Arboricultural Services

Tree Felling.

While Landscape Services will never pull a healthy tree down if we can help it, we do appreciate there are some instances where a tree is no longer safe enough to remain where it is. In those instances, the tree will be felled. 

Tree felling is the process of removing a tree from its location. This ordinarily happens one of two ways, depending on the surrounding space and environment;

The first is to dismantle the tree bit by bit, removing individual branches from the main trunk and lowering them in a controlled way to minimise impact to those moving or working around the tree. The second is the use of a chainsaw to either fell a tree from ground level – space permitting – or to fell the tree in large sections, like a large reverse Jenga.

Tree felling is a very specialised service and as such requires a large amount of care with regards to health and safety and permissions. Our qualified arborists can assist and advise with TPO, planning, traffic management and tree inspections as required.


Professional tree felling services

Tree felling, also known as tree cutting or professional tree removal, is the process of cutting down a tree and removing it from its location. Whilst trees provide numerous benefits - shade, oxygen, and aesthetic appeal among them - they can sometimes become a problem. For commercial businesses trees that are too close to buildings, power lines or other infrastructure can become a liability, risking damage to property or creating safety hazards for employees and customers.

At Landscape Services, we offer professional tree felling services to assist commercial businesses with specific issues related to trees on their property. Our team of experienced arborists will provide a free site visit to assess the situation and determine the most efficient and safe method of removing the tree, whilst taking into consideration any environmental concerns or regulations that may be in place.

Whether the issue is a dead, dying or overgrown tree, or a tree or root system that is causing damage to your property, we are equipped to handle the job with the utmost care and attention to detail. Landscape Services operate in the Kent and South East regions of England, providing commercial arboricultural, horticultural and grounds maintenance services. Our knowledgeable tree team can support with emergency tree care, including the felling and removal of trees which pose an immediate threat due to high winds or adverse weather. We can also provide expert arboricultural pruning, lifting, thinning and reduction services as required. Contact our team today to find out more.

Benefits of professional tree removal

When a tree on your property becomes damaged, sick or unsafe it can be easy to ignore the problem or attempt to rectify yourself. However, there are many reasons why investing in quality and qualified tree removal services could be a better option for you, your business and your property.

  • A dying or dead tree can pose a significant threat to people and property. Its removal will prevent the risk of the tree falling and causing damage. A professional tree removal specialist has the expertise to assess each individual situation and remove the tree in a safe, timely manner.
  • Tree removal is a dangerous job that requires specific skills and experience to execute correctly. Attempting to remove a tree yourself or with an inexperienced team can lead to injury or property damage. Our team of specialists have undergone extensive training and have the skillset to tackle the job with precision and expertise.
  • Landscape Services specialists are equipped with the necessary equipment required to handle the task safely and efficiently. This includes tools such as chainsaws, ropes, harnesses, and cranes. This equipment allows for the safe and efficient tree removal services, as well as the disposal of debris.
  • We are backed by the knowledge and skill to assist with traffic and people management, and grounds maintenance, as well as an excellent supply chain to provide assistance in specialist work – including work which involves cranes, construction or structural repairs.

The benefits of hiring a professional tree removal specialist for the felling of a tree cannot be overstated. It ensures that the job is completed safely and effectively, prevents the potential for future hazards and improves the safety and aesthetics of your surroundings.


What to expect from our tree felling service

Removing a tree is a highly specialised service which demands a great deal of attention to health and safety protocols, as well as obtaining the necessary permissions. At Landscape Services, our team of certified arborists are equipped to assist and offer guidance on a range of related issues, including TPO compliance, planning regulations, traffic management and tree inspections, as needed. We are qualified in;

  • Chainsaw operations
  • Tree inspections
  • Visual tree assessments
  • Branch removal
  • Tree felling
  • Manual handling
  • Chipper maintenance
  • Signing, lighting, guarding
  • Plant identification
  • Customer care
  • Working from height with rope and harnesses.

Our excellent staff are all Enhanced DBS checked and will arrive on site in full Landscape Services uniform and PPE - unless undertaken by one of our trusted and fully vetted subcontractor partners - with clear identification. 

The team is led by an experienced Team Leader who will be your main point of contact whilst we are on site, and every effort will be made to ensure we can provide a safe and efficient service with minimal impact to you and to those living, working and visiting near the tree.

Please note, your work may be delayed due to bird nesting seasons. 


When can trees be felled?

Trees can be felled at any time but are most likely to be felled for safety purposes when they are dead, dying, diseased, damaged, or pose a risk to people or property. Here are some situations where a tree should be considered for felling:

  • The tree is dead or dying: Dead trees are a significant safety hazard because they no longer have the structural integrity to keep them standing, and as such can fall without warning. A dying tree may look healthy externally but still pose a significant threat, which is why we recommend regular inspections of all trees on your property to greatly reduce this risk.
  • The tree is diseased: If a tree is infected with a disease that cannot be treated, it may be necessary to fell it to prevent it from spreading to other trees.
  • The tree is damaged: Trees can sustain damage due to storms, high winds, construction work or human behaviour. If a tree has sustained significant damage to its trunk or branches, it may need to be felled to prevent it from collapsing.
  • The tree poses a risk to people or property: Trees that are leaning dangerously, have large cracks or have root systems that are undermining foundations are likely to cause harm to people or property.

It's essential to hire a qualified arborist to evaluate the tree's health and recommend the best course of action. In some cases, the tree may be saved through pruning, cabling, or other treatments. However, in situations where the tree poses a significant risk, felling may be the only option.

Almost all tree fellings can be avoided with routine care, and for all the reasons listed above a regular tree inspection schedule can allow you to keep the trees on your property safe, healthy and compliant. Find out more about tree inspections here.

Sustainable Tree Care with Landscape Services

Landscape Services are committed to sustainability in all our operations. We follow both Commercial Services Group’s and Kent County Council’s Environmental Policies – including a drive to achieving zero net carbon emissions by 2030 - and this mission is reflected in our approach to tree felling services.

  • Landscape Services has an ongoing commitment to zero waste to landfill. Where possible our wood is always recycled or donated, with diseased wood disposed of safely and sustainably.
  • Our teams are trained in the use of specialised equipment which minimises the need for unnecessary cutting or damage. We are also working on a plan to replace all plant, equipment and vehicles currently operated by fuel, with carbon neutral options over the next ten years.
  • Through regular tree inspection packages we can minimise the need for extensive and environmentally harmful arboricultural services by identifying safety concerns early and providing treatment before it becomes a problem.

Through our sustainability mission, Landscape Services strives to create a healthier and more resilient environment for the benefit of all. You can read more about our sustainability efforts here.