Our Key Benefits

  • We are a “one stop shop” offering both contracting and consultancy services
  • We are customer focused and strive to provide an excellent service
  • Our pricing structure represents excellent value for money
As we become increasingly aware of the importance of trees and their role within our environment, it is becoming even more crucial that we manage them in a balanced, sustainable manner. Here at Tree Matters we take our ecological responsibilities very seriously and undertake all our operations in compliance with all environmental protective legislation. We also dispose of all our debris through a licensed green waste recycling facility and therefore the customer can be assured that all works we undertake on their behalf are being completed in an environmentally responsible way.
Here at Tree Matters our vision is to provide a complete professional tree management service to all at customers, which is not only customer focused but also represent exceptional value for money
We are committed to delivering our services in compliance with all legislative requirements, to industry best practice and in a balanced sustainable manner
Within Tree matters with have highly knowledge and experienced consultants and tree work operatives. We use modern well made plant and machinery and work to industry best practice.

Residential and Commercial Contracting Tree Services 

We are committed to providing friendly, customer focused contracting tree services to all our residential and commercial customers.

Should the trees be protected by a Tree preservation Order, or be growing within a Conservation Area, we will undertake the application process to the Local Authority on your behalf and if necessary, liaise with any affected neighbours.

In short, we are determined to provide an exceptional level of service and ensure that the whole process runs smoothly from start until completion.

Where the space allows the safest and quickest method of removing a tree is to “straight fell” it. This involves cutting the tree at ground level, using a series of cuts and where required winching techniques to ensure it falls in the desired direction.

Where space does not allow this, for instance in a confined situation, the tree can be removed by either using cranes, mobile elevated platforms or by climbing the tree using a rope and harness. All these options may also use various rigging techniques to lower the cut pieces to the ground.

Crown reduction is a pruning technique which involves cutting back all the branches by a prescribed length, to produce a balanced but smaller crown structure. This method is ideal where a tree is believed to be too large for its growing environment, but its retention is desirable. Some species of tree do not respond well to crown reduction, meaning that this method of pruning is not always appropriate.

Crown thinning involves the removal of smaller diameter branches from within the structure to produce a less dense crown and thus allowing more day light to pass through and so reduce the level of shading caused by a tree.

Crown lifting involves the removal of the lower branches to increase the height above ground level at which the crown starts. This technique is some time used in conjunction with crown thinning.

Crown cleaning involves the removal of weak and crossing branches as well all major deadwood from within the crown structure.

As the name suggest this is the removal of a stump, either left from a previous felling operation or from a failed tree. The normal method of removal is by using a stump grinder. This is a machine that grinds the stump into wood chip, which can then be left in situation or removed and replaced with top soil.

The supply of high-quality tree stock and subsequently planted in line with industry best practice. Where required we can provide an after-care service to help ensure the establishment of the planted tree.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, and we recycle it through a licensed green waste recycling centre.
Yes, we hold 5 million pounds public liability insurance.
Yes, the only time when the price will change will be if the client has agreed to additional work. However, prior to undertaking the additional the price be agreed with the client. There will be no hidden cost.
Yes, on completion of the work the crew leader will ensure that the client is happy with all aspects of the work including the condition of the surrounding area.
Yes, you can cut the overhanging branches back to the boundary, although you should offer the cut branches back to the owner. However, you can not enter the owners land to undertake the works or cut any part of the tree growing within the owner’s property. If you neighbor does have a “problem tree” then often with sensitive communication a satisfactory solution can be agreed. Tree Matters can help with this communication
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  • Did you know...?

    2% of the UK’s land area is covered by improve ‘ancient woodland’. This is woodland that has existed since the 1600’s in England and Wales (since the 1750’s in Scotland). Their ecosystems are complex and rich in wildlife. Sherwood Forest is the largest concentration of ancient trees in Northern Europe, with over 1,000 oak trees each up to 1,000 years old

  • Did you know...?

    The oldest tree in the UK is thought to be a yew in Scotland, estimated to be around 3,000 years old!

  • Did you know...?

    Even after they die, trees continue to be an important ecosystem. As they decompose on the forest floor they provide shelter and food for a diversity of organisms