West Lothian Tree Surgeons, for all your Hedging Needs
West Lothian Tree Surgeons don't just play with trees. We offer hedge cutting, hedge removal, and hedge maintenance as part of our range of services. We contract to both private and commercial customers.
Whether you are looking for a one-off or regular maintenance offering, we can help.
Whatever service you request, you can be assured that our professional tree surgeons will take proper care of your boundary.
A healthy and well-trimmed hedge via our hedge cutting service can provide the perfect and beautiful framing to your property, whether it be a private home or a commercial property.
If you are looking for the best service with great value for money in West Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, and the Falkirk area, give us a call now.
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Make Your Boundary a Thing of Beauty by Hedge Trimming
Hedging can come in many shapes and sizes. Fast, slow-growing, evergreen, seasonal, some hardy, some not so hardy.
There are too many types to detail here, but the most common ones are
- Leylandii Conifer - The most common. Fast-growing, evergreen, and hardy. Various types available
- Laurel - Fastest growing non-conifer type, evergreen, and very hardy. Various types available
- Brabant - Fast growing conifer, evergreen, very hardy. Various types available
- Thuja Emerald - Cone-shaped, slower growing, an evergreen that needs less maintenance, hardy
- Red Robin - As its name suggests. Not green. Fast-growing, hardy, and evergreen. Even though it's red
- Box Hedging - Low maintenance, slow-growing, and not as hardy as most
- Native Hedging Plants - Many types available. Deciduous (not evergreen, apart from Holly)
Some of the hedges above can grow to 80 feet high. This may suit some people, but most people trim their hedging to an acceptable height that gives privacy, shelter, and beauty. When maintained correctly, your hedge will remain robust, vibrant, and healthy and will look good all year round. Hedge Cutting and Pruning also assists in regards to health. Removing dead branches helps stop an infestation. Branches that protrude to public areas could also be a danger to the public.
We generally use a hedge cutter to trim and shape the hedge and a petrol chainsaw for removal. However, in some instances, there are occasions when noise is a mitigating factor and we can, if requested, use an electric chainsaw. Please let us know if you think this would be a requirement.
The frequency of trimming and maintenance depends on the season and the type of hedging. If you cut the hedge when the plant is susceptible to bad weather, you could lose the plant altogether. We also have to take care not to disturb any nesting birds.
We do our very best to maintain and protect the trees and bushes as they are so critical to the environment. Removal to us is always a last resort. However, when we do have to remove trees or hedging then we always plant two trees for every tree/hedge removed to ease our consciences.
If you would like to know where we plant or even better would like to assist in our next planting then please let us know.
For advice and a quotation, call West Lothian Tree Surgeons now.
Common Questions for our Tree Surgeons around Hedge Trimming in West Lothian
When should you trim a hedge?
A: This depends on the type of hedge. Each type should be researched before trimming but in the main before and after summer is the recommended timing.
What is the proper way to trim hedges?
A: This depends on the length, height, type of hedge, whether cuttings are to be removed etc. It's best that we view and provide a quotation as it's difficult to tell over the phone.
Is it OK to cut hedges now?
A: As above we like to avoid summer for two reasons, one the hedges generally bud in the summer and you'd be cutting off growth. The second main reason is that birds generally nest in the summer and it is not legal to cut/trim if it affects wildlife.