Tree Surgery in the West Lothian Area

West Lothian Tree Surgery - Tell us Your Surgery Needs

As Tree Surgeons, What Kind of Tree Surgery Can we Perform?

We perform many types of Open Field Surgery on our patients.

Pruning of some type is the most common method, whether it be

  • Crown Reduction,
  • Crown Thinning or
  • Some Crown Lifting.

We also provide Deadwood services, which are basically removing parts of the dead or diseased tree. You don't want other parts of the tree to be contaminated, so best remove this aspect before it does further harm.

Our guys are experts in Pruning and Tree Surgery and would be delighted to view your tree to discuss your needs.

We can provide advice if required, and it also gives us a chance to see what's needed should you require a quotation to do the work.

Contact us now to discuss how tree surgery may help your tree or trees.

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    Need more information on the Best Types of Tree Pruning? 

    We normally use a pruning saw to trim and shape the tree, tree pruning tools and a petrol chainsaw for removal of the larger branches. 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 this would be a requirement.

    Crown Lifting

    Suppose you feel that your tree's lower reaches are encroaching on footpaths, roads, or overhead lines. Or you believe that you, your property or garden area need more light, then Crown Lifting is for you. Removal of some of the lower branches would help alleviate these issues. 

    It must be kept in mind that a full examination should be accomplished before potentially affecting the tree's structure. Older, fully grown trees should seldom be raised.

    Similarly, care needs to be taken when bigger branches are eliminated. This can impact the balance, wellness, as well as look of the tree.

    Thinning of the Crown

    Crown thinning the canopy of a tree is the recognised technique to boost its wellness and visual appeal.

    The benefits of crown thinning include:

    • Enhanced light to your property and garden
    • Enable better wind flow to move through the cover (less resistance)
    • Lightening the tree.

    There are circumstances where crown thinning is not recommended. If the tree has root concerns, for example, we would look into a crown decrease.

    Crown Reduction

    For forming and crown reduction, specific techniques are used when the tree requires the spread or height to decrease. We utilize careful trimming methods that are determined by the species of the tree.

    Minimizing the tree's size and weight makes the tree more robust and more resilient in adverse climate conditions.

    At West Lothian Tree Surgeons, we will advise on the best possible means to minimize or shape the crown, which will meet your needs and the tree's health and wellness needs.


    Dead wooding is vital in any tree to remove the risk of a possible injury to somebody or prospective damages to the home. It is also essential for the tree's health. We focus on dead, broken, or infected branches, structurally weak, and even decayed limbs.

    If you have any questions about anything above, please contact us to discuss.

    Tree Surgery performed by West Lothian Tree Servicing

    Common Questions we get Here at West Lothian Tree Surgeons

    What is Tree Surgery?

    A: Tree Surgery is the process of maintaining and prolonging a trees health where possible.

    If it is not possible to save the tree then the surgeon will advise on the best and safest process to remove the tree safely.

    How much does a tree surgeon charge?

    A: Tree Surgeons can be anywhere between £400 and £600 a day dependent on materials and tools required to do the job professionally. 

    How dangerous is tree surgery?

    A: The number of tree surgeons injured or killed is surprisingly high. As soon as you work above a certain height the risk increases. Adding to this, using dangerous machinery and an unyielding tree, then unfortunately things can and do happen. 

    Why is tree removal so expensive?

    A: There is a lot of training, insurances, risk, manpower, machinery and material required in most instances so it's no surprise that sometimes tree removal can cost more than a customer expects.

    Our professional and friendly team is waiting to hear from you.