Spotting a potential hazard


Trees are undoubtedly beautiful additions to a residential property, and the Lombardy Poplar is a lovely tree that provides an interesting and attractive backdrop to any garden.

Unfortunately in the case of a recent project, a Lombardy Poplar situated very close to the garage of a new customer was a potential hazard waiting to happen. The customers concern was that the tree was hollow, with Ivy growing up and through it, and it was far too close the garage for comfort.

The client asked us for advice on whether it was a potential risk to his property. After inspection we concluded that the tree should be taken down as a matter of urgency due to its condition. Following contact with the local Tree Officer at the council to confirm whether we had permission to carry out the work, the Tree Officer confirmed the urgency and should be removed immediately. Following the 7 day notice period we carried out the emergency work, with our team on site prepping for a long day’s work.

The position and condition of the tree meant great care was required, and something we always find when working n residential areas, is we attract a bit of an audience. Not least the neighbour next door who watched the progress, and very diligently told our client who couldn’t be there to watch, that they were very impressed by us and how professional we were. Also more compliments on how tidy the site was left when we had completed the job.

It is always a great loss to lose such a beautiful tree in the garden, but we should compliment the customer on his own observations regarding the condition of the tree. It can be difficult to spot a tree with these kind of inherent problems, and his action in calling in Elite Tree Services might just have saved some considerable damage, especially to the beautifully clad weather boarded garage.



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.