Tree Work

At Timber Tech Tree Services our highly skilled arborists provide high quality tree care, hedge care and ground maintenance services for both residential and commercial customers, based in Rugby and Northampton and working throughout the area.

Timber Tech Tree Services are a local and well established company, that has undertaken a vast array of domestic and commercial arboricultural contracts over many years. we continue to provide an excellent unparalleled standard of tree and hedge care to our customers.

Tree Surgeons, Rugby & Northampton, Our Services Include:

  • crown lifting
  • crown thinning and reduction
  • tree pruning
  • tree cutting
  • tree trimming
  • tree felling
  • tree reducing
  • stump grinding
  • tree pollarding and dead wooding
  • from complete tree removal to shaping the smallest shrub.

Timber Tech Tree Services undertake many jobs that require approval from the council to ensure the right work is carried out on the trees and it is done within the correct specification.

Contact us for a free consultation. 

Crown Lifting

This is the operation of removing the lower branches to achieve greater light penetration to the ground beneath and also to insure vehicle or pedestrians do not damage themselves when passing by a tree or a row of trees.

Crown lifting can be more beneficial than a Crown reduction if the tree is to stay as natural looking as possible.


This is used to decrease the sail effect that a trees canopy can have when windy conditions are present. With the removal of particular branches to increase air flow and in-turn to increases the structural stability of the tree.

The amount removed from the centre of the tree should be no greater than 30%. This is to avoid undue stress.

Crown thinning is generally done by the removal of dead and crossing branches and then the removal of large branches begins to achieve the desired outcome.


Crown Reduction

The reducing of tree crowns is popular but it takes many years to be good at achieving a natural and balanced look. The reduction points should be well chosen and provide suitable growth areas for the coming growing seasons.

Re-shaping can also be achieved but in many cases the trees themselves provide secondary canopy stages which should not be ignored.

Formative Pruning

The use of Formative pruning is to ensure the best possible growth conditions for trees.

Young trees require this to avoid mechanically failure at points that could have been sorted cheaply and easily earlier in their life.



A tree with a TPO (tree preservation order) on it must have written consent from the council to approve the proposed work. We as professional Arborists will provide the service of dealing with the applications to highlight the reasons for work to be undertaken but also provide advice as to what is the most likely outcome of an application. We can then submit the proposed works and on permission being granted we are then able to complete the work to our own high standards.


Conservation Areas cover many villages, some places/districts within towns and cities these are tightly governed to ensure high amenity trees are not removed or severely pruned without consultation. Which could change the appearance of a village quite drastically. Timber Tech Tree Services will provide the service of writing the notification of works application and with the knowledge of what would be accepted, submit the documentation and then on permission being granted we are then able to complete the work to our own high standards.

We work to the British Standard 3998 (2010)


Pollarding is the practice of removing all growing material from a tree to allow new growth to continue the trees cycles.

Once a tree has been pollarded it has to then be continually pollarded to avoid leak attachment where the new growth has grown.

Old pollards are a great way to continue the life of a tree that could under different circumstances have died.

Dead Wooding

The removal of dead material from the canopy to reduce the risk of injury to persons using the space beneath the tree.

When no space is required the dead wood can be used as a vital habitat for many animals and can be more beneficial being left than it can to remove it. Both in the tree and also on the ground to form beetle banks and others such habitat areas.