Springwood Tree Services Ltd undertake all aspects of tree care. We offer help and advice to anyone who needs information about the conservation, care and management of trees or hedges and the wildlife that rely on them.
Fully NPTC qualified and with £10 million public liability insurance, our team of experienced arborists will check if your tree has a Tree Preservation Order, or is in a Conservation Area and seek permission on your behalf for tree work to be carried out. Our tree care serves Lincoln, Saxilby, Gainsborough, Retford, Tuxford, Newark, Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Oakham, Stamford and surrounding areas.
All waste can be chipped, removed and recycled wherever possible as logs and woodchip. Tree surveys and tree inspections are also available. Call 07765 658935 for advice or a free quotation.
A brief overview of what we do:
• All aspects of tree care and conservation – including tree and hedge planting
• Sectional dismantling, lowering & tree felling
• Crown reductions, lifts & thinning
• Pollarding and re-pollarding
• Hedge trimming/reduction
• Clearance of storm/accident damage
• Production of full and comprehensive tree condition reports
• Liaison with Tree Officers in the case of Tree Protection Orders
• The supply of wood chip
• Stump grinding
• Complete site clearance
Our highly skilled tree surgeons use the latest tree care techniques and equipment to carry out all types of tree maintenance or removal. Trees are either climbed by trained professionals or worked on using a lift. All commercial and domestic tree work undertaken, follows the British Standard guidelines set out in BS3998.
What our customers’ say…
“For the past 10 years we had been dwarfed by our neighbours conifers. The Springwood boys came and cut them to a 50% height. They are super considerate, clear up as they go and the end result is fantastic.
Highly recommend, I promise that you won’t be disappointed.” N Haywood – Harby, Nottinghamshire.
“Damian is a master of his art, a properly professional “arborist”. Springwood will do an excellent job whatever aspects of tree care you require! M Bennett – Eardiston, Worcestershire.
Where we work
Glossary of terms:
Tree felling – the cutting of a tree near the base. Using wedges or a winch to bring it down in one complete piece. This option is only undertaken if there is enough open space surrounding the tree. Once the tree is lying on the ground it is cut into sections for easier removal.
Sectional dismantling – taking down a tree one a piece at a time to remove it. This technique is ideal for trees that are dead, dangerous or storm damaged. Trees which overhang buildings & property, or on or sites which have difficult access, will usually be dismantled and lowered in sections.
Crown reducing – the reduction of both a tree’s height and spread whilst maintaining the trees natural shape as much as possible. Crown reduction can be used to reduce the wind resistance making the tree more resistant to the elements.
Crown lifting – the removal of the lower branches of a tree to lift the height of the crown thus removing any branches that may be causing an obstruction. The removal allows light penetration and pedestrian and vehicle access.
Crown thinning – the removal of a selection of smaller branches, usually at the outer edge of the crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually performed on broad-leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance, reduce weight and is rarely a once-only operation particularly on species that are known to produce large amounts of epicormic growth.
Deadwooding – the removal of non-living branches or stems from a tree. There are many reasons why branches can die off, and it is best to remove them before they fall from the tree. due to natural ageing or external influences. Deadwood provides essential habitats and its management should aim to leave as much as possible, shortening or removing only those that pose a risk.
Pollarding The removal of the branches of a young tree at a prescribed height to encourage multi-stem branching from that point it should be repeated on a cyclical basis always retaining the initial pollard point. A previously pollarded mature tree can be kept small when pollarded annually.
Hedge trimming/reduction – the tidying up and reduction of the sides and/or top of any hedgerow.
Storm damage – The clearing of trees and branches damaged or even brought in a storm.
In the case of an emergency, Springwood Tree Services Ltd aim to be at the sight of a storm damaged tree as quickly as possible. We advise not to attempt any kind of removal and to wait, away from the tree, until an expert arrives to assess the damage. For emergency call out, please call 07765 658935
Tree ‘condition’ reports – The independent assessment, analysis and reporting of specific issues in relation to the care, maintenance and management of trees. Tree reports are often required as part of the house purchase process (Mortgage Reports) or as a requirement when obtaining insurance cover. This type of report provides information to ensure trees within the property do not pose an unacceptable risk to the property or owners/occupiers of neighbouring land.
Tree protection order (TPO) – Part of town and country planning in the UK. A TPO is made by a Local Planning Authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group or woodland from deliberate damage and destruction.
Stump grinding – The removal, with a specialised machine, of tree stumps and roots after felling.
Site clearance – The removal of trees, hedges and shrubs from a site in preparation for building/renovation.
All work carried out by by Springwood Tree Services will conform with British Standards BS 3998 (2010), Recommendations for Tree Work, and/or the European Tree Pruning guide 2001.