Tree removal in Bristol


When is it necessary to remove a tree?

You should remove a tree if it poses a safety risk due to disease, decay, structural instability or extensive damage. Additionally, a tree may need to be removed if it obstructs building work or the installation of telephone lines.

If your tree is of a significant size, then this is not a job for the fainthearted and we certainly wouldn’t recommend having a go yourself.

Our arborists have many years of experience and have completed the required training to remove trees of all shapes and sizes. Bristol Tree Services also hold all of the relevant accreditations and are a fully insured and professional business.

What are the signs that indicate a tree needs to be removed?

While it may sometimes be difficult to tell the health of a tree if you’re not an expert, there are a couple of tell-tale signs you can look out for. These include a high number of dead branches, significant lean, large cavities or decay, pest infestations beyond control, root damage, or limited leaf production.

What are the different methods for removing a tree?

There are a number of techniques that can be used to safely and efficiently remove a tree. The method that’s used depends on a variety of factors. These include size, shape, location and type of damage.

Tree felling

Tree felling involves several steps. First, our tree surgeons will clear the area and cut a notch on the side the tree will fall. The team will then make a backcut on the opposite side of the tree. With the prep complete, the tree is felled. If required, we can then remove the stump using a special piece of machinery called a stump grinder.

Dead tree removal

Our arborists will start by assessing the tree’s condition and identifying any potential hazards. Depending on the state of the tree, its size and its shape, our team will then use chainsaws, cranes or a combination of the two to safely dismantle the tree in sections. The debris will then be carefully removed and we can grind down the stump if needed.

Technical dismantlement

Technical dismantlement is a tree removal technique that we typically use for trees located in tight spaces or near structures. It involves careful planning and the use of specialist equipment that can include cranes, rigging, and ropes.

Our team of highly skilled tree surgeons will strategically cut and lower sections of the tree to the ground to ensure minimal damage and maximum safety. We’ll then clear the debris and can again, grind the stump of the now removed tree.

Why should I hire Bristol Tree Services to take down a tree?

Our skilled team of arborists have been helping domestic and commercial clients across Bristol and the wider South West remove trees for the best part of a decade. 

Whether you’ve a tree that’s tough to access, an absolute monster that needs to be taken down for safety reasons or another challenge – our team are ready to deliver. 

Click either of the buttons to contact our team today. 

‘Very pleased with the service and would definitely recommend.
Came over to quote very quickly with a very reasonable price.’
Marcus Vaughan

‘This is the second time that I have used Bristol Tree Services to remove a dead fruit tree. They are very good indeed and left everything clean and tidy.’
Derek Carr

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Our other Tree Surgery Services

We offer a variety of tree surgery services and we don’t consider any job too small. Our team of tree surgeons recycle 100% of our waste as either fire logs or wood chip for bio fuel.

Crown Thinning

Our arborists remove a portion of smaller branches, typically at the outer crown of the tree.

Tree Bracing

Our Bristol arborists are qualified to fit and maintain rigid and flexible tree bracing.

Crown Lifting

Our team remove the lowest branches or prepare lower branches for future removal.

Emergency Tree Works

Our trained tree surgeons are available 24 hours, 365 days a year for emergency tree work.


Our Bristol arborists provide tree services to large organisations across the whole UK.

Tree Reductions

The Bristol Tree Services team reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree.

Hedge Trimming

In addition to trees our team of experts also trim, reduce and remove hedges for clients.

Stump Grinding

When a trained arborist removes the stump of a tree when it is below ground level.


Speak with one of our Bristol Tree Surgeons 

01173 320 078
07985 285 157

Please contact Bristol Tree Services today for a free, no-obligation quote. If you’re a commercial contractor and wish to see our fixed priced services then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Every tree surgeon in our Bristol team is not only vastly experienced, but also friendly and happy to help with any tree surgery query you may have.

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Qualified and professional Arborists based in Bristol

Here at Bristol Tree Services all of our tree surgeons are extremely professional and hold the correct accreditations. Health and safety is a top priority for all of our arborists and you can always expect a safe and efficient service from us.

All works are carried out to BS3998, using AFAG guidelines. We are also registered waste carriers and try to recycle 100% of our waste as either fire logs or wood chip for Bio Fuel.

We are Bristol’s local Tree Surgeon, offering a variety of tree surgery services to domestic and commercial customers in Bristol and the surrounding areas.