Tree Pruning and Felling

Tree felling and tree removalWe do not condone the widespread felling of trees but it is unfortunately one of the essential services we offer.  Trees become diseased or die, suffer structural damage or simply outgrow the space they occupy. Either straight felling or sectionally dismantling a tree using ropes and rigging to protect features below, TreeAbility are expert tree surgeons well used to removing trees in the most challenging of spaces!  We try and encourage the replanting of replacement trees and when removing TPO trees always suggest … [Read more...]


For many tree surgeons hedging is an afterthought or necessary evil. We love hedging, the bigger the better! We realise the importance of hedging as a screen for privacy and noise reduction and take pride in producing great looking hedges. We are experts at hedge cutting be it small formal box hedging or large scale Leylandii tree screens. TreeAbility can assess your hedges and as a general rule we will use ladders or climb them. However if safety or the sheer size of the hedge dictates we may specify the use of a cherry picker platform … [Read more...]


Tree planting is one of the most rewarding aspects of tree surgery. Tree Ability can advise you on species selection for an individual specimen tree planting, planting schemes and also hedge planting. We use the most up to date techniques to ensure optimal tree health as the tree grows. We always plant trees using underground guying to support the tree. This avoids over ground tree stakes which spoil the natural beauty of a tree and can damage a tree if not removed after establishment. We also formative prune all trees we plant. A few well … [Read more...]

Debris removal

As a matter of course all the debris from our work is removed and the site is left clean and tidy. Our woodchip is recycled as biomass for power stations, timber is either split and sold as logs or burned as wood fuel locally. Debris removal is not always necessary.  We are happy to leave debris on site if required, either as woodchip and timber or if the site permits it can be stacked as Eco-piles to provide habitat for native insects and invertebrates. Please discuss your requirements when we visit you to provide a quote for your tree work … [Read more...]

Tree Health and Diseases

TreeAbility specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of tree and hedge diseases. As more diseases invade from around the world preserving our trees and hedges is becoming increasingly important. TreeAbility have expert knowledge of tree pests and diseases. We can diagnose problems and advise on the health of your trees. Some of the major treatments we offer are: Conifer Aphids (Cinara cupressivora)These aphids suck the sap from the green foliage of your conifer hedges causing unsightly brown patches. The patches slowly spread as the conifer … [Read more...]

Consultancy and tree surveys

Tree owners have a duty of care to ensure that their trees do not pose an undue risk to members of the public. Trees are also required to be surveyed when applying for planning permission for building work. TreeAbility owner and director Nick Winram is highly qualified in Arboriculture and has 10+ years in the industry. We offer a range of consultancy and tree surveys including: Individual visual tree condition assessments (VTA) with a written report. Detailed consultancy and tree surveys for building work in line with BS 5837. This … [Read more...]

Veteran tree management

A veteran tree is a highly valued tree due to its age, size or condition. These characteristics give it a huge conservation value. Such trees need to be managed and protected using techniques totally different to those used for general tree work. Veteran tree management priorities are different. The emphasis is on creating habitat within the tree, retaining safe deadwood as habitat and preserving the tree for as long as possible. TreeAbility have extensive experience of veteran tree management. This is done using techniques such as natural … [Read more...]

Stump removal grinding or treatment

Treeability can remove all types of stumps either as part of the felling process or pre-existing stumps that are now in the way! Stump removal can be either manual or with a mechanised stump grinder. It may be carried out on a different day to the actual tree felling. Alternatively the stump can be left in place and a non-toxic treatment can be applied to the stump to prevent it re-growing.     … [Read more...]

Cable bracing

Mature specimen trees can add value to your property. Sometimes it is beneficial to retain a tree which has a structural defect. In which case cable bracing and rods can sometimes be used to support limbs, stems of a tree, included forks or other structural problem. TreeAbility has many years of experience at installing both metal cable braces and non-invasive systems such as Boa. If deemed necessary, we can advise on the most appropriate system to use based on our appraisal of the tree and the species properties of the wood involved. Other … [Read more...]