Tree Surgeon in Maidstone, Kent

With over 15 years’ experience within the arboricultural industry, TreeCycle Tree Care is your local expert for tree surgery and tree care services in Kent. Offering dependable, professional support to the domestic, education and commercial sectors, we can assist with everything from hedge cutting and minor pruning to large tree removals.


A tree may need pruning for a number of reasons, but is usually pruned for aesthetics, safety or health. Tree pruning can not only be dangerous, but if not carried out correctly it can also be detrimental to a tree’s vitality. All members of our team are appropriately trained and carry out all aspects of tree pruning and arboriculture in accordance with British Standards 3998. TreeCycle Tree Care hold ‘Public Liability’ insurance up to £5,000,000, and personal insurance so you can rest assured that, in the UNLIKEY event something goes wrong, everyone is covered.

It is important that clients understand the basic terms commonly used to describe tree work operations so that they can ask for what they want or understand what we are recommending. The five main pruning options are:


Tree Removal - Our tree removal service includes everything from a straightforward fell to a complex dismantle that necessitates rigging and lowering techniques. We are fully qualified and equipped to safely dismantle large trees in confined spaces or over varying hazards. We will cut the stem to ground level and can also provide a stump grinding service.


A crown reduction can be used to make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown. In some circumstances a crown reduction can be used to prolong the life of a tree allowing it to be safely retained for as long as safely possible.


Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of branches, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance, and reduce weight.


Crown lifting involves pruning to achieve a desired clearance above ground level or other surface. Good practice dictates crown lifting should not normally include the removal of large branches from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long term problems.


An ancient management pruning technique used to keep trees to a desired size or to encourage multi-stem growth. Once started, it should be repeated on a cyclical basis always retaining the initial pollard point.

In addition to the above services, we also offer branch or stem removal, deadwood removal, stump grinding, mulching and hedge cutting, as well as protected tree works and tree surveys and guidance. To obtain a competitive quote or to find out more about our tree care services in Kent, contact TreeCycle Tree Care today on 01622 721720.

A word of caution: many trees are legally protected. Felling or even just pruning a protected tree without permission from your Local Planning Authority may be a criminal offence. Always check for Tree Preservation Orders or Conservation Area restrictions with your local council’s Tree Officer and/or Planning Department before carrying out any works.