Case Study: Oak Tree


Here at Elite Trees, we are called upon to help property owners with all kinds of issues. No two days are the same for our team as they go about their jobs – and one of the most recent we worked on was in Melton, Ipswich. A property owner was starting to see some problems with an oak tree, and we were called in to determine what the best course of action would be.



The Challenge

Our highly experienced tree surgeons are able to quickly assess a situation once they arrive on site. It quickly became apparent that the oak tree had become infested with Honey Fungus. This particular kind of fungus affects the root system of the tree, and over time the tree becomes unstable. Honey Fungus is a very common disease throughout Suffolk, and one that our tree surgeons see a lot. This particular tree had Honey Fungus at the base, and the crown was also dying back. Sadly, the disease had progressed too much, and the tree had to be removed to maintain the safety of the client and their neighbours.






The Solution

As soon as we knew that we would have to remove the tree, we got to work planning the best way to do this. Fortunately for those working on the site, there was good access into the rear gardens for our trucks and equipment. This meant that we were able to prepare the site with minimal delay and disruption, and we could get to work right away. We used the Wumag WT260 access platform to work on the tree, and within a short space of time we were able to fell it with no issues. We made sure that all persons and property were safe during the process, and in no time at all we were packing up our tools.





Get in Touch

Whether you have a similar problem that you would like our assistance with or you are interested in some of our other tree surgery services, we would love to speak to you. Just get in touch with a member of our team today, and they will answer all of your questions and arrange a visit to your property.



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.