A tree surgeon manages the care and general treatment of trees to help 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 numerous 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 gear.

We were founded in 2005 and are immensely 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 will do is provide an evaluation of the trees’ current state and an opinion on the future steps which should be done.

We deliver 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 for each tree along with its overall health. This inspection helps them to determine what work has to be done, and it is critical that it be done often for public sites. This is done to safeguard the public and assure their safety. On private property, a tree surgeon will do an inspection with the client and will examine what work the customer wants done, the projected cost, and the level of disturbance that is probable.


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 up the tree to safely remove those branches.

Removing dead or weak branches should improve 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.


A good tree surgeon will be physically fit and will always climb a tree while using the appropriate safety equipment, such as a safety harness and head protection. A busy tree surgeon will have to climb big trees on a frequent basis and must be in good physical shape 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 important to remove the tree. In the instance of larger trees, this can 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 a number of people working on the project, 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 carried out.

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 make sure 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 manage their mature size and shape, resulting in a uniform, ball-like canopy. The process is frequently employed on trees planted in areas where they are unable to grow to their full size. This may be due to other trees in the area, or it may be because the tree is positioned in an area that is confined by power lines, fencing, or another 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 ensure it does not grow again.

We can remove as many stumps as you want in just one 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 eliminate just about 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 normally done to make room for new developments or to make a parcel of land available for other purposes. It can also be carried out the aftermath of a thunderstorm. 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 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 necessary skills and equipment to carry out 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 if required.

Consultation on Site Clearance

If you are unsure where to begin or are making preliminary development plans, NWTAS may plan a site visit and provide a variety of advise and suggestions. We can help identify the scale of a endeavour, the amount of time it’s likely to take, and any other difficulties you might 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 must file an application to prune or remove them. In this scenario, we can act as your agent and handle all 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 employ our services.

Mulchers, flails, tow behind chippers, and huge tracked chippers are some of the specialised machines we use. We value having the correct tools for the work in regards to 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, you can expect tree surveys and tree reports. We’ll 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 specialist tree survey. Trees that are not being cleared as part of the site redevelopment will most likely 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 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 to the environment and the local community by providing this service.

Animal and habitat conservation is a crucial 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.

Areas Covered

Ancoats, Ardwick, Belle Vue, Bradford, Clayton, Debdale, Droylsden, Green Quarter, New Islington, Newton Heath, Northern Quarter, Openshaw, West Gorton

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