Tree Care Services

Arb Vision carries out a range of specialist tree care services. We provide free of charge advice and quotation in advance of any work. Some of the more typical services and tree work we provide are detailed below. However, we will work with you to understand your precise requirements for each job and determine the best course of action for you and your trees.

Crown Lifting
Crown Lifting

Crown lifting covers the removal of the lower limbs of a tree. The process achieves uniform tree height from ground level. Crown lifting is used to improve access for either pedestrians or vehicles. It can also be used to increase light into an area or property.

Crown Thinning
Crown Thinning

Crown thinning allows for the removal of secondary branches to achieve uniform limb structures without affecting the size or shape of a tree. The process improves light penetration through the tree canopy and reduces shade. 

Crown Reduction
Crown Reduction

Tree surgeons use crown reduction to reduce the natural spread and height of the tree crown. The process sees the ends of selected branches removed practically without compromising the shape of the tree.


Pollarding is a heavy form of pruning. Although it is not something that we recommend. Once a tree has been pollarded, it is good practice to re-pollard at regular intervals throughout the life of the tree.

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning establishes a solid branch structure or creates a desired shape during the earlier years of tree growth. It also corrects weaknesses and defects at the earliest possible stage.

Branch Removal

Tree Surgeons sometimes recommend branch removal to eliminate potential hazards, improve lines of vision or allow access for vehicles and machinery. This is often done in conjunction with detailed surveys and an aboriculture report.

Branch Removal
Dead Wooding

Deadwood removal is a procedure that sees dead limbs and branches cut from the tree canopy. The process covers everything from small branches to the biggest limbs and creates safer woodland environments without compromising long-term tree health.

Tree Felling
Tree Felling

This term describes the complete felling of a tree to ground level and often includes the careful removal and lowering of branches to minimise impact on other plants, buildings or structures. Rigging techniques and equipment help the work team to do this safely. Sometimes cranes are also used.

Stump Grinding & Removal

Stump removal may be done by hand or machine depending on the size of the stump. It is not always appropriate to remove every stump as they provide an important habitat for some endangered UK insects. Infected stumps should always be removed to avoid the spread of any dangerous fungus.

Useful Arboricultural Links

A world-leading authority for over 50 years on arboricultural best practice.

Woodland conservation charity, helping to plant trees, protect woods and inspire people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep.

Protecting ancient and veteran trees, preserving history and our natural land.

Visiting local forests, woodland grants, tree planting & felling regulations.

The Tree Council helps promote the importance of a changing environment.

The national home of planning and building regulations information and national planning application service.

Other Useful Arboricultural Information


British Standards

The British Standard provides recommendations and guidance for arboriculturists, architects, builders, engineers, and landscape architects. It is also expected to be of interest to land managers, contractors, planners, statutory undertakers, surveyors and all others interested in harmony between trees and development in its broadest sense.

Unsound Arboricultural Practices

When employing a tree surgeon it is always prudent to use a professional who is knowledgeable as to the best practices in the industry. This is not only to ensure your safety but also the future health of your trees. Be sure to always check credentials before hiring a tree surgeon. We are happy to provide you with a copy of our Arboricultural certificates during the consultation.

Tree Preservation Orders

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order which protects specific trees, or areas, from cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage, or wilful destruction. A TPO can be applied to several trees, a larger group of trees or even woods and forests. In the majority of cases a TPO is initiated by a local planning authority or local council to protect these trees.