Ideal Tree Services

Hedge Cutting

Hedge Cutting and Hedge shaping

As a professional tree surgery company, Ideal Tree Services takes pride in providing expert hedge cutting services to ensure the health, aesthetics, and safety of your hedges. In this section, I will provide a detailed overview of the process.

Initial Assessment:

Before starting any work, we conduct a thorough assessment of the hedges on your property. This assessment includes evaluating the hedge species, size, health, growth patterns, and any potential hazards. We also take note of the client’s preferences and expectations for the hedge’s appearance.

Planning and Equipment Preparation:

Based on the assessment, we develop a detailed hedge cutting plan. This plan outlines the specific techniques, tools, and equipment required for the job. Common tools include hedge trimmers, hand shears, ladders, safety gear, and possibly a woodchipper for debris disposal.

Safety Preparations:

Safety is paramount during hedge cutting. We ensure that the work area is clear of obstacles and hazards and appropriate signage, traffic Management, or cordons will be put in place to ensure that the risk to people entering the work site is reduced, preventing unauthorized access and ensure the safety of both workers and bystanders.

All ideal tree services workers will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a hard hat, eye protection, gloves, and sturdy footwear. If the hedge is near power lines, additional precautions are taken to prevent accidents.

Hedge Trimming Techniques:

Hedge cutting involves various techniques to achieve the desired shape, density, and health of the hedge. Common techniques include:

  • Topiary Pruning: Creating intricate shapes and designs for ornamental hedges.
  • Formative Pruning: Establishing the hedge’s structure during its early years.
  • Regular Maintenance: Trimming to maintain a specific height, shape, and density.
  • Renovation Pruning: Reviving neglected or overgrown hedges by removing excessive growth.

Execution of the Cutting:

We will carefully follow the planned techniques while cutting the hedge. Starting by removing any dead or diseased branches, followed by shaping the hedge to the desired form. We fully understand the proper hedge cutting techniques and make clean cuts at the appropriate angles to minimize damage and encourage healthy regrowth.

Cleaning and Debris Disposal:

After the cutting is complete, we will gather and remove the trimmings and debris from the work area. Ideal Tree Services are a responsible tree surgery company, we will dispose of all waste responsibly and hold the appropriate waste carrier’s license. If you prefer, we can use a woodchipper to create mulch that can be used in your garden.

Final Inspection and Advice:

Once the hedge cutting is complete, we will inspect the hedges to ensure that they meet the desired appearance and health standards. Our clients will also benefit from comprehensive customer care. We will provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance, including watering, fertilizing, and future pruning schedules.

Safety Considerations for Clients:

For clients considering hedge cutting services, here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • Hiring Professionals: Always opt for qualified and experienced tree surgeons who are trained in hedge cutting techniques and safety protocols.
  • Regular Maintenance: Regular hedge cutting promotes healthy growth, prevents overgrowth, and enhances the hedge’s appearance.
  • Seasonal Timing: Hedge cutting is best done during specific seasons, typically after nesting birds have left (late winter or early spring) and before the main growth spurts (late summer).
  • Legal Considerations: There are laws and regulations regarding hedge cutting, especially during bird nesting season (March to August). Ideal Tree Services are aware of these regulations and can guide you accordingly. For further information see here

By entrusting your hedge cutting needs to Ideal Tree Services, you can ensure the health, safety, and beauty of your hedges while adhering to legal and environmental guidelines. We can cater to both domestic and commercial clients and can provide one off or regular hedge cutting services.

Please feel free to ask for references or examples of our previous work we have undertaken for our many happy domestic and commercial clients.

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kulsoom ashrafkulsoom ashraf
20:00 11 Dec 23
A huge thanks to Gavin and his team. They did a superb job start to finish. I really cannot fault them. They were on time, polite, professional and worked solid all day. Everything was completed as agreed and the site was left nice and tidy. I highly recommend Gavin and his team and would definitely use them again
Janice EatonJanice Eaton
16:57 16 Nov 23
extremely happy, Gavin and team were great did exactly what I wanted very professional ,and with a great sense of humour . Many ThanksJan .
Jean FisherJean Fisher
22:02 13 Nov 23
Excellent service and so helpful. They worked very hard and we're really thorough as well.
20:39 09 Nov 23
Thankyou to Gavin and Alex for a lovely job on our conifers.They were trimmed perfectlyVery tidy workersThank you
Kevin JamesKevin James
18:13 18 Sep 23
Great lads, super hard working, fair price with great communication.Would highly reccomended
Darla GroveDarla Grove
19:31 05 Sep 23
What an absolutely fantastic job Gavin and Tom did in our garden today! We cannot recommend them highly enough! So knowledgeable, professional, hardworking, courteous, polite and tidy! We will definitely call upon them again when needed.
Rich LRich L
20:20 17 Aug 23
Had lots of work done today by Gav and his team. What can I say, to say we are pleased is an understatement. The service from start to finish has been excellent. The garden has been transformed. If you want a professional service with a company that delivers on what they say they will do, call this company. Thanks again for today and really enjoyed chatting to the lads. Top job thanks , Rich.
Peter FulthorpePeter Fulthorpe
20:38 10 Jul 23
Gavin and the team were really professional, friendly and clearly knowledgeable. Arrived exactly when they said they would and absolutely grafted all day leaving the garden and driveway spotless. Couldn't recommend more highly if you need tree work done.
Oriana MiottiOriana Miotti
22:03 20 Mar 23
Super happy with the work that Gavin has done in our garden (pruning and removing trees). Arrived promptly, did a great job, (not rushed as we've had it done before) and left the garden very tidy. It looks infintely better now. Gavin definitely knows his stuff and gives good advice too. We will definitely keep his number and recommend to friends and neighbours. Thank you Gavin!
Michael BarlowMichael Barlow
16:18 25 Feb 23
Really great job. Took two fairly large conifers out for us, quickly and efficiently done and garden left tidier than when they started. Many thanks to Gavin and the team for a job well done.
Dave SlayterDave Slayter
14:04 05 Jul 22
Gavin and his team arrived promptly and completed the job to a very good standard. They were courteus and professional at all times and left the property very tidy when they'd finished the work. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use their services.
Rebecca TomlinsonRebecca Tomlinson
08:25 23 Apr 22
Absolutely fantastic job by Gavin & his team. Really opened up the garden, we get loads more light. Less like a jungle, more like a relaxing haven. Can not fault their work ethic, don't know how they kept going! Left everything tidy when they finished. Garden looks beautiful front & back. Ideal were recommended to me & I will definitely be recommending onwards. Will be using their services again.

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