Tree Felling & Removal Service
Tree removal would be seen as a last resort and should be avoided if at all possible. A tree that may warrant such attention is one that poses an unacceptable risk to people and property, which is no longer worthy of retention.
Clear felling consists of the removal of the complete tree to ground level in one operation leaving the tree structure intact. When a tree is surrounded by obstacles and hazards, sectional felling will be the most appropriate technique. The stump can be retained or removed with a stump grinder.
Property owners owe a duty of care to persons and property, therefore the need for remedial action may be required. There appears to be a desire from certain parties to play safe by felling or topping every tree that conspicuously shows anything that might possibly be a defect.
The risk should be quantified as far as can be achieved with available methods, and from there appropriate decisions can be made and remedial action can be implemented.
Removal of a tree can come with consequences, as it can adversely affect neighbouring trees that were previously protected.
Stump Treatment or Mechanical Removal?
Ecoplug Max is a highly effective patented tree stump killer. Each plug contains 300mg of granular glyphosate herbicide. Once inserted and hammered in place, Ecoplug Max releases glyphosate through the sides directly into the trees stump.
- 95-100% effectiveness on treated stumps, preventing regrowth.
- Ecoplugs take up little storage space and are safe to transport loosely.
- 100% selective with no effect on surrounding trees or vegetation.
- Significantly reduces risks to operator and environment from using herbicide to control trees.
Mechanical Stump Removal
A stump Grinder is a piece of equipment that has a cutting wheel with teeth that cut through the wood, removing the stump until you have attained the required depth, most machines do not exceed a depth of 12” below ground level. We have a tracked stump grinder that is capable of accessing most stumps, it is operative friendly mainly because you do not over exert the user body and requires very little human intervention
- Once removed and the ground has settled, it looks more aesthetically pleasing than a stump that has been retained.
- Eliminates the risk of trip hazards and/or vehicular impacts.
Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
In some circumstances where trees are too hazardous to be climbed manually, we utilise Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP’s) in order to access the crown. This inevitably has cost implications, which would be detailed in the quotation, giving a justification for the MEWP.
Our MEWP is on tracks so it is more versatile than vehicular mounted platforms, enabling it to go across rough terrain and through tight accesses such as garden gates.
Planning & Applications
Many of our clients live within a Conservation Areas (CA) and / or have Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) placed upon their trees. Maplebeck Tree Care take care of all planning requirements as part of our comprehensive tree service.
For a nominal fee we can also complete and submit the Tree Works Application Form (TWA) to your Local Planning Authority (LPA).
Tree Removal Testimonials
Tree felling, reduction and thinning
“This company uses modern equipment and well trained and competent staff. The work was carried out with meticulous observance of all health and safety procedures. The team arrived on time and left the site immaculate. A very professional company and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending them.”
Removal of two huge poplars
“Third time we’ve had maplebeck do tree work for us, absolutely spot on team. Friendly, tidy, efficient, and happy to talk you through everything as well as recommendations for other trees. Really took the time to explain things. Would recommend to anyone without a seconds thought.”
Removal of trees from garden
“We were very happy with the removal of trees from our garden. Maplebeck dealt with everything including council planning. The team worked very hard. They were polite, efficient and very considerate of our property leaving everything in good order before they left. Have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Fell a large, dead tree
“Fantastic work and a competitive price. MapleBeck were quick to respond to the initial enquiry with a site visit where they were professional and informative through out. The works were booked easily and helpfully despite how busy they were clearing up the local storm damage. The works were undertaken quickly, safely and faultlessly on the day of the felling and the fell site was left spotless and even though the area is very public and also next to a busy road, there was no inconvenience caused to any of the public or the traffic. An excellent job all round!”
Removal of mature (30 yr old) horse chestnut tree
‘Excellent service, prompt, courteous and left site very tidy. This is the second time I’ve used Maplebeck Tree Care.’
Tree removal and reduction.
“Excellent company who carried out the work meticulously. Polite, friendly team arrived on time and proceeded to do an excellent job. They cleared all the cuttings and trimmings away leaving our garden neat and tidy – apart from the huge improvement with the trees I would not have known they had been, it was so tidy!”
Two trees Felled and one tree maintained
‘The Maplebeck team were really professional, from initial visit to completion they have been tidy, polite and punctual. Ed, the owner kept me informed at all times and was happy to answer any questions and managed the situation through the lockdown professionally. I would highly recommend Maplebeck to anyone wanting or needing tree felling and maintenance. 100% satisfaction.’
Cutting down sycamore trees.
“Second time we have used this company. Excellent service again. They even worked through freezing conditions and blizzards to get the job done. Friendly, professional, hardworking team. Will definitely use for future work and recommend without any hesitation.”
Tree felled and remains stump grinded.
“Excellent service, polite, tidy workman, job completed without any problems. Cleared away exceptionally well. Would definitely use again.”