Reshaping and trimming of a beautiful Ipswich Oak tree


A common and extremely popular garden feature is the beautiful Oak. It’s twisted branches and the stunning canopy provides a perfect backdrop to a well-kept garden, and this particular Oak was no exception. It sat in a perfect garden location, surrounded by a host of considered planting.

The project

The tree had been part of our regular work for years, having Oak trees are renowned for their wide canopies. Broad branches and intricate growth means new growth is always seeking sunlight, and the canopy stretches in size to accommodate. This particular Oak had been well maintained and in good health. The shape was stunning, and regular trimming had seen the Oak keep that shape and distance from the client’s property.

The crown had been reduced in recent years. The works were to manage the size of the tree, as it was relatively close to the property. We attended the site and followed the model of the work that had been done in the past. To carry out our work safely, we used our RQG18 restricted access tracked platform, which is perfect for accessing tight areas, but also manoeuvring over undulating terrain.

We reduced the tree to the previous reduction points. This required general pruning and management work to maintain the size and spectacular nature of the tree, while making sure the tree’s long-term retention was retained, limiting the risk to the clients’ property.

The outcome

Tree Surgery work on Oak trees is indeed a pleasurable experience. It’s beauty, and wide canopy means you can get down to work to create a beautiful shape. This particular tree already had some extensive guidance for our team, with obvious previous reduction points on display. However, the outcome is the pleasurable part, and the tree looked stunning when we completed our work.



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.