Frequently Asked Questions

A few of our most frequently asked questions…

How much does it cost to hire a tree surgeon?

There are many factors which vary the price from tree to tree such as; size, location, difficulty, removal of waste and access. It’s best for us to have a free quotation meeting where the proposed work will be explained and a cost calculated based on how long the job will take to complete.

What time of year should I prune my tree?

Trees can be worked on and pruned any time of year but if the tree is in ill health or decline the times of bud break (just as the leaf is starting to show) and leaf fall (annual shedding of leaves) should be avoided.

My neighbour’s tree is over hanging my property, can I remove the branches?

All branches can be removed to the boundary line. If the tree has a Tree preservation order (TPO) or is in a conservation area permission must be granted from your local authority before work commences. When removed the wood and branches have to be offered back to the owner and they may hold value, but not thrown over the fence without permission as this deemed to be littering and trespassing.

My tree has TPO and/or is within a conservation area and I want to just remove a few lower branches, can I do this without permission?

If a tree has a TPO you must seek permission from your local authority before any work is carried out, this can take up to 6 weeks. This is also the case If you are within a conservation area, unless the tree is less than 6 inches in diameter.

My tree has a TPO but seems to be dying and very dangerous, do I still need permission to work on it and make it safe?

Permission is still needed under the 5 day notice for dying and dangerous trees. This allows the council up to 5 days to view the tree and come to a conclusion to the actions required. But in an extreme case, if the tree presents an urgent and serious safety risk measures can be taken. In this case photographic evidence may be needed.

Why Choose Eden Tree?

Professional, dedicated, experienced Tree Surgeon…

  • Friendly & Helpful Advice

    Eden Tree Specialists Ltd are a certified business providing helpful and friendly advice in a broad range of tree surgery services throughout Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and more.

  • Tree Surgery

    Be careful who you choose for your tree surgery services. This industry is tainted with ‘a man with a chainsaw’ based service, which can leave you fined thousands if proper regulation and protocol hasn’t been followed. Speak to a professional today.

  • ARB Approved Contractor

    We are proud to hold the ARB Approved Contractor accreditation from the Arboricultural Association. We continue to strive in making the right choices, offering guidance and advice on a broad range of tree applications.

  • CheckATrade Recommended

    Our glowing reviews on CheckaTrade means we’ve been able to provide affordable and effective tree surgery services throughout a broad range of areas within the UK. Speak to a member of our Tree Surgery team today to find out more.

Contact Us

Get in touch with a member of our team…

Eden Tree Specialists Ltd
10 Queen Alexandra Road,
MK41 9SE

Contact Us

Office: 01234 960796
Email: info@edentreespecialists.co.uk
10 Queen Alexandra Road, Bedfordshire,

MK41 9SE

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