Why do you need a tree surgeon?

Trees that are well-looked after, whether in your front garden or back, are a beautiful addition to your property.

Maintaining and looking after trees can seem like an easy task — after all, it’s a plant. However, the needs of smaller plants don’t scale up to those of a tree. An improper cut will not only visibly injure a tree — leaving marks that will never fade during its lifetime — but it can also weaken it and lead to further damage. Such trees will require further care at a high maintenance cost or, in the worst case, will no longer be able to survive.

Storms and other severe weather conditions can cause branches — or even entire trees — to weaken and break. This can be particularly dangerous, as weak trees can fall on houses, hedges and cars. Trees are heavy, and knocking them down or pruning them can be a hazardous task. However, with the help of a tree surgeon, the work can be carried out carefully and safely, reducing risks to your property and your person.

If you are concerned about the health and safety of your trees, or you want to determine the correct pruning procedure to maintain or improve the health and appearance of your trees, a tree surgeon can help. You may be worried about how much a tree surgeon costs, but this is a job best left to the professionals. You can use HaMuch to find a cheap but reliable tree surgeon, who will carry out the work you need done at a reasonable hourly rate.

What does a tree surgeon do?

Tree surgeons are trained professionals with the right equipment and know-how to properly care for trees. The decision to hire a tree surgeon should not be taken lightly. Only a qualified tree surgeon can provide services that help you maintain your valuable investment.

  • Elimination of tree branches: A tree surgeon can prune, trim or remove branches for both aesthetic and functional reasons. These include branches that are either diseased or infested by insects, branches that rub against each other, branches that cause an obstruction, or branches that interfere with utility cables, building facades, gutters, roofs, obstruct streets or pavements.
  • Improvement of the structure of the tree: A tree surgeon can improve the tree structure to reduce wind resistance and  brace it against storm damage. This job also includes the clearing or cutting of unnecessary branches and improving the shape or silhouette of the tree.
  • Demolition of trees: A tree surgeon can help decide whether a tree should be knocked down. Demolition is often considered as the last option, but a tree surgeon has the skills and equipment to knock trees down trees safely and efficiently.
  • Planting of trees: Some tree surgeons plant trees, and will recommend the most appropriate tree for your garden. Planting the wrong type of tree, or planting a tree in the wrong location, may cause significant problems in future, such as growth issues or disease.

How to find a tree surgeon near you?

To find a local tree surgeon near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting where you are from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with recommended tree surgeons in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get tree surgeon quotes: We’ll send your job listing to specialist gardeners in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job. Compare tree surgeon rates to figure out which prospective tradesman is right for you.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

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Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gardener near London£38£257
Gardener near Birmingham£124£133
Gardener near Leeds£55£193
Gardener near Glasgow£26£219
Gardener near Sheffield£22£173
Gardener near Bradford£45£177
Gardener near Liverpool£32£230
Gardener near Edinburgh£23£179
Gardener near Manchester£27£180
Gardener near Bristol£28£213

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Tidy garden

The garden needs a good clearing out, cutting back hedges and trees, front and back. etc.

Cut trees down

Cut down 1 willow tree 1 conifer completely, take height from another conifer and take height off another tree

Maintenance work

Shrubs and general tidy up

Tree and Garden Tidy

Cut back trees that are overhanging into neighbour's garden. Lopping off approx 12ft in height. Trim bushes at side of house so that they are inside garden wall. General garden tidy up and removal of garden debris. Thank you :-)

Lawns

Grass needs cutting every fortnight

Various garden jobs

Hedgecutting, bush trimming, weeding

Cutting down willow tree

Top branches to be cut off enormous williw tree. You did it about 10-12 years ago

Hedge trimming

Trim 30 m Beech hedge to height

Evergreen tree pruning

Front garden. After winter tree and hedge pruning

Lower a hedge

General gadening

Ex 13 5sq

General gardening

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bassetlaw£21£179
Derby£27£200
New Forest£32£228
South Lanarkshire£25£173
Portsmouth£27£191
Lisburn£20£132
Peterborough£34£220
South Somerset£25£228
Redcar & Cleveland£24£202
Swale£43£209

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
St Albans£31£217
North Hertfordshire£34£238
Calderdale£23£162
Suffolk Coastal£25£182
North Lanarkshire£37£171
Scarborough£25£193
Warrington£29£206
Dumfries & Galloway£20£160
Bradford£23£171
Mid Sussex£26£206

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Braintree£35£240
Dover£29£196
Redcar & Cleveland£32£243
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£30£217
Gwynedd£38£223
Fife£31£220
Blackburn£32£219
Birmingham£30£210
Havant & Waterloo£33£238
Basingstoke & Deane£39£251

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Gloucestershire£26£190
Newbury£22£168
West Lothian£22£179
West Wiltshire£55£275
Vale Royal£23£178
Nuneaton & Bedworth£16£133
Coventry£17£143
Blackpool£26£219
Derby£20£176
Stockport£31£202

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Ashfield£40£275
Bassetlaw£32£183
Dover£28£165
Broadland£42£190
North Lanarkshire£15£98
North Wiltshire£25£130
Vale Royal£33£293
Basildon£48£236
Wakefield£39£281
Blackpool£55£254

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Dundee£45£300
Liverpool£14£115
Cambridge£57£187
Bracknell Forest£19£142
St Helens£13£118
Breckland£15£120
Renfrewshire£15£123
Stoke-on-Trent£19£133
Dudley£15£117
East Hertfordshire£18£143

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Ayrshire£37£200
Aberdeen£40£280
Dudley£24£169
Stockport£37£232
North Lincolnshire£35£250
Suffolk Coastal£35£180
Broxtowe£36£278
Poole£45£408
Reading£49£305
Doncaster£30£227

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Halton£37£226
Mid Bedfordshire£46£266
Glasgow£39£264
Calderdale£33£216
Charnwood£40£227
Sunderland£41£252
Dudley£39£229
Elmbridge£56£287
Bristol£38£248
Bolton£45£239

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aberdeen£34£253
South Gloucestershire£37£249
Slough£52£277
Bristol£37£247
Macclesfield£43£232
Huntingdonshire£41£262
Basildon£45£250
Havant & Waterloo£40£246
Wirral£35£219
West Lancashire£34£218

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Charnwood£19£163
Carmarthenshire£15£115
Bournemouth£22£168
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£32£240
Perth & Kinross£50£400
Swansea£19£150
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£20£156
Lancaster£20£135
Peterborough£33£178
Bassetlaw£20£156
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