Tree Services

We offer a variety of tree work services from tree felling, coppicing/thinning work and removing fallen trees. We can also remove tree stumps and undertake site clearance and preparation work. Don’t let your trees become a liability. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you achieve the lush, beautiful landscape you deserve!

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Transform your landscape with our expert tree services

Elevate the beauty and health of your property with our top-notch tree services. Whether you’re looking to enhance curb appeal, ensure safety, or promote the vitality of your trees, our skilled team is here to exceed your expectations.

Our Services Include:

  1. Tree Trimming & Pruning: Enhance the aesthetics and structure of your trees while promoting healthy growth.
  2. Tree Removal: Safely and efficiently remove unwanted or hazardous trees from your property.
  3. Stump Grinding: Say goodbye to unsightly stumps and reclaim your outdoor space.
  4. Tree Health Care: Keep your trees thriving with expert diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance plans.
  5. Emergency Tree Services: Count on us for prompt assistance in times of tree-related emergencies.

Why Choose Us?

  • Experienced workers: We bring years of expertise to every project, ensuring precision and professionalism.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: We utilise cutting-edge tools and techniques to deliver superior results safely and efficiently.
  • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed:  Your satisfaction is our priority, and we go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.
  • Competitive Pricing: Enjoy premium tree services at competitive rates, with no hidden fees or surprises.

Get in touch today to discuss your Tree requirements

07780 448362

If you plan to cut down a tree in Norfolk (or anywhere in the UK), it’s crucial to understand how to do so safely and legally. In the UK, there are specific laws and regulations protecting certain trees from being felled. But what are these laws, and what do they protect?

Cutting down trees protected by a Tree Protection Order (TPO), located in a conservation area, or on land you don’t own is an offence. Additionally, if a tree exceeds 5 cubic metres in size, you need a licence to cut it down, even on private property. These measures help sustain tree numbers and minimize personal risk through government oversight.

What trees can be cut down without permission in the UK?

Felling trees is often a last resort, whether due to safety concerns, light obstruction, or damage from wind or infection. Understanding your legal obligations is essential before cutting down a tree.

Can I cut down a tree in my own garden in Norfolk?

If you want to fell a tree on your property in Norfolk, consider the following:

  • Whether the tree is in a conservation area
  • The size of the tree
  • Planning conditions
  • Whether the tree is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)

Even if a tree is on your property, UK laws may well protect it.  Trees in conservation areas or designated with a TPO by your local authority require permission before any work begins. The Forestry Commission also considers the tree’s size.

Cutting down trees with a tree protection order (TPO)

If a tree has a TPO, you need authorisation from your local tree officer or similar authority before any work. Trees in an Area TPO are similarly protected. Applying for authorisation is straightforward via the government portal, or TGT Services can help!

Cutting down trees by size

According to the forestry commission, trees on your property can be felled without a felling licence if the total wood cut is under 5 cubic metres. If the tree doesn’t yield this much timber and isn’t subject to other restrictions, you generally don’t need a licence.

Conversation area, cutting down trees

Conservation areas afford trees additional protection unless the tree is:

  • Less than 75mm in diameter, or
  • Less than 100mm in diameter and its removal benefits another tree in the area.

For trees not protected by a TPO, you may need to apply six weeks in advance as per section 211 of the TPO bill. Additionally, section 211 requires planting a tree of the same species to replace any tree felled in a conservation area.

Can I cut down a tree with planning permission?

When applying for planning permission, check if the tree is protected by a TPO or is in a conservation area. TPOs generally override planning permissions unless the tree is dead or hazardous. Assessing a tree’s health should be done by a professional. At Broadleaf Tree Surgery, we offer services to assess tree health for planning permission applications, especially in light of the Ash Dieback outbreak in the UK.

Consult a professional arborist such as TGT Services

As a professional tree care company, we ensure compliance with local authority regulations for every job. Contact us today for advice and help with tree removal on your property.

What happens if I cut down a tree that’s protected?

Unauthorized work or damage to a tree with a TPO or in a conservation area can result in:

  • Notices to replace destroyed protected trees
  • Prosecution for felling without a licence (if timber yield exceeds 5 cubic metres)
  • Fines up to £20,000
  • Possible Crown Court summons and unlimited fines

Can I fell a tree if it’s not protected by a TPO or conservation order?

Yes, you can cut down a tree on your property that isn’t protected by a TPO or in a conservation area. However, you are responsible for maintaining the tree and any damage it causes. If the tree’s canopy overhangs another property, the other party can legally trim the overhanging branches, but you must remove the trimmings.

Cutting down trees safely

For safe and legal tree removal, always consult a professional tree surgeon such as TGT Services. Large trees pose risks, and proper bracing and hazard precautions are essential. We offer full tree removal services, including waste recycling and stump grinding to ensure the tree is completely removed.