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Birmingham Tree Surgery

We are a small tree surgery firm that has been operating successfully for 20+ years in and around the Birmingham area. All our staff are experienced and fully qualified.

We mainly undertake work at private and residential properties, providing a range of tree surgery and garden services. We pride ourselves in providing a professional and courteous service so that our clients are fully satisfied with all works undertaken.

Professional Tree Surgeon

Our tree services around Bearwood, Smethwick, Oldbury, Warley, Harborne, Quinton, Edgbaston and other areas of Birmingham are in high demand. We plan our work very carefully and always aim to meet our clients' requests, both in terms of budget and expectations.

We are experienced in all aspects of tree work, from tree felling, tree removal and pruning to grinding out tree stumps and reducing and trimming hedges.  We practice responsible re-cycling with all our tree service work. Where customers are unsure as to what the best solution to their tree problems might be, we can offer expert professional advice and guidance.

Quality Garden Services

We offer a top quality competitive garden landscaping and garden maintenance service. Experienced, dedicated and hard working, we ensure a friendly and reliable service to suit your needs.  We are passionate about gardening and have a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We believe reliability is the key to our success.

Our services include all aspects of gardening and garden maintenance, hedge trimming and grounds maintenance. Please feel free to call us for advice as well as a no obligation quote.

Our Arborist Services

As tree surgeons we are committed to helping local residents maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. As arborists we are specialists in the cultivation, planting and maintenance of trees and experts in diagnosing and treating tree and shrub problems.  With a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialist equipment, Lightwoods Tree Surgery provides a high standard of tree care and management services to domestic customers.

In case you need more information or just want to get some advice, please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0121 792 8206.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best tree pruning times?

The best time is in periods of low energy when the trees defence is at its highest (Summer/ Winter). The worst time to prune trees is during the high energy usage (Spring/ Autumn) or bud break and leaf drop.

What are my rights and neighbours' trees?

Pruning overhanging branches, even back to the boundary, is not an offence in law. Branches remain the property of the owner and must be offered back by the neighbour.

Do you do general garden maintenance?

Yes, as part of our garden services we provide a range of work geared to assisting you with the maintenance of your garden. This can include lawn cutting to pruning shrubs to trimming hedges. Call us for more information.

What are the High Hedges Regulations?

In 2005 the High Hedges Regs. came into force as part of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003.  Essentially the Regs. provide the Local Authority with the power to enforce an owner to lower the height of any row of evergreen trees dependent on their location with regards to the sun's path and a neighbour's position.

What are tree preservation orders?

Tree Preservation Orders or TPO's are put in place to protect specific trees from deliberate damage or destruction. If a tree has a TPO, permission is required from the local planning authority before any work can be undertaken. If a tree is dead, dying or dangerous then notification to the local planning authority with 5 days notice is required.

Can you help if I have an emergency?

We recently had a tree emergency in Harborne where a 50 foot willow tree had been struck by storm winds and crashed across a lawn and garden during the night. Lightwoods Tree Surgery was able to respond to the emergency the next morning and over two days managed to entirely cut and remove the damaged tree, much to the client's satisfaction.