Tree Surgeon Services

Oxleas Tree Care are professional tree surgeons in Greenwich, Dartford and surrounding areas of Kent and South East London. Your trees are a very important part of your property, whether it is your home or your office. That is why we offer a range of services to maintain the health of your trees.

The Greenwich and Dartford areas are well established areas and have many trees. Not all trees are welcome and you may need them reduced in size or removed altogether. We will make sure the whole process is done professionally and with the minimum impact on your property. We are fully trained, qualified and insured so you are in safe hands.

Take a look at our services in Greenwich, Dartford and the Kent areas.

Tree pruning

Oxleas Tree Care take pride in our pruning to ensure that your tree takes pride of place on your property. Your tree will be left looking natural and balanced.

Trees in urban or populated areas require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut, this can only be performed by a qualified arborists. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse; shorten the life of the tree.

We will advise you on the types of pruning that can improve the health of your tree, the safety of the tree for both people and property and of course, the visual beauty of your tree.

  • Crown Reduction: To reduce the overall crown of usually older trees, while keeping the trees natural shape. This technique is used to help the strength and stability of the tree and to increase the life of your tree.
  • Crown Thinning: This technique can be used on a stand alone basis or combined with a crown reduction. This opens the canopy by removing dead, weak or diseased branches. This helps prevent the tree acting as a 'sail' in high winds. Allowing the branches to move freely and reduce the branches rubbing to promote the well being of the tree.
  • Crown Lifting: To remove the lower branches that are causing obstruction to property, vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Pollarding: Only to be used as a last resort and on certain trees such as Limes or London Planes. This technique involves removing all the branches back to the trunk.

View our Tree Pruning Services pages.

Tree Removal

Complete tree removal may be necessary if the tree/trees are diseased, dying or dead. Removal may also be needed if the trees are causing subsidence to buildings or simply if a tree has been planted in an unsuitable area. If the tree needs to be removed from a home or business you can trust us to use the latest dismantling techniques to ensure the job is conducted safely and with the minimum disturbance to your garden or business premises. We are specialists in removing large trees situated aside buildings and small urban gardens.

We are also experienced site clearance specialists for the construction industry and property developers.

View our Tree Removal Services pages.

Tree Planting

Trees are good for people, wildlife and the environment.

Planting trees is an easy and effective way to create visual aesthetics to your property, provide shade in the Summer and wind protection in Winter and enhance privacy whilst adding value to your property. Since a tree is such a visible part of the landscape, care must be taken to ensure proper growth conditions are maintained.

We have access to a fully stocked nursery from small saplings to more established trees. We are happy to give free advice and recommendations on what tree to plant and where.

View our Tree Planting Services pages

Stump Grinding

Once a tree is felled, tree stumps can be an unsightly focal point. We provide a stump grinding service that is cost effective and allows trees to be replanted or the area can be paved or turfed. We have access to both a small grinder for properties with difficult access and a larger grinder for stumps of any size to be ground out quickly and efficiently.

View our Tree Stumping Grinding Services pages.

Hedge Trimming

Oxleas Tree Care can manage your hedges of any size. We are happy to trim small ornamental hedges, to large conifer hedges, while still taking the care to ensure the hedge is aesthetically pleasing.

We are happy to provide a ‘one off’ service to reduce the height and width of your hedge so that it can be easily maintained by the homeowner.  We can also provide a fixed price contracted service to keep your hedge managed cost effectively.

View our Hedge Trimming Services pages.


We work in partnership with a respected independent consultant that has many years of experience both as tree surgeon and consultant. The consultant is level 3 qualified and has 9 years combined experience in tree hazard assessment, tree subsidence issues, professional tree inspection and quantifiable tree risk assessment. Our consultant has £1m professional indemnity insurance.

Services they provide:

  • Preliminary tree inspections with a TPO application or Conservation Area.
  • Larger surveys, consultancy advice and site meetings.
  • Mortgage reports.
  • Tree mapping

Please call for more information and costings or view our Tree Conservation and TPO Services pages.

Firewood for Sale

All of the seasoned firewood we sell is from sustainable sources collected during our main industry of tree surgery. Using wood as fuel to heat our homes, heat water and to cook with is a natural way of recycling waste product from our industry.
Please call for the latest prices.

Delivery is free within the SE, DA & BR postcodes.

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