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What is Tree Removal?

Tree removal happens most frequently in two scenarios:

  1. When a tree is very near to a building and is at risk of causing subsidence
  2. When a tree is diseased, damaged or dying through natural causes

It is mostly often the case that tree removal services will focus on older trees, but young trees sometimes inherit defects that cannot be pruned out. In these cases, felling and replacing the young tree is a good option.

Tree removal near buildings

Most commonly, when buildings are erected close to mature trees, the tree will not cause subsidence.

However, we sometime find that poor implication assessments pay little regard to mature trees, so mechanical damage to roots in particular will cause the tree’s demise.

In these situations felling in confined spaces will call for a careful specialist approach. Where we have unrestricted access, we use a series of tree roping techniques that allow us to dismantle the trees safely and without structural damage to property. Where access is limited, we will often need the use of a crane to carry away each section.

Thankfully we have years of experience in removing trees in tricky positions. You can browse our case studies to see some of our tree removal jobs.

The tree removal process

We take a systematic approach to tree removal, removing one section at a time to ensure a safe removal.

This is a timelapse of one of our tree removal jobs, showing the sectional removal.

Tree Removal FAQs

Unsurprisingly, tree removal is the removal of a tree from a piece of land! Tree removal entails the safe and tidy removal of all tree material: we’ll remove it in such a way that surrounding trees and structures are not affected, and we’ll remove all waste material from your property.
Trees may need to be removed if they are dying or dead, or healthy trees can be removed if they are no longer wanted on the land.
In legal terms you don’t need permission to remove a tree from your property unless it’s subject to a Tree Preservation Order. In terms of doing the job yourself though, it’s a challenge! Expertise and access to the right tools make things a lot easier, so we’d recommend speaking to experts.
You need to check with your local authority to find out whether your tree is subject to a Tree Protection Order (PTO). Sometimes this information will be publicly accessible through an online map, but other times you’ll need to have a chat to your local tree officer.
During our quoting process we’ll assess the job and talk you through a no-obligation quote. This will give you information on the nature of the job and a breakdown of costs.

Areas we cover

London Tree Removal

Our main areas are Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham, but we offer Tree Removal in the following areas:

BR1. Bickley, Sundridge.

BR2. Bromley Common, Hayes, Shortlands, Keston, Leaves Green.

BR3. Beckenham, Eden Park, Park Langley.

BR4. West Wickham.

BR5. Petts Wood, Ruxley.

BR6. Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratts Bottom, Well Hill.

BR7. Chislehurst, Elmstead.

SE1, SE11, SE16, SE17. Lambeth, Southwark

SE2, SE18, SE28. Bexley, Greenwich

SE3. Blackheath

SE4. Brockley, Crofton Park

SE5. Camberwell, Denmark Hill

SE6. Catford, Hither Green

SE7. Greenwich, Charlton

SE8. Deptford, Evelyn

SE9. Eltham, Mottingham, Kidbrooke, Shooters Hill, New Eltham

SE10. Maze Hill, Greenwich

SE12, SE13. Lewisham

SE14. Lewisham, New Cross, Telegraph Hill

SE15. Peckham, Nunhead

SE19, SE20, SE26. Sydenham, Crystal Palace

SE21, SE22, SE24. Dulwich, Dulwich village, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill

SE23. Forest Hill, Honor Oak 

SE25, SE27. South Norwood, West Norwood, Gypsy Hill

SW2. Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill

SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16. Lambeth, Stockwell, South Lambeth, Pollards Hill

TN13. Sevenoaks, Dunton Green, Riverhead

TN14. Cudham, Knockholt, Shoreham, Otford

TN16. Westerham, Biggin Hill, Tatsfield

CR0. Croydon, Sutton

CR2. Sanderstead, Selsdon.

CR3. Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham.

CR5. Coulsdon, Chipstead.

CR6. Warlingham.

CR8. Purley, Kenley

Can’t find your area? Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.


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