Woodvale Tree Care Ltd

Stump Grinding, Hedge Cutting and Tree Removals in Esher | Our Environmental Policy

At Woodvale Tree Care Ltd, every member of our experienced team of tree surgeons is committed to the conservation and protection of the natural environment. Based in Walton-on-Thames, whatever tree surgery task we undertake throughout the Esher area, including stump grinding, tree removals and hedge cutting, we always aim to minimise the environmental impact of our actions, wherever possible.


As a reliable tree surgery company, we endeavour to promote and exercise sustainability. From the equipment we use to our recycling efforts, we demonstrate daily a passion for reducing our carbon footprint, protecting local wildlife and preserving the environment.


Whether carrying out hedge cutting, tree removals or stump grinding in the Esher area, our dedicated tree surgeons comply with the following guidelines:


  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Amended 2004)
  • Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985
  • The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • The Environment Act 1995
  • The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999
  • The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (2002)
  • Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005


To reduce our carbon footprint, our tree surgeons also use environmentally friendly tools, utilising biodiesels, biodegradable oils for chainsaws and low-emission power tools to limit pollution.


Tree Removals


Although we would prefer to undertake tree felling only as a last resort, Woodvale Tree Care Ltd recognises that sometimes tree removals in Esher are necessary. Dead or diseased trees can have a negative impact on the surrounding flora and fauna, spreading diseases to nearby specimens or creating a falling hazard for passersby, properties and wildlife habitats.


In such cases, our tree surgeons therefore carry out tree removals to protect the local environment.


Stump Grinding


Much like our philosophy on tree removals, in an ideal world, Woodvale Tree Care Ltd would choose to leave the stump of a felled tree to minimise the impact on the nearby fauna. However, our tree surgery experts recognise that stumps are prone to disease, fungi and insect infestations, which can affect nearby healthy plants and wildlife. We therefore employ stump grinding techniques to pulverise the remaining tree stump, grinding it into woodchips.


Our tree surgeons employ stump grinding as an environmentally friendly alternative to using harmful chemicals, to kill tree stumps around Esher.


Hedge Cutting


There are several reasons why hedge cutting may be necessary, such as avoiding issues with the local council if you live in a conservation area and your hedge is growing too tall. However, irresponsible trimming can devastate a hedge, impacting whatever wildlife may be sheltering within. It is therefore imperative that you employ the services of professional tree surgeons like us.


In accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, whether undertaking hedge cutting in Esher for domestic customers or maintenance work on roadside, public or country hedgerows, our tree surgeons never perform hedge cutting during breeding season for nesting birds.




In addition to using eco-friendly fuels and equipment, our tree surgery experts are committed to recycling as much green waste as possible, particularly following a tree removal. We store and season logs for firewood, plank long-length wood for a variety of uses, and donate all our hedge cuttings and stump grindings as biofuel or garden mulch.


If you require responsible, environmentally conscious tree surgery services in Esher, Woodvale Tree Care Ltd is the company you’ve been looking for.

Call our tree surgeons on 01372 632 045 or 07948 760 723 for eco-friendly tree surgery, stump grinding, hedge cutting and tree removals in Esher.