Here at Coulton Tree Services, we offer hedge cutting services to keep your outside spaces looking their best. We take pride in the quality of our work, so you can rest assured the job will be finished to a high standard. Based in Crowmarsh Gifford, our company serves domestic and commercial clients throughout the Oxfordshire region. We also carry out hedge maintenance for local authorities in areas such as Wallingford and Didcot.
Our aim is to provide competitively priced hedge cutting services you can rely on. We work on hedges and shrubs of any size and species, keeping them well-maintained and aesthetically-pleasing. Our team is fully equipped with the right tools and skills to undertake hedge pruning, thinning and reshaping. We tailor our services to meet your needs.
Get in touch for a one-off service or to arrange an on-going hedge maintenance contract with Coulton Tree Services. We operate in Wallingford and all surrounding areas.
There are many benefits to having a hedge, including privacy, shelter and aesthetic appeal. Like many soft landscaping features though, they require regular trimming to keep them well-maintained. This is especially true for formal hedges which should be kept dense and compact to retain their attractive shape. Hedge reduction is also needed when hedges become too high, potentially resulting in a loss sunlight into your property or a neighbour’s property. Our hedge cutting services include reductions and trimming. Find out more below.
How high can a hedge be?
We will carefully calculate how much a hedge needs to be cut back and how quickly. High hedges (more than 2 metres high), may need to be cut back in stages to minimise the risk of killing the hedge. Many areas of Oxfordshire have hedge height restrictions placed by local authorities too, making hedge reduction even more essential. Most current legislations state hedges must be no higher than 2 metres, but you may be able to apply for permission.
When is the best time for hedge cutting?
Newly planted formal and informal hedges require formative pruning for the first few years of their life. This technique is key for creating a desired shape and to help your hedge thrive. The way it is done and how often will vary from species to species, for example the initial pruning for a Box hedge involves cutting back leading shoots and sideshoots, by one-third, once a year.
The best period for hedge cutting is September to February, as from February to August hedges are often a haven for wildlife. In fact, The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 makes it an offence to carry out any work that may destroy a bird’s nest that is in use or being built.
We can do it all at Coulton Tree Services, from shaping decorative hedges in Wallingford to reducing the size of overgrowing hedgerow in Didcot. Just take a look at our large portfolio for a look at some of the previous, high-quality work we’ve completed in Oxfordshire.
Our hedge cutting services include:
Our team is also available to remove hedges as part of our site clearance work. Do not hesitate to contact us today to find out more. We offer no-obligations quotations.