Hedge Reduction

Hedge Reduction in Moray and Aberdeenshire

Hedge Reduction Services

Hedge reduction services can greatly impact health and character. Pruning and hedge trimming carried out correctly can prevent and manage dieback or dead patches. Encouraging density of growth and slow the creeping in size. Realistically most informal hedges are trimmed once a year. However this is often not sufficient to fully maintain hedges sizes. To keep them at a standstill a formal hedge can be trimmed 2 or even 3 times a year. Yet this is not always possible or financially practical, even once a year is not always managed. Which can lead to them getting out of control and in need of removal. Like all hedge and tree removal, this can be time consuming and more costly than annual maintenance.

Some species can be heavily reduced back to desired sizes and will recover, others with the same treatment will be permanently damaged and never look like a hedge again. Having a full working knowledge of the species you are dealing with can have a huge impact on how you manage your hedges. Epic Tree Care our experienced tree surgeons in Aberdeenshire and Moray can help with determining when a hedge is salvageable. Or if it’s a lost cause and therefore hedge removal is necessary.

When hedges can be recovered by a hedge reduction, it is important to get the dimensions right for your long-term management. Epic Tree Care work hard to make sure all our customers are provided with the best tree advice in Moray and Aberdeenshire. Supporting you in making an informed decision that ensures your hedge and garden flourish.


Hedge Reduction Moray

Significant reductions are limited by bird nesting season. Due to the density of growth and excellent cover of hedge, it’s prime nesting space. Meaning we usually arrange to complete these works out with this time. If necessary and the hedge cannot wait, we would ensure a full nest inspection is carried out. Before, and during removal to ensure no nesting birds are disturbed by these hedge reduction activities.

Any hedge pruning work has seasons which suit your hedges species better than others. So this will also be considered by our tree surgeons in Moray and Aberdeenshire when any arrangements are made. Ensuring your hedge is given every opportunity to flourish in the long-term. Hedges are a valuable ecosystem and fantastic feature of you garden, we work hard to ensure they stay that way for a long time to come. That’s why our practical tree advice can be valuable in preventing the unnecessary removal of trees and hedges. While sustaining long-term health for all to enjoy.

Hedge Reduction Moray

Hedge Reduction Aberdeenshire

When it comes to hedge reductions, hedge trimming, and tree works we have the same excellent standard of clean-up. We work hard to make sure that the space looks as good, if not better than we found it.

Hedge work may not seem the highest risk activity on the planet. But when performing Hedge reductions, we can be working at heights, with power tools. So it is always relaxing to know that we are fully insured and qualified.

Epic Tree Care Ltd holds Public Liability Insurance to £10 million, employee liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance. All staff are fully qualified and experienced. Copies of NPTC City and Guilds Certificates, and Insurance Documentation available, as is our Waste Carriers licence from the Qualifications and certifications section of the website.

Our work standards and staff are consistent, safe, conscientious and careful. Part of that ethos involves ensuring no liability falls on the homeowner, at any time for any hedge services we carryout on your behalf.

Contact our qualified Arborists today for more information or to arrange a free quote.


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Trevor Bower
Trevor Bower
I needed to thin an overcrowded small copse at the bottom of my garden. I am so glad I chose Epic Tree Care, as right from the beginning with the visit from Elaine to advise what the best solution would be, to the work being carried out by Jason and his team everything was excellent. The friendly men on site worked professionally and efficiently and with care to avoid any unnecessary damage to remaining trees and fences. They left the site clean and tidy, overall a pleasant experience. I would strongly recommend this company.
Gale Solomon
Gale Solomon
Great service with good tidy up, helpful and friendly
Rosemary Carroll
Rosemary Carroll
I recently bought a new home that had very tall, very unkempt hedges and a few rotten and self-seeded trees. Clive and Elaine's team were amazing from start to finish. Elaine came out to assess the job first and I told her my budget. She worked with it to get the maximum amount of work from it, and gave a timescale for the job to be completed by. The team appeared on time at the job and were polite, happy and very informative. They went over the job list to make sure I was happy. Then they got to work. Everything was done to an incredibly high standard. The equipment itself was very impressive. The professionalism of the team was really lovely to see. They even paused at regular intervals to tidy up around them! After they were finished, apart from a couple of pieces of twig that the wind caught, there was no evidence of them having been there! Three trees, one huge laurel type hedge cut back and a whopper of an evergreen hedge completely removed, roots and all, and all done in one day... An absolutely brilliant team. I won't need you again probably, but if I did I wouldn't hesitate to call, and I'll happily recommend you all day long. A trusted and reliable team and a truly epic service, thank you guys!
Debra Whelband
Debra Whelband
This company is to be commended! They have all the necessary equipment to make the project as seamless as possible, not to mention the safety gear provided to the staff. Jason was calm, polite and very approachable. Nothing was a problem. They removed a mature Sycamore in poor condition to a habitat stump for the birds and a Crown raise and sympathetic thin of mature Elm tree, which now looks amazing. I enquired about keeping the chippings from this tree and Jason advised to keep it if I had a place to spread it as hard wood timber makes great mulch. Be aware you need to leave it for 12 months if you want to used it around flowers/plants etc. They worked seamlessly and left the place immaculate. Considering the amount of shrubbery this was no mean feat. The costing was very reasonable and to my mind money well spent. Your business model is great!
Lisa Rose
Lisa Rose
Very efficient and professional service,excellent communication and friendly staff. Would highly recommend Epic Tree care.
Alistair Law
Alistair Law
excellent advice delivered by a very nice and pleasant and knowledgeable young girl
Julia Wright
Julia Wright
Epic Tree Care have pollarded our big sycamore. They have done an excellent job, very quick and so careful of the surroundings that nothing in the garden was damaged despite the tree being surrounded by borders, sheds and garages. Thank you, guys and thank you, Elaine for the excellent customer service, it has been a good experience from the beginning to the end.
Lee Halsall
Lee Halsall
Efficient , professional and affordable . They have the right equipment to carry out any felling and trimming leaving hardly a trace that they’ve been .
A Webster
A Webster
Big thanks to Epic Tree Care for their exceptional service in removing a tree and stump from my garden. Their professionalism, efficiency, and tidy work were top-notch. Highly recommend their skilled team for anyone in need of tree services!
Rhona Watson
Rhona Watson
Carefully assessed the work to be done and promptly quoted. Agreed dates for the work to be done and came when they said. Carried out the work exactly as agreed. Team was organised and hard working. Tidied up well once the work was completed. I was particularly impressed with the stump removal and the care taken to make sure I was happy with the finished shape of the trimmed trees. Cost seemed high until I saw how many workers were in the team, what work was actually involved, how much wood had to be disposed of and the amount of equipment involved. I was completely satisfied with the work done and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

We operate with £5 million Public Liability Insurance and £10 million Employers Liability Insurance.

Professional Tree Inspection Lantra Professional Tree Inspection
Lifting Equipment City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment
Woodchipper Lantra Woodchippers
Stumpgrinder Lantra Stumpgrinders
Chainsaw City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
Chainsaw City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Ground Based Chainsaw Operator
Chainsaw (200-380mm) City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Felling Small Trees up to 380mm
Chainsaw (over 380) City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm
Windblow City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw
Assisted Fell City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Assisted Fell Operations
Working at Height
Rescue City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
Chainsaw City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness
Chainsaw City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Aerial Tree Pruning
Chainsaw City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques
Rigging City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Aerial Tree Rigging
Utilities Utility Arboriculture City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Utility Arboriculture Basic Electrical Knowledge
Chokerman – Skyline City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Chokerman
Base Skidder City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Base Machine with Skidder
Forwarder City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Base Machine with Forwarder
Mulcher City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Flail/Mulcher
Felling City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Forest Machine Operations – Felling
First Aid First Aid Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry
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