Hedge trimming

Hedge trimming covers a large range of work. From beautifully procured urban gardens through to lines of large leylandii on parks and other types of estate.

Hedges fall into two categories – formal and informal.

Informal hedges are planted with the intention of letting the plant grow into their natural shape and size. Formal hedges, in contrast, are maintained to a desired shape and require more maintenance and care when pruning.

Whether kept formally or informally, hedges need regular trimming. Informal hedges, if left to grow unkempt, will often swamp their surrounding environment. In urban settings, pruning informal hedges once a year will generally be enough to curb excessive growth and it is usually carried out in spring.

For more formal and decorative hedges, trimming needs to be repeated throughout the year, again usually in spring but may need to be repeated throughout the summer and autumn, depending on the speed of growth and the desired aesthetics.

As well as established hedges, the newly planted ones will also need regular maintenance to encourage the correct shape and size. For new hedges – both formal and informal – it is essential that pruning is carried out regularly in the first couple of years. It is rarely possible to encourage gaps in the growth to be filled once the hedge has grown.

Our hedge trimming service is usually provided as part of a bigger package of garden and park maintenance.

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Valerie Maer September 2021

Excellent service. Professional, efficient and friendly.

Don McNulty September 2021

Great team, professional, friendly, fast and highly skilled. Great communications via text and email & telephone from quote process through to invoicing. Thanks team Trees-UK Bromley!

Craig Dennison August 2021

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Chris Brason July 2021

Trees-UK have recently completed work for me, including removing a large Leylandii Cypress, reducing the height of six others, crowning an ash tree and reducing in height and size a number of laurel and holly trees. The job was undertaken by a team of four who were all really pleasant, polite and professional. They arrived on time and completed the work in one day, including clearing all residual branches and timber, leaving the garden clean and tidy. I am happy to recommend them and will certainly use their services again. In particular Angelo and Matt who both visited individually to discuss the work were helpful in suggesting the best. most cost-effective way of dealing with the trees. Their pricing was easy to understand and, in my opinion, competitive. An excellent local Company who will undoubtedly be successful due to their attitude and the quality of the people who work there.

Jeremy Gibbon June 2021

Very positive experience all the way through. A small business that acts with clarity, acts as they say they will, friendly, respectful and reliable. Such a change compared to many other experiences in Bromley over the past 8 years here.

Keith Saunders May 2021

Good price and great service. A thorough survey was undertaken including photos and listening to what we wanted to achieve. Tree surgeons arrived on time, were careful and very tidy and achieved what we were after. Very happy to recommend Trees UK of Bromley!

Ralph White May 2021

Efficient, friendly and tidy crew who know what they are doing. I was especially pleased you were able to sort out the local council stuff although I knew this was not going to be contentious

Zara Sloane May 2021

Trees UK and the team we had were so professional and skilled, our giant oak has been trimmed back so that more light now comes in to the garden, while still preserving the beauty of the tree. The team couldn't have been more accommodating and responsive to any questions I had and left the garden tidier than it was when they arrived! It's also worth noting how well they managed and considered my neighbours in the process. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Ben Howlett May 2021

Excellent service and delivered within timescales with no mess at all. Given that we live in a London terrace, equipment to access the house was found on the same day. The submission to the council in a conservation area was granted too. Highly recommend service.

Tony April 2021

The guys arrived punctually, were polite, friendly, carried out the work exactly as agreed, and cleaned up afterwards. Will definitely use Trees UK again, and would highly recommend.
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