East Bergholt tree trimming in a location with limited access


The Willow tree timber has been the mainstay for manufacturing in the UK for centuries. From the treatment for fever and inflammation through to using the timber to make baskets, fishing nets, furniture, toys and indeed the odd Cricket bat. The dye from a willow can be used for the tanning of leather. Apart from its unusual natural beauty, it has been an important part of our manufacturing heritage for many years.

The project

This particular Willow was growing beside a stream adjacent to some new houses. The proximity of the tree meant the work we had to do becoming particularly testing for our team. Its close proximity to a public road required managing, and the adjacent stream meant we had limited space to drop any debris.

Using our Wumag WT260 Access Platform, we were able to work safely on the tree and cut the tree back to its original reduction points. This mature tree required this treatment every 2-3 years to make sure it was safe and not interfering with the infrastructure around it.

Our team took great care in removing the bulk of the growth from the width of the tree first, and then carefully removing the upper growth to reduce the tree to the required height and width. The image shows the midway point of our work, where we had pruned much of the weight out of the tree, but we still had some considerable work to do to remove the upper growth.

The outcome

Experience is everything when you need to cut a large tree down to a safe size in a difficult location. We continually come across these type of projects. This particular project had its difficulties because of the proximity of the tree in relation to the public road and stream. The access platform was an absolute necessity in order to carry out this project, and our team coped very well with the demands required.




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.