Tree Surgeon Derby

Tree Surgery and Tree Management

Derby Tree Surgeon Derbyshire: A crucial feature of many properties and gardens in Derby, trees add substance, structure and style to what can sometimes be an unexciting and two dimensional landscape. This is all well and good, but when trees are poorly maintained, diseased, or damaged by extreme weather events, for instance flooding or high winds, issues may develop that need to be sorted out. The best option if there is work that needs completing on your trees, is to consult a certified tree surgeon in Derby.

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Employing a non-qualified person for tree work or attempting to do the work yourself, could cause damage to property, harm your trees, or even be life threatening. But even hiring a qualified tree surgeon who is aware of all the dangers doesn't necessarily mean that tree work is entirely safe. Tree surgery is certainly not a task for amateurs, and on average there are 3 deaths and 140 major injuries per year within the profession, making it among the most dangerous jobs in Britain.

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A neglected or damaged tree can also present a threat to life, with around five people each year being tragically killed by falling branches and trees in Britain. You may be liable to third-party compensation claims due to the consequences of your actions, if you employ someone to conduct tree work and subsequently there is an injury, or damage to property. This is why it is vitally important to hire a certified tree surgeon to undertake the work on your trees. (The source of the above figures was HSE).

FINDING A TREE SURGEON IN DERBY - There are two major trade bodies, one or both of which an experienced Derby tree surgeon should be a registered member of. The membership and professional status of any tree surgeon in Derby can be checked on the websites of both the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Arboricultural Association (AA). This page allows you to check if any particular tree surgeon has Approved ARB Contractor status, and is a member of either of these 2 associations.

You'll be able to communicate with these industry bodies for arbitration assistance and for advice and help, if there is an issue at any stage during the course of the work, or after it has been finished.

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You shouldn't be afraid to decline the offer of a quotation from somebody who you cannot find on this directory list, because at the end of the day, it is an approved contractor that you should be looking for. As soon as their professional memberships and qualifications have been thoroughly checked, you should try to get a minimum of 3 quotes from different companies in the Derby area. While getting the quotes you should ask the following questions, making it abundantly clear that you need the answers because of the risks involved with tree surgery work:

  • Do you offer quotations in writing? Always get a written quote, and NEVER accept a quote which is only given verbally.
  • Can I contact some former customers to check the quality of your work? It is advisable to do an independent check of any recent work.
  • Can you provide a NPTC/LANTRA certificate for the use of a chainsaw, and documentary verification of your qualifications and professional memberships? Any tree surgeon using a chainsaw, must by law have gained a NPTC/LANTRA certificate. City & Guilds Certificates and Diplomas in Arboriculture are qualifications that may be held by a certified Derby tree surgeon.
  • How much insurance cover is provided? Do not even consider a tree surgeon in Derby with less than five million pounds public liability insurance as outlined by the AA and ISA.

The written quote should include easily followed details about the tree work being undertaken. It should include details about any trees which could be protected, and the steps required to get permission to work on them, and also state who is responsible for the removal of tree branches, stumps and debris. You should also ensure that VAT is included on the quote. It's extremely important that only competent tradespeople are hired to work on your trees and property, and this is entirely down to you.

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PRIOR TO WORK COMMENCING - Your preferred Derby tree surgeon will need to enquire whether any of your trees are protected and take the necessary steps to ensure that any tree work can be given the green light from the local authorities. To ensure public safety, even protected trees need to be maintained so as to cut back old or damaged wood, so discovering that a tree is protected does not imply that you are unable to carry out important work.

No less than 6 weeks written notice must be given to the Local Planning Authority (LPA) before any tree work can be conducted, if your property in Derby is located in a designated conservation area. This written notice is not required if the tree stem is less than 75mm in diameter when measured at 1.5m from the ground. Written notice is also not a requirement if thinning or pruning of a protected tree's branches is vital to promote and sustain growth.

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After assessing the health of your trees, your chosen Derby tree surgeon will determine the necessary treatments and how the required outcome can best be achieved. Where there's any potential for falling debris, a risk assessment will have to be completed on your property, public areas, and sections of neighbouring properties that may be affected. This stage will also establish the level of protection needed and the amount of workers required. To keep property and the general public safe from damage or harm, this will include both personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety measures.

ON THE DAY OF WORK - To keep unauthorised persons and passers-by away from the work area, barriers and safety measures will be put in place before any climbing, cutting of branches or tree felling begins. Traffic may have to be halted temporarily if there's any risk of falling debris into a public road.

Depending on the kind of work that's called for a tree surgeon will need varying levels of protection. As the bare minimum when working with a chainsaw they're going to be wearing protective clothing to prevent serious cutting injuries to the hands, torso and legs. All workers involved in the operation must wear hi-vis clothing, and eye and head protection, at all times.

If any working at height is involved, ladders and associated safety climbing equipment will need to be used, and extra workforce will be on hand to help in the safe removal of high branches and sections of tree trunk. A skip or other method of transporting the waste away will be parked as close as possible to the work area, so it's advisable to inform your nearby neighbours of the need for access.

AFTER COMPLETION OF WORK - Once the tree work has been completed all of the waste can be taken away and the site cleared of any debris. A certificate of work done will then be put together by your tree surgeon, particularly where the trees are under a protection order, which will be signed off and a copy handed to you. Footpaths and highways can then be re-opened, and any safety measures places in public spaces removed.

Problems or issues should be rectified straight away by approaching the tree surgeon directly. If your tree surgeon is a signed up member of a professional trade body, and any further arbitration is needed, you can get guidance and advice from the Arboricultural Association or the International Society of Arboriculture so as to reach an acceptable conclusion.

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Locally based Derby tree surgery services are most likely have the phone code 01332 and the postcode DE1. They'll operate in Derby itself, in addition to nearby areas like Long Eaton, Castle Donington, Spondon, Morley, Quarndon, Stapleford, Egginton, Brailsford, Melbourne, Tutbury, Hilton, Oakwood, Kegworth, Mickleover, Willinton, Borrowash, Repton, Allestree, Chellaston, Draycott, and these postcodes: DE1 0NQ, DE1 0NU, DE1 0SW, DE1 0PQ, DE1 0ST, DE1 0ZG, DE1 0YL, DE1 0UZ, DE1 0PF, DE1 0RN.

If you require this sort of service it is definitely best to employ an approved local tree surgeon. Derby homeowners can benefit greatly from the dexterity and skills that are the trademark of a trained professional.

Fundamental Skills for a Tree Surgeon in Derby

  • Be professional and capable of completing tasks within a specified timeframe.
  • Have an organised working approach.
  • The capacity to work happily with other folks.
  • Be alert to the dangers and complexities involved in all aspects of the work.
  • Be capable of using, maintaining and repairing tools and equipment.
  • Be able to work with your hands.
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm and focused in times of stress.
  • Physical skills like coordination and movement.
  • Customer service skills.
  • To be able to execute basic tasks on a hand-held device or computer.
  • Have a good understanding of public safety measures.

Cable Bracing Derby

Tree cable bracing is a technique that is used to provide support for a tree when it shows signs of damage, decay, or is a risk to nearby property. Where older or valued trees in Derby are concerned, cable bracing is used where it's unsatisfactory to chop down a tree or remove large portions that are unsafe.

A cable bracing system could be effective in supporting any defective joints, V-shaped forks and weak tree limbs that may be an issue. Carrying out various kinds of bracing work, a competent tree care specialist will be prepared to use rods and cables to help alleviate structural stress, and hopefully prolong the lifespan of veteran trees in Derby.

Cable bracing has the aim of offering a flexible and shock-absorbing means of support which is non-invasive and doesn't damage the tree by having to drill and bolt the branches. To guarantee the safety of the tree and encircling areas, a comprehensive risk assessment needs to be completed before any actual cable bracing work can begin.

Air-Spading Derby

When you are concerned about the overall health of a tree, it may be down to various problems, but issues with the root system is a common trigger for such worries. Easy access to your tree's roots is essential for a local Derby tree surgeon to check for root rot, soil compaction and other potential issues.

This was somewhat problematic to achieve until recently, because in the process of digging down, the roots of the tree could easily be damaged. A method called "air spading" is used by many modern day tree surgeons in Derby, and this allows compacted soil to be broken up and removed by means of compressed air, which does not cause any harm to the tree's root system or buried utilities.

The general health of a tree can be affected in a negative way when the soil around the roots becomes compacted by foot traffic, passing vehicles or building work. A tree can become "stressed" when it doesn't get sufficient nutrients and water, which renders it more vulnerable to attack by insects, pests and diseases. Air spading is also good for resolving root flare problems, where the flare around the base of the tree becomes covered with soil, causing the tissue to break down, and heightening the chances of root decay.

Involving the use of an air-spading tool and an air compressor, this process forces high-speed air into the soil, this breaks it down by entering any voids in the soil, but has no effect on the tree roots or nearby utilities. This fast flow of air blows the soil away from the tree's roots, permitting immediate inspection and assessment. A less compact covering of chip mulch and fertiliser can then be put in to revitalize the tree, and a resolution implemented for any obvious problems.

Firewood/Logs Derby

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Of course, you might be looking for a tree surgeon for an entirely different reason, because they can be a great source for firewood or logs in Derby. Given that the majority of their time is spent cutting down trees and branches, it is no great surprise that many would adopt this as a lucrative sideline.

Some tree surgeons in and around Derby may be prepared to give you branches and logs cost-free, since they always have plenty of them to get rid of, whilst others will charge you for chopped and seasoned logs which have been dried out and are ready for burning.

The best logs for burning on your open fire or log burning stove will be those that have a moisture level of below 20 percent, and should have been dried out for at least a year. The advantage of getting logs from tree surgeons, is that these are most likely to be hardwood logs, that will throw out heat for three or four hours, giving a long, sustained burn. Softwood logs are fantastic for getting a fire going, so if you can get your hands on some of these as well, that would be useful.

Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus Fraxineus)

Likely to devastate approximately 80 percent of the current UK ash trees, over the coming years, ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is a deadly fungal disease of ash trees that was first documented in the UK in 2012. Ash dieback is set to have an enormous impact on our countryside, contributing to the destruction caused by the earlier Dutch Elm Disease crisis.

A damaging disease of trees of the Fraxinus genus, ash dieback has an especially disastrous effect on the Fraxinus excelsior (common ash), British Fraxinus excelsior (common or European ash). Originally coming from eastern Asia where the native Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) and Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) are more resistant to it, the fungus which causes the disease is known as Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (H. fraxineus), and it kills off a tree by blocking its water transport (vascular) systems.

Ash dieback has already spread to most areas of the British Isles, and is dispersed by wind blown spores which can travel for many miles, speeding up the process.

Ash dieback can be recognised by symptoms such as:

  • Dying leaves and shoots that are visible during the summertime.
  • New epicormic growth appearing from buds that were dormant previously.
  • Wilting leaves that turn black and drop prematurely.
  • Dark brown lesions (often diamond shaped) form where limbs meet with the trunk, and the inner bark under the lesions looks brownish grey.
  • Dark patches on leaves during mid to late summer.

Even ash trees which are able to fight the disease, suffer continual attacks year-on-year and sooner or later succumb and perish. As it's an airborne disease there's no clear-cut technique for stopping its spread, and no recognised cure for chalara ash dieback.

Although the Forestry Commission's "Tree Alert Service" is presently only interested in reports of cases in new areas where ash dieback has not previously been documented, if you are worried about an ash tree in your garden in Derby, you should contact a local tree surgeon or tree specialist to verify the diagnosis and suggest a suitable solution.

Trees affected - the genus Fraxinus.

A Tree Surgeons's Daily Duties

  • Cut and chip branches and logs.
  • Service equipment like wood chippers and chainsaws.
  • Establish dangers presented by trees.
  • Tidy up site on completion and fulfil removal of waste product from customer's site.
  • Produce telephone or on-site price quotes for clients.
  • Work with clients and complete administration tasks.
  • Fell and remove trees and perform stump grinding.
  • Be competent using power tools and machinery.
  • Produce tree survey reports for commercial and domestic customers.
  • Assess the health of trees and formulate treatment plan.
  • Climb trees to remove or prune branches.
  • Plant trees and vegetation.



The most dangerous and probably the most widely used piece of equipment employed by professional tree surgeons in Derby, is the chainsaw. Due to their ease of use and portability, petrol chainsaws are the most popular with tree care professionals, although battery and mains versions are available. For slicing effortlessly through thick limbs and tree trunks, petrol chainsaws are the only real option effective option, being extremely powerful and able to cope with even the heaviest of tree work.

Basically, a chainsaw is composed of a revolving motor-driven chain which has a series of teeth for cutting through wood and branches. For the different tasks they perform, there are various designs of chainsaw, rear-handled for work at ground level (must be used with two hands), pole saws for hard to reach branches and long distance pruning and top-handled for working at height (and which can be used with one hand).

You'll almost never find a professional Derby tree surgeon who doesn't use a chainsaw, although being high up in a tree with a twirling blade in your hand isn't the safest activity. One of the key prerequisites for gaining membership of the Arboricultural Association (AA), is that tree surgeons should be fully trained in the safe use and maintenance of chainsaws.

There are many different makes of chainsaw, but the main ones used by tree care professionals in the UK are Husqvarna, Hyundai, Stihl and Makita.

Dutch Elm Disease

While Dutch Elm Disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) is not quite the issue that it was at one time, over the past 50 years or so it has killed off tens of millons of precious elm trees throughout the UK. Caused by a fungus called Ophiostoma novo-ulmi which is spread by the elm bark beetle (especially the Scolytus genus), Dutch Elm Disease was imported into the UK unintentionally in the 1960s from Canada.

After its arrival, it was swiftly spread through the nationwide transportation of elm products such as elm crates, saplings, bark mulch, and firewood logs with the bark still attached. Believed to have originally come from Asia (most likely Japan), Dutch Elm Disease did not only affect trees in the British Isles, but also decimated the stocks of elm trees in continental Europe, North America and New Zealand.

Normally first showing up in early summer, the main signs of DED disease are:

  • Clusters of yellow leaves that wilt and then fall.
  • New shoots dying back from the tips.
  • Dark spots or rings in the cross-section of twigs.
  • Twigs that turn into a "shepherd's crook" shape.

Due to disease and the felling of dead, dying and infected trees, there are not many large elms remaining in the UK's countryside, and thus the spread has slowed down and the elm bark beetle's favourite habitat largely decimated. The propagation of young elms which are resistant to Dutch Elm Disease is a continuing project.

You can speak to your local tree surgeon for guidance and advice, if you are suspicious that you may have infected elm trees on your property in Derby, or you can ask for a diagnosis from the Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service, for which you will be charged.

Trees of the families Ulmcae and Zelkova are affected.

Spread by - small beetles of the Scolytus genus.

Cause - fungi Ophiostoma Ulmi and Ophiostoma Novo-Ulmi.

Hedge Cutting Derby

Hedge Trimming Derby

While the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs is the main focus of tree surgeons in Derby, they're sometimes asked to look after hedges, such as trimming and height reduction. A run-of-the-mill gardener will find Leylandii and other conifer hedges challenging to deal with, as they grow tall very rapidly - therefore a skilled tree surgeon may be required for the work.

A hedge that is poorly maintained and uncared for will soon become overgrown and fairly quickly get out of control. If you permit a hedge to run riot in large sections of your garden, it can be hard to resolve down the line, therefore routine cutting makes sense for both the aesthetic appeal and health of your hedge.

Tidy hedges help make your whole garden look neater, and may even add value to your home in Derby, if you're planning to sell. You should also be able to obtain hedge cutting in Long Eaton, Castle Donington, Spondon, Morley, Quarndon, Stapleford, Egginton, Brailsford, Melbourne, Tutbury, Hilton, Oakwood, Kegworth, Mickleover, Willinton, Borrowash, Repton, Allestree, Chellaston, Draycott, and Derby itself.

Tree Surgery Tasks Derby

Tree Surgery Tasks Derby UK

Derby tree surgeons will likely help with hedge lowering, coppicing, hazard assessment in Derby, cut sealing, waste removal Derby, brush cutting, tree planting, tree lightening protection, crown thinning, crown lifting, crown removal, root flare exposure, tree felling, landscape clearance, tree cutting, stump treatment Derby, tree pruning, damaged tree removal, shrub maintenance in Derby, root removal in Derby, tree dismantling in Derby, tree surveys, the protection of trees from grazing animals, tree transplanting in Derby, vegetation management, retrenchment pruning in Derby, cabling, commercial tree surgery, tree waste removal, tree bracing and other tree surgeon services in Derby, Derbyshire. These are just an example of the duties that are carried out by a tree surgeon. Derby specialists will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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Tree Surgeons Near Derby: Also find: Stapleford tree surgery, Quarndon tree surgery, Mickleover tree surgery, Willinton tree surgery, Long Eaton tree surgery, Repton tree surgery, Spondon tree surgery, Tutbury tree surgery, Chellaston tree surgery, Oakwood tree surgery, Egginton tree surgery, Brailsford tree surgery, Kegworth tree surgery, Morley tree surgery, Allestree tree surgery, Borrowash tree surgery, Castle Donington tree surgery, Hilton tree surgery, Melbourne tree surgery, Draycott tree surgery and more. Most of these locations are serviced by a local tree surgeon. Derby home and business owners and others can get tree surgery estimates by going here.

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Around Derby

In Balham Walk, Barcheston Close, Adelaide Close, Severn Street, Applecross Court, The Strand, Blanch Croft, Alexandra Gardens, The Potlocks, Augusta Street, Seagrave Close, Taplow Close, Castleshaw Drive, Dorchester Avenue, Siddals Lane, Spindletree Drive, Alison Close, Top Manor Close, Thorpe Drive, Davids Close, School Lane, Alders Brook, Avondale Road, Sinfin District Centre, Bakewell Drive, Binscombe Lane, Ashworth Walk, Ashcroft Close, Blagreaves Avenue, Tiverton Close, and in these Derby area postcodes: DE1 0NQ, DE1 0NU, DE1 0SW, DE1 0PQ, DE1 0ST, DE1 0ZG, DE1 0YL, DE1 0UZ, DE1 0PF, DE1 0RN, tree surgeons were just recently undertaking specialist tree surgery work. These places recently saw activity by a skilled tree surgeon. Derby home and property owners enjoyed trusted and competent tree surgery services in every case.

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(This tree surgeon Derby article was reviewed and updated on 04-08-2022)