K. Shepherd & Son undertakes tree surgery work for private customers, local authorities and businesses in the Guildford area. We have a skilled team of tree surgeons with 60 years of experience. Our family-run company works conscientiously to minimise disturbance to households and businesses. Our core services include crown thinning, reduction and lifting. We also offer a full tree removal and stump grinding service.
If you need help with hedge cutting, or for us to deliver firewood to your Guildford property, we cover a wide radius of Godalming and will be more than happy to offer a quotation.
Our tree surgeons have the skills needed to remove epicormic growth, deadwood and all other conditions which cause harm to trees. As you can see, tree surgery is a varied job that requires in-depth knowledge over many different species. K. Shepherd & Son has all of your needs well and truly covered.
With six decades of local service, and with many satisfied customers in all parts of Guildford, our longevity is a key indicator of good workmanship and a dedication to people just like you. We commit to current health and safety standards for our sector. Our tree surgeons undertake formative pruning and hedge cutting in compliance with current codes of practice.
We always work safely and have the training required to use chainsaws, stump grinding machinery and all other types of equipment. K. Shepherd & Son even reaches high standards in firewood supply by seasoning its logs for a full year.
Project management is at the heart of our tree surgery services. We assign a team leader or an operations manager to all projects in the Guildford area. No matter how big or small the job is, we supervise our tree surgeons regardless. This keeps our tree surgery work up to a high standard, and it ensures all personnel adhere to the relevant legislations.
If you live or work in the Guildford area and have an interest in our tree surgery, hedge cutting or firewood supply services, please get in touch. For arboricultural work, and for site clearances and stump grinding, we can offer you a free site visit and quotation. We answer any questions you may have and will recommend the best approach for the work needed.
Shortly after this, you will receive a free quotation by post or by email detailing this work.
Should you accept our quotation, we’ll call you back promptly to arrange a date, and a time, for our tree surgeons to visit your Guildford property. We can undertake tree surgery and stump grinding work at any time of the year, subject to weather and safety conditions. However, we only provide hedge cutting services on a seasonal basis so as not to disturb nesting birds and chicks, or their habitats.
Also, while firewood is in higher demand during the winter, we have seasoned logs available throughout the year too.
Before starting work, tree surgeons must carry out legal checks to see whether there are Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) in place, or trees in a conservation area. If either of these apply, we submit applications for tree surgery work to the local authority for Guildford. It can take between six and eight weeks to get the required approvals and permissions.
Consent does not apply to hedge cutting work. Instead, we work in compliance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).
Our tree surgeons process all waste derived from tree removal, stump grinding and hedge cutting work. We chip small branches from trees, and woody stems from hedges, to create mulch. With large branches and trunks derived from tree surgery work, we chop and season the timber. We then supply it to customers as firewood for fires, or for multifuel and wood burning stoves.
K. Shepherd & Son can make free deliveries of half or full firewood loads to customers in the Guildford area.