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

Tree surgeons have many responsibilities, and in order to do the job well, they must be physically fit. All tree surgeons will utilise chainsaws and will be thoroughly competent in their use along with the necessary protective attire.

We were established in 2005 and are significantly skilled, 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’ll do is provide an assessment of the trees’ current state and an opinion on the future steps which should be carried out.

We provide comprehensive 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 enables them to to find out what work ought to be done, and it is critical that it be done on a regular basis for public sites. This is done to safeguard the public and ensure their safety. On private property, a tree surgeon will do an inspection with the customer and will examine what work the consumer wants done, the projected cost, and the level of disturbance that is likely.


Trees with dead or weak branches will have to be clipped since the tree’s general health will be affected. A knowledgeable tree surgeon will identify which branches ought to be removed and which may be left alone and will climb the tree to safely remove those branches.

Removing dead or weak branches should enhance the tree’s health and, when it comes to a struggling tree, might 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 wellbeing at risk.

Ashton Upon Mersey TREE SAFETY

A good tree surgeon will be physically fit and will always climb a tree while using the proper safety gear, 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 co-workers.


Although a tree surgeon is going to do everything possible to save a tree, in the interests of public safety, it is occasionally necessary to remove the tree. In the instance of larger trees, this can be a risky operation because the process for removing the tree requires many 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 job, 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 usually make their way down the tree, cutting the trunk above them as they go. This will leave a stump that must be removed.

Ashton Upon Mersey TREE PRUNING

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

Our knowledgeable 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 process 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 regulate their mature size and shape, producing a uniform, ball-like canopy. The procedure is frequently employed on trees planted in locations where they are unable to 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 confined by utility lines, fencing, or some other obstacle.

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 a concern. 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 eliminate the stump left in the ground to make sure it doesn’t grow again.

We can remove as many stumps as you want 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 which have already been felled.

We have “industrial” stump grinders which enable us to get rid of just about any size of tree stump. Our charges are very competitive and will usually work out to be much less than a person who tries to do the stump removal by 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

Ashton Upon Mersey SITE CLEARANCES

What exactly is Site Clearance?

Site clearance is sometimes known as land clearance or tree clearing. It is normally done to make room for new developments or to make a stretch of land available for other purposes. It may 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 might be required to securely extract and dispose of the garbage.

A tree clearing service will very certainly necessitate a mix 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 even 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 start or are making preliminary development plans, NWTAS may schedule a site visit and provide a variety of advise and suggestions. We can help identify the scale of a task, the length of time it’s likely to take, and any other difficulties you may want to consider by inspecting the site with an professional eye. If, for example, any trees on your property are subject to a Tree Protection Order, you will need to file an application to prune or remove them. In this situation, we can act as your agent and take care of all the paperwork for you.

As a part of our site clearance services on development sites, we eliminate 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 make use of our services.

Mulchers, flails, tow behind chippers, and huge tracked chippers are some of the specialist machines we use. We value having the right tools for the work in regards to speed, safety, and efficiency. Equally crucial is our teams’ level of competence handling 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 numerous commercial site clearances for real estate 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. During 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 most likely need to be protected throughout the clearing and construction activities. We can give you advice 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 wellbeing and conservation, as well as to take all reasonable measures to conform with contractual, legal, and governmental obligations, in addition to planning conditions.

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

Animal and habitat conservation is an important component of our tree management, including 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.


Exceptional – arrived within 1 hour to assess the situation and provide a quote, then completed the work first thing the following day. Customer service, quality of work and speed to remove a fallen tree was 1st class. I would very highly recommend We used this company recently. Can not complain about anything they arrived when they said and carried out the job quickly and left our garden tidy. Would definitely recommend and use again if I needed. Thanks so much for a speedy and professional service on two separate instances. Once during an emergency after a storm brought part of a tree down which was dangerous to the public and cars. You were swift in response and made everything safe and cleaned away everything. So when we decided the second tree needed a safety trim we thought of your boys without hesitation. Thanks so much

Local Areas Served:

Broadheath, Cadishead, Carrington, Cheadle, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Chorltonville, Dunham Massey, Fallowfield, Flixton, Gatley, Heatley, Irlam, Levenshulme, Longsight, Northenden, Old Trafford, Partington, Rusholme, Sale, Stretford, Timperley, Urmston, West Didsbury, Withington, Woodhouses, Wythenshawe

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