Trees grow taller, larger and live longer than any other living thing on earth. Trees are also important to human life, to the landscape and to any flora and fauna. However, from time to time trees may require some tree surgery or pruning which may be for a variety of reasons.
For example to remove diseased, dead or dangerous branches, to prevent damage to structures including buildings or power lines or to improve the shape or prolong the life of the tree. Below is some basic information on tree surgery and pruning, and also an explanation of how tree owners can obtain advice and a grant for such work.
Note: Any tree situated within a Conservation area is protected, as are those covered by Tree Preservation Orders.
Not all trees need any tree surgery or pruning and therefore, at all times, you are advised to seek professional guidance on the matter. A list of contractors is available on request.