Crown Lifting

Professional Tree Crown Lifting services throughout Guernsey



Tree Works specialises in all types of tree surgery including crown lifting.  Guernsey landowners who want to maintain the height of their tree, but find that the canopy has started to pose an obstruction and danger to passers-by, traffic or buildings, will find crown lifting advantageous.

Crown lifting involves the removal of the lowest branches of a tree’s crown, lifting the height of the crown without affecting the height of the tree.  When a tree’s height is not a problem but low hanging branches are, this is the perfect solution.

Removing Obstructions with Crown Lifting Guernsey Wide

If you have a tree that is obstructing walkways and paths then give us a call and we’ll come and see if it would be beneficial to carry out crown lifting.  Guernsey gardens and streets often have trees with overhanging branches that can pose a hazard as they are dangerous for anyone walking, driving or cycling underneath.  Our Guernsey crown lifting service is suitable for trees of all types and sizes.






Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding in Guernsey

Help Us provide the best prices for Stump Grinding Guernsey Wide, by providing the following:

So that we can give you an accurate idea of the cost of undertaking your stump removal work it would be helpful if you could have the following information readily available:

1. The number of tree stumps to be removed
2. The type of tree or species
3. The height of the stump(s)
4. The width of the stump(s) 
5. Their position e.g. next to a building, on a slope, in a wood etc
6. How access is gained to the tree stumps e.g. via next door’s garden, direct from the road over a hard driveway, via a paddock, up a bank etc
7. The width of any restricted access way (1m min)

8. Any services that could be affected, e.g. water, electric, gas, drains etc


What is stump grinding and removal?

Stump grinding is the process of grinding out a tree stump to a depth of approx 6-12 inches under the ground’s surface using a specialist stump grinding machine. The machine can access entrances as narrow as 1m, making it very handy for tight access. If you are looking to get rid of an unsightly tree stump from your garden that is taking up precious space or posing a hazard, give us a call.

There are various reasons people wish to remove tree stumps. You may want to or create a decking area or new unspoilt lawn, or perhaps you have building plans that are being put on hold by an annoying tree stump. Whatever the circumstances, give Tree Works a call – even if you just need some friendly advice – our experts are here to help.

Stump Grinding Guernsey: How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of stump grinding depends on a few things, namely the size and height of the stump, also the species of tree – whether it is hardwood or softwood. But you can rest assured that we offer some of the most competitive rates for stump grinding Guernsey homeowners will find.

Tree Workers

Qualified, 5 Star Rated Tree Workers in Guernsey

Tree Workers Guernsey

Tree Works is an established company with official tree surgeon qualifications operating as experienced tree workers Guernsey wide.

Unfortunately there are various general labourers claiming to be ‘tree workers’ Guernsey wide. But what exactly are ‘tree workers’ and what should you look for when you need tree services in Guernsey?

Tree workers offer numerous services. They may list things such as ‘lopping and topping’ and ‘garden clearance’. This will usually indicate general labour. Beware though as often the people behind these services are unqualified tree workers. Guernsey wide, if you are seeking professional tree services that you can rely on for safety and value for money, then you should be looking to engage qualified tree surgeons or tree workers with adequate experience, expertise, certifications and insurance.

Tree workers operate in dangerous conditions. For this reason it is crucial they are relevantly qualified and hold sufficient insurance. Working at height is hazardous in its own right, but tree workers will also be using a range of dangerous equipment. Training is therefore crucial and evidence of such should be demanded whenever you engage a tree worker.

Tree Works are widely experienced and highly qualified tree workers in Guernsey.

Our Guernsey tree workers offer the following services:

  • Tree removal: To remove trees that are storm damaged, decayed, diseased or blocking light or preventing access
  • Crown reduction and thinning: This will reduce the tree’s canopy so that light and wind can penetrate
  • Dead wood pruning: This involves safely removing dead branches so that they don’t pose a risk of falling and causing damage or injury
  • Tree pollarding: A service used to control the canopies of trees in public areas

Approved and Qualified Tree Workers Guernsey Residents Recommend

For reassurance when choosing tree workers, Guernsey home and land owners should choose a company that is suitably qualified and British Standards and health and safety compliant.  At Tree Works our tree surgeons are qualified, widely experienced and fully insured with a clean record.

Hedge Removal

Professional hedge removal services in Guernsey

For a reliable, professional service in hedge removal Guernsey wide give Tree Works a call on 07781 416 354.

Across Guernsey Hedge removal is one of the most popular services offered by Tree Works. We offer a decade of experience, a long list of qualifications and specialist expertise.

Regularly planted as boundaries between properties, hedges are also used to mark a border between buildings or houses and public land. The advantages of hedges are numerous. When well maintained they look appealing plus they attract wildlife, act as a privacy screen and can help to reduce noise and rubbish blowing onto your land.

However, hedges do call for quite a lot of attention to keep them in check. If they are not regularly trimmed, they will start to take on a scruffy appearance. Without frequent pruning, they will start to grow over onto neighbouring property and public land and may even start to block light. All of this of course can become a nuisance, so if this is something that is causing you concern and you live in Guernsey hedge removal could well be the solution for you. If there are hedges on your land that you don’t have the time or ability to take care of, or you need to clear land for development, read on for guidance.

Hedge Removal Guernsey: How Does it Work?

Regrettably, contrary to popular belief, hedge removal is not a simple task. Firstly the hedge will need to be trimmed right back. Specialist cutters are needed to undertake such a task, as hedges tend to have tough branches and stems. This whole procedure can create a lot of mess, so it is vital that a process is in place to dispose of the waste leaves and branches.

For hedges made up of conifer or yew trees, the task becomes an even greater challenge due to the height and bushiness of the trees. The good news is though that, as Tree Works are experts in hedge removal Guernsey home and land owners need not harbour any concerns, as no hedge removal job is too much of a challenge for our qualified tree surgeons who are extensively trained in working at height and in demanding conditions.

As soon as cutting the hedge back is complete, the remaining stumps and roots have to be taken out so as to prevent the hedge growing back as well as so that a perfectly flat piece of land is left ready to replace the boundary marker. This could be for example with a wall or a fence.

The professional hedge removal service offered by our Guernsey tree surgeons covers all these aspects and our customers are also offered a professional fencing service should this be required.


Tree Works: Your Reliable, Qualified, Fully Insured Guernsey Hedge Removal Specialists

We are a fully qualified company with untarnished insurance and health and safety records. We provide all types of hedge removal Guernsey wide for domestic, commercial and public grounds.

For a competitive quote on hedge removal Guernsey wide, call Tree Works on 07781 416 354.

Tree Reduction

Fully qualified tree reduction specialists in Guernsey

Tree reduction Guernsey wide involves the removal of the outer crown of a tree to allow more light into a given area. Normally between 20 and 30 % of the crown’s height and width are recommended for reducing. If more of the crown needs to be reduced, it may be worth considering pollarding or tree removal.

In Guernsey, tree reduction allows greater retention of trees situated in urban areas that otherwise would outgrow their space. Tree Works offers a competitive tree reduction Guernsey wide. All enquiries are welcome and friendly, professional advice is always on hand if you have concerns over the future of your tree.

How much does Guernsey Tree Reduction cost?

We offer highly competitive rates for all tree reduction. In Guernsey, we advise homeowners that there are a few things that could possibly increase the cost of reducing trees. For example, greenhouses feature at the top of the list due to the glass panels which can be difficult to protect and therefore increase the time needed. If you are able to move your greenhouse temporarily, this could provide great savings.

The fewer obstacles there are around your tree, the faster we are able to reduce it and our price will reflect this. We are however very skilled in safe tree reduction with all manor of obstacles in the way, from power lines to fence panels. So you can rest assured the job will be in the safest of hands. We’re fully insured, qualified and health and safety compliant.

Tree Removal

Guernsey tree removal services

When you need tree removal in Guernsey, it is crucial to hire competent, qualified tree surgeons with adequate insurance cover. The process of felling or removing trees can be the most demanding type of work a tree services company offers. Great skill is needed, especially when working near buildings, utilities and overhead cables. Tree Works has been providing expert tree removal Guernsey wide since 2010. We invest in the very latest equipment to ensure fast, efficient and most of all safe working practices.

How much does Guernsey Tree Removal Cost?

We offer some of the most affordable rates for tree removal Guernsey wide. It is important to remember though that various factors can increase the cost to remove a tree in Guernsey. Greenhouses, sheds, fences and cables to name a few all increase the cost of removing your tree. If you are able to temporarily move any obstacles this could reduce your quote.

Take Care! The Pitfalls of using Inexperienced, Unqualified/Under Qualified Tree Surgeons

Removing trees is one of the most dangerous jobs any tree surgeon undertakes. It takes many years to learn the safe and professional way of tree felling in Guernsey. Many have-a-go tree cutters lack the professional skills and qualifications to remove trees without injuring themselves or damaging property.

Since the recession it has been more tempting for cowboys who are unqualified and uninsured to offer a cheaper service in tree removal throughout the UK and Guernsey. Tree Works never cuts corners yet offers very competitive prices. Rest assured you are in the safest hands with fully insured tree surgeons providing several years’ professional experience in tree felling across Guernsey.

Take a look at what’s involved in tree removal in Guernsey:

What qualifications does a competent Guernsey tree surgeon need?

This is not a straightforward answer but here goes… in the eyes of UK law, a tree surgeon must be competent and hold proof (certificates) of such competence. The UK tree industry recognised certificates of competence are called City & Guilds N.P.T.C qualifications. All tree surgeons now train to this standard and insurance companies require us to honour our legal obligations as a tree surgeon working in the UK. That simply means any tree surgeon carrying out tree removal services must hold the correct N.P.T.C certificates to ensure their insurance company will pay out should something go wrong.

Should a customer be unlucky enough to employ an unqualified tree surgeon and something does go wrong, even if they show proof of insurance there is a huge chance the insurance company will state your tree surgeon did not act in accordance with UK law and therefore breached the contract with the insurance company. This could remove the insurance company from having to pay out for any accident caused by an unqualified/under qualified tree surgeon carrying out tree removals across Guernsey.

Of course an insurance company may sell insurance to unqualified/under qualified tree surgeons without even checking if they are qualified, Crazy we know ! It’s simple why they do: less risk of having to pay out.

Your tree surgeon shows some basic qualifications, but are they right for your specific job?

For each task, for example small tree felling, large tree felling, tree dismantling, stump removal, etc. there is a qualification. Here is a guide for employing a qualified Guernsey tree surgeon – remember there are numerous tree surgeons out there with only basic qualifications. Whilst these enable them to say they are qualified to N.P.T.C standards, in actual fact they may not be qualified to carry out your specific job. It is vital to understand the differences, and also to ask to see proof of the stated qualifications.

OK so you’re a qualified Guernsey tree removal company, why else should I engage your services?

Tree Works do all the hard work so our customers don’t have to. We provide proof of our qualifications and insurances and update them every 5 years in-line with industry best practice. If you visit our reviews page you will see many happy customer reviews submitted by our recent customers.

Tree Reports

Expert Tree Reports supplied throughout Guernsey

Trees may at first glance look healthy, but sometimes they can be diseased or damaged, and this can be very dangerous.  If there is a tree on your land that is causing concern, or even if you are not quite sure whether it’s safe, it’s a good idea to get in touch with an expert who can provide you with a tree report.

Qualified tree surgeons Tree Works can arrange tree reports Guernsey wide that reveal the health and safety of a tree.

Guernsey homeowners seeking planning permission, developing a property or moving home will often need a tree report, as will owners of commercial premises where regular risk assessments are required as part of compliance with health and safety legislation.

What does an Guernsey Tree Report involve?

The tree report will consist of an inspection to determine any signs of disease and decay which may not be immediately obvious. Visual inspections are conducted and you will receive an official report to pass on to the local authority, your solicitor, insurance provider or whoever has requested it.


Tree Cutting

Your Local Guernsey Tree Cutting Service

Tree Works are your local experts in tree cutting Guernsey wide. Whether you need to remove a single branch, or take out an entire tree or even a row of trees, whatever your requirements, you’ll find our services both affordable and reliable.

Looking for tree removaltree reduction or crown thinning in Guernsey? Tree Works are the local professionals people are happy to recommend for all types of tree cutting. When it comes to tree cutting, Guernsey home and business owners also call on us for our services in pruning dead wood or dealing with storm damage so they can be sure their trees are safe.

Tree Cutting Guernsey: Advice for Property Owners

Need a tree cutting in Guernsey? Make sure you choose a tree surgeon who is fully qualified and has several years of experience. When it comes to tree cutting, Guernsey people should never attempt it themselves as it is a difficult and hazardous task. Without the right tools and know-how, it could result in injury to yourself or passers by, and in damage to the tree. Working at height and dealing with the removal of heavy branches calls for a lot of skill and should only be attempted by fully trained tree surgeons.

Specialists in all Species of Tree Cutting

Our tree cutting experts have specialist knowledge of all the common species of trees in the UK including the following:

Oak Tree Cutting

Our expertise in cutting oak trees is well respected across Guernsey. The English oak is probably the best known tree in Britain and definitely the most common. Officially known by its Latin name as Quercus Robur, oak trees regularly grow in excess of 20 metres and sometimes up to 40 metres. The fact they grow so tall and have expansive canopies supported by strong branches is not an issue, as our in-depth experience in oak tree cutting Guernsey wide and our specialist equipment allow us to tackle any task with ease.

Willow Tree Cutting

There are around 400 species of willow tree, known in Latin as Salix meaning ‘sallow’. When mature, willow trees grow to around 10 metres tall and have long lifespans up to 300 years. We have particular expertise in dealing with willow tree cutting Guernsey wide. Due to the breadth of the hanging canopies, dealing with a willow tree that needs cutting, pruning or removing does require specific knowhow, which thanks to our long term and wide ranging experience as qualified tree surgeons, we can certainly offer.

Conifer Tree Cutting

Conifer trees are well known for growing to soaring heights, sometimes up to 100 metres. Of the Latin Pinophyta, there are many different types of conifer including yew, pine, cypress and Douglas fir. If you have any type of conifer on your land, perhaps as a hedge or even just a single tree and it needs cutting back, you can rely on our expertise to safely handle it. Even if you have a full row of exceptionally tall conifers, our Guernsey conifer tree cutting experts will be able to find a solution to prune them or remove them.

Eucalyptus Tree Cutting

The eucalyptus tree is an evergreen variety which benefits from expert attention including coppicing and pollarding. Providing they are regularly pruned, eucalyptus trees can be suitable for small gardens, but left unkempt they will grow to quite a height and even in normal conditions they will easily shed bark and branches. If you have a eucalyptus tree it is important to have any dead wood removed regularly and if the tree has grown fairly tall it may be worth having it cut back. Our eucalyptus tree cutting service is available Guernsey wide and we are able to handle any job, regardless of the size of the tree.

Cherry Tree Cutting

Cherry belongs to the Prunus group of trees and there are various fruit bearing species across Europe. Cherry trees can grow wide and tall, often up to 10 metres, and despite the fact they produce delicious fruit and beautiful cherry blossom, they can easily become unmanageable. If a cherry tree on your land needs cutting back, we can offer the knowhow required and offer a safe and cost effective service.

Silver Birch Cutting

The silver birch tree, known officially as Betula Pendula, is native to the UK. It can reach 30 metres in height and has a light canopy. The silver birch is a good tree to have as a neighbour if you are a plant, as its deep roots act as a channel for otherwise inaccessible nutrients. Of course these deep roots may cause an issue in other respects, sometimes making it a challenge to remove a silver birch tree. However this is not a problem for Tree Works, as we have developed specialist expertise in dealing with all the UK’s native tree species. If you have a silver birch tree that needs pruning, cutting back or removing, you can rely on our capabilities to do so quickly and efficiently.

Ash Tree Cutting

Ash trees, scientifically known as Fraxinus Excelsior, are native to the UK. They can live to a ripe old age of 400 years, although this can be even longer if they are professionally coppiced. Often reaching heights of around 35 metres, the ash tree is known for being tall and elegant, and it is common for them to grow together so that a domed canopy forms. If you have an ash tree in Guernsey that needs cutting, you can rely on the expertise of the tree surgeons at Tree Works to undertake the task professionally, safely and efficiently. Even if you have a row of ash trees that need attention, we can assist with a specialist ash tree cutting service Guernsey wide.

Plum Tree Cutting

The plum tree comes from the family known as Prunus Domestica, which also produces damson and greengages. Plum trees are not native to the UK but are still fairly common. They do not grow very tall and are characterised by straight branches and spiny twigs. If you have a plum tree that needs cutting back or removing, we can help.

Cedar Tree Cutting

Cedar trees are imposing evergreen conifers. They are native to the Lebanon, eastern parts of the Mediterranean and areas of Asia, but fairly common now in the UK. The Latin name is Cedrus Libani and the wood is a natural insect repellent. Cedar trees generally grow to around 35 metres and they are distinctive by the fact that they have several trunks. Despite the unusual shape, our experts are able to deal with cutting back a cedar tree without issue, and it is no problem at all to remove a cedar tree that is blocking light or causing other issues such as interfering with neighbouring property or overhead cables.

Pine Tree Cutting

There are a number of different species of pine trees. The Scots pine is one of the most common and is one of just three native to the UK. The Pinus Sylvestris as it is known will grow up to 35 metres in height and can live for up to 700 years. Despite the looming height, we can deal with pruning, cutting back or removing pine trees with absolute expertise and efficiency. Even if your pine tree has been damaged in high winds or has grown to an unruly state, and is of particular height, we have the knowledge, manpower and experience to deal with it cost effectively and swiftly.

For a free, no obligation quote on tree cutting in Guernsey, call Tree Works on 07781 416 354.

Tree Surgeon Services

Your Local Guernsey Tree Surgeon Service

Tree surgeons are qualified professionals trained to provide tree services ranging from reducing the tree’s crown right through to the removal of an entire tree. A tree surgeon’s work can be very dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone who is untrained.  Much work is at height and involves handling heavy branches which if removed the wrong way could prove incredibly hazardous. If you need a tree surgeon Guernsey experts Tree Works recommend you opt for someone who is suitably qualified, experienced and insured.

Our Guernsey tree surgeon services include:

  • Full tree removal: Sometimes, due to size, location, disease or decay, a tree needs to be felled completely
  • Crown reduction and thinning to reduce the tree’s foliage and more light through
  • Dead wood pruning to make a tree not only healthier but safer to be around too
  • Storm damage assessment to check the safety of a tree after harsh weather
  • Tree pollarding to control the size of trees along avenues and in public places

Specialists in all Species of Tree Surgery

Choose an Approved and Qualified Tree Surgeon

For peace of mind when choosing a tree surgeon, Guernsey people should always go for a team who is British Standards and Health and Safety compliant.  At Tree Works our tree surgeons are qualified, extensively experienced and fully insured.

For specialist advice from a qualified tree surgeon Guernsey based, call Tree Works on 07781 416 354.

Storm Damaged Trees

Professional Storm Damaged Tree Removal Guernsey

Suffered a storm damaged tree in Guernsey? Tree down or posing a hazard due to high winds? Don’t hesitate for a moment: storm damaged trees are exceptionally dangerous and need to be dealt with quickly – and by fully trained experts.

Emergency Storm Damage Tree Removal

At Tree Works we offer an emergency service to remove trees Guernsey wide that have suffered damage or have fallen in high winds. We’ll do everything possible to rearrange our schedule to tend to urgent cases, such as where trees have fallen and are blocking access, or are posing a danger to people or property.

Even if the weather is still an issue and winds are still high, we will find a solution to remove your storm damaged tree. Guernsey wide we have been tending to dangerous trees for almost a decade and have the expertise, experience and equipment to deal with any issue, however complex.

We have been known to temporarily and safely remove overhead power lines to eliminate hazards whilst working. It’s all part of what we’re trained to do and every job starts with a thorough risk assessment to ascertain precisely how we’ll ensure safety throughout the work.

Who Pays to Remove Storm Damaged Trees in Guernsey?

This is a question we are asked on a regular basis. In some cases, you will be covered on your buildings and contents insurance, although policies do vary. Generally, if a tree has fallen onto your property, or onto a neighbouring property, you’ll probably be covered for its removal, and for the cost of repairing any damage, it has caused.

If a tree or a large branch falls onto outbuildings such as greenhouses, sheds and garages, again you’ll probably be covered. If the tree hasn’t actually hit anything or isn’t blocking access, however, it’s unlikely you’ll be paid out for its removal. If a fallen tree has damaged a vehicle, the claim will need to be made on the motor insurance policy.


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