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Crown lifting

is the removal of the lowest branches of the tree. It is an effective method of increasing light to areas closer to the tree, or enables access under the crown.

Crown thinning

is the removal of some smaller branches to produce a uniform density of foliage. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance and reduce weight throughout the tree.

Crown reduction

will reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of the tree. This may make the tree more suited to its immediate environment and reduce the effects of light loss or shading in areas around the tree. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown and leave a similar, although smaller, crown outline.

Crown cleaning

is the process of removing all rubbing or crossing branches found in the trees canopy to reduce the risk of weak branches becoming unsafe. A crown clean will also incorporate a "crown deadwood” which entails all major dead wood being removed from the tree, thus making the tree safer and more pleasing to look at.

Cable bracing

is mainly used for particularly valuable or older trees. A bracing system can be fitted to insure the trees longevity.

Tree removal

is what it says on the tin! It is the removal of a tree by a trained professional using a rope and harness to climb the tree and take it down in sections. Rigging or lowering equipment may be used if the tree is in a position where branches or timber may not be dropped. There will be ground staff on site assisting the climber at all times.

Stump grinding

when removing a tree, all of the tree can be removed from site but, for larger trees, the stump will remain. To remove the stump, a mechanical grinder is used to grind out the stump to a depth of up to 24” depending on the size of the stump.

Site clearance

is the process of clearing all tree and shrub material from site, but also cutting everything down to ground level and treating with a full strength glyphosate weed killer to stop any regrowth. For larger sites, heavier machinery may be used

Hedge trimming

is best done once or twice a year, depending on the species of the hedge. It encourages healthy regeneration which in turn thickens up the hedge creating an affective and tidy boundary.

Hedge reduction

is the process of reducing the height of the hedge by a greater size than previously trimmed. Some hedges grow at a rapid rate and sometimes they need more attention than just a trim. With a hedge reduction you are effectively creating a new top/height to your hedge.

Planting trees and hedgerows

selecting, sourcing, transporting, planting and protecting trees of any height and species all come in the service. Hedge planting also comes with the same service.


trees can be covered by two types of legislation. If the tree falls within a conservation area (and a trunk diameter of 7-5cm measured at 1.5m from ground level or greater) the local authority need six weeks written notice of any proposed works. If a tree has a tree preservation order (TPO) on it, the local authority must give written consent before proposed works can begin.

All quotes are given subject to planning. Ockenden Tree Services will deal with all local authorities on behalf of our customers, as part of our complete service.

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Our Services

  • Crown lifting, thinning, reduction & cleaning
  • Cable bracing
  • Tree removal
  • Stump grinding
  • Site clearance
  • Hedge trimming & reductions
  • Planting trees and hedgerows
  • Consultancy

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Ockenden Tree Services
43 Elmfield Close,

Phone: 01725 510669
Mobile: 07947 380819
Email: info@ockendentrees.com