Decayed Ipswich oak presented a major removal project for our team of Tree Surgeons


Decaying trees are common-place to tree surgeons, and unfortunately, some of the most beautiful trees will eventually succumb to disease and decay. This particular Oaktree was a fine example of an old specimen that had all of the typically twisted branches and beauty you associate with an oak. Unfortunately, it had been a victim of long-term decay and required removing.

The project

The client contacted us over concerns about the welfare of their much-loved oak. The client had been the resident for over three decades and seen this beautiful specimen mature over that time. On inspection, we noted the tree had some severe decay, and further examination and recommendations meant that tree needed removing. It is never an easy decision, and the news quite devasted the client.

Our team set about removing the upper branches and working down the main trunk of the tree. We then sectionally dismantled the main trunk in small sections, as it was a very large and established tree. Using a combination of access platform with a rope and harness, our team were able to remove the tree safely.

Once we had the tree down to just a few inches above the ground, our tree surgeons proceeded to grind the stump down to ground level. We removed a vast amount of debris from the site, with much of the foliage used for mulch, the owner kept some of the high-quality timber for some planned craftwork.

The outcome

Fortunately, we don’t have the job of removal established trees too often, and it is quite common that owners of the trees become attached to them. The oak tree had unfortunately seen its best and needed to be removed from a safety point of view.



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.

Nikki Zenonos - Customer

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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.