Clearing and trimming the dead wood away from a beautiful Redwood tree


Redwood trees are infamous for their beauty, so you may be surprised to learn that they are only typically found in a few small pockets of the world. There are three species of Redwood: Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia, and the Dawn Redwood. Each of them grows in numbers in particular areas. The incredible giant sequoia grows in California’s Sierra Nevada range. They are amazing!

The project

This particular Redwood tree is located in Woodbridge in Suffolk. So, it certainly isn’t a regular task for our team to work on such a beautiful specimen of one of the most revered and admired trees on the planet. The exclusive opportunity to work on a Redwood tree, also presented some stunning views across the countryside and adjacent Church grounds as the photography demonstrates.

Our work was to tidy through the tree to remove dead and rubbing branches and stubs to help secure the location from falling debris. It ensured the safety of those who passed by the tree in future. It was an intricate project for our team, and we carefully removed a considerable amount of the tree density, which in future would allow for the tree to grow and survive our cold winters.

Access was challenging, so we needed our versatile RQG 18 narrow access tracked platform. This machine can move across undulating terrain and provide a reliable platform in the soft grounds that surrounded the tree. It meant we could work safely and efficiently.

The outcome

We suspect our guys would love to work on this tree continually. The views were stunning, and the rare opportunity to work on a Redwood is a privilege. We have, of course, ensured that we are the chosen tree surgeons when the Redwood requires delicate trimming in the future. Why not?




Kara Proud - Customer

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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.

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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.