Tree Services

BS5837 Surveys:

BS 5837 provides guidelines for the assessing of the protection and safeguarding of trees and animals. It is a law that gives requirements to protect existing trees and secure the planting of new ones. It also concerns issues relating to roosting bats and nesting birds. We at Ashley Tree Servicesare in the perfect position to survey tree areas, in accordance to BS 5837.

Crown reduction:

If a tree’s crown has grown too wide for its allocated space, the extended branches are removed and the area will be pruned. This process reduces the crown, in order to gain sunlight to a land space or to make way for electrical wires and cables.

Crown thinning:

When a tree becomes too thick or has too many branches, we will removethe necessary branches. The tree crown will be thinner and the leaves will have spaces to let sunlight or wind pass through the leaves canopy freely.

Crown lifting:

This is when the lower portion of tree trunks are cleared by cutting low branches in order to have a designated branch growth height from the level of a road or pathway to give access for vehicles or to enable pedestrians to pass through safely.

Dead wooding:

Is done on trees to remove all dried, dying, and dead branches to prevent accidents to people, vehicles, or property that may be caused by falling branches.

Emergency 24/7 call outs:

Call out charges apply, At Ashley Tree Services, we respond to tree surgeon emergency needs on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week. Just give us a call.

Fruit tree pruning and care:

This is a cutting technique that is employed to set the main branchesof fruit trees in order to encourage the bearing of flowers for fruits. Pruning is to control the growth, remove dead or deceased wood, and stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds.


Is the process of cutting down trees. Only experienced tree handlers should be employed to ensure safety and to prevent serious injury to people or damage to property.

Fallen or wind-damaged trees:

The clearing of road and pathways from uprooted or wind-damaged trees that are scattered after a storm or event, is one of the many serviceswe offer.

Hedge cutting and shaping:

Hedges are plants or trees that are used as fences or barriers on garden pathways or parks. Hedging plants that have grown wild or not proportioned should be cut or trimmed in accordance to the desired shape.


Is tree growth management that entails pruning the upper branches of a tree to maintain its height, whilst also promoting young branches and a dense head of foliage. Pollarding is a kind of living tree maintenance system for orchard fences, harvesting foliage to feed farm animals or simply for firewood.


Is the selective removal of areas of plants, such as branches, buds, or roots, whichalso includes the removal of dried wood and branches to increase the yield of flowers and the quality of fruits.

Removal of climbing plants:

Is the removal of creeping and suffocating plants (for example ivy vines) from trees in order to give sunlight to tree leaves and produce a good sight of green trees.

Responsible waste recycling:

The technique of converting wooden waste products into usable materials. Produced materials from grinding can be used to fill up holes in the ground. Grounded woods or shavings can be made to decay or composted for fertiliser. Cut-off tree branches can be used for firewood and dug up roots can be used for wood carving. The trunk can also be made into timber wood produce.

Stump grinding and root removal:

Removal of roots of a fallen tree can be done by digging on the root ground to extract the whole root from the ground. It could even be made into furniture if shaped accordingly. Stump grinding is when a tree stump is pulverisedto make the ground surface flat for gardening or landscaping.

Site clearance:

The cutting of shrubs, vegetation, and felling of trees with corresponding responsibility, creating a site or a cleared area for new glades, ridges and for future developments and progress.

Tree planting & aftercare:

The digging of new trees and care after planting to ensure growth. Aftercare such as weed control, watering, stakes and ties placement, and sometimes formative pruning are available through of Ashley Tree Services.

Tree report:

The giving of data and information about the requested survey in the forms of quotations and information for consultancy of the knowledge about the condition and situation pertaining to individual and groups of trees in a given area.

Tree surveys:

The process of establishing the status of an individual tree, or group of trees, in order to give proper solutions to contributing ecological problems and the management of existing ones.

Tree health assessment:

This is the determination to ensure that there is no harm or damage to people and properties, and if there are, possible action should be done to ensure the utmost safety.

Tree removal and sectional dismantling:

Is the felling of trees for a valid reason that is in accordance to the LPA’s approval. If ample space is not available, it is the portion by portion cutting down of trees for safe handling.

Woodchip /mulch:

Mulch is spread thickly over a soil surface to prevent the growth of weeds and also to retain water in the soil. It is often made up of a mixture of wood splints, chipped tree barks, leaves and sawdust. Sometimes these could be used as burning fuel for wood burning heater. However, the best recycled firewood are from pieces of branches of a fallen wood cut into proper sizes to fit a wood burning fireplace or firewood-fed stove.

Woodland management:

Designed to protect and take care of the yield of existing benefits to the public and improve woodland’s capability to grow more by means of sustainable management.