Ipswich Sycamore tree requiring crown reduction to ensure its health is maintained


A common sight in trees is weak lower unions and lower trunk decay. It is something we deal with quite regularly. This presents a much higher chance of damage occurring through fallen branches, especially relevant when a tree overhangs buildings and public areas.

The project

We were asked to undertake an inspection of a beautiful and well established Sycamore tree in Chelmadiston, Ipswich. The tree had seen extensive growth, and its position, which was close to the house owners drive and public road meant that any health issues could put the local environment at risk. The tree inspection highlighted decay in the lower unions and trunk.

Following an inspection, we recommended that the crown should be trimmed back to reduce the windsail area, which in turn would reduce the stress on the lower unions. Our team, using an access platform set up and started to work on the crown of the tree, trimming it back to create a neat and tidy looking sycamore, further allowing for new growth in 2020.

The excellent access to the site allowed us to clear away all debris efficiently,  and not hinder the house owners in their daily routines whilst carrying out the crown reduction.

The outcome

The Sycamore lost some considerable weight through the work carried out. The decay will need to be managed as will the safety of the tree given its location. However, a further benefit of the crown reduction will be a great deal more light on the front of the house. When Spring growth matures, the tree will have a beautiful and full crown, making this beautiful Sycamore the centrepiece of the large front garden.




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.