Tree Surgeon Edinburgh
We have been providing expert tree care in Edinburgh for 15 years
Working right across Scotlands Capital city of Edinburgh the work of our arborists has enhanced some stunning locations in this World Heritage Site. Many of the trees our tree surgeons have worked on are part of Edinburgh’s iconic streetscape. We have worked on trees in Edinburgh’s old town at Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, and The Grassmarket. In the New Town we have pruned trees in Princes Street Gardens, Regent Gardens, St Andrew Square, Belgrave Crescent, Grosvenor Crescent and at numerous locations along the Water Of Leith. Our skilled tree surgeons are proud to have been maintaining the beauty of the Edinburgh trees since 2003. Some of the trees we have worked on are eye catching land marks such as the Wheatley Elms at Drummond Community High School at the bottom of Broughton Street. Or the Elm trees we have pruned in Holyrood Park.
In Edinburghs suburbs we have planted and maintained trees in The Meadows, and pruned many privately owned trees in areas such as Marchmont, Morningside, Colinton, and Barnton. We have safely removed large trees from some particularly awkward locations such as overhanging the Lines at Waverley Station and on the top of Carlton Hill.
We have performed our tree services for many prestigious Edinburgh clients, including Quartermile, NHS lothian, The Church of Scotland, and numerous city Schools. We are also the number one framework contractor for City of Edinburgh Council. Our highly qualified tree surgeons use the latest equipment to provide the best tree care available in the Midlothian area.
TD Tree & Land Services have been vetted by the Arboricultural Association and granted Approved Contractor status. We are members of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.
Case Study 1: Elm Tree, Liberton Primary School.
TD Tree & Land Services are the Main Tree Surgeon Framework Contractor for City of Edinburgh Council, we were asked by the Council to remove a diseased Elm tree from the school grounds. The tree was infected with the fungus Kretschmaria deusta, as there was no room to fell the tree we dismantled the tree piece by piece, sections over the school grounds were allowed to free fall while those hanging over the fence were lowered on ropes and a capstan.
The tree was extremely large for a city tree, being over 90 feet high and contained a huge amount of timber, it took a team of 4 tree surgeons 3 days to complete the job. Two climbers worked the tree simultaneously while two men on the ground stacked the brash ready for chipping. The wood chip was taken off site where is was re-used as wood fuel and mulch, the timber was removed with our Valtra tractor with its roof mounted crane and extracted from the site.
Case Study 2: Ferry Road Dead Tree.
We were contacted by one of the residents of West Winnelstrae, just off Ferry Road, Edinburgh. They had been served a notice from the City of Edinburgh Council requiring them to remove a large dead tree overhanging the junction between ferry road and East Fettes Avenue. They obtained quotes from three different tree surgeons in edinburgh and chose TD Tree and Land Services as the best value option. The tree was infected with Dutch Elm Disease and as well as being a safety risk the tree was a likely breeding ground for the Scolytus beetles which spread the Disease. Our tree surgeons contacted Edinburgh Council and arranged a lane closure and diversion to allow us to safely remove the tree. The tree work was carried out on a Sunday to minimise disruption on Ferry Road which is one of the main routes into Edinburgh.
We used a large crane to take the tree down as quickly as possible, this meant that the whole job was completed in just one day, minimising disruption to traffic on Ferry Road.