, qualifications and insurance to carry out a range of tree and garden maintenance tasks which require professional knowledge and specialist equipment.
What Areas Do You Cover?
County Tree Care offers tree surgery in Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Farnham, Woking, Reading, Basingstoke & Beyond. But in broader terms throughout the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and the South-East.
How Do I Know My Tree Surgeon Is Capable And Has Qualifications?
All of our tree surgeon Hampshire wide and beyond have undertaken extensive arborist studies through approved NPTC courses. The NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) ensures that all qualified tree surgeons in Ascot, Andover, Farnham, Reading, Winchester and across the UK are educated to the same standard.
Please feel free to ask your arborist for more information about the training they receive or for copies of qualification documentation.
I Have An Emergency. How Quickly Can You Help?
At County Tree Care, we understand that there can be sudden, unforeseen emergencies which require immediate attention. While we guarantee a timescale as this will depend on existing bookings, we’ll always do everything in our power to reach you as soon as possible.
How Often Should I Book Tree Maintenance?
The regularity of your maintenance will largely depend on the size of the garden and type of plant life that you have. Make an appointment with one of our local tree surgeons, and they will advise you on the best course of action to maintain the beauty of your garden and the longevity of your trees.
How Much Does Tree Surgery Cost?
As with the time between maintenance visits, the cost of a local tree surgeon in Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Farnham, Woking, Reading or Basingstoke, will again depend on the scale of the task at hand, the urgency and the tools that are likely to be needed. Our qualified arborists can provide a rough estimate based on photographs or descriptions, but won’t be able to offer a fixed quote until after a site inspection.
What Services Can County Tree Care Offer?
You can view the full range of our tree surgeon services above, but some of the most common tasks we carry out include:
Tree felling and removal
Tree pruning, crown reductions & deadwood removal
Emergency tree work
Hedge trimming & maintenance
Site & Garden clearance
My Neighbour’s Tree Is Causing My Garden Problems. What Can I Do?
The first step is to speak to your neighbour, out of courtesy if nothing else! If your neighbour’s tree is encroaching into your garden, then you usually have the right to prune any part that falls directly into your property.
However, it’s well worth remembering that Tree Preservation Orders protect some trees. Be sure to check a tree’s status before any work is carried out.
What Is A Tree Preservation Order?
A Tree Preservation Order, or TPO, is an order issued by local planning authorities to protect specific trees or particular area of woodland from destruction or intentional damage. If your tree has a TPO, then County Tree Care can help you to complete the necessary paperwork to apply for work.
How Do You Dispose of Garden Waste?
We pride ourselves on our passion for all things environmental, which is why we dispose of all garden waste at locally authorised disposal sites. We’ll always strive to leave your garden in a better condition than when we arrived.
Are You Available At Weekends?
Yes! We aim to be as flexible as possible with our working hours, but we also ask that our customers give us as much notice as possible. Our tree surgeon services are available on weekends in Andover, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and throughout other towns in the region.
Can I Remove Trees Myself?
While there’s nothing to stop you from taking down a tree yourself, do remember that this can be a dangerous task to take on. Not only could you harm yourself, but yours and other people’s property could also be at risk. We are insured to protect against any liability that might arise from our work.
What Insurances Are Needed?
Insured by Arborisk, a specialist insurance provider for tree surgeons, we are covered by £5 million public and employee liability insurance. Giving you peace of mind, should any accidents arise as a result of our work.
By employing a tree surgeon without these insurances, you may be left to foot the bill in the event of damage.
How Do I Get A Quote?
Getting a quote for tree surgery from County Tree Care is quick and easy. Get in touch with a member of the team, and we’ll arrange for a time to visit your site and provide you with an accurate, no-obligation quotation.
COUNTY TREE CARE - TREE SURGEONS IN HAMPSHIRE, SURREY & BERKSHIRE
County Tree Cares general operating area includes Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire, but we are always willing to work further afield having completed numerous contracts all over the UK. We have our office in Fleet, so technically speaking we would be Hampshire tree surgeons, but you’ll probably see our vehicles out all over Surrey and Berkshire too.
When you’re choosing a Surrey, Berkshire or Hampshire tree surgeon, it’s of vital importance you check they are a reputable company. Unfortunately, there are a lot of “cowboys” and rogue traders in the tree industry who perform substandard work and would happily rip you off. County tree care prides itself on our excellent reputation, and we have built up hundreds of reviews to prove it. We have over 450 reviews on Checkatrade and over 50 reviews on our Google business listing. Use the links below to see what our valued customers have to say about County Tree Care.
Tree Surgery Hampshire
County Tree Cares team are Hampshire’s local tree professionals, and we provide a plethora of tree surgery services to residential and commercial clients alike. If you require tree surgeons in Hampshire or any of the surrounding areas, contact us today to discuss your tree surgery needs.
The process of felling trees can be dangerous work, so we suggest it always be undertaken by a qualified tree surgeon. County Tree Cares experienced arborists are well trained and have the skill to fell any tree in any location. If room allows, we can straight fell the tree with precision, or if required, we can dismantle it in sections. We always abide by strict health and safety guidelines to minimise the risk of damage.
There are numerous different pruning techniques, and when deciding which one/s to utilise, there are many factors that you must consider. Some of these factors include the size, shape, species, location and age of the tree. At County Tree Care, our tree care professionals will analyse each tree individually and advise you of the best course of action to take. We can conduct all pruning activities to British BS3998 guidelines to help ensure the ongoing health of your tree. The most common tree pruning techniques we provide include Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Crown Lifting, Deadwooding or Crown Cleaning, Limb Removal, Branch Removal and Pollarding. More information on these techniques is available on the Tree Pruning services page.
Tree Pollarding is a severe method of pruning, and you should only perform this on suitable trees of certain species such as willow or ash. Our experienced arborists can quickly identify if your tree is appropriate and can carry out this skilled and technical task. A poorly pollarded tree can become a future danger and a real headache.
Tree stumps can be not only an eyesore but also a potential trip hazard. County Tree Care can remove any stump with ease, using our powerful stump grinders. Don’t spend hours of wasted time trying to dig or burn it out, call in the professionals and we’ll grind the stump both safely and efficiently.
Do you need the help of an emergency tree surgeon and fast?
Whether you need an emergency limb removal or have a completely fallen tree, our team are on call to save the day. County Tree Cares emergency tree service is available 24hrs a day, 365 days a year, so call us now on 0345 835 8123. We’ll use every tool in our 15 years experience to make your tree safe and secure.
Ivy Removal Hampshire
If left to its own devices ivy, vines and creeper can be destructive to property, causing damage to brickwork, render, roofing, and guttering. If your ivy is getting out of control, you must prune them into shape or consider removal to avoid any further problems.
Showcase your garden with County Tree Cares professional hedge trimming service. Sure you could have a go yourself or get your gardener to do it, but it’s unlikely you’ll achieve the level of finish provided by our skilled arborists. We can trim and shape hedges and shrubs of any size with the use of the latest hedge cutting equipment. We use 16ft tripod ladders, climbing equipment and MEWPS (Cherrypickers) to access parts of hedges gardeners can’t get to.