Hedge Cutting in Orpington, Kent, London and the South of England
Domestic or commercial, Marchant Tree Care can offer a hedge cutting service, which you can book in advance, for the upcoming season. We welcome enquiries for small and large-scale work, and for all native hedge species. We offer detailed cutting and trimming, alongside practical advice, to deliver you a service our customers and clients can rely on.
Located in Sevenoaks, Marchant Tree Care can provide hedge cutting services in nearby Orpington, and in all surrounding Kent, London and South of England areas.
Please contact us on 07585 447172 to make a booking.
We use trained and accredited arborists to prune, trim and cut hedges for everybody, from private homeowners to businesses, and on a contract basis for schools and local authorities. Services include work on smaller shrubs and hedges. we are particularly adept in bringing overgrown hedges back into control to make movement around your home or business easier.
If maintenance is too difficult, if you have urgent hedge cutting needs, or if you want to remove a hedge completely, we can help. We also plant and replant hedges to give property owners in Sevenoaks, Orpington and the surrounding areas a more versatile range of solutions, tailored to their needs.
Because we understand that busy lifestyles, not owning the correct tools and physical limitations can all impact maintenance, Marchant Tree Care helps with the following:
- Hedge Cutting and Shaping
- Formative Pruning
- Trimming and Thinning
- Deadwood Removal
- Removal and Replanting
Hedge Cutting and Maintenance at Scheduled Intervals
For most species, we recommend hedge cutting on a biannual basis (twice yearly) to keep them maintained and in a condition that helps them to benefit from continuous care. Should you have hedges in difficult-to-reach areas, this won’t be a problem. Our personnel have access to specialist tools and equipment, and the training required to use them safely.
We can visit properties in Sevenoaks and Orpington, and across Kent, London and Southern England, to provide a hedge cutting and maintenance service for all species:
Beech – Box – Cedar – Conifer – Deciduous – Evergreens – Hornbeam – Leylandii – Low-Growing – Privet – Willow – Yew
A Word on Native Bird Species
Regulations exist for mature hedgerows to make sure hedge cutting causes no harm to native bird species or their nests. This is why we only undertake some types of cutting and trimming seasonally, usually before March and after August. The time between March and August is the main breeding season for many bird species. The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) makes it an offence to damage, destroy or remove a nest.
It also forbids taking, injuring and killing adult birds or chicks, and intentionally taking or destroying eggs.
If you suspect nesting birds at any property in Sevenoaks, Orpington or the surrounding areas during our main hedge cutting season, please let us know. We’ll carry out a full inspection of your hedges, and we will advise you on what the next course of safe and ethical action should be.
Responsibility for Hedge Cutting
The size and the condition of hedges can often cause disagreements between neighbours. If a boundary hedge forms the perimeter of two or more properties, it is the joint responsibility of all neighbours to keep that hedge maintained. All persons must agree on major hedge work, such as laying, removal or coppicing. We even recommend reaching a joint consensus on hedge cutting and trimming work.
If a neighbour’s hedge encroaches onto your property, you only have the right to cut anything that crosses the boundary line. Your neighbour must ask your permission if they, or a service provider, needs to cut any part of the hedge on your property.
We remind our Sevenoaks and Orpington customers that any hedge cutting work agreed between property owners, which impacts the welfare of birds, nests or eggs, still breaches the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).