Do you have a tree that needs a crown reduction or crown thinning? As highly trained arborists in Oxfordshire, we cover all aspects of professional tree work. Our NPTC qualified tree surgeons have the expertise to undertake a vast array of tree surgery services in Wallingford, Didcot and the wider Oxfordshire areas. From crown thinning to tree removal, all work is completed safely and in compliance with the latest HSE requirements.
We are ISA certified tree surgeons who understand the importance of properly maintaining trees. Our team takes pride in performing tree care of the highest standards for domestic and commercial customers throughout the region. We always carry out thorough site surveys and look at the best ways to improve and maintain the health of trees. In addition to tree surgery, we also offer tree removal, stump grinding and replanting services.
Our tree surgeons complete the following tree surgery services for property owners and local authorities in and around the Wallingford area:
Formative Pruning – Some young trees need assistance to grow into a well-structured tree. We use formative pruning, which involves removing selected branches, to improve the shape and health of the tree. The amount of pruning needed will vary for different species.
Crown Lifting – Crown lifts are carried out to increase the area between the lower branches of the canopy and the ground. They are used to allow better access, particularly for vehicles, to improve the trees aesthetics and to increase the amount of light filtration.
Crown Reduction – A tree surgery procedure involving reducing the overall spread and height of a large tree. Our tree surgeons most commonly use this to remove dead, diseased and damaged branches or to reduce the overall size of a tree.
Crown Thinning – Have a tree that blocks out a lot of natural light in your Wallingford garden or one with an unbalanced crown structure in Didcot? Contact us for crown thinning. This involves removing secondary branches to reduce the density and improve the balance of the tree’s crown structure, without altering the size or shape of the crown.
Dead Wooding – Dead branches can cause harm or damage to passerbys, vehicles or property if they fall. At Coulton Tree Services, we carry out dead wooding to remove any dead wood from your tree. This will also make it look more healthy and attractive.
Tree Removal – If you need a tree on your property removing for safety reasons, we will remove it in a safe and efficient way. Our tree surgeons use high-quality equipment and techniques to fell small and large trees. Safety procedures are strictly adhered to.
Ivy Removal – We offer a complete ivy removal service to remove ivy from trees and buildings in the Oxfordshire area. If left to grow, ivy can be a destructive climber that can strangle other trees and plants.
For examples of tree surgery work we have previously completed, take a look at our previous work.
Whether carrying out crown lifting in Wallingford, formative pruning in Didcot or tree removal elsewhere in the Oxfordshire region, Coulton Tree Services work strictly to safety and ethical guidelines. All our tree surgery work is completed to an exceptional standard and in accordance with BS 3998 and HSE specifications. We also adhere to the rules and regulations governing Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and nesting birds:
Local planning authorities administer Tree Preservation Orders to protect trees that are considered to have significant value. They can be placed on a single tree or cover a group of trees, or entire woodland. In order to carry out work, including tree surgery, on trees protected by a TPO, permission must be obtained. We are happy to help with TPOs and complete applications to send to local authorities on your behalf.
As reputable tree surgeons we avoid impacting nesting birds during our tree or hedge work, a legal requirement. Our company strictly follows the policies of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the European Habitats Directive 1992, assessing and confirming that all works carried out have not disturbed actively nesting birds. The bird nesting season in England runs from February to August. For more advice on this, do not hesitate to call us.