An experienced team undertaking all tree surgery

Our fully qualified and experienced tree surgeons will undertake all tree surgery with minimal disruptions, approaching the tree to deliver aesthetic value or safety-critical pruning to protect third-party structures. We ensure full health and safety, and environmental assessments are completed before starting any tree surgery work, following all relevant risk and method statements. Our teams are qualified climbers, working in accordance with the working-at-height hierarchy, deploying MEWPS where appropriate.

Our proactive tree management plans help landowners to fulfil their “Duty of Care”. By using our managed programme of works, we can save you from having to pay over the odds for reactive callouts. A healthy-looking tree can still be diseased from the inside and its collapse could cause property damage, life changing injuries or even death.

Common Tree Surgery tasks include:


Our experienced teams can fell trees in open areas or whilst working within confined spaces with buildings nearby safely to meet your needs.

Twig’s tree surgeons will always undertake a comprehensive risk assessment to minimise the likelihood of risk, damage or harm, and will ensure our clients are aware of any potential dangers.

To help protect Britain’s forests, a felling licence from the Forestry Commission can be required to fell larger quantities of trees. It is an offence to fell trees without a licence if any exemption does not apply. More commonly, trees have Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or are within Conservation areas. We can check both of these points with the local planning authority and obtain the relevant approval if required.

Crown Reduction

Some trees require a crown reduction to manage the weight of the leaf or to reduce the impact on the canopy (e.g. shading), this means the reduction of the complete outline dimension of the canopy of the tree, from tips of limbs and branches towards the main trunk. Crown reductions can depend on the species of tree and typically not more than 20% should be reduced at any one time.

Crown Thinning

The removal of a proportion of the small secondary live woody growth (in addition to weak, damaged, dead, crossing or duplicated branches and soft growth) to reduce the leaf area of the canopy.

Crown Lifting

The removal of all soft growth and branches or parts thereof, within defined limits. Crown lifting may result in the canopy base being not at one single level but stepped to allow for different clearances, for example where a tree overhangs both a footway and a road, where different height clearances are required.

Stump grinding

When trees are felled or fall, their stumps can be removed to enable further groundworks. A stump grinder or stump cutter removes tree stumps by means of a rotating cutting disk that chips away the wood to approximately 6-12’’ below ground level.

Veteran Tree Management

A veteran tree can be defined as: “a tree that is of interest biologically, culturally or aesthetically because of its age, size or condition” visit Natural England website for more information on best practice guidelines on managing veteran trees), Twig can advise and prepare a management plan for ancient trees and woodland.

Our tree surgeons have experience working in these sectors:

  • Local Authorities or County Council Contracts
  • Facility Management
  • Parish Councils
  • Schools
  • Utility Schemes
  • Housing Developments
  • Renewable Energy

Other services

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TWIG Group is part of the RSK group of companies

The RSK group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.