Welcome to The Stockport Tree Company

  • SK8 5EA, Cheadle Hulme
  • Telephone: 0161 452 2188
  • Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00

Tree Felling & Tree Removal

What is Tree Felling?

Tree felling, also referred to as tree cutting or tree chopping, is the service that often comes to mind when considering tree care professionals. It involves the controlled process of cutting down a tree and safely bringing it to the ground.

We understand that opting to remove a tree might feel overwhelming. Often, clients question whether it’s feasible, especially if the tree is too large or too close to their property. In all such cases, we confidently offer a clear and simple solution.

Tree felling requires careful planning, appropriate equipment, and skilled execution to ensure safety and minimise environmental impact. This task is typically undertaken for various purposes, such as timber harvesting, hazard mitigation, land clearing, and urban development.

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Our Approach

Our process commences with a comprehensive assessment of the tree’s condition, size, location, and surrounding environment.

Our Tree Surgeons in Stockport develop a clear plan to determine the direction in which the tree should fall, ensuring the avoidance of obstacles and minimising risks to people, buildings, fences, and other structures. Safety measures are our top priority.

During tree felling, a series of well-placed cuts are made near the tree’s base. The notch cut is typically positioned on the side facing the intended falling direction, followed by the felling cut on the opposite side, slightly above the notch’s bottom. Once these cuts are executed, the tree leans and falls in the desired direction.


Our skilled and professionally trained chainsaw operators will use wedges and guiding ropes to control the tree’s fall, ensuring it lands precisely where intended.

The falling tree may require additional cuts to prevent it from getting caught in nearby trees or structures, a situation known as “hung up.”

Once the tree is on the ground, it is cut into manageable sections for processing or removal by our team.


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Tree Removal Advice

Inadequate experience and lack of proper training in tree care practices can result in serious tree damage or even pose risks to your property and the safety of those around you. It’s crucial to always seek professional advice and assistance.

Removing large trees is a specialized task that demands professional expertise and typically involves several steps:

  1. Assessment
  2. Safety Measures
  3. Tree Felling
  4. Sectioning
  5. Stump Removal
  6. Cleanup

The process may entail dismantling the tree section by section or, if space permits, removing it in its entirety using a crane.

When removing a tree, we can either leave the stump in place, or if needed, use our stump grinder machine and remove the leftover stump upon request.

Nick and his friendly team took down a selection of trees that were growing right up against our house. The whole process, from the initial site visit to the removal was very professional and we are delighted with the result. The team was respectful of our garden and they took great care to leave our garden very tidy.

Sir Kostya Novoselov
Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 2010

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10 years of Experience

Why Choose Us

We Recycle All of Our Waste

Wood chips and tree waste is converted into biofuels used for heating, and electricity generation as renewable fuel.

Highly Professional

Consistent professionalism, punctuality, and quality define our commitment to maintaining high standards in our work.

Fully Qualified team of experts

Our team is made up of Skilled, NPTC-certified tree surgeons who are trained and expertly qualified in their field.

Respectful and Tidy

Our team prioritises a tidy work environment, ensuring we respect the surroundings during our tasks.

Years of Experience

We have years of experience  working on different sites and settings with the confidence to complete all tasks.

Quality Control

We inspect tools for defects and conduct a thorough site sweep, ensuring nothing is damaged before completion.