Woodland Thinning

Woodland thinning in Aberdeenshire & Moray

Woodland Thinning

Woodland thinning is an important part of woodland management. Thinning your woodland stand helps the retained trees grow thicker and faster, increasing their value as timber or wood fuel. Thinning your woodland can also increase its ecological value by allowing more light to the woodland floor.

Epic Tree Care carries out woodland thinning in Moray, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire. Our team of experienced qualified contractors can thin your woodland to the required density. We have a variety of machinery that can be used to extract thinnings. Extracted thinnings can then be sold for processing into firewood or biomass. Sustainable, locally produced wood fuel is an important source of energy and employment in northeast Scotland.

Woodland Thinning in Aberdeenshire & Moray
Contact our qualified tree surgeons today for more information on pruning services or to arrange a free quote.

The Benefits of Our Woodland Thinning Service

There is a variety of reasons that local landowners choose to use our woodland thinning service in Northeast Scotland, rather than approaching another service provider that operates in this part of the country.


  • Reliability – We have completed dozens of woodland thinning projects in recent years, all of which have been a complete success. If you want to partner with a team that prides itself on offering a consistently high standard of service and that will always be there when you need it, Epic Tree Care is the right company for you.
  • Equipment – We have all the necessary equipment to carry out thinning activities in both urban and remote locations. We will be able to extract all thinnings after the work has been completed, leaving your woodland ready to thrive in the future.
  • Personnel – Every member of our team is a fully trained, highly skilled professional, with years of forestry experience. Having worked on many local projects in the past, we are aware of the unique challenges this area has to offer and we’re happy to be able to offer woodland thinning services that meet all the needs of local landowners.
  • Professional Attitude – We approach every job with a completely professional attitude, which helps to ensure that we’re able to perform to the best of our abilities at all times. If you would like to work with arboricultural experts who take real pride in the work they perform, you need to call Epic Tree Care.


These are all very good reasons to choose Epic Tree Care but why should you consider woodland thinning in the first place?


The Advantages of Woodland Thinning

The main reason for thinning woodland areas is to improve the health of tree stock as a whole and to encourage robust future growth. These aims can be achieved through woodland thinning thanks to the following advantages it has to offer:


  • Less Competition for Daily Essentials – With fewer specimens in the same area, competition for nutrients, sun and water will be less intense, offering smaller and less vigorous trees the chance to establish themselves. The health of your woodland as a whole should improve as the best balance between trees and their surroundings is found.
  • Reduced Risk of Disease – More space in between individual specimens makes it harder for diseases to spread among the local tree population.
  • Fewer Pests – Less crowded conditions are also less hospitable to many of the pests that can plague woodland areas in this part of the country when given the chance.
  • Better Conditions for Wildlife to Flourish – By thinning out your trees to a point where more sunlight is able to reach the ground, you can encourage smaller vegetation to grow and, in turn, provide an environment for small mammals and other wildlife to flourish.

To discuss our service with one of our experts, please feel free to contact us at your convenience, either by phone or by email.


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Jo Baker
Jo Baker
Beautiful job of trimming our trees, punctual, good communication, tidy workers. Would fully recommend.
eric lackford
eric lackford
Excellent in every aspect. Really careful and professional in attitude to work and safety. Did a wonderful job, cleaned up beautifully, not a trace left. Highly recommended.
Graham McArthur
Graham McArthur
Outstanding service, they removed a large ugly tree/bush from my front garden when we were out, returned home and you wouldn't even know they'd been there, clean, tidy and very efficient!!!! Also very reasonable price.
William Ramsay
William Ramsay
First class service from start to finish Highly recommend them
Jack B.
Jack B.
Fantastic people to work with
Gareth Matthews
Gareth Matthews
Cut down very overgrown Leylandii hedge to half height and chipped all offcuts. Well priced, excellent communication, really careful, neat and efficient. Very pleased with their work. Highly recommend.
Great service. The team was very professional, performed the work safely with a very good final result and leaving the site spotless. I highly recommend Epic Tree Services.
Jolanta Switon
Jolanta Switon
Recommendable company. Professionalism and setting very good.
Neil Booth
Neil Booth
I needed a 5 yearly pruning of my extensive trees and removal of 1 fir and 2 dead beech. I contacted Arborist Direct and they put me in touch with Epic Tree Care their agent for Aberdeenshire. Elaine came to view the trees and given her advice which was very helpful. The quote was a little higher than expected but the tree work was carried out excellently on the dates advised. The team leader George was very customer facing and helpful. The results were well worth the cost. A very professional service. I will use Epic again. If elsewhere in Scotland I will certainly contact Arborist Direct to see who their local agent is.
Robert Teasdale
Robert Teasdale
Amazing service! Called out with a huge soruce about to fall on our house after storm Otto, two fabulous tree surgeons came within one hour of call out. Working into the dark to save our house from destruction. Cannot tha k them enough.

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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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