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Bankswood TreeCare

A Family Run Business

Established since 1985

Tree Surgeons

The best in the business, covering all aspects of Tree Felling

Dedicated Team

Our tree surgeons are all NPTC qualified with years of experience.

Caring Advice

Our professional advice is grounded by the care for the tree.

A Family Business

If you want a reliable tree surgeon, we’re ready to help you at affordable prices.

Bankswood treecare

  • A family business you can trust.

Bankswood TreeCare is a friendly family run business, based in the High Peak National Park, who specialise in all aspects of tree surgery and forestry.

  • Are trees growing outside of their boundaries?
  • Are trees blocking your sunlight?
  • Do you have a dangerous or unwanted tree on your property?
  • Is an old tree stump making life difficult?

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For All of Your Tree Felling Needs

All aspects of tree work are covered from hedge trimming to works on the largest of trees by our competent NPTC qualified staff.

BS 3998 British Standard for Tree Work

The Standard for Tree Work was published in 2010, detailing how tree surgery works and how stump management should be conducted.

If you have trees that need pruning, make sure to only use a tree surgeon who works to BS3998, which covers the management of trees, considering the soil, growing environment and the needs of other trees in the vicinity.

The Best treecare

  • Our advice is tailored for the tree.

Bankswood Treecare are approved and certified tree surgeons, therefore our expert advice will always be tailored for the tree.

Areas covered by the British Standard BS3998 include:

 

  • safety and management of the site to minimise risks to people and the tree.
  • biosecurity to prevent diseases from being transferred from one tree to another.
  • protection of wildlife and their habitats.
  • management of the tree’s rooting environment including aeration, mulching irrigation and the removal and replacement of soil.
  • pruning, crown lifting and reduction.
  • management of deadwood.
  • treatment of bark wounds.
  • management of decay
  • tree felling
  • stump management

BS 3998 British Standard for Tree Work

We employ various techniques to carry out all aspects of tree surgery and are up to date with BS3998 (British Standards for tree work).

TreeCare Services

  • We implement the correct solution.

Whether you’re a residential homeowner or a commercial property owner, unkept trees can become a dangerous issue and a great safety risk.

Our range of residential and commercial arboricultural services will ensure you can keep your property and grounds safe and secure for everyone.

   Felling

If buildings are being damaged, the tree is in a dangerous condition or diseased, there may be no alternative but to fell the tree. For further advice, please contact the team direct.

   Clearance

Whether you are changing the lands’ purpose for building or agriculture, we carry out full site clearances for all types of landscapes in an efficient, safe and ethical manner.

cable or rope bracing

   Bracing

The safety act of strengthening or supporting the tree by means of rope, cables, rods, webbing or similar materials. Do you have an unstable tree? We can help.

tree planting service

   Planting

We provide a tree and shrub planting service. We can also supply quality trees and shrubs and advise you on which species is best suited to a specific location.

pruning a tree

   Pruning

The cutting and removal of a limb; whether it be a side shoot from a main branch - a main limb from the trunk of the tree, our experts ensure the aesthetics of the tree remain.

hedge cutting service

   Hedges

We support residential and commercial clients with some of the most difficult hedges. TIP: Hedges are ideally trimmed wider at the bottom and tapered at the top.

habitat management

Habitat management

  • We protect local species.

Before carrying out any work it is necessary to perform a risk assessment in accordance with the Countryside and Wildlife Act 1981, which will include the checking of protected species such as bats, birds and mammals.

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Questions Asked

  • we answer everything…

Why is felling important?

The felling of trees is a normal and important part of good woodland management. It is also key to sustaining good woodland condition by letting in light that allows natural regeneration to happen and wildlife to thrive.

Therefore, our local trees and woodlands need to be managed in the right way and at the right time of year, and most importantly, that the felling is managed legally.

Does everyone need a felling licence?

Before anyone can cut down trees, they may need to get a felling licence from the Forestry Commission.

It is an offence to fell trees without a licence, where one would have been required. There are some exceptions that can apply, but in many instances a felling licence will be required.

These licencing measures are not new; they have been in force for 50 years and help maintain compliance with environmental standards that ensure the sustainability of woodland management and wood production (UKFS) to protect England’s highly valued trees and woodlands.

Therefore, our local trees and woodlands need to be managed in the right way and at the right time of year, and most importantly, that the felling is managed legally.

Is an Arboriculturist and Tree Surgeon the same thing?

Yes they are. An arborist, tree surgeon, or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants in dendrology and horticulture.

What is a Tree Preservation Order?

A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of amenity. An Order prohibits the:

  • cutting down
  • topping
  • lopping
  • uprooting
  • wilful damage
  • wilful destruction

… of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent.

If consent is given, it can be subject to conditions which have to be followed. In the Secretary of State’s view, cutting roots is also a prohibited activity and requires the authority’s consent.

For all details on this topic please visit: Gov.UK

*** Over the years we have built up a relationship with local councils from all areas.

If your trees are in a conservation area or it is covered by a tree preservation order, then we can offer advice and apply for permission to carry out any necessary works.

We always offer the best advice for the health of the tree.

What is the BS3998 (British Standards for tree work)?

The Standard for Tree Work was published in 2010, detailing how tree surgery works and how stump management should be conducted.

If you have trees that need pruning, make sure to only use a tree surgeon who works to BS3998, which covers the management of trees, considering the soil, growing environment and the needs of other trees in the vicinity.

How can I report suspected illegal felling?

If you suspect tree felling does not have the necessary permission, and may in fact be an illegal felling incident, then there are various checks you could do before reporting the incident to the Forestry Commission.

Please check to see:

  • if there is an approved Felling Licence in place.
  • if the tree felling is part of some infrastructure work

Links ot the check’s can be found here: Government Website on Illegal Tree Felling

Why Choose Us?

  • It's simple really...

We provide all your arboricultural requirements, whether you need a Conifer trimming, an Oak tree felling, trees bracing or a stump grinding.

Whatever your needs as a residential or commercial client, we are on hand to deliver the tree care required.

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For further information, feel free to contact us directly.