Tree Removal in Purley | Four Key Signs for Needing a Tree Surgery Service

Unless you are experienced in arboriculture, it is difficult to know which services you might need from our combined tree surgery and landscaping company. You may be worrying about a tree or a hedge on your property because you think it needs removing, but can you be sure that it does? Sometimes, if trees overhang garden patios, or if the roots are near fencing, the logical conclusion is to clear any obstructions.

With more than 10 years of experience as local tree surgeons, we know exactly what to look for. To help you understand the world of arboriculture, we examine key signs indicating you might need tree removal or hedge cutting services in Purley.

You have the option to schedule all services, including the installation of garden patios and fencing, to complement our tree surgery and landscaping work. Choosing our company is a convenient and cost-effective option for domestic customers and commercial clients alike.

The following are all good starting points, but we urge that you only hire professional tree surgeons for paid services. Working to industry standards using specialist equipment, we protect customers, their properties and the public, anywhere in Purley or the surrounding South East region.

Leaning Trees

Leaning is an obvious sign that a tree is at risk of falling. However, some trees have a natural lean but are perfectly stable. If you notice that a tree slant starts to increase, you need to take precautionary steps to ensure it doesn’t fall to cause harm to people or damage to property. A professional tree removal is the only guaranteed way to ensure safety.

Other signs that indicate your tree in Purley is at risk of falling are loose soil and cracked roots. These issues suggest that the tree has already broken from its root system.

As well as removing problematic trees, our tree surgery and landscaping company can also undertake hedge cutting work to reduce the impact of overgrown or leaning hedgerows. Our tree surgeons are equally proficient in tree and hedge care.

Keep a close eye on roots. A leaning tree could subside and cause the roots to uplift driveways, garden patios or fencing.

Surface Cracks

You can easily spot deep or large cracks on the surface of trees. These often indicate structural weaknesses or internal decay which, if serious enough, can cause the tree to split and collapse. However, cracks don’t always mean the tree is dangerous. Even hollow trees can stand safely for many years. Our tree surgeons will make an assessment on cracked surfaces based on their potential to worsen and become dangerous.

If we do need to perform a tree removal, our company can use a directional fall or, if there’s a risk to nearby property or a landscaping theme, we can bring the tree down in sections.

Environmental Impact

The location of trees on your Purley property is often a key factor when deciding if you need a removal. We undertake tree surgery for species that are too big for their environment, and which pose a potential risk to nearby property, or to structures like garden patios and fencing. In some locations, such as on a rock ledge or next to a body of water, problems with the root structure can occur leading to instability.

In any of these cases, tree removal is the best option.

Trees might also stand in the way of construction so, while it is always best to try and preserve them, our tree surgeons may have to perform removals for you to complete a project. Under such circumstances, we advise on replanting so that you and our landscaping company minimise environmental impact.


Weak, dying or dead branches are another sign that you may benefit from a tree removal service in Purley. When parts of a tree die, they pose a serious risk because they can fall and damage property, or harm somebody standing nearby. Deadwood is easy to spot. Leaves turn brown or won’t grow at all in areas of deadwood, even in the warmer spring or summer months.

Although you may not need to remove the whole tree, it’s important to only seek professional advice from qualified tree surgeons who will advise on the best course of action. It may be that deadwood removal, a tree surgery practice that removes dead branches, is enough to restore your tree’s integrity.

It’s important to note that trees have various protections, so check their status with your local authority before carrying out any work. This includes hedge cutting, or work where trees form part of a hedgerow. In much the same way, we cannot construct fencing or lay garden patios, or any other hard landscaping feature, in a location with a TPO in place.

Call 01883 626007 or 07401 176632 for tree removal and arboriculture services in Purley and the surrounding areas.