Wildwoods Tree Surgery



Most importantly, if required, advice on what you may want/need and discussion on what options are available to you. Telephone 01227 273361.

Felling a tree


Confined space felling


Felling is the complete removal of a tree down to ground level. The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible but will be above soil level.

Dead / dangerous trees

Dead and dangerous trees will be taken down with the utmost care. As a contract climber, Martin has been sub-contracted by other tree companies due to his capability and skill in this type of work.

Felling of trees in confined spaces

Many times trees are too close to a building overhanging greenhouses, or above your conservatory. The utmost care is taken to remove the tree using a high level of skill. Various roping and lowering techniques are used to dismantle the tree in small sections. This is all carried out in a controlled manor, so as not to cause damage or destruction to surrounding plants and structures (also being aware of all surroundings including neighbouring property, pedestrians and parked or passing vehicles).

Crown thin

Crown thinning is the removal of a part of secondary and small live branches to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning includes crown cleaning and 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 or to lessen the weight of heavy branches and improve form.

Crown lift (or lift)

Crown lifting is to remove the lowest part of the crown to an agreed height. Normally this is to give more light and a more uniformed look, also to accommodate buildings or highways.

Crown reduction

Crown reduction is to reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree by removing ends of branches while maintaining a tree's natural shape and curve.

Fruit tree pruning

All fruit trees are pruned from small to large. Advice and discussion on the best times of year to prune for your individual requirements, possible diseases or problems to look out for.

Hedge cutting Pollarding Stump grinding

Hedge cutting

To keep hedges at a maintained height or to achieve new shape, with consideration for the time of year and allowing best achievement for wildlife present.

Regular tree maintenance programmes

To discuss and carryout a regular maintenance programme which is to the requirements of the client for trees that are in need of more regular maintenance than others due to size/age/position or situation.


This will remove all shoots-suckers-stems from the tree to leave only heavy wood. Re-pollarding is then carried out at regular intervals every 2-3 years (this is often a way of retaining a tree that would otherwise have to be removed).

Stump grinding / removal

To remove a stump below the ground level to a depth of 4- 12 inches. Stumps can be ground deeper if required. Access requirement is 24 inches for our smallest machine (which has managed all small/narrow/awkward access routes, it has not yet met an area it is unable to reach). Guards and netting are put in place.

Supply of wood chip mulch / logs

Fresh mulch is supplied for a reduced price. All fresh or compost mulch and logs are priced per load and supplied on request and delivered at an arranged time convenient to yourselves.

Tree preservation orders

We are happy to act as agent dealing with tree preservation orders on your behalf. Canterbury City Council Tree Preservation Order information.


Could you make some space in your garden for a small habitat pile or area? If so, speak to us when we view your proposed works.