Tree Surgery & Hedges

Welcome to ABG Trees and landscapes. We have been established over 10 years and all our staff are fully trained to the highest standard (Merrist wood college) and we hold all up to date insurance liability of up to £10,000,000. We look forward to hearing from you.

There are a few tree species that can benefit from being pruned at certain types of the year. If you are not sure at what time of the year your tree should be pruned, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please find below some of the tree surgery services we offer across Surrey

Tree Protection

The first action to take when considering having your trees attended to by an arborist is to check whether your trees have any tree preservations on them or are in a conservation area. This can be done by contacting your local planning authority / local council tree officer. ABG Tree Services & Hard Landscaping can also provide this service for you on acceptance of quotation.

Hedge Trimming

The trimming, shaping and tidying of a hedge, also reducing the height or -length and in some cases the removal of the hedge. (Please note hedgerow Regulations 1997)

Under this legislation, an amendment to the Environment Act 1995, field hedgerows of native species fulfilling criteria reflecting wildlife, landscape or historical value (‘important’ hedgerows) cannot be removed without the prior permission of the local authority.


The removal of the bulk of the crown to leave only the stem or a reduced crown consistent with only major limbs. Pollarding is used for damaged trees, to reduce long lateral growth of the root structure or in some cases, reduce the uptake of water.

Formative Pruning

Pruning of young trees to modify their form at maturity, either to avoid future structural defects (for instance by singling a twin-stem) or to create a desired cultivated tree form. The term is reserved for young trees because all pruning could be said to change form.

Crown Lifting

The removal of lower branches of a tree, whether complete branches or those arising from the lower limbs, to increase the headroom to the base of the crown.

Tree Felling

The removal of the entire tree either by section dismantling the tree or by straight felling the tree from the base. This is achieved when the tree is dead, dying, dangerous or sometimes in favour of new development.

Stump Grinding & Root Tracing

The removal of the stump and/or the lateral roots with a manned machine that chips away the wood of a stump or roots, reducing it to below ground level.

Dead Wooding

The removal of dead, dying or diseased wood, broken or hanging branches and stubs left from previous tree surgery operations.