Hedge Cutting In North London

We are expert hedge cutters providing professional hedge cutting in North London, including Hampstead, Highgate, Camden and Enfield.

Our insured hedge-cutting service covers everything from routine trimming and shaping to height reduction and complete removal.

We work with a wide range of commercial and domestic clients and are well-equipped to tackle any hedge cutting task or project.

Hedge cutting can be dangerous, so we have a £10 million public and employer liability insurance policy to cover all our operations.

Health, safety and quality service are paramount, so we’re Alcumus SafeContractors and CHAS-approved.

Furthermore, with continual improvement and the environment in mind, we’re QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited.

For a free hedge-cutting consultation or a site visit and quotation with no obligation, contact North London Tree Surgeons today.

Why is Hedge Cutting Important?

Hedge cutting is an essential aspect of property maintenance. Neatly trimmed hedges not only enhance the visual appeal of your property but also serve as a natural boundary, providing privacy and security. 

Regular hedge cutting promotes healthy growth, prevents overgrowth, and ensures that your hedges remain in optimal condition. Additionally, well-maintained hedges can increase the value of your property and create a welcoming atmosphere.

Proper hedge cutting involves more than just trimming the outer edges. It requires expertise in shaping hedges, selecting the proper techniques for different hedge types and ensuring the growth is even and balanced.

By investing in our professional hedge-cutting services, you can rest assured that your hedges will be cared for by experts who understand the individual needs of each hedge species.

More Benefits Of Hiring Us To Cut Your Hedges 

While it may be tempting to undertake hedge cutting as a DIY project, hiring a skilled expert can offer some benefits you may or may not be aware of.

Firstly, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver precise, high-quality results. We understand the intricacies of hedge growth and can determine the best approach for each hedge depending on its age, species and condition. 

Secondly, another advantage of hiring us is the time and effort saved. Hedge cutting can be time-consuming, especially for more significant properties with extensive hedgerows.

Additionally, we have access to advanced tree surgery tools and equipment, ensuring efficient and effective hedge cutting. 

By delegating the job to us, you can focus on more pressing tasks while knowing that your hedges are in capable hands. 

Lastly, our experienced hedge cutters have the expertise to identify potential issues, such as diseases or pests, allowing for early intervention and prevention.

Common Hedge Cutting Mistakes To Avoid

While hedge cutting may seem straightforward, there are three common mistakes that you should avoid.

Cutting Back Too Much

Aggressive cutting can lead to irreparable damage and may result in uneven growth and unsightly gaps. Following proper hedge-cutting techniques, such as trimming in a gradual and controlled manner, is essential to maintaining the appearance and health of your hedges.

Neglecting Hedge Maintenance

Hedges require routine cutting to prevent overgrowth and maintain the desired shape. It’s challenging to re-shape an overgrown hedge without risking its overall health. If left unmanaged, hedges can encroach on your property, and branches may snap under their own weight. 

Using Incorrect Or Poor Quality Tools

Using sharp and clean cutting tools is crucial to prevent damage to the hedges. Blunt tools can cause jagged cuts, making the hedges more susceptible to diseases. Furthermore, you are more likely to injure yourself when using incorrect or poorly maintained equipment.

When is the Best Time to Cut Hedges in North London?

The timing of hedge cutting plays a considerable role in ensuring healthy growth and keeping the desired shape of hedges. 

The ideal time for hedge cutting in North London depends on the specific hedge species, but as a rough guide, we can split hedges into two types. 

Deciduous Hedges

Generally, it’s best to cut deciduous hedges during late winter or early spring before new growth starts. This timing allows for removing any dead or damaged branches and encourages fresh growth.

Evergreen Hedges

On the other hand, it’s advisable to cut evergreen hedges in late spring through to early summer once the risk of frost has passed. It is crucial to avoid cutting hedges in the autumn, as this may interfere with their ability to withstand harsh winter conditions. 

To time cutting your hedge perfectly, we recommend consulting with a qualified arborist or tree surgeon.

You may find further information on the RHS website regarding when to cut your hedge

Why Choose North London Tree Surgeons

£10 Million Public & Employer Liability Insurance

Modern, Reliable Specialist Tree Surgeon Equipment

Friendly, Experienced & Knowledgeable Staff

LANTRA or NPTC Certified Arborists & Tree Surgeons

Alcumus SafeContractor & CHAS Members

QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited