Residential Tree Services


“Good job and good price” - Mr Carson, Northampton

“I was very impressed by the efficiency and courtesy of all your staff and have recommended you to others. Would have no hesitation in employing you again” - Mrs Smith, Northampton

“Of all the business people we deal with, your staff are outstanding in all respects and show how a good company operates” - Mr Connor, Olney

“Your Tree Surgeons did a great job on Friday - the Thuja and Holly now look excellent. They arrived on time, did exactly what was needed and cleared-up really well” - Mr Bownes, Northampton

Pruning is often required to produce strong, healthy and attractive trees or for safety reasons due to structural weaknesses. Salcey’s experienced Arborists work to British Standard BS3998 to ensure that trees are considered with regard to species, age and condition.

Age of the tree affects the type of tree pruning required. If you have young trees, the focus is on producing a strong structure for future growth. If your trees are mature, the aim of pruning is maintaining structure, form, health and appearance. Salcey’s Arborists will evaluate all aspects of your tree and advise on the type of pruning required to achieve the desired outcome.

If the crown of the tree is too dense it may require ‘thinning’. Branches are selectively removed to increase light penetration and air movement and maintain, or develop, a tree’s structure and form. In other instances the crown, or individual branches, may require a ‘reduction’ if the tree has grown too large for its space or to preserve its form. Lower branches may require pruning for similar reasons or to allow clearance for pedestrians, vehicles or lines of sight, a process known as crown ‘raising’. The tree may have dead, dying, diseased or broken branches and may require ‘cleaning’ to maintain tree health and safety.

Salcey’s expert Arborists will consult with you and advise on the appropriate course of action.

Tree Felling & Stump Removal

The emphasis of our tree work is conservation but in cases where a tree is in decline, or there are structural weaknesses, sometimes trees have to be felled. Salcey can dismantle the tree carefully and safely which is particularly important if the tree is in a confined space or has complex surroundings. Once the operation is complete we recycle the wood into mulch for applications within the landscape industry or bio-mass production. If you would prefer the resulting stump to be removed, we can grind it with our stump removal machines.

“whenever we want something doing in our garden we go back to Salcey. We have been customers for over 15 years and during this period they have trimmed our hedges and carried out pruning and removal work. I like that it is a family business and you get to meet the people who run it, making it a very personal service. We are always pleased with the result which is delivered efficiently by staff that are extremely pleasant and knowledgeable” - Mr Ship, Bedfordshire

“Of all the business people we deal with, your staff are outstanding in all respects and show how a good company operates” - Mr Connor, Olney

“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your company in future. John and his colleague did a very good job in very windy conditions” - Mr Tearle, Northampton

“I would like to commend your two employees that came to remove our tree yesterday. They arrived on time, the tree was removed before you could blink, after which the area was left so tidy that you wouldn't have known any work had been done. It's a breath of fresh air to have a company that from quote to work completed, all stages were carried out professionally and courteously; also at a good price” - Mr Thompson - Berkshire

Cabling and Bracing

Cables and rods are structural supports which are used to reduce the risk of failure of multiple stems or weak branches, prolong the existence of a damaged tree and reduce the hazard potential. Cables are installed high in the tree, to limit the movement of the supported branches, whereas braces are installed lower down to provide more rigid support.

Salcey Arborists will carry out a thorough inspection of the tree structure to assess whether a structural support system is the appropriate course of action. Any homeowners with cabling and bracing installed should contact Salcey periodically for an inspection.

Hedge Trimming

A well maintained hedge provides effective screening and a boundary for your property. However hedges can quickly loose their shape, affecting the aesthetic value of your land, and lead to unwanted shade.

Salcey’s technicians can maintain any size or type of hedge including small formal and conifer hedges from the urban environment and large rural hedgerows. We can reduce the height and width or simply clip stray growth to create a neat form.

Our Arborists will also advise on best pruning times and on long-term management.

”Salcey staff over the years have proved very knowledgeable, extremely professional, always courteous and I have always been very satisfied with their services including the way everything is left neat and tidy.” Mrs Walsh - Milton Keynes

“Salcey have been trimming the privet and conifer hedges around my property for several years. As someone who likes to be proud of their garden, I am delighted that they keep them healthy and always looking neat and attractive. I am impressed by how polite and friendly the staff are that I have met who never fail to leave my gardens clean and tidy”. Mrs Farmer - Northampton

Planting and Transplanting

Planting - Salcey offer a full tree and shrub planting service including whip size, semi mature and large container plants. We choose the best species for the location, site and soil, and offer an after care service to ensure that the plants are cared for properly.

Transplanting - We use tree spades and hand dig techniques to carry out this service and advise accordingly on the suitability of plants for this process.

“Salcey Arborcare have completed various tree pruning and removal work for me. Their staff are always very polite and knowledgeable, two of the main reasons we use their services.” - Mr Wilson, Northamptonshire

“Your guys were absolutely brilliant. We had some difficulties with our neighbours at the back but the Arborist who did the climbing, was superb. He managed to diffuse the situation and get the pruning work done leaving everyone happy. Thank you” - Mrs Moore, Newbury

“Of all the business people we deal with, your staff are outstanding in all respects and show how a good company operates” - Mr Connaught, Olney

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