Tree Surgeon East Devon

East Devon’s Tree Surgery, Hedge Care & Stump Grinding Specialists.

  • All East Devon and Exeter Areas
  • Polite – Professional – Reliable – Local
  • Our Phone Is Always Answered
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Devon Arborists – East Devon Tree Surgeons.
Whether you need a tree surgeon to trim a few branches or a complete tree removal, we are here to help you.
Call us now for a FREE no obligation quote. 07485 411618

Hedge Cutting East Devon

Let us take the strain of your hedge cutting.
No matter what size of hedge we can quickly and efficiently trim your hedge.

All Waste Removed & Garden Left Tidy.
All East Devon & Exeter Areas Covered.

Cherry Picker Access – East Devon & Exeter

Cherry Picker access for dangerous trees and high hedges.
Safe – Efficient – Time Saving

  • Truck & Tracked Cherry Pickers (MEWP)
  • All East Devon & Exeter Areas Covered.

Stump Grinding East Devon

Remove unsightly, dangerous and inconvenient stumps in your garden.

  • All East Devon & Exeter Areas
  • Any Size Stump – Virtually Any Location
  • Narrow Access – Will Fit Through Garden Gates
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Sue Newman
Sue Newman
Brilliant service from Max and helpers Very helpful and really good advice and left the site really tidy Thank you
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Judith Page
Judith Page
Extremely prompt and professional service from start to finish and left everywhere neat and tidy. They have transformed a corner of our back garden and our oak at the front is resplendent with a new trim. We will certainly use them again when required and have no hesitation in recommending them to new customers.
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Richard Given
Richard Given
Brilliant service from first conversation to clear up afterwards. Excellent crew who made short work of a multi-tree clearance (ash die back sadly...) and left the place clean and tidy exactly as we agreed. Would happily recommend them to anyone who needs work done (large or small, simple or complex).
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Claire Harrison
Claire Harrison
Fantastic job grinding bay tree stump away and leaving the area clear and tidy. Thanks
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Margaret Jones
Margaret Jones
We were so happy with the work carried out by the Devon Arborists. Their communication was really good, and the garden was completely cleared up when they finished. I would certainly recommend them to anyone needing some tree work done.
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Here to grind out a dozen stumps (in a tricky location) and shape some trees. Polite, efficient, punctual and excellent value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to use again or recommend.
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Christine Would
Christine Would
Very efficient service.Work carried out to a high standard.Would recommend
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Gini Wells
Gini Wells
Brilliant service from Max, Theo and Keith today, taking down an unsafe twisted willow tree at the front of our property. They were very efficient and the clearing up afterwards was so thorough. I look forward to them doing further work for us and have no hesitation in recommending them.
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Judith Franklin
Judith Franklin
This was a very efficient and professional piece of work. The tree concerned has been reduced in height and re-shaped with minimal disruption, despite the rather awkward location (beside a stream and a lane). The team cleared everything away and were very polite and considerate at all times. We would recommend them very highly.
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Which Areas Do You Cover

We are based in East Devon and cover all East Devon and Exeter areas. We also cover West Dorset and South West Somerset.

Our geographical area extents to Charmouth in the East, extending down to around Teignmouth in the West and extends northwards to Crediton, across towards Tiverton and then over towards Chard in South West Somerset.

How Long Are Your Lead Times?

We aim to keep our lead times as low as possible, normally we can undertake larger jobs within approximately four weeks. If your particular job is smaller it is often possible to fit it in sooner than this.

We are working in the East Devon and Exeter area every day, so it is often possible to add smaller jobs to our work schedule.

Comparing Quotes
We always provide written quotes for all prospective contracts detailing the planned works and the fixed cost that we have quoted.
This gives protection to both parties, leaving no doubt of the work or the cost.

However, if you receive more than one quote, it is absolutely vital that you are comparing like for like.

We very often hear of cut price quotes, but it is no great surprise that corners have been cut, or the works suggested are very inferior.
We always quote to give our high standard of workmanship, professionalism and customer care.

We will undertake your contract fully equipped, with the lastest equipment, we will always be wearing suitable personal protection equipment, and your work carried out to the highest standards.

Typical examples of cut price quotes are hedges left with a poor quality of finish or cut back to a suitable level, we very often see hedges that are left to grow larger and larger either in height or out over paths, roads or gardens.

WARNING – the worst situations are cut price quotes for tree works, this invariably leads to rushed work and taking undue risks, endangering property and the safety of people and the tree surgeon, rushed jobs lead to injuries and much worse.

By reading our reviews from previous clients, you will see that our costs are very fair and reasonable for the service that we provide.

Do You Take The Waste Away?

Yes we do.

We always remove all waste unless requested not to, or there is a reason that we can not and this has been agreed by the client. An example of this may be working in an area that is a significant distance away from a vehicle accessible point. This is always agreed beforehand. This situation is very rare.

If we are removing trees, our clients sometimes wish to keep the timber for burning, again this is something that is agreed beforehand.

Our Property Is In A Conservation Area

Our house is in a Conservation Area and we need work doing.

If your property lies in a Conservation Area and you would like work on a tree you need to give your local council Notification Of Proposed Works. This is applicable to all trees that have a diameter of 75mm or more measured at a height of 1.5m, or if reducing the number of trees in a group for the benefit of the remaining trees, the size is slightly greater at 100mm at 1.5m. This situation is for thining trees in a copse or similar.

There are some exemptions to this however. The mainteance pruning of fruit trees. Works for a statutory obligation.

Hedges to some degree are exempt but not for all situations. Maintenance hedge trimming is fine. Large height reductions may need a Notification, or any significant work to a significant hedge of interest. For example, ancient Devon bank hedge row. Individual trees [ as opposed to trees that have been maintained at a set hedge height ] that make up a hedge row would also need a Notification given.

Giving the Notification gives the Council the chance to apply a Tree Preservation Order TPO if it considers the tree or hedgerow worthy of protection.

Exeter and East Devon both have large areas covered by Conservation Area status. We can check if your property lies in one.

Our Tree Has A Tree Preservation Order

If you have a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order you must not have any work done to it without permission from the planning department of your local council. This includes “Just cutting back a few branches” as we are asked very often.

Tree Preservation Orders are there to protect significant trees or trees that provide ammenity value.
Tree Preservation Orders can apply to single trees, groups of trees or whole areas or hedgerows.

East Devon & Exeter both have large amounts of trees and areas that are covered by Tree Preservation Orders.

You can check to see if one of your tyrees or hedges is protected by a Tree Preservation Order by clicking the links below.

Exeter Tree Preservation Order Map

For East Devon you need to fill in the form, this will then take you to the Tree Preservation Order Map.

It perhaps should be noted that filling in the form will in our opinion alert EDDC to the fact that you are considering tree works. A Tree Preservation Order can be applied to a tree or area at any time.

We have access to the Tree Preservation Order map without giving property details.

East Devon Tree Preservation Order Map


Birds Nesting Season

There is often lots of confusion and misinformation around nesting season.

It is often thought that the so called “ Nesting Season” has fixed dates with hedge and tree works not permitted at this time, this is not accurate information.

Many people believe nesting season runs from the end of March till the beginning of September, these stated dates are only a guide as to when many birds may be nesting, and when the word “ Nesting” is mentioned it could be building the nest, at the point of laying eggs, sat on eggs, or young in the nest.

Nesting can actually happen at any time of the year, especially with pigeons.

Reputable tree surgeons will check for birds nesting at all times of the year, along with other wildlife, if active nests are found then works will need to stop, perhaps on part of a job or all of it.

Active birds nests are protected by law under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.The main points which concern tree surgeons are as follows.

“Intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built.”

“Intentionally or recklessly disturb any wild bird listed on Schedule 1 while it is nest building, or at a nest containing eggs or young, or disturb the dependent young of such a bird.”

It is very common for tree surgeons to have a number of jobs either delayed or parts of the works delayed at this time of the year waiting for the nest to be finished with.

We hope this provides some useful information and provides clearer information around nesting season.


Ash Dieback Removal East Devon

Ash Dieback Removal East Devon & Exeter Areas.

Ash dieback is affecting ash trees across the UK, a fungal disease that leads to rapid decline and failure of ash trees.
Ash trees that become infected, rapidly become unsafe, shedding limbs with the possibility of total failure.
Due to the nature of the disease, the tree becomes very brittle and unstable.

It is regarded in the industry that these trees should not be climbed for dismantle and removal, they should be accessed by the use of cherry pickers (MEWP – Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) or removal by machines.

We are able to provide removal for any ash dieback infected tree.


Tree Surgeon

Devon Arborists – East Devon tree surgeons who are ideally placed for the following towns, Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Axminster, Stockland, Membury, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Feniton, Cullompton, West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Lympstone, Topsham, Tree Surgeon Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Woodbury, Colyton, Shute, Aylesbeare, Newton Poppleford, Otterton, Broadclyst, Whimple.