Case Study: Dangerous Birch Tree Removal


Here at Elite Trees, we work on projects of all sizes and complexities. One of those recent jobs was the safe removal of a tree in Nacton, Ipswich. The tree had started to cause a few problems and pose a danger, so we were called in! As some of the most experienced tree surgeons in the area, we had the skill and knowledge needed to carry out the job without any problems.

The Challenge

This job involved a birch tree that had a significant amount of rot at the base. Such was the damage that the tree itself was beyond saving, and it was starting to fall over. It was situated right next to a house and power lines, so it was vital that we intervened as quickly as possible. The presence of the power lines did make preparing for the job more complex – but we soon came up with a plan and were able to proceed.

The Solution

Before we got started, we made sure that the power lines were switched off. We liaised with the local electricity supplier to ensure that none of the cables would be live – allowing us to get to work safely. Our number one priority is the safety of everyone on site, and after an initial assessment it was clear that the tree wasn’t stable enough to climb. As a result, we erected an access platform around it, ensuring that our tree surgeons could safely work at height. We have a number of professional grade chainsaws at our disposal, and we quickly selected the right one for the job. In no time at all, the tree was safely removed – allowing the power to be switched back on and the property owners to breathe a little easier.

Get in Touch

We specialise in all areas of tree surgery, and work with both domestic and commercial clients. Whether you are having problems similar to the ones seen in this case or you need help with something entirely different, we will be able to help. Just get in touch with a member of our friendly team today, and we will arrange a visit to your property as soon as possible.



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.