Tree Surgery

Qualified Tree Surgeons and Arborists

We undertake all aspects of tree surgery and hedging in Wiltshire and neighbouring counties, from shaping and felling, light pruning of the smallest trees and shrubs, to reducing, dismantling or removal of the largest storm damaged tree, all carried out with a cheerful and reliable professionalism.

We are members of the Arboricultural Association and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (Chas), and all our tree work is carried out to:

  • BS 3998:2010 Tree work. Recommendations
  • BS 5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations
  • BS 3936-1:1992 Nursery Stock Specification for trees and shrubs

All of this combines to bring you peace of mind when choosing a company to undertake your tree work.  Full details of our accreditations may be found here.

Please see our glossary of terms and definitions if you’re unsure about any wording relating to tree surgery.

Your legal duty of care

Damage involving wood decay and loss of wood strength may require immediate action to avoid potentially dangerous situations.  The owner of a tree has a legal duty of care for others should a decayed tree or part of it damage or injure a third party.  See the article here from Aviva “Liability for Hazardous Trees

Commercial, Domestic and Highway Tree Surgery

Our arboricultural work includes:

  • Tree Felling, Tree and Sectional Dismantling, Decayed Tree removal
  • Tree Pruning, tree thinning, tree crown reductions – lifting and thinning, tree pollarding, tree coppicing
  • Tree inspections, risk/hazard assessments and surveys
  • 24-hour emergency call-out service
  • Tree Stump Grinding and removal - The final and often forgotten-about step in removing a tree, the grinding of stumps to below ground level, then raked level and seeded, like it was never there!

 

  • Specialist tree planting, tree and hedge management
  • Advice on maintenance requirements and tree pest control
  • Advising on tree diseases, such as ash dieback and discussing future removal of infected trees - see surveys
  • Woodland management and biodiversity planning.
  • Site clearance
  • Removal of Japanese Knot Weed and Rhododendron - see weed control

We were delighted to receive these testimonials: 

from Kieran Pierce following the removal of 50x 50' conifer and leylandii trees and hedging in August.
“I’m very happy to recommend William Warden and his tree team. What a great
bunch of guys – it just works with the team all being ambassadors for William’s business –
courteous, thoughtful, empathetic to the environment and not noisy. And, of course, highly skilled
in their work. Good job done. Thank you. If anyone would like to speak to me personally, then
happy to do so”.

from Jonathan Shortt, Potterne
“I have just used Conservation Contractors for a second time. They did some felling, pruning and a reduction. They turn up when they say they will and just get on with what they have to do. They are completely professional but at the same time friendly and informal.  They cut up the usable timber into logs so I now have plenty of firewood and mulched the brushwood for which my chickens are very grateful. I can thoroughly recommend them”.   

A Selection Of Recent Tree and Hedge Work

Clearing back overhanging tree
Clearing back overhanging tree

Details of other Tree Surgery work may be found our news page

How We Reach Those Difficult Areas

Our Unimog - one of the range of multi-purpose auto four-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz –has a wood chipper on the back with a 1.5 ton capacity, so we're up for any tricky off-road areas you may have.

Our ‘go anywhere’ tracked chipper allows us not only off road but also to meet the majority of challenges where we’re needed to get into difficult areas. Whether narrow, uneven or sloping ground, soft ground conditions, we will be able to help.

We have two MEWPs (mobile elevated work platform) one reaching to 14m and the other reaching 25.6m. They are particularly useful for cutting high hedges and carrying out tree surgery where there is restricted access. - view MEWP page

Our 360 digger is perfect for the removal of individual trees, eg self-set alder trees - watch video

To reduce manual handling we have added another Valtra tractor, this one is fitted with a cab-mounted Botex crane speeding up timber and brush removal

Our Dymax tree shear makes quick work of felled trees - watch video

Reverse-drive Valtra with roof-mounted timber crane, which allows us to move large pieces of timber with relative ease.

Recycled Tree and Wood Waste

We always recycle our felled timber – recently it was used as part of a horse trial course and when chipped, it has been used by local farms on their cow tracks. If you need some wood chip, please get in touch.

​We take into account everything we produce, as what the client would consider waste we are able to recycle in some form or another, eg

  • Timber - processing for future use as board and structural building materials,  carving, logs.
  • Woodchip - garden mulch, compressed into pellets or loose for biomass boilers, rotted down and added as soil improver, or off by lorry to fire the power stations for fuel.  .

Nothing is EVER sent to landfill.

  • tree surgeryRemove conifers for Dorset CC
  • tree surgeryRemove conifers for Dorset CC
  • tree surgeryReduction of over-hanging willow
  • tree surgeryReduction of over-hanging willow
  • tree surgeryReduction of Beech Tree Before
  • tree surgeryReduction of Beech Tree After
  • tree surgeryPollarding a hornbeam in Burbage in February 2017 | 1/3
  • tree surgeryPollarding a hornbeam in Burbage in February 2017 | 2/3
  • tree surgeryPollarding a hornbeam in Burbage in February 2017 | 3/3
  • tree surgerySectional Dismantle | 1/4
  • tree surgerySectional Dismantle | 2/4
  • tree surgerySectional Dismantle | 3/4
  • tree surgerySectional Dismantle | 4/4
  • tree surgeryReduction of 30m Poplar
  • tree surgeryOur tracked chipper at work
  • tree surgeryTake down in Tockenham
  • tree surgery360 digger at work

If you are looking for an experienced team of tree surgeons in Wiltshire, Bath, B&NES, Bristol, Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Swindon and the South and West, whether you are responding to storm damage, health and safety/public access, or have a routine enquiry, if you would like  a no nonsense quote please get in touch.

Where common sense is still common

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