Tree Surgery, Sustainable Arboriculture & Forestry

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Tree Surgery & Maintenance

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  • Holistic, Veteran & Ecological
  • Tree Management / Surgery
  • Tree Removal/Felling
  • Canopy Reduction/Lifting
  • Tree Pruning
  • Bracing & Stability Solutions
SUSTAINABLE, 21ST CENTURY ARBORICULTURAL SOLUTIONSservices maintenance tree health working at height equipment helmet harnessLate-mature diseased beech being sectionally felled over busy roadway, power cables and buildings

I, Hugo Loudon at Heritage Tree Services, endeavour to provide you with the most up-to-date, professional commitment. All works comply to or exceed British Standard 3998 (2010) and The European Tree Pruning Guide (2005). Careful assessment of every individual tree is formulated prior to a specification of works. Works are only specified if necessary. We are committed to advising clients on works that provide the least stress to trees, yet achieving a client brief, as much as possible, within the scientific capabilities acceptable in modern arboriculture.

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning is sometimes necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and shape or to improve structural integrity. Improper pruning can lead to trees becoming unsightly, diseased and/or potentially dangerous.

Tree Removal/Felling

Heritage Tree Services specialise in the careful removal of trees in dangerous and confined situations by using sectional felling/modern rigging techniques, sometimes with the use of cranes. Careful project planning and Method Statements are always prepared before the commencement of works.

Canopy Reduction & Lifting

Canopy reduction & lifting is used to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree allowing more light to pass through and to reduce wind resistance or to lessen weight of heavy branches. It may also be used to improve access beneath. Common practice is 2.5m for pedestrians and 5m for vehicles, whilst maintaining the tree's natural shape as far as possible.

Canopy Thinning

Removal of dead, diseased, broken, crowded, weakly attached and low-vigour branches as well as climbing plants (e.g. ivy). This service encourages balance by adjusting the tree shape to improve canopy form. Thinning is measured by a specific percentage where pruning takes place.

Non-invasive Cobra Bracing

It is possible to assist weak trees by the installation of flexible, non-invasive, cable bracing offering extra support and stability where internal weaknesses exist. We also build bespoke props.

Holistic Tree Care

Trees often have to deal with the stress of the built-up urban infrastructure. To build up natural energy (vitality), we offer mulching, Terraventing and Vertimulching, creating a more natural environment and dealing with specific issues, such as soil compaction and nutrient deficiency. Careful assessment and research is always carried out prior to recommendations.

Our Mantra

Our conscious responsibility towards one of the world's most valuable natural resources ensures thorough, professional, devoted commitment, helping tree owners to understand the silent physiological needs of trees. Harmonising the treescape with the built-up urban environment requires a dedication above and before financial considerations.


"Many thanks once more to your excellent team"
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