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Tree Surgery

If you need a team of NPTC-qualified tree surgeons in Guildford, Surrey, or the local area, get in touch with the experts at Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd. Tree surgery is important as it ensures trees are kept healthy and the environment is thriving. This involves techniques such as crown thinning and reduction, stump removal, pruning, and foliage removal to name a few. This process can help prevent the spread of disease and maintain safety in nature. We want to encourage the healthy growth of trees where possible, and we’re more than happy to work on projects in conservation areas or on land with tree preservation orders (TPO).  Based in Surrey and operating since 2004, our hard-working team of tree surgeons have a wealth of experience and knowledge behind them, giving you complete peace of mind that you’re receiving the best service possible. To find out more, please visit the About Us page, or get in touch with us today. 

Safety-First Services

Although we always try to preserve the lives of healthy trees, safety remains our paramount concern. Our goal is to eliminate the dangers that affect the safety of property and people. We use sectional dismantling to fell dangerous trees, and by efficiently rigging and lowering sections of the tree, we ensure safe tree removal. After felling, we use specialist machinery to remove stump remnants and make surrounding areas as safe as possible.

Tree Surgery

Working with You

Working closely with landowners and managers, we provide comprehensive management services for our heritage of ancient trees. We organise land and environmental surveys, and our detailed arboriculture tree reports help to identify potential risks. Following these investigations, we recommend and apply suitable treatments. Please do not hesitate to get in touch today, our team is more than happy to help.

Our veteran tree management services are ideal for all major woodland and forestry management, private landowners, and councils. We also provide exceptional guidance for land development companies. At Gristman Tree Surgery, we understand the importance of having a landscape that you can be proud of. That’s why we take pride in delivering a high-quality service that you can depend on. Whether you’re a commercial or domestic customer looking for tree surgery services, then we’re the company for you. Get in touch today!

With over 18 years of experience and dedication to tree work, we will strive to make sure you are getting the best service possible for your trees, from our extensive range of services we provide across Guildford. Allow us to guide you through with seamless services and high standards. 

We pride ourselves on working in an attentive and efficient manner while conducting our work. On completion, we assure that the customer is satisfied with our services before we leave any job.

What You Can Expect from Us

What You Can Expect from Us

  • Professional and Qualified Local Tree Surgeons

  • Woodland Management

  • Crown Thinning and Crown Reduction

  • Tree Felling and Stump Grinding

  • Tree Planting and Sapling Management

  • Dangerous and Fallen Tree Removal

  • Veteran Tree Management

  • Pollarding

  • Airspade™ De-Compaction

  • Root Rejuvenation

  • Hazardous Limb Removal

  • Professional Advice and Consultancy

  • Overgrown Hedges and Shrubbery

  • Fully Insured to the Value of £10m

  • Safe, Responsible Arboricultural Care

What We Offer

Holding over 18 years of experience, our experienced tree surgeons have a plethora of skills capable of completing a wide range of tree services across Guildford. Our professional team undertakes work for both commercial and private clients. For further confirmation that the team here at Gristman Tree Surgery is the team for you, check out our extensive range of quality services below:

Tree Surgery

Crown Lifting

The crown lifting procedure covers the removal of lower limbs and prepares for the removal of other branches in the future. It's also used to reduce the weight of a tree and allow more light to pass through the branches.

This service is perfect if trees are preventing light from getting through, or if they’re obstructing traffic or pedestrians, contact our knowledgeable team today for further
information as to how we can help you.

Tree Surgery

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning allows for the removal of secondary branches to achieve uniform limb structures without affecting the size or shape of a tree. The process improves light penetration and lowers wind resistance.

Crown Reduction

Tree surgeons use crown reduction to reduce the size of the tree's overall canopy, which is the natural spread and height of the tree crown. The process sees the ends of selected branches removed practically without compromising the tree shape, and can help minimise the possibility of pathogens and disease infecting the tree.

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Traditionally, pollarding refers to the removal of limbs and branches from the trunk. If a mature specimen hasn’t undergone the procedure in the past, it’s unwise to use it in the future due to the large wounds that can endanger long-term tree health.

A more up-to-date definition of pollarding covers the regular cutting back of small branches on an annual or biannual basis to form a pollard head at a specific point.

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Formative Pruning

Formative pruning establishes a solid branch structure or creates a desired shape during the earlier years of tree growth. It also corrects weaknesses and defects as early as possible to prevent problems from arising in the future.

Drop Crotch Pruning

Tree surgeons use drop crotch pruning to shorten branches by pruning back to a lateral limb. The remaining limb must be a minimum of one-third in diameter of the removed section.

Branch Removal

Tree surgeons sometimes recommend branch removal to eliminate potential hazards, improve lines of vision, or allow access for vehicles and machinery. This is often done in conjunction with detailed surveys and an arboricultural report.

Deadwood Removal

Deadwood removal is a procedure that sees dead limbs and branches cut from the tree canopy. The process covers everything from small branches to the biggest limbs and creates safer woodland environments for people and wildlife.

Target Pruning

The target pruning method is an overall pattern of care that focuses on the needs of the tree, directing pruning by removing material that is no longer contributing to the tree’s health or beauty.

Deadwood includes:

Deadwood includes

  • Shade-out Die Back

  • Damaged Wood

  • Rubbing and Crossing Branches

  • Narrow Crocheting Structures

  • Root Crown Shoots

The largest cuts are made first. As the deadwood is removed the tree is reduced to a more sustainable form and it is easier to assess its needs. This is a continuing process throughout the pruning. As material is removed, the tree is observed and more corrections are identified.

Tree Felling Guildford

This is the complete felling of a tree to ground level and often includes the careful removal and lowering of branches to minimise impact. Rigging techniques and equipment help the work team to do this safely. Cranes are used in situations where it is otherwise not possible to safely remove trees and branches.

Tree Stump Removal in guildford

Stump removal may be done by hand or machine, depending on size. It is not always appropriate to remove every stump, as they provide an important habitat for some endangered UK insects, including stag beetles.
Stumps infected with honey fungus should always be removed to avoid the propagation and spread of this aggressive pathogen.

Specialist tree surgeons in surrey

Our team aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible, never unnecessarily endangering plantlife, wildlife unless it is a safety concern. We can work with you to plan the most environmentally and economically friendly solution.

Here at Gristman Tree Surgery, we are an illustrious Tree Surgery specialist company based in Godalming, Surrey and we have been providing adroit tree surgery and other arboricultural services since 2004. 

We pride ourselves on the fact our National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) qualified tree surgeons offer services to both commercial and domestic clients throughout Guildford. We only partake in ethical tree surgery practices and are keen to preserve the environmental integrity of the locations in which we operate in. To see some of our previous completed projects and achievements, please take a look at our gallery page.

For more information, please feel free contact our team of expert tree surgeons on 01483 427203 to learn more about the quality tree work we provide. Alternatively, you can call now for a free quotation.

If you require one of our specialist tree services above, or if you're looking for a more bespoke service, don't hesitate to contact us today. We will be more than happy to help you. Speak with our team of experts on 01483 427203, we are always more than happy to help you gain the information you need.

Please contact us with any questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!


22 Busdens Lane, Milford, Godalming,

Surrey, GU8 5JR

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd. (along with all subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns thereof, referred to hereinafter collectively as “Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd”, "we", "our" and/or "us"), our websites and services. Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your expectation that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

By visiting this or another Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd website displaying this Privacy Policy or a link thereto (a "Website", or collectively the “Websites”), or by otherwise interacting with Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd you agree to accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is further subject to the Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd Services Agreement related to the Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd services you utilise and/or purchase. For questions on this Privacy Policy please contact our team via the contact information found on this Website.

Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd values your privacy and is dedicated to protecting your personal information and providing you with notice about what personally identifiable information we collect and how it is used, what choices you have regarding the collection, use and distribution of that information, the security procedures we implement to protect that information and what access you may have to correct any inaccuracies in the information we have collected from you.

What Information Is Collected
We receive and store any information you enter on our Websites or give us in any other way, such as via telephone, electronic mail, online or otherwise. For example, this information may be collected when you contact us for customer support.

Here are the types of information we gather:

Contact Information: We collect and retain personal contact information that you submit to us voluntarily and this includes, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, web address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information may include your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and, where provided, your fax number. Such contact information may be used, for example, to communicate with you when necessary with respect to transactions. Additionally, we may collect contact information provided to us during any correspondence relating to customer support, as well as in connection with products and services offered on our Websites.

Financial Information: We collect and retain certain financial information from when you purchase our products and services. For example, when you sign up for any other product or service through Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd, we require you to provide a credit card number and billing address before we will process that application. We will not sell, share or rent any financial information collected from you except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy or as necessary to fulfil any order for our products or services.

Demographic Information: We may collect and store anonymous demographic information (such as your postcode, gender and age), and use this data to tailor your experience on our Websites, provide content that we think you might be interested in, perform general improvements to the Websites, and display the content according to your preferences. Such demographic information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated demographic information that is shared with third parties.

Other Information: We collect and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, our servers track the type of web browser you are using and the page from which you link. Additionally, we log IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyse trends and administer the Websites. We may track your movement within the Websites, the third-party website pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We use this information to gauge the effectiveness of our Websites, track information for statistical purposes and to improve the products and services we provide. We collect this information to better develop a sense of what services our customers need and identify areas of improvement to the Websites. We may use such information for marketing purposes, and to send information to you that we believe might be of interest. In addition, such information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated information shared with third parties.

We may supplement the information you provide us by acquiring publicly or commercially available information as available in the public domain or from third parties, for instance, to verify your address or to update your information and to create a profile of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile, in order to improve the content of the Websites for you or to inform you about products or services that we think will be of interest to you. From time to time, we may also ask you to participate in surveys or other communications conducted by us or third parties designed to help us improve the Websites or the products or services we provide.

Cookies: The Websites use “cookies” such purposes as enhancing your online experience by making it easier for you to navigate through the Websites and making certain features work better. Cookies are text files which are commonly deposited by websites on a user's hard drive when the user visits a website. The file identifies a user's computer and can record the user's preferences and other data about the user's website visit. We do not extract information about individual users during this process. Your web browser may enable you to disable cookies, but please note that certain services may not function correctly without it and your experience on our Websites may be hindered.

Third Party Cookies: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect and use information about your visits to this and other websites and your interaction with our products and services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. However, no personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email address or telephone number) will be connected with such information. They may use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services and may be used to keep track of user response to each advertisement. These targeted advertisements may appear on our Websites or on other sites that you visit. The anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag or cookies, which are industry standard technologies used by most major websites. If you do not want such companies to collect this information you may opt-out.

To learn more about the use of this information or choose not to have this information used by certain third-party advertising partners, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative at Please note that if you delete your cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice.

Web Beacons: The Websites may contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel GIF" or a "web beacon") that allow a website to track the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. No personally identifiable information will be transmitted via web beacons.

Telephone Recording and Monitoring: To ensure Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd customers receive quality service, Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd selects phone calls for recording and/or monitoring. These calls, between Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd customers (or potential customers) and employees, are evaluated by Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd representatives. This is to guarantee that prompt, consistent assistance and accurate information is delivered in a professional manner. In contacting Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd creating an account with Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd, or by otherwise utilising any Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd products or services, you hereby consent to any such call recording and/or monitoring.

How Personal Information Is Used

Our Use: We receive and store any personal information you enter on our Websites or give to us voluntarily in any other way and may use it to contact you from time to time. We take steps designed to ensure that only the employees who need access to your personal information to fulfil their employment duties will have access to it. By registering on a Website and providing your telephone number, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase, enquiry and/or application for purposes of telemarketing laws. Regardless of the fact that your telephone and/or cell number may be listed with the TPS, you are providing your express written consent to receive future information (including telemarketing) about products and services from us and/or our affiliates, and you hereby agree and consent to our contacting you using the information you have provided and will provide to us. This means we may contact you by e-mail, phone and/or cell number (including use of automated dialling equipment and/or pre-recorded calls), text (SMS) message, social networks or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving (i.e. video, etc.). We may also send you information or offers from time to time to the postal address or email address we have on file (as further outlined in this Privacy Policy). You further acknowledge that you are not required to agree directly or indirectly or enter into an agreement regarding our telemarketing efforts as a condition of purchasing any goods or services from us or our affiliates.

Electronic Mail: From time to time, Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd may use your personal information to contact you by electronic mail concerning our services. These communications are often intended to inform you of important information regarding your account, or about general services provided by Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd and/or its affiliates. If you do not want to receive email from us or our affiliates regarding new services, please click the "unsubscribe" link which is included at the bottom of any email you receive from us. However, in order to fulfil our service obligations to you, we will continue to send you emails regarding your account administration, as well as any necessary information, such as renewal notices and instructions. By providing us with your email address you consent to receiving communications from us electronically and all notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Service Related Uses: We may use your personal information to contact you about the goods or services you have purchased from us, or for other purposes in which you have expressed an interest, for example, if you have contacted customer service or made an enquiry. We will also provide you with service and account related announcements. For instance, if the delivery of a service or product is delayed we might send you an email, or other message, or if there is some service issue with something you might have ordered. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your services with us.

Protection of Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd and Others: We may release account and other personal information when we are required to do so by law, court order, subpoena or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, including ICANN, in order to enforce or apply our Services Agreement or other agreements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection, credit risk reduction or other similar purposes. Sites Other Than Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd, Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of other websites, including those to which we may link and those which may link to us. We strongly recommend that you review the privacy policies of every online service you use before submitting any personal information and direct any concerns to the site administrator of that website.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Data.
We keep information only for as long as we need it to provide you services, manage our business or as required by law or contract. Where you have a contract with us, we will retain your data for the length of the contract, and will further retain that information for a time period consistent with our legal or regulatory responsibilities, after you terminate all your services with us to resolve disputes, enforce our relevant Service Agreement, and to adhere to the technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of the Sites. If you have any questions about how long we will keep your specific data, please contact us.

How We Keep Your Personal Data Safe.
We work to protect the security of your financial information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") software, which encrypts the information you input on the Site. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You can further help to ensure your security by taking a few simple precautions. For instance, it is important to protect against unauthorised access to your computer, and to be sure to sign off when you are finished using a shared computer.

Limitation Of Liability
Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd assumes no responsibility or liability with regard to any theft, loss, alteration or misuse of personal or other information lawfully provided by Gristman Tree Surgery Ltd to third parties, or with regard to the failure of any third party to abide by this privacy policy or such third party.

Contacting Us.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by writing to us at or by mail at 11 The Horseshoe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2LW.

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