Arboricultural Contractors

The complete tree services


Arboricultural Contractor provides a wide range of services ranging from removing dead wood to hedge laying to dry stone walling. All our staff are fully trained and hold all relevant certificate including climbing and chainsaw licences, and above all are fully up to date with the latest techniques in first aid. Arboricultural Contractors is fully insured and has £5,000,000 public liability.

Our products include:-


Arial Surveys

Arial surveys are of vital importance if you are concerned about the condition of a tree. One of our expert climbers will climb to the top of the canopy and inspect ever branch for signs of decay and other detremental issues to the tree.


Dead wooding

Dead wooding is the removal of dead branches. Branches die off for a number of reasons ranging from light deficiency, pests and disease, damage to root damage etc. A dead branch will at some point decay back to the parent stem causing abscission and fall off. This is normally a slow process but can be shortened by high winds and extremities of temperature. Therefore the main reason deadwooding is carried out is safety.


Crown thinning

Crown thinning is the removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree hence increase's light and reduces wind resistance. This is a common practice which improves the tree's strength against adverse weather conditions as the wind can pass through the tree resulting in less "load" being placed on the tree.


Crown lifting

Crown lifting involves the removal of the lower branches to a given height. The height is achieved by the removal of whole branches or removing the parts of branches which extend below the desired height. The branches are normally not lifted to more than one third of the tree's total height.


Crown reducing

A crown reduction involves reducing the height and or spread of a tree by selectively cutting back to smaller branches. Crown reduction in fruit trees is also used for increasing of light interception and enhancing fruit quality.


Tree removal 

Tree removal is exactly what it sounds, we remove a large number of trees, in dangerous situations which involve roping branches down to prevent damage to buildings and property.


Stump removal

Stump grinding is a fantastic choice for anyone who wish's to use the land where the tree was. We will grind the large section of the root ball leaving just small fiberous roots which rot down in a short space of time.


Hedge trimming

We expertly trim all types of hedges. When hedge trimming, we trim as far in as we can so that it leaves a tight clean finish. Trimming the hedge in as far as possible also saves money for the customer as it takes longer for the hedge to reach the same length.


Hedge Reduction

As well as expertly trimming any hedge we can reduce the height of the hedge, in some cases we can even reduce the width of the hedge. However this is not advisable with coniferous hedges because if you cut the sides in so much as to expose the brown branches within the hedge, the greenery will struggle to regenerate.


Hedge planting, and laying

Hedge planting and laying is a traditional English practice originally used by farmers to keep their cattle in, it is now carried out because of the huge bio diversity it creates and makes a nice change to the traditional hedge. Hedge planting and tree planting can range in size of tree from small 12 inch whips to large hedges that are already established.



We do all types of fencing where ever required. A full range of products can be seen when we come to look at your garden or site.


T.P.O applications and applications within a conservation area 

Tree preservation orders and conservation areas are placed on many areas and trees throughout the U.K. Tree preservation orders and conservation areas are in place to give legal protection for a given tree or a given area. Any work you wish to do on a protected tree or within a conservation area must be applied for from your local council. We will complete all the applications and other relevant paper work on behalf of the customer not to mention staying in close contact with the local authority and the customer. Applying to carry out work on protected trees can be a lengthy process, once we have submitted an application to the local authority an experienced tree officer from the local authority will go to the site where the tree is situated and inspect the tree from the ground. The officer will then make a decision if the work that has been applied for is acceptable. This process can take up to 8 weeks.


Dry Stone Walling

Arboricultural contractors has many years in the traditional art of dry stone walling and has attended several course's for demonstration purposes. We source all our stone from natural and traditional suppliers, in the hope that the stone matches the location where the wall is to be built.