Mad About Trees Limited provides advice regarding trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order or those within Conservation Areas.

After submitting dozens of applications annually, we feel that we have sufficient knowledge and experience to prepare and submit an successful application, as Agent, on your behalf.

Our services

Mad About Trees Ltd provide the following services;

At just over two feet in width, the newest addition to our stump-grinding fleet will fit through most garden gates, allowing access for fast and efficient stump removal.


Mad About Trees Ltd can fulfil all of your hedge-cutting works, from an annual 'trim' to restoration and reduction works to over-grown hedges to bring them back into management.

  • MAINTENANCE. Most hedge species require little more than an annual 'trim' to manage or control new growth, keeping the hedge at the desired height. More vigorous species, such as privet, to keep neat and tidy, require more frequent attention.

  • HEDGE RESTORATION/REDUCTION: Some species, like the ubiquitous Leyland cypress, often become overgrown and too large to be cut by the owner. We can advise on and undertake works to minimize disfigurement and prevent dieback, pruning to encourage new foliage and restoring the hedge to provide a positive benefit to the garden.

  • HEDGE REMOVAL:​ hedges removed, including the stumps if required, to allow for replacement with a new hedge or other boundary treatments. 


  • Crown thinning: to evenly reduce canopy density with a well-spaced and balanced branch structure.

  • Crown reduction/reshaping: sympathetically reducing the height or spread of the canopy - may be partial to create clearance from overhead lines or the property.

  • ​Crown lifting: pruning to achieve a desired vertical clearance above ground level or other surfaces.

  • Formative pruning: ​for young trees. To  produce a tree which in maturity will be be free from major physical weaknesses, complementing the management objectives of the site.

  • Crown cleaning: the removal of larger dead limbs, damaged or broken branches and the removal of objects that are unsightly or may harm the tree; wires, clamps, boards and old cable ties.

  • Pollarding: ​pruning a young tree to create a dense head of foliage and branches that will be managed on a cyclical basis.

  • ​Coppicing: cutting trees close to ground level with the intention of encouraging regrowth of multiple shoots. Generally used to encourage attractive bark or foliage in some maples, Cercis, Eucalyptus, Catalpa and willow species.


  • FELLING: where there is no significant risk to people or property, trees may be felled in one piece.

  • SECTIONAL FELLING: dismantling a tree in sections due to restrictions in space or a risk of damage to people or property. Sections may require lowering to prevent damage to structures benath such as sheds, greenhouses, fences and lawns/shrub and flower beds.

Tree stumps may retained and allowed to regrow (most decidous species), retained and treated with herbicide where it is desirable to kill the stump, or removed by stumpgrinding.

Stumpgrinding removes the stump to a specified depth, leaving the major roots disconnected. It may be required to allow for replanting, re-turfing when a tree has been located in a lawn or where construction projects are planned. 

NOTE Mechanical destruction of a stump by stump grinding is less disruptive to the site than mechanical excavation.