Pruning and dead wooding trees Cheshire Nantwich

Our tree care services range from the pruning of a single tree to large-scale site clearance.

And thanks to our expertise, our satisfied customers, including homeowners, housing associations, estates, construction companies and businesses, return to use Buckland, again and again.

Tree Pruning and Reduction
Our arborists have been trained under watchful eyes to become experts in many different types of pruning. They will help you balance your own goals with tree health and safety.

Crown Cleaning: Mature trees sometimes require dead, dying or damaged branches to be removed.

Speciality Pruning: From Veteran Retrenchment all the way through to pollarding, our teams are experienced, skilled professionals in all pruning styles.

Formative Pruning: The pruning of young trees to develop a strong structure. It’s best to carry out pruning early rather than waiting until a tree is mature, because by then it may be too late to achieve your desires without causing detrimental damage to the tree.

Crown Thinning: Smaller branches of a tree perform the important role of dissipating energy, therefore reducing the wind force on any one branch. However, sometimes the removal of some smaller branches may allow more light into a garden or house.

Reduction and Reshaping: Used to create a desired appearance or to make a tree more suited to its surroundings. The characteristics and health of the tree are evaluated by our trained arborists, who advise on the amount of pruning to be carried out in order to gain the preferred effect without detriment to tree health or safety. In some cases of decay or structural weakness, larger amounts of the crown may need to be removed to reduce the risk the tree poses.

Retrenchment Pruning and Veteranisation: A phased form of crown reduction that aims to imitate the natural process of a crown getting smaller in a declining tree. Can you picture an old oak tree with a small crown and a fat trunk? This is what we strive for in this style of pruning, because it enables an old tree to be retained, and stay healthy, at a safer size, while creating or maintaining wildlife habitats at the same time.

Natural Fracture Pruning: This is often used in conjunction with retrenchment pruning. We create cuts as similar to a natural fracture point in a branch as possible. Although there is currently no scientifically proven benefit to this style of pruning, it is of no more detriment to the tree than a flat cut. Plus, it is far more aesthetically pleasing and it helps the tree to retain its natural beauty.

Tree Felling and Dismantling

Although we do everything we can to help our customers keep their trees, sometimes there is no other option but to remove a tree. Whatever the reason, if a tree needs to be removed we can advise you on the most suitable method. Whether it is a sectional crane lifted dismantle over a conservatory or a straight fell into a field, you can rest assured we have the equipment and experience to carry out the work skilfully and safely. We can chip, log or even plank or carve timber on-site for you, so you can keep a reminder of a much-loved tree.

Stump Grinding

Unsightly stumps can take decades to rot, so why not let us grind the stump out for you? We generally do this to a depth of 10 inches below ground level, although we can completely remove stumps and any lateral roots, if desired. We usually leave the wood, soil and small stones that arise from stump grinding on-site to fill in the hole where the stump was. Alternatively, we can remove these stump grinding arisings, and supply and spread new topsoil and grass seed. This is in addition to our standard stump grinding charge.

Tree, Shrub and Hedge Planting and Transplanting

With experience of woodland, shelter belt, feature tree, landscape, hedging and screening planting, we can advise on species suitable for your site and source the best specimens from various local and national nurseries. We have the expertise to deliver what you’re looking for.

Hedge Trimming

From small garden hedges to hedges that frame a large country estate, we are well-equipped to provide an efficient trimming service.

Cabling and Bracing

We install flexible bracing systems as extra structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of weaknesses in branches, unions and multiple stems. Bracings should allow an amount of movement to encourage adaptive growth by a tree, a natural way in which a tree strengthens itself by combating structural weakness. Additional structural support systems should only be installed based on a thorough inspection and evaluation of tree structure by arborists and/or arboricultural consultants. Installation of such systems must be carried out by arborists to the manufacturer’s instructions and conform to BS 3998:2010, the British Standard for tree work.

The team at Buckland are fully-insured and all our work conforms to BS 3998:2010.

As part of our service, we check for, advise on and submit applications to the local planning authority in relation to work involving trees under Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or Conservation Area Orders. We do this on our clients’ behalf because written planning service permission/consent is required before protected trees can be pruned or felled. Failure to comply with Government regulations may result in a fine and a criminal record.

Call our office on 01270 611626 or Andrew on 07834816326, or email for a free, no-obligation quote or to find out more about our services.