Tree Surgery work Ipswich, Willow tree removal from a riverbank


Every now and again we get some really unusual projects. This was the kind of project that really tests our team and their skills. This project was probably the most unusual we have come across this year and required some planning to execute effectively.

The project

Willow trees produce the most beautiful canopies and are truly a sight to behold on a summer’s day. This particular established Willow had unfortunately been the victim of wet ground adjacent to a riverbank. It’s weight had uprooted the tree and it had fallen across the river itself.

This presented us with a difficult task as there was no vehicular or equipment access to the tree at all, so we had to proceed on foot carrying all of the tools needed to carry out this job. Our Tree Surgeon had to climb out onto the tree cutting off one branch at a time with the grounds staff pull each individual branch to the bank by rope. We had to be a little inventive, so we made a raft for our Tree Surgeon to keep his tools on whilst working on the tree.

One of the key aspects of working in this unusual environment was ensuring there was no contamination to the river, so we used special oil in our chainsaws. For safety all of our staff had to wear life jackets throughout the duration of the job.

The outcome

This project really did test our team. We had to be extremely inventive with our methods whilst ensuring the safety of our operatives and sensitive to the local environment. It tested us from the point we couldn’t use our vehicles because of access and it was a physically draining project because of the location. However, the Willow was successfully and safely removed.


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.