Edinburgh Tree Surgeons - Special Branch Scotland
Professional Tree Surgeons and Arborists
We are highly professional experienced and well trained team of tree surgeons that can help our clients with all aspects of tree surgery and any tree issues they may have. With our years in the industry there is no job that will surprise us or that we cannot handle. Our tree services include:
- Tree Felling and Removal
- Hazardous Tree Removal
- Section Dismantling
- Conservation and Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
- Tree Protection in Conservation Areas
- Deadwooding (Branch Removal)
- Tree Reduction
- Crown Thinning/Canopy Thinning
- Crown Reduction/Canopy Reduction
- Crown Lifting/Canopy Lift
- Hedge Maintenance, Trimming, Lowering, Reduction and Removal
- Fruit Tree Pruning
- Tree and Target Pruning
- Formative Pruning
- Drop Crotching
- Hedge Management
- Garden and Ground Maintenance
- Stump Grinding, Poisoning and Removal
- Tree Health Inspection
- Veteran Tree Management
- Woodland Management
- Storm Damage Prevention and Inspection
Latest Tree Surgeon News
Volunteers are needed to find the insect's 'spittle'
In the UK the spittlebug is starting to become a problem and one of the best ways to locate it is to find the frothy spittle, which reveals that the insect is feeding on the plants and now scientists are looking for volunteers to record the bugs and the spittle across the country. For more information.
Taking Down A Large Beech Tree
Recently we were commissioned to take down a rather large Beech Tree, which meant careful planning and consideration on how to bring it down safely and securely with the least possible disturbance to the surrounding area.
Tree Dismantling in Livingston!
A client employed us to dismantle a beech tree because it had died and could cause a potential hazard to the public and the immediate surroundings.
A New Member Of The Team
At Special Branch Scotland we are always on the look out for new talented people to join our happy team.
For many species of bats in the UK, the tree is where they will choose to roost and trees holes by woodpeckers, rot holes, areas of flaking bark and cracks in the trunk can be ideal locations on a tree for a bat to take a rest.
See our news page to read more and the rest of our new stories.
Expert Tree Surgeons
Our focus and expertise is tree surgery with experience in all aspects of surgery and tree removal from tree pruning, tree felling, section dismantle, dead-wooding, site clearance and stump grinding. We also offer a range of hedgework services such as hedge trimming, hedge reduction, etc.
Licensed and Insured Tree Surgery
We are a fully qualified, professional, licensed and insured Tree Surgeons that have a vast experience in this profession and have helped domestic private homes and commercial properties with many tree issues and problems. We are highly trained and adhere to all the current tree industry legislation that is required to operate in this business including LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998 and HSWA 1974, our public liability insurance is covered up to 2 Million Pounds.
We believe in giving great customer service and are consistent in our work practices, this has meant that many of our clients use our services over and over again. Please see our testimonial page to read what they have thought about the service they received and the company in general.
Career Opportunity With Us
We are currently looking for a talented and experienced 2nd climber to work with our team of professionals. If you think you have what it takes and would like to know more, then please go to our job page.
Contact us today!
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We are an established and fully-qualified Arborists and Tree Surgeons based in Edinburgh and operating across Central Scotland.
The areas primarily that we cover include: Edinburgh, Broxburn, Haddington, Linlithgow, West, East and Mid Calder, All of Lothian, West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and Fife, including Perth.
For further afield please call us on 07952 046494, we would love to hear from you or use our contact form here.
Radio Show Mention 1
We got a mention on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show recently for one of the quirkiest small business names, fame at last and we knew the name Special Branch had some mileage. (check out 1:39:00 into his broadcast).Link to the BBC Radio Website
Radio Show Mention 2
Another Radio Story: We were recently got a phone call from Tom Price who hosts a Radio Show called The Magic Weekend Breakfast Show in London wanting to get ahead of the game and sort out a Christmas Tree early. To listen to our funny story please click here.
Ecoplug Max Tree Stump Killer
We use Ecoplug Max® stump killer which is a highly effective patented tree stump killer that basically stops new growth coming back from the base of the stump of the tree. A plug with granular glyphosate herbicide is inserted into the stump to kill it and to stop any re growth, because once you cut down a tree sprouting there will be new growth happening almost immediately.It can be used all year round, with minimal use of herbicides and no contamination to the water table. For more information on removing unwanted tree stumps.
Latest Customer Review
Special Branch did a really tricky job for us (removal of tree growing out of our retaining wall over a busy street) at a great price, on time and no mess. Woukd highly recommend.
"Stevie is a great guy and his team are prompt, competitively priced and do a fantastic job. This is the 2nd time we have used Stevie and would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone needing tree surgery and hedge trimming! "Heather Small
"Cassandra Chaya Khan"
For more please see our testimonial page
Storm Damaged Trees
When the stormy season arrives in the Autumn time it is important to check your trees to see if they could be susceptible to damage by high winds during a storm. If you are worried, then please give us a call on 07952 046494 and we would be delighted to inspect the trees you have for any safety issues.
For more info please see this page that talks about preventing and inspecting trees damaged by storms.