Tree Felling and Removal
What is tree felling?
Tree felling involves cutting a tree down to the stump and is often undertaken on trees that pose a threat to surrounding property and people, or to prevent the spread of disease.
Safety is one of the main reasons why people opt to get a tree felled. Dying or diseased trees can become hazardous in turbulent weather as they lose their stability. Furthermore, disease can spread between trees, which means the infected tree needs to be removed before the disease spreads and affects other types of trees.
Other reasons why people choose to get a tree felled include visual aspects, such as trees that block a view or scenery, and unsuitability, which includes certain types of trees that may grow to a point that causes damage to the foundations of a building.
Tree felling can be very precarious and needs to be conducted by professionals who can ensure it’s done safely and without threat to nearby property and people.
When is the best time to fell a tree?
It’s best to fell a tree when the tree, or trees, have become:
- A risk to the safety of buildings or people
- Diseased and in turn pose a risk to other trees
- Damaged, weakened and vulnerable to turbulent weather conditions
- Obstructive to access or property
If any of the above applies to you, or you want to discuss our tree felling service, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
How much does your tree felling service cost?
We can’t give a flat price for our tree felling service because each individual circumstance is different. However, with just a few details, we can give you a FREE quote.
Why choose our tree felling service?
Reliable and dependable
We come with over 13 years’ of experience in tree felling, removal and a wide range of tree surgery services
We pride ourselves in offering a professional service at affordable prices, which we can do by working efficiently and effectively
We’re independently qualified and accredited by the NPTC, ARB and CHAS, so we can deliver the highest quality of service.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can also remove tree stumps by request. You can find out more about our tree stump removal service here.
Regardless of the time of year, we always recommend felling a tree when the tree has become a hazard to other people or property, or diseased and a threat to other trees.
In non-urgent circumstances, it’s generally accepted that Autumn or Winter is the best time of year to fell a tree. This is because wildlife is less active around the Autumn, so there will be less disturbance caused to the wildlife during the tree-felling process and beyond.
It’s also a simpler and quicker process as the trees themselves are dormant and, in turn, have fewer leaves and are lighter.
If a tree has a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) you will need permission from your local council to fell that tree.
A TPO is a written order that gives protection to trees that are deemed to provide value to the public. Damaging or felling a tree that’s protected by a TPO is a criminal offence.
In the majority of cases, homeowners who want to fell a tree in their personal garden won’t need permission as it’s unlikely that tree will be protected by a TPO.
If there are good reasons – such as considered woodland management – and you have permission or a license from the Forestry Commision, it is legal to fell a tree in woodland.
You are allowed to fell and remove any tree on your land as long as it’s not protected by a TPO (Tree Preservation Order). To find out if the tree is protected, you need to contact your local council.
A tree can be felled any time of the year. However, unless the tree is hazardous, it’s recommended that tree felling occurs through the Autumn and Winter months because there’s less of a threat to surrounding wildlife.
Being based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, our tree felling and removal service is available across the North West, including Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Sale, Chester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Bolton, Wigan and beyond.