A large semi-mature tree with roots causing infrastructural damage to the location


Root damage to adjacent infrastructure is very common, and this particular project demonstrated just how intrusive tree roots can be. Removal of a tree has to be considered carefully too, so not to create a void which could see subsidence. Trees can be intrusive, but also provide a level of stability in an established location.

The project

This beautiful semi-mature Cedar tree was located in our clients front garden adjacent to the public highway. It was positioned on a raised bank area between our clients drive and the neighbouring drive and located right next to some drains. The roots were causing substantial damage to the driveways and public footpath. There were also concerns about the drains which could have some structural damage to the outer walls.

Sadly the only option was to remove the tree to prevent further damage. The work entailed making sure we created a safe environment for those using the public path and highway. With a limited area to work in, we cordoned off the area. Our tree surgery team used the access platform to gain safe and remove all the branches, dropping them onto the grass area below. The trunk was then dismantled in small discs and the stump ground down, removing surplus mulch to leave the site level, neat and tidy. This job took only a day, and the client was delighted. On completion, you would not have known a tree had been there.

The outcome

It is always challenging to decide to remove a tree, but infrastructurally, this tree was undoubtedly damaging with its extensive root growth. However, now the tree is removed, works can commence making the necessary repairs to paths and drains. As well as removing the worry of what other damage could occur, our client also gained some additional sunlight.




Kara Proud - Customer

Brilliant workers, very knowledgeable and extremely hard working, polite and left the garden spotless. Time keeping excellent & they do not stop! Have booked for more work to be done now and continually throughout the year. Very highly recommended company.

Peter Rodwell - Customer

Elite carried out both fencing and tree work for us. The fencing work consisted of approximately 50 metres of new fencing and the removal of a 15m high Holly tree along with stump grinding ready for fresh planting during the spring. Really happy with the final result the team were friendly and made sure everything was left tidy afterwards. Work was competitively priced and clearly a professional business.

Nikki Zenonos - Customer

Elite Trees replaced my rear fence for me. They were very efficient and friendly from the quoting stage all the way through to finishing the job. Fence looks great and I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Doreen Fulton- Customer

I had a large conifer cut down yesterday, and am very pleased with the work carried out .It was right up the corner near a fence it was cut down everything taken away and left tidy by three very hard working polite men .So I can highly recommend this service.

Anonymous- Customer

All of the guys were really friendly and helpful, and did an excellent job clearing up as well. We are very pleased with the outcome. It has and will continue to make so much difference to us. I understand that my neighbours are similarly impressed.

Anonymous- Customer

Dear Paul, many thanks. They did a super job. I was most impressed. And great to have saved the half day. Looking forward to seeing them again for stage II next month. Please thank all 3 of them!

Anonymous- Customer

Hi Paul, we were impressed with your professional and friendly approach and in the light of that we are happy to proceed!

Anonymous- Customer

Hi Paul, thank you for the excellent work done on Tuesday, the guys cleaned up after and did a grand job.

Anonymous- Customer

Dear Mr Thomas, thank you and your team for an exemplary job with which we are very satisfied. With the multi-stemmed Ash removed, we have been able to see the wood for the trees, so to speak. To avoid unnecessary constraints on future planting, we have decided to have the stump(s) ground out and I understand that you will arrange for that in the near future and look forward to hearing further from you.

Anonymous- Customer

Hi Paul, Thank you for again an excellent job carried out by your company in the removal of our hedge.

Anonymous- Customer

Hi Paul Many thanks for the finished job which looks great.

Anonymous- Customer

Good afternoon Paul Just to let you know your tree surgeons have just left and we are thrilled with the results.They were both very professional and respectful and we appreciated their caution at this time. We would certainly recommend Elite to others and were pleased that we found you on Which Trusted Traders.

Anonymous- Customer

Just a note to thank the onsite team for the excellent work carried out behind our property last Friday. All of the guys were really friendly and helpful, and did an excellent job clearing up as well. We are very pleased with the outcome. It has and will continue to make so much difference to us. I understand that my neighbours are similarly impressed.

Anonymous- Customer

Would like to say that the two guys who came to tackle felling of the Robinia here at my home have done an excellent job, making it all appear so easy

Graham B- Customer

A very professional and friendly service used to remove a very large conifer hedge with all debris removed and the site left very tidy. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending.