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A guide to some of Our Comprehensive Tree Services

DotCrown Reduction

Our tree surgeon reduces the crown in height and spread by removing branches back to selective growth points.This is identified beforehand by a percentage or height. This is a popular method for maintaining over-grown trees.
Crown Reduction


This is an old Victorian method of tree maintenance executed by removing the upper branches of a tree, primarily to maintain trees at a pre-determined height thus promoting a dense head of foliage and branches.


The complete removal of the tree down to ground level (when there is enough clearance and space to do so) There are many valid reasons to fell a tree. Either the tree is diseased, dead or has become dangerous and needs to be removed entirely.



The removal and dismantling of a tree by hand in smaller sections usually with the aid of lowering equipment, this method is used to avoid obstacles like sheds and greenhouses etc.


DotCrown Thinning

This method involves the removal of selective branches within the crown defined by a percentage whilst maintaining the overall shape, with the aim of allowing more light through the canopy or to reduce the weight and the sail effect of the crown. therefore making the tree safer without compromising the aesthetics of the tree.

Crown Thinning

DotCrown Lifting

This is a practice that involves the raising of the canopy by the complete removal or pruning of the lower branches to a predetermined height. We do this by either removing whole branches or any parts that extend below the desired clear height, thus providing clearance under the tree..

Crown Raising

DotDead Wooding

The removal of dead, dying or diseased branches which can causes damage or injury especially during high winds. This is essential maintenance that is carried out to ensure the safety of people, property, public roads, footpaths and gardens.
Dead wooding


A traditional method of cutting trees down to just above ground level and allowing the stump to regenerate and after several years repeating the process and so on, trees which are coppiced are kept in a juvenile state and can last many more years than a tree left to grow untouched. This is a method used predominantly in woodlands

DotFormative Pruning

This is a process of pruning of young trees by removing any co-dominant stems and dead wood leaving a naturally balanced healthy crown. Pruning a young tree is essential in order to ensure that the tree in maturity will be free from major physical weakness. This can be achieve this by removing competing leaders, crossing branches and weak branches to ensure the tree has one main leader or central trunk.
Formative Pruning

DotHedge Cutting

Reducing in height and trimming of a hedgerow, these are normally reduced to a desired height then trimmed or pruned to achieve a neat, manageable hedge line. any hedge can be trimmed including conifers, yew, beech, hornbeam, holly etc. We can reduce the height and sides to give a uniformed look.
Hedge Cutting


The pruning and shaping of trees or hedges which are out of shape or lop sided to achieve a balanced natural looking tree or a desired shape.


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Broadstairs Tree Surgery

Areas we cover:
South London and Kent