A tree surgeon is in charge of the care and general treatment of trees in order to keep them healthy. However, it includes not only pruning overgrown trees to keep them healthy, but also planting new stock and removing trees to clear an area or because the tree itself is harmful.

Tree surgeons have many tasks, and in order to do their job well, they must be physically fit. All tree surgeons will utilise chainsaws and will be thoroughly trained in their use as well as the necessary protective apparel.

We were established in 2005 and are vastly experienced, tree surgeons and arborists.

Our clients in both the public and private sectors frequently ask us to establish whether their trees are safe.

What we will do is provide an assessment of the trees’ current state and an opinion on the future steps that should be done.

We provide complete tree surgery services and may assist you with the following:

  • Tree Pruning
  • Tree Felling / Removal
  • Tree Stump Removal
  • Complete Site Clearance


A tree surgeon will examine trees to do hazard assessments, which will explore the possible threats of each tree as well as its overall health. This inspection helps them to determine what work has to be done, and it is critical that it be done on a regular basis on public sites. This is done to protect the public and assure their safety. On private property, a tree surgeon will do an inspection with the customer and will discuss what work the customer wants done, the projected cost, and the amount of disturbance that is likely.


Trees with dead or weak branches will need to be clipped since the tree’s general health will suffer. A qualified tree surgeon will identify which branches should be removed and which may be left alone and will climb the tree to safely remove those branches.

Removing dead or weak branches should improve the tree’s health and, in the case of a struggling tree, may help prevent it from toppling. The use of chainsaws and other cutting tools while dangling in the air is potentially dangerous, however skilled tree surgeons will not put their health at risk.

Alder Forest TREE SAFETY

A good tree surgeon will be physically fit and will always climb a tree while using the proper safety equipment, such as a safety harness and helmet. A busy tree surgeon will have to climb big trees on a frequent basis and must be physically fit to do so without jeopardising themselves or their coworkers.


Although a tree surgeon will do everything possible to save a tree, in the interests of public safety, it is occasionally necessary to remove the tree. In the event of larger trees, this can be a hazardous operation because the process for removing the tree requires numerous steps.

Typically, the climber will position themselves in the tree and begin removing branches from the top of the tree, working their way down the trunk until all of the branches have been removed.

There will be numerous individuals working on the project, and a crew on the ground under the tree will ensure the public’s safety, and some may be shredding the branches as they are removed to keep the ground clear while the operation is completed.

After removing the branches, the climber will normally make their way down the tree, cutting the trunk above them as they go. This will leave a stump that must be removed.


Pruning for plant health focuses on eliminating dead, dying, and diseased branches, as well as branches that rub together and any branch stubs, to ensure that the entire tree grows in a healthy manner.

Our experienced teams can carry out any kind of pruning, crown thinning, crown lifting, crown reduction that you may require in order to improve your trees in a healthy and well maintained state.


Pollarding is a pruning technique that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would develop normally. It is usually begun after a tree or shrub reaches a given height, and annual pollarding keeps the plant at that height.

Pollard tree pruning is a technique for shaping trees to manage their mature size and shape, resulting in a uniform, ball-like canopy. The procedure is frequently employed on trees planted in areas where they cannot grow to their full size. This could be due to other trees in the area, or it could be because the tree is placed in an area that is constrained by power lines, fencing, or another impediment.

What exactly is pollarding?

What is pollarding and how does it work? When pollarding a tree, you trim the central leader and all lateral branches to the same general height within a few feet of the tree crown. The height must be at least 6 feet (2 metres) above the ground to prevent grazing animals from eating fresh growth. You also remove any lower limbs and any crossing limbs from the tree. While the tree first seems to be a barren stick following pollard tree cutting, the crown quickly fills up.

Pollard tree trimming should be done when the tree is dormant, which is usually in the winter or early spring, from January to March in most regions. Always pollard young trees since they regenerate faster and better than older trees. They are also less prone to disease.

Topping vs. Pollarding

Topping a tree is a dangerous practise that can kill or seriously weaken the tree. You top a tree by removing the top piece of the central trunk. When a homeowner underestimates the mature size of a tree, this is generally done to it. Regrowth following topping is an issue. Pollard tree pruning, on the other hand, is always done on young trees, and regeneration is promoted.


The last thing to do once a tree has been removed/felled is to remove the stump left in the ground to ensure it does not grow again.

We can remove as many stumps as you need in a single visit. We are happy to undertake this after we have removed or felled a tree, or as a stand-alone service for trees that have already been felled.

We have “industrial” stump grinders which enable us to remove almost any size of tree stump. Our prices are very competitive and can usually work out to be much less than someone who tries to do the stump removal themselves.

Reason why you might not want to consider stump grinding yourself:

  • You may not be experienced to handle the machine
  • Addition costs you may not have considered such as fuel,
  • Time off work to do the job,
  • Insurance in case the machine throws up debris that breaks or damages something (windows/cars etc)
  • Safety of others nearby (family friends)
  • You may need to get someone to help you


What exactly is Site Clearance?

Site clearance is sometimes known as land clearance or tree clearing. It is typically done to make room for new developments or to make a plot of land available for other purposes. It can also be done in the aftermath of a storm. It is possible that large limbs or entire trees have fallen. In any of these scenarios, specialised equipment and machinery such as mulchers, shredders, and grapples will be required to securely extract and dispose of the garbage.

A tree clearing service will very certainly necessitate a combination of different sorts of tree removal, such as felling, dismantling, and stump removal. We have all of the essential skills and equipment to do any type of work, so you can expect a comprehensive land clearing service. You may also require tree pruning as part of the service, which we can incorporate into your price as needed.

Consultation on Site Clearance

If you are unsure where to begin or are making preliminary development plans, NWTAS may schedule a site visit and provide a variety of advise and recommendations. We can help identify the scale of a task, the length of time it’s likely to take, and any other difficulties you may need to consider by inspecting the site with an expert eye. If, for example, any trees on your property are subject to a Tree Protection Order, you must file an application to prune or remove them. In this scenario, we can act as your agent and handle all of the paperwork for you.


As part of our site clearance services on development sites, we remove trees, plants, and scrub. Property developers, builders, utility construction companies, earthworks, military installations, architects, and land owners seeking planning approval to redevelop a site or plot of land use our services.

Mulchers, flails, tow behind chippers, and huge tracked chippers are among the specialised machines we use. We value having the correct tools for the work in terms of speed, safety, and efficiency. Equally crucial is our teams’ level of competence dealing with specialised pruning and felling in difficult, constrained settings. Across the Northwest, our crews have cleared land for regeneration with road and utility infrastructure, as well as several commercial site clearances for housing construction.

Prior to site clearing, we provide tree surveys and tree reports. We will advise on which trees should be kept. Mature trees and hedge lines are frequently protected by preservation orders. As part of the application to redevelop the land, the planning authority will normally request a professional tree report. Trees that are not being cleared as part of the site redevelopment will frequently need to be protected during the clearing and construction activities. We can advise you on how to proceed and what materials to use from the canopy to the root structure.

We are happy to provide day rates or a quote for the entire project for vegetation control and site removal work.


Tree management is part of the larger integrated estate facilities management service, and the goal is to maintain a sensible and sustainable balance between public safety and conservation, as well as to take all reasonable measures to comply with contractual, legal, and statutory obligations, as well as planning conditions.

We hope to bring value to the environment and the local community by providing this service.

Animal and habitat conservation is an important aspect of our tree management, such as developing future wildlife habitats from felled trees or monoliths – trunks that have been left standing. There is also an emphasis on optimising the use of timber and other tree management goods, such as green trash recycling.

Landscaping, grass cutting, leaf collection, weed management, airfield maintenance, and sports pitch upkeep are all examples of grounds maintenance services.

We have industry experts, providing help for tree and grounds maintenance services.


Local Areas Served:

Astley, Boothstown, Eccles, Pendlebury, Seedley, Swinton, Worsley

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