Hornbeam reduction in Wythenshawe, Manchester

The brief: Hornbeam reduction

Our client loved this mature Hornbeam. However, in recent years it had become overgrown and dense.

Sadly, it was blocking out a lot of the light into his garden. Branches were threatening his guttering and there was little clearance under the tree. 

With that in mind, our brief was to: 

  • Lift the crown by 1.5mts
  • To reduce the crown by 1.5 to 2mts
  • To thin the tree by 15-20%.

When the client contacted us, he wasn’t sure whether there was a Tree Preservation Order on his tree.

Before scheduling in the work, we contacted the planning department at Manchester City Council to check.

Within 24 hours, Manchester City Council confirmed that no Tree Preservation Orders were present.

Reducing this hornbeam was a really fun job. It was a beautiful tree to climb with lots of lateral limbs. As a climber, we love jobs like this. 

Pruning jobs are the artistic side of tree surgery. We love trees, and we help owners and trees live happily side by side for years to come. 

Move the slider below to see the result of our Hornbeam reduction.

Before After Before shot of a mature Hornbeam in WythenshaweAfter shot of a reduction of a mature hornmbeam in Wythenshawe

If you’d like to find out whether you need permission to either remove or prune a tree on your property, get in touch with us today.

We can confirm if you live in a conservation area and assess whether there are any Tree Preservation Orders present.

We work closely with all the councils across Greater Manchester and can often find out in less than 24 hrs.

If planning is required we can apply for permission for you. Once the application is complete, permission is granted within 6 weeks.


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If you'd like a tree pruning or removing call Leo on 07853 883411

Lime Tree Removal – Withington, Manchester

At Woodfelder Tree Care our tree surgeons love a good challenge. On Mauldeth Road West in Withington we had a large Lime tree to remove. 3 telephone wires were running either side of the tree and there was a busy footpath to deal with.

No problem – plenty of cones, road signage and some quality rigging. 

Fortunately the sun was out and we had a great time lowering this large Lime tree to the ground. 

The client wanted to remove the tree because it was very close the front of the house. The tree had lots of deadwood and it was taking up all of the light in the front garden. 

The lime tree was growing out of the boundary hedge, so we removed the tree down to hedge height to ensure there wasn’t an unsightly hole left in the hedge. 

We also removed a dividing privet hedge as the client wanted to replace it with a new wooden fence. 

Before removing this tree we liaised with the Local Planning Authority to check that it wasn’t subject to a Tree Preservation Order. We do this for every tree we work on. 

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Need a tree removing or pruning? Call Leo on 07853 883411

Oak reduction in Bowdon, Trafford

The humble Oak tree holds a special place in English history and culture, and for us as tree surgeons, they are always a privilege to work on.

According to the Woodland Trust “the English Oak supports more life than any other native tree species; even it’s fallen leaves support biodiveristy”. 

This week we were fortunate enough to work on a beatiful Oak tree in Bowdon, Manchester. 

The brief was to reduce the canopy by approximately 1.5 to 2mts, and to thin it out to increase light to the garden. 

We also removed any dead wood and lifted a few lower branches that were creeping into the neigbour’s garden.

Drag the slider below to view the before and after shot.


Before After Bowdon Oak tree - Before shotBowdon Oak tree - After shot

If you’d like a quote for tree pruning, removals or hedge cutting, call Leo on 07853 883411

Birch reduction in Levenshulme, Manchester

At Woodfelder Tree Care we love a good reduction.  Recently, we were asked by our client Mark to reduce his Birch tree.

Over the last few years Mark’s tree had become leggy and overgrown. In the past Mark had looked after the tree himself, but it had now got a bit too much for him. We were more than happy to oblige. 

Here’s a before and after shot of the tree.


Mark’s brief was to bring it below the telephone line and to give it a good overall shape. 

Mark was really happy with the tree and we even got a nice blue sky for the final after shot.

If you’d like a quote for tree pruning, a removal or hedge cutting, get in touch with Leo on 07853 883411.

What areas do our tree surgeons cover?

Woodfelder Tree Care

Woodfelder Tree Care are based in Levenshulme, but don’t worry, we’re happy to travel around. Our tree surgeons cover Manchester and some areas of Cheshire. 

If you have a tree that needs some attention, a tree to be removed or a hedge that wants a little TLC, get in touch with Leo on 07853 883411. 

Below we’ve put together a list of some of the areas that we cover. Click on the link and you’ll find a Wiki link with some info about your area.

Did you know the first mention of Fallowfield is in a deed of 1317 as Fallafeld?

Or, that The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was formed in Didsbury in 1889? 

Branch clearance at Poplar Avenue

The overhanging branches of this self-seeded Ash were preventing the sale of this property.

All the branches hanging over the extension and lean-to were removed, and the wood was processed into firewood for the client.

The before and after shots show the difference a tree surgeon can make to your property. If you’d like to let more light into your garden, get in touch on 07853 883411.


Here’s why we only use Aspen Fuel

At Woodfelder Tree Care, everything we do is powered by petrol, blood, sweat and tears. Fortunately, the blood, sweat and tears are all carbon neutral. Petrol, on the other hand…

A lot of tree surgeons use regular petrol and add 2-Stroke oil. Sadly, this mixture contains harmful substances such as benzene, olefins and aromatics. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the impact of these environmental pollutants

  • Benzene:
    Benzene is a carcinogenic chemical linked with causing leukaemia. It is the substance in petrol and exhaust emissions which is most dangerous to health. Benzene accumulates in living organisms.
  • Aromatics:
    Aromatics can cause chronic nerve damage, fatigue and nausea. They contribute to ground-level ozone. Aromatics accumulate in living organisms.
  • Olefins:
    Olefins eact in the body and form substances that cause cancer. Olefins are highly reactive and contribute to high levels of ground-level ozone.
  • Ground-level ozone:
    Ground-level ozone is a very aggressive and toxic gas, which leads to reduced lung function, coughing, chest pain and difficulty breathing.

Aspen Alkylate Petrol contains virtually none of these harmful substances and is therefore up to 99% cleaner than regular petrol when comparing the level of hazardous hydrocarbons.

Using Aspen Fuel is better for the environment and for our staff. It costs a little more, but it’s totally worth it, to safeguard the environment and our team.

Aspen Fuel - Better for tree surgeons, better for the environment.