Sensitive reduction and reshaping of a Beech Tree in Suffolk


The Beech is a deciduous tree that belongs to the tree family Fagaceae. In all, there are 11 species of Beech that to be found in northern parts of Europe, Asia and North America. The Beech tree usually grows on chalk, limestone and other well-drained and fertile types of soil. Beeches are numerous, widely spread and can be found in many UK gardens.

The project

This particular Beech tree was in a perfect location to provide shade for a patio area in our clients back garden, but because of its size, it had become more intrusive, blocking out light to the rear of the house. Indeed, the Beech tree had grown so much it was starting to look far too large for the garden.

The customer got in touch with us first to come and assess the work required to maintain the tree’s beauty, but reduce it down in size sensitively. This is a standard piece of work for our team where trees have grown to become intrusive, and need a delicate hand to trim and shape them, allowing for future growth and height management.

Our team set to work on the Beech tree, which was in excellent health and condition. They started to remove the height of the tree, first using a rope and harness. Once the preferred height was in place, the Elite team then began to shape the tree to give a perfectly symmetrical look to the canopy. Although some considerable height and width had been removed, the images demonstrate a very clean and precisely trimmed tree, ready for new growth.

The outcome

The reshaping and considered trimming of a tree is undoubtedly a popular type of project with our team. It makes a change from having to remove dead or diseased trees, and the outcome is always rewarding. This particular Beech tree was no exception, and look very clean and tidy for our happy customer.




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.