A tree surgeon manages the care and general treatment of trees so as to keep them healthy. However, it includes not merely pruning overgrown trees to ensure they are 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 the job well, they must be physically fit. All tree surgeons will utilise chain saws and will be thoroughly competent in their use as well as the necessary protective apparel.

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

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

What we will do is provide an evaluation of the trees’ current condition and an opinion on the future steps that should be carried out.

We deliver comprehensive tree surgery services and can assist you with the following:

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


A tree surgeon will examine trees to undertake hazard assessments, which will explore the possible threats of each tree along with its overall health. This inspection helps them to determine what work ought to be done, and it is crucial that it be done often on 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 client and will discuss 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 overall health will be affected. A qualified tree surgeon will establish 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 improve the tree’s health and, in the case of 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 health at risk.


A good tree surgeon will be in good physical shape 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 large trees on a frequent basis and must be in good physical shape to do so without jeopardising themselves or their colleagues.


Although a tree surgeon will do everything possible to save a tree, in the interests of public safety, it is occasionally important to remove the tree. In the instance of larger trees, this may be a risky 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 job, and a crew on the ground under the tree will ensure the public’s safety, and some could possibly 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 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 technique that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would develop normally. It is usually begun after a tree or shrub reaches a certain 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 are unable to grow to their full size. This could be due to other trees in the area, or it may be because the tree is positioned 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 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 ensure it does not 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 almost any size of tree stump. Our pricing is very competitive and will usually work out to be much less than a person 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 a 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 block 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, specialist 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 carry out any type of work, so you can expect a thorough 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 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 endeavor, the amount of time it’s likely to take, and any other difficulties you may want 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 will need to file an application to prune or remove them. In this scenario, we can act as your agent and take care of all of 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 employ our services.

Mulchers, flails, tow behind chippers, and huge tracked chippers are some of the specialised machines we use. We value having the right 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 numerous 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 often protected by preservation orders. During the application to redevelop the land, the planning authority will normally request a specialist tree survey. 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 statutory obligations, as well as 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 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 a focus 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.


Very professional and friendly service. Responded quickly to my enquiry and I was really pleased with the work done. Would highly recommend. Had a large tree removed from the garden. The cost and service provided were both excellent. Would highly recommend this company. Great price, fantastic communication and fantastic work, would definitely recommend them for stump grinding.

Local Areas Served:

Burnage, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Chorltonville, Fallowfield, Heaton Moor, Northenden, Parrs Wood, Sale, Stretford, West Didsbury, Withington

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