Tree Cutting
in Taunton, Exeter, Bristol, and the Surrounding Areas

Although you may think cutting branches or heavier limbs off a tree will damage or stunt its growth, the result is actually the complete opposite. When carried out by our experienced tree surgeons at Kingfisher Tree Services Ltd, professional tree cutting has several benefits that will promote the well-being and longevity of the tree in question. 

Our website gallery shows images of our safe and controlled tree surgery methods, and we invite you to read a selection of testimonials from domestic, commercial, and industrial clients based in Taunton, Exeter, Bristol, and the surrounding areas we cover.

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Tree Cutting in the Southwest

We use the following procedures to trim back overgrown or damaged trees:

  • Crown Lifting

  • Crown Reduction

  • Crown Thinning

  • Formative Pruning

  • Pollarding

Crown Lifting

This method involves the removal of lower branches and limbs by our tree surgeons at Kingfisher Tree Services. We only perform it on younger trees in public areas throughout Taunton, Exeter, and Bristol, where the trees overhang public areas and heavier limbs are weighing down the ones above. Using this method, we aim to remove a maximum of 15% of the tree’s overall size.

Crown Reduction

For trees that have grown too tall, we can prevent them from becoming too top-heavy by reducing the size of the crown entirely. Not only is this a safety precaution, but younger trees also benefit from this method of tree cutting as their lower limbs and trunk can become stronger and more stable. All cuts are measured to maintain the uniformity of the tree.

Crown Thinning

By removing smaller branches from the top of a tree, additional light and air can penetrate the canopy and access the leaves and branches below. This is extremely beneficial to the overall health of the lower limbs and is also carried out where trees are blocking light to surrounding properties. Thinning won’t affect the overall shape, and no more than 30% of the tree will be removed.

Formative Pruning

By carrying out a series of minor tree-cutting procedures during the first years of the tree’s life, we can manipulate its growth and remove initial signs of weaknesses or disease. As a result of this tried and tested method, Kingfisher Tree Services can guarantee the future strength and vitality of newly planted young trees in Taunton, Exeter, Bristol, and the surrounding areas.


By removing the top of a younger tree, our tree surgeons aim to encourage additional branches and thicker growth. Pollarding is continued at regular stages throughout the tree's formative years to maintain its vitality and healthy appearance. The process can also encourage directional growth so the tree doesn’t impede surrounding properties or electrical wires.

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Talk to our tree surgeons on 07752 018819 (Thomas) or 07391 474179 (Connor) and find out more about our tree-cutting services in Taunton, Exeter, Bristol, and the surrounding areas.