Experienced tree surgery in the West Midlands

Antony Charles Treescapes in partnership with other local, like-minded and equally qualified companies, can take on the smallest domestic jobs, right up to large local authority contracts, and anything in-between.
Our team will always aim to provide the correct tree services for your situation being mindful of the trees’ health and the impacts on the environment. So if you need immediate tree removal, or something a little more specific, give us a call today.

All aspects of tree work are covered including:

Tree Removal
Crown Raising
Crown Thinning
Stump Grinding


Crown thinning involves removing a number of secondary branches in such a way that it produces a well-balanced crown structure, the overall size and shape of the tree is mainly unaltered but results in improved light levels passing through the canopy, thus reducing shading. It reduces the ‘sail effect’ of the crown and also reduces the wind loading upon the limbs of the tree. The removal of weak, crossing or duplicated branches are all removed at the same time.


Crown lifting involves the removal of selective lower branches to raise the height of the canopy. This may be carried out to increase the clearance between the ground, buildings or other objects such as lights or to allow access below the tree for traffic or pedestrians. Can also improve light / appearance and balance of the tree.

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning is a way to assist the young tree to develop into a stronger and well-shaped tree.
The structure of the tree can be greatly improved by selective branch removal. This ensures strong branch attachments and a good balanced crown structure.


Pollarding is an old form of tree management and generally not used as a modern practice. It is not usually carried out unless a tree had previously been pollarded. Large wounds created during this process can initiate fatal decay especially in mature trees and should be avoided on ancient trees.


Crown reduction is the process of reducing the length of the branches, pruning back to a growth point further down the branch. When carried out over the whole tree the overall crown size is reduced. The maximum recommended reduction is normally 20% to 30% to help avoid stress to the tree. Reducing the tree can be used to control a tree’s size and the ‘sail affect’ reducing any effects of the wind. Once carried out the tree will have to be monitored with regular work carried out in years to come to keep the tree in a sound condition. Reductions are often used on trees with identified weaknesses or a tree species that are in the wrong location for its size, with this in mind removal and replanting of a more suitable species may be a better and more cost effective long term solution.


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