Edinburgh Tree Surgeons are experienced professionals who operate in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians. We do hedge trimming, tree climbing and pruning, tree felling, tree inspections and reports. Stump grinding is also a service we offer. The bulk of our work is domestic tree pruning, tree trimming and tree removals within the city of Edinburgh, however our wide experience within the sector means we can provide specialist arboricultural and consultancy services. We can take on any contract work, private or corporate, and often work on site preparation within the construction industry.
Do you have a small tree in a back garden that needs trimmed? Call us. Are you requiring advice on your huge veteran tree? Call us. Is your Leylandii hedge is out of control? Call us. Do you need a huge area cleared? Call us. 07917408188.
Edinburgh Tree Surgeons can make your tree problem disappear, so you can let the light shine in and rest assured.
Experienced Tree Surgeons
Our collective experience extends to a truly global perspective, our team members have worked in the boreal forests of Canada and completed field work in the rainforests of Belize. We have an impressive range of qualifications and accreditation’s accumulated by a dedicated team who continue to develop new skills and practices through Continuous Professional Development.
Following the initial consultation, Edinburgh Tree Surgeons Ltd will undertake works in line with industry best practice and adhere to British Standards. We are NPTC and LANTRA qualified, fully insured to £10 million and take the utmost care with respect to personal safety and that of your property. All our friendly highly skilled staff have an extensive list of professional qualifications. We spare no expense in supplying our staff with high quality equipment and safety wear. We are part of trusted trader schemes and enjoy an excellent reputation among our private and commercial customers.
Crown Lifting – to remove lower branches to allow more light to penetrate and clear space.
Planting And Maintenance
- Supply and Plant Trees
- Formative Pruning
- Weeding / Mulching / Other Maintenance
- Ivy Removal from Trees and Buildings
- Rope access / Inspections
- Insecticide application
Stump Grinding & Turfing
We can also level and prepare areas of ground and lay turf.
Sectional Felling – we will climb the tree and remove branches in order, carefully lowering and directing branches to the ground on ropes to avoid obstacles such as buildings.
Clear Felling – this method cuts tree trunks at the base which then fall in a predetermined direction with or without the aid of ropes and rigging.
- Arboricultural Impact Assessments
- Arboricultural Method Statements
- Tree protection plans
- Mortgage Reports
- Tree Condition Surveys
- Constraints Plans
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Recent Case Studies
Several companies had been approached for this job but had turned the work down due to the high risk factor. Edinburgh Tree Surgeons successfully completed the work with zero damage and minimal disruption to the clients business.
See our video.
Large Beech Pruning
After testing for fungal damage at the base and root level it was decided the tree was not suffering from detectable root damage and need not be felled on that basis. Further extensive inspection of the tree reported little or no noteworthy damage / infection.
It was decided that extensive pruning of the lower reaches of the canopy be performed both to allow more light into the gardens but also to reduce mass and therefore exposure to wind forces.
Lawsons Cypress Emergency Removal
The other obvious danger with uprooted trees is the tendency to right themselves very quickly at critical mass. The chance of the climber being catapulted into the next garden, although slim, had to be factored in. With viable escape routes established, a very careful ascent was made.
Each branch was roped up and lowered, rigged so it would fall well away from the conservatory and then processed by ground crew.
You can see photographs in our Emergency Call Out section.
Removal of 4 Overgrown Leylandii
Over 1.5m wide at the base with many obstacles below including a listed wall. Many tree firms will avoid difficult jobs like this and may be unable to handle the volumes of waste and hazards.
A team of four removed the trees. Logs were split and stacked for the customer. Stumps were ground to below surface level and the area was then turfed. The work took place over four days. The customer was delighted to have gained the large usable space in the garden.
See our work above.
Royal Hospital for Sick Children Site Analysis
Veteran tree management program drafted encompassing pest management, removal of dangerous and diseased limbs and low hanging branches, ivy removal and wildlife management.
Other works agreed and carried out including: extensive ivy removal from buildings, walls and trees, removal of trees at boundaries at request of neighbours, removal of storm damaged trees with fallen and partially fallen dangerous limbs, other pruning.
Comprehensive List Of Services
Cable bracing and propping
Root Zone Operations
Soil aereation and De-compaction
Pre development surgery
Tree protection installation
Highway verge management
Veteran Tree Management
We approach older trees differently to younger trees. They provide vital habitat for birds in the form of nesting sites, corridors and shelter. They play host to many flora and fungi, insects and mammals.
Correct management of the tree includes the effective care of all the organisms in the trees ecosystem. From our perspective this would be minimal intervention unless major structural problems look likely. Edinburgh Tree Surgeons can write inspection plans for veteran trees to optimise the health of these important trees and our environment. We are used to working in conservation areas within Edinburgh and with trees that have Tree Protection Orders.
Air Spade Services
Root Mapping and Investigations.
Air spade technology involves a high pressure air jet applied to displace soil via a specially designed tool that can expose tree roots and utilities without damage. Detailed assessment of any damage or decay can be obtained. This can be of particular use with trees near buildings is a health and safety concern. A thorough analysis of the location, volume and size of the root mass can be made and decisions made by architects / engineers / constructors.
This tool can also be used to dig trenches in and around roots where utilities require to be laid.
Photos are always helpful to assist us with your problem.
01315 100 533 or 07917 408 188