Unmatched Tree Services from a Team of Professionals based in Dorking, Surrey

Our tree surgeons in Dorking, Surrey, are able to carry out a wide range of tree services, including fruit tree pruning for domestic, commercial, and industrial clients across London and the home counties. On this page, we explain a number of services that prove popular with those in our hometown of Dorking as well as the Guildford, Leatherhead, Oxshott, Reigate, and wider Surrey areas.

Our Services Explained:

Crown Reduction

This is the reduction of the overall size of the crown by removing the ends of the branches evenly throughout the crown by a specified amount to leave a balanced and maintained shape true to the species. Unless it is stated otherwise, it would be a complete reduction of the crown, not just a reduction in height with no regard to side branches. Historically, the measurements have been specified as a percentage of crown (%), but under British Standard 3998 Revision 10, which came into force in January 2011, crown reduction is now specified as a measurement of how much crown is being removed in metres (m) - i.e. "reduce overall size of the crown by 2m" as opposed to "reduce overall size of crown by 20%".

Crown Thinning

Crown Thinning

A crown thin involves the removal of a proportion of secondary branches to produce a uniform branch structure without altering the size or shape of the tree. This improves light levels and shading. This also reduces the resistance of wind and reduces the loading upon the limbs of the tree.

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Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches or sections of the lowest branches to give a uniform branch structure. In the UK, Highways Regulations state that the clearance over a highway must be 5.5m and 2.5m over a footway.

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Felling

Felling is the complete dismantling of a tree. The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible, but will be above soil level. Trees are felled either in sections using a lowering system or handheld sections, or in some cases, felled from ground level in one section, depending on the situation.

Coppicing

Coppicing is the art of cutting trees and shrubs to ground level or a chosen level, allowing vigorous regrowth for a sustainable supply of timber. This was a very common practice in years gone by to create fencing materials such as split chestnut post and rail and woven hurdles made from hazel.

Fruit Tree Pruning

Without training and pruning, fruit trees will not develop proper shape. Properly trained and pruned trees will yield high-quality fruit much earlier in their lives and live significantly longer.

Pollarding

This is the removal of all branches from the trunk to leave a standing pole or hot stand. Re-pollarding is the removal of all new growth in an urban environment such as street trees.

Hedge Cutting

Whether it is reducing the height, width, planting, or trimming on an annual basis, Treeline Services Ltd are equipped to carry out any hedging operations.

Deadwood Removal

As in the name, this procedure involves the removal of deadwood from the canopy of the tree. This can either be specified as the removal of major deadwood only (anything over 50mm) or removal of all deadwood.


Planting

Treeline Services Ltd can supply and plant most trees, shrubs, and hedging plants. We can also arrange a programme for watering, mulching, and adjusting the stakes as the tree/plant grows.

Air Spading

Air spading is a specialist, state-of-the-art piece of equipment that uses compressed air to remove dirt from a given area while leaving all the tree roots undamaged.


Recent projects have included excavating foundations for large development projects in close proximity to protected trees and root investigation works, following the installation of services close to trees to ensure that the trees roots are not damaged and the trees have not been made unstable.

Stump Grinding and Flailing

Stumps can be ground into chips using a specialised machine to a specific depth below the existing soil level. Smaller roots spreading out from the main stump will usually be left undisturbed in the soil but the main buttress roots will be chased out. The resulting soil/chip mixture will be left tidily at the position of the original stump, unless otherwise stated.

Seasoned Hardwood Logs

Treeline Services Ltd can supply seasoned hardwood logs all year round. Logs are sold by the ton/1m3 bag and can be delivered at fairly short notice. Delivery is usually free of charge to most of Surrey including areas such as Dorking, Leatherhead, Ashtead, and Guildford.

Consultancy

Treeline Services Ltd provides the following consultancy services. These services are carried out by both James Jackman NCH Arb and Adam Golding. Their expertise is endorsed by many years of vast experience in the arboricultural industry along with qualifications such as National Certificates in Horticulture, specialising in arboriculture and professional tree inspection.

Tree Surveys, Decay Detection, and Management

Trees are living organisms whose condition can change rapidly. The health, condition, and safety of trees should be checked on a regular basis. We can provide comprehensive management plans. External observations are limited, therefore sonic or resistograph tests can be made.

All tree owners have a ‘duty of care’ to ensure their trees are in a safe condition. Our inspections provide conclusions on tree health, condition, and safety. Our recommendations are covered by insurance and provide remedial actions to abate or lower any risk or hazard.

Development Site Surveys and Pre-Planning Advice

All developments near trees require a British Standard 5837 (2005) report to be submitted with any planning applications. We can provide a comprehensive report in accordance with the standard to work hand in hand with the development process, which includes tree constraints, design implications, and tree protection during construction and recovery.

Disease and Plant Identification and Advice

An understanding of botany, pest, and disease identification is essential knowledge at the basis of all arboricultural practices. For example, certain tree species are only host to certain fungi, which vary in severity of decay. We can provide replacement options and ideas to the replanting of such an area, should any trees need to be removed.

We also offer: 

  • Advice on the Management of Trees
  • Tree Planning Applications

Contact us in Dorking, Surrey, to find out more about our tree services, which include fruit tree pruning and other convenient solutions.