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Tree Surgery

The beating heart of the work we pride ourselves in at Special Branch. Tree Surgery falls, literally and metaphorically, into various distinct work areas. These are as follows:

Technical Dismantling

The careful and systematic removal of a tree from the top down. Often required to enable the safe removal of a tree from an area where access is very tricky and / or other structures or obstacles make a simpler fell impossible or unsafe. This is a highly specialised area of work, and at Special Branch we pride ourselves in our ability to do this safely, efficiently and with the minimum of hassle.

Tree Felling

Either single or multiple removal of trees, often using a cut close to the ground to drop the whole tree in a single go. A very technical piece of work, this method is used where there is good access and the site is free from obstructions.

Tree Pruning - Lifting / Thinning /Dead-wooding / Reduction

The selective removal of branches from a tree. Over its life, a tree can become too bulky and over-populated with deadwood. This creates imbalance within the tree and limits the amount of light able to pass through the canopy to the area beneath. This can impact negatively on the health of the tree, and that of the flora and fauna trying to compete on the ground below. Furthermore, it is important that buildings below are subject to sufficient levels light and kept safe from dangerous overhanging branches.

Hedge Trimming

Need we say more? If you’ve got a hedge... we'll trim it... everybody’s happy. Here at Special Branch we provide a comprehensive range of hedge trimming services for domestic and commercial contracts.

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Why use
a professional arborist? Here's why.

A tree surgeon is a qualified practitioner who has the knowledge, skills and specialist equipment to treat dying, damaged or decaying trees. because this often involves work at height with chainsaws and in potentially dangerous situations, we recommend that you seek professional advice.

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What our clients say

"Thank you, Mark, for a job well done. I should have done it years ago but your calm and professional approach has given me a new found delight in my garden."

Mr James / Fife.

"Special Branch are true professionals: from the thorough site visit discussing the relevant options to the speed and efficiency of the job itself, which was incredibly neat. Leaving the site totally debris free was an unexpected bonus."

Mrs Dodson / Balmullo, Fife.

"I am very grateful for all the hard work you and Pete put in, in taming the borders into a neat hedge. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others."

Mrs Lindsay, Fife

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