Here’s an overview of our services. We’ll be pleased to discuss the right one for your needs when we visit to quote.



Crown reductions – Reducing the size and/or shape of the crown in proportion so as to avoid altering the balance of the tree as a whole


Crown thinning – The removal of a percentage of the density of the crown while maintaining the crowns size and shape. Crown thinning may have the objective of allowing wind to pass through the canopy of the tree and therefore reducing the forces applied to internal branches and the tree as a whole.


Crown cleaning – consists of selective removal of dead, dying, diseased and weak branches from a tree’s crown to allow more air and light to penetrate canopy.


Deadwood removal – The removal of dead branches and timber from a trees canopy in order to reduce the risk posed by failure. It is important to remember that deadwood in trees provides a valuable and increasingly rare wildlife habitat for many species, this is taken into account when selecting appropriate material for removal.

Crown lifting – The removal of lower branches to achieve a stated vertical clearance above ground level or other surface
Formative pruning – The pruning of a tree in its early stages of development to produce a mature tree free from any major physical weaknesses.
Pollarding – a method of pruning that keeps trees smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started in the trees juvenile state once it has reached the desired height, pollarding on a cycle will help restrict the size and spread of the mature tree.
Coppicing – a pruning technique where a tree or shrub is cut to just above ground level, resulting in regeneration of new stems from the base. It is commonly used for rejuvenating and renovating old shrubs.



Sectional dismantling – involves the use of safe and efficient rigging techniques to lower branches and timber from the tree where free fall cutting techniques are not an option. 

Felling – felling of trees is often the quickest and easiest technique to remove a tree, this is only undertaken where space and site conditions allow.

Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) assisted dismantling – In some circumstances where trees are too hazardous to be climbed manually, we utilise MEWP’s in order to access the crown and dismantle the tree safely. 



Topiary – describes the art or practice of clipping shrubs, trees or hedges into uniform or ornamental shapes
Height reduction  – Leylandii hedges and other quick growing hedging species can growth as much as 3 feet in a single growing season, this makes hedge height reductions one of our most popular services.
Hedge removal – removing a hedge to ground level, this service is often coupled with the stump grinding and hedge planting services described below.



Stump grinding – Our FSI ST20B narrow access stump grinder is built to fit through most side gates while having enough power to easily remove most stumps.
Herbicide application – herbicide is applied to kill and stop any regeneration growth from the stump. After tree removal the stump is drilled and the highly effective tree stump killer Eco-plug Max is applied.

Each plug contains 300 mg of granular glyphosate herbicide. Once inserted and hammered in place, EcoplugMax releases glyphosate through the sides directly into the tree stumps.

Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and Conservation area advice

TPO application and advice – A tree preservation order (TPO) is an order made by a local planning authority (LPA) in England (Borough, City or District Council) to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of amenity. An order prohibits the cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent. Budding Tree Care has a strong relationship with the Local Planning Authorities and can help with the following:

Application for works on TPO trees 

Application for works on trees in conservation areas



Tree planting
Hedge planting
 Shrub planting