Tree Removal Aberdeenshire

Tree Removal in and around Moray and Aberdeenshire

Tree Removal Aberdeenshire

Unfortunately there will always be trees growing in inappropriate locations. So tree removal services can often be required. Even if they start a sensible size for the area, they can outgrow spaces quickly. Sometimes in very destructive ways.

Often there will be trees which self-seed in the crevices of a wall, guttering, close to building foundations, we even see them in chimneys. While we can try very hard to limit the damage of an unfortunately placed tree through pruning and management. Sometimes there really isn’t anything else that can solve the problem except its complete removal.

At Epic Tree Care we have invested in a lot of highly specialised machinery. Tailored to help make the removal process as safe, clean and efficient as possible. Operated by our experienced and knowledgeable tree surgeon Aberdeenshire and Moray.

We have our own Grapplesaw mounted lifting system, allowing us to reach over an obstruction or building in awkward spots. Automatically cutting off a large piece, and lowering it to a safe drop zone for processing. No people in harms way, very low hazard and very low mess.

Our Merlo 40.30 telehandler with attached GMS Grapplesaw makes light work of even the most complex tree removals.

If the location doesn’t work for the big machinery, we also have smaller lifting aids like a minloader and arb cart, to keep the heavy lifting minimised still. Our guys are very experienced and our climbers are used to working with, and without kit. Giving them the experience to tackle any tree confidently.

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Tree Removal in Small Spaces

If the location doesn’t work for the big machinery, we also have smaller lifting aids like a minloader and arb cart, to keep the heavy lifting minimised still. Our guys are very experienced and our climbers are used to working with, and without kit. Giving them the experience to tackle any tree confidently.

One of the aims for the business, was to do this in a way that is non-harmful for the staff that work with us. There is very little manual timber handling. Although historically tree work was terrible for many tree surgeons physically, due to moving timber, wearing good people’s bodies very early! However with our machinery doing the lifting, we can keep our staff working safely and in good health much longer. No wincing as you watch them lift logs!

Tree Removal Machinery

Storm damage was previously quite rare but 2021-2022 gave us a vast amount of experience in removing trees in Aberdeenshire and Moray from residential and commercial buildings. As well as windblown trees and trees hanging over a variety of obstacles. Epic Tree Care have an advantage in many ways with the large machinery we utilise. Enabling us to complete dangerous tree removals faster, more efficiently and safer than many other tree surgeons could manage.

Whatever the reason. If you feel your tree is not where it is meant to be, we can assist in removing it. With our tree removal services in Aberdeenshire, a member of our team will attend to provide a zero obligation consultation, provide a free quote advising on the best course of action. For tree advice Aberdeenshire be sure to contact us and our friendly team will be happy to help.

Prior to commencement of works we will check if your tree is within a conservation area or protected by a TPO, or perhaps needing a felling license. Our qualified arborists will assist in liaising with the council or Forestry Scotland, and make sure all necessary permissions are in place prior to any works being completed.

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Removing Trees Safely in Moray

Based in Keith, Moray, our tree removal specialists will make all arrangements. Ensuring any trees removed are done so safely and without damaging the surroundings.

Tree Removal Methods and Planning Arrangements

There are a huge array of different methods used in tree removal. The method involved is primarily based on the surroundings of the tree, condition and species.

  • One of our highly skilled and qualified forestry team fells the tree in a controlled manner. Often winch assisted for additional safety.
  • Climbers may go into the crown of the tree, to dismantle. Lowering sections individually usually, avoiding objects or structures.
  • For a unusually large, health compromised trees, awkward space, or high volume of removals it may require the Merlo. With its grapplesaw for automated removals for additional safety or efficiency.
  • If even the Merlo isn’t going to cut it due to the location, we can also use Crane Dismantles.
  • If your site is on a busy roadside, we may need traffic management.
  • Power shutdowns may be required if the works are in close proximity to power lines.
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Tree Removal Services

Whatever the situation, our expert team of tree surgeons in Moray and Aberdeenshire have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having worked in the industry providing safe and professional tree removal for a great many years. Our skilled team can ensure that your removal is carried out to our high standards, while most importantly, safely!

For large areas of small, self sown, saplings or brash you need cleared we also have qualified sprayers. Assisting in spraying areas with chemicals where required. Killing small trees and bushes cheaply, quickly and effectively.

For lively species like willow or poplar, we usually recommend administering Ecoplugs. A safe, clean way of ensuring there is no regrowth, without having to fully remove the stump. We can do this at the time for you, maximising the effect of the treatment. While saving you time and effort in the long term.

Epic Tree Care also offer tree stump removal. Contact us to arrange a site visit and for tree advice in Moray and Aberdeenshire.

Contact our qualified arborists today for more information on tree removal services 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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