Several Trees Removed – Darley Dale

pollarding goat willow
pollarding goat willow

We were called out to look at a garden which needed several trees removed,  in Darley Dale near Matlock.  The homeowner knew of our services and had opted to contact Hands on Tree Care based on positive things he’d heard. Cherry Tree Cut Down when we arrived at the property there was an old Cherry tree on the boundary that was past it’s best, the owner told us that it had been dropping dead branches and he was concerned that one might fall on a passerby.  This tree was to be completely removed. Smaller Nuisance Trees Removed As well as the Goat willow, there were several other smaller trees that needed attending to.  Firstly, an Ash tree of about 20 years old. This also needed removing, along with a small Stag Tree.  These trees were unwanted and had grown up like weeds when the property was under previous ownership.  Other examples […]


Spruce Tree Cut Down in Worksop

Spruce Tree Cut Down

Spruce Tree cut down in Worksop: Hands on Tree Care Hands on Tree Care  We were called out to dismantle a large Spruce tree in Worksop, due to its roots lifting the tarmac on the driveway. The Spruce tree was approximately 70ft tall and around 50 yrs old. As usual, when cutting down trees in a residential area we use a sectional dismantling technique. Sectional dismantling is the method of cutting down a tree in carefully managed sections. We climb the tree using a rope and harness and then dismantled in sections. This Spruce Tree took around 4 hours to fully dismantle and tidy away. After the spruce tree was cut down to a safe and manageable level, we then cut the trunk into smaller sections. Logs For The Customer Often when we have a single tree to fell, the customer will request that we provide some of the logs for their […]


Horse Chestnut Felled in Sheffield

cutting down a horse chestnut tree

.The Horse Chestnut tree that we felled in Sheffield at the end of the summer was amongst one of the more enjoyable jobs of August 2017. The Horse Chestnut tree was showing signs of disease, and in the last year, had begun to drop sizeable limbs. Luckily these had fallen into the field and not onto the adjacent road. The landowner began their search for a reputable tree surgeon in Sheffield and gave Hands on Tree care a call. They had decided to have the old conker tree felled completely for safety reasons. Sadly it had given its last conkers to the local kids and now it was time to make it safe. The Conker tree was overhanging onto the public highway and footpath. Had a branch fallen from the tree onto a pedestrian or a passing car, someone might have been injured or worse still, killed. Horse Chestnut Felled […]


Ash Tree Removal – Nottingham

ash tree removal

Ash Tree Removal – Nottingham – Tony Hands August 2017 We were called out to quote for an Ash tree removal in Nottingham.   Upon examination, it was obvious to us that the Ash tree, which was situated in the back garden of the property was growing too close to outbuildings.  The roots of the Ash tree had started to affect the foundations of the buildings.  This had caused subsidence and damage to the roof tiles on the outhouse. In addition to the problem caused by the tree roots, the canopy had become overgrown and was blocking the light from the garden.  Too much shade caused by overhanging trees can reduce plant growth and encourage damp conditions, not to mention mossy lawns.   How Do You Remove An Ash Tree? Removing a Tree is a standard procedure for us here at Hands on Tree Care.  The Ash Tree was approximately 15meters tall and the customer requested […]


Leaning Poplar Tree Felled Chesterfield

Poplar Tree Felled

Leaning Poplar Tree Felled Chesterfield. Do you need a Tree Felled in Chesterfield?  We were recently called out by a local farmer who needed a Poplar tree felled.  The Tree had developed a  lean toward a neighbouring property.  The neighbours had raised concerns about the safety of the tree due to dropped branches after windy weather. The landowner decided to get the tree felled because it had become too large for the location and posed risk of instability in high winds. We decided the safest way to get the tree felled was to rope up to the top of the tree and cut from the top using a method known as ‘sectional dismantling‘.   Logs From Your felled Tree When you get a tree felled by sectional dismantling, you can be sure that we are minimising the risk of danger to people and property below the tree. Large parts of the […]


Dangerous Sweet Chestnut Tree Dismantled

Sweet Chestnut Tree dismantled

We were called to perform a standard tree felling. We found a large Sweet Chestnut tree in the rear garden of the residential property. Dangerous Trees Removed The tree had grown so large that it had become dangerous due to large amounts of dead wood in the tree. There was a children’s play area underneath the tree, and the owners wanted to remove the risk. Before the tree could be felled, we had to put in an application to local council who agreed to felling due to tree being a safety risk. Sectional Tree Felling The Chestnut tree had to be dismantled in sections and then gently lowered down via ropes to prevent any damage to paved patio area.  We call this method of tree felling, sectional dismantling. The tree was approximately 90 feet tall, so sectional dismantling was also the safest way to remove the tree. To dismantle the tree […]


Sycamore Tree Removed

Sycamore Tree Cut down

Sycamore Tree Removed We were called out to a job in Sheffield recently. A sycamore tree had been left to grow, where the seed had fallen. Over time the Sycamore tree had grown large and was beginning to push up the concrete flags in the garden and push against the boundary wall of the garden.  This could lead to the wall becoming unsafe, and the tree roots getting underneath the buildings. Dismantled Sycamore Tree We dismantled the  Sycamore using sectional dismantling. There was no way to fell the tree in a traditional manner.  The job had rather difficult access as you can see. The Tree we removed had an approximate height of about 15 meters.  Hands on Tree Care used a safe and controlled lowering of the timber in sections, to prevent damage to any structures. Need a Sycamore Tree Removed? Do you have a tree that has grown too […]


Wind Blown Tree Removal in Matlock

Wind Blown Tree Removal

Wind blown Tree Removal Occasionally Trees fall, usually aided by the wind. Hands on Tree Care offer a 24/7 Callout Service to help you deal with wind blown trees in a timely manner. It doesn’t matter whether the fallen tree is a skinny Silver Birch, or a mighty Oak, we have the equipment to take care of it. We will remove branches and cut the trunks up into smaller pieces ready for removal. Above, you see Tony with a large 3ft bar used on chainsaw to process large trunks of wood. This timber was split and seasoned to be sold for hardwood firewood logs. Fallen Trees to Firewood The process of seasoning logs takes between a year and 18 months. Ideally, wood sold as seasoned should have a moisture content of no greater than 25%. Hardwoods such as Oak, Ash, Sycamore Elm and Beech have a high calorific value which means they […]


35 ft Eucalyptus Tree Dismantled – Cuthorpe

Eucalyptus Tree Cut Down

Eucalyptus Tree Dismantled: April 2014 We were called out to look at a large Eucalyptus Tree. The Eucalyptus was approximately 10 years old, and the customer was concerned that the tree had become too large. Customers often do not realise just how didn’t realise how fast growing some species are. Large Eucalyptus Tree?- No Problem for Hands on Tree Care. Tree Felling in Tight Spaces This job was another tricky one in terms of logistics. There were lots of garden obstacles to negotiate, such as a pond, a shed, greenhouse and patio, therefore this job required precision felling. Protect Ponds from Leaf Matter Ponds require special attention when felling trees because falling leaf matter can often cause changes in water Ph and certain species of tree can cause poisoning to fish. As a precaution, ponds are always covered during tree cutting, to prevent damage to the wildlife or pet fish. […]