Hedge Cutting in Guildford & the Wider Surrey Area

If you own a domestic or commercial property with a hedge onsite, we don’t need to explain how difficult it can be to maintain. At Tree Solutions, we provide an extensive hedge cutting service catered to suit any requirement. From a one-off procedure to ongoing scheduled maintenance, we cover every angle of hedge work to ensure that our clients in Guildford and across Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and parts of Kent have complete satisfaction. Equipped with the latest tools and machinery, including rotary flails and handheld saws, our tree surgeons take on hedges of any size.

As your tree surgeons of choice, we provide the following hedge cutting services:

  • Hedge Cutting & Removal
  • Hedge Trimming & Pruning
  • Hedge Trimmings Removed & Recycled
  • One-Off or Ongoing Procedures for Domestic Clients
  • Contracted Maintenance Work for Commercial Clients
  • Free Advice in Regard to Legal Obligations

For more information on hedge cutting services, or to arrange for an initial consultation regarding your own work, please contact us.

Environmentally-Conscious Hedge Cutting

In our position as reputable tree surgeons, Tree Solutions undertakes hedge cutting work in full compliance with our legal responsibilities. For clients in rural areas around Guildford and across the South East, this includes adhering to the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 which protects hedges based on their location, length and importance.

Hedges in these rural settings usually act as a boundary marker, so they warrant protected status. This applies to any hedge in excess of 20m in length with gaps of 20m or less within that span. Likewise, hedges with a length less than 20m but linked to another hedge at either end are similarly protected.

As time-served tree surgeons, we also recognise that hedgerows in Guildford or the surrounding areas hold protected status if they grow on or beside a village green, Crown land, agricultural or forestry land, common land, a national or local nature reserve or land designated for keeping or breeding donkeys, horses or ponies.

Furthermore, protected status also extends to hedgerows at least 30 years old that meet certain criteria that includes archaeological interest, historical functionality or the provision of a habitat for protected species outlined in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

In fact, Section1 of this same legislation states that it is an offence to intentionally destroy or damage the nest of a wild bird. Unless we have absolute certainty that a hedge doesn’t contain a wild bird’s nest, we undertake the majority of our hedge cutting between September and March in order to avoid the breeding season of nesting birds.

The legal obligations that we adhere to as tree surgeons also apply to urban areas in Guildford and the neighbouring areas. For example, we undertake hedge cutting work in accordance with the High Hedges Act. However, these particular services usually come as a result of issues already resolved by local authorities.

To read what previous clients have said about our work as tree surgeons, from hedge cutting to stump grinding, please visit the testimonials page.