Tree Work   


Mobile: 07747 664 560
Landline: 0114 235 3889


Tree surveys and reports
Tree risk assessments
Tree health advice
Tree management

Tree Work:

Tree pruning

Crown reduction
Crown lifting
Crown thinning
Branch removal

Tree removal


Consultant in the impact of trees on buildings and people - Sheffield based, operating nationwide.

tree pruning and pollarding services


Pruning and felling to the highest standards

Jon Coe Tree Services began as a tree surgery contractor, and we’re pleased to still offer the full range of tree surgery services listed below. With our high standards of customer service, and a depth of knowledge that helps us stand out from most contractors, we have a high proportion of regular and returning customers.

We limit our contracting work to south-west Sheffield (Totley, Dore, Fulwood, Beauchief, Millhouses, Bents Green, Greystones) and nearby parts of the Peak District. We offer a free quotation service in those areas. Our prices are competitive amongst other high quality operators, but in an industry where quality varies greatly, we don’t try to be the cheapest. We do however always strive to be the best.

All our workers have the necessary qualifications and experience, and we are strict in our compliance with current Health and Safety legislation and guidelines. The company is fully insured through - please feel free to request viewing of our insurance documents.

It may be that your trees are subject to tree preservation orders (TPOs), conservation area status or planning restrictions. We are happy to assist with the handling of applications for work on such trees.

Jon Coe Tree Services is an environmentally sensitive company, paying full attention to our obligations under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, and The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

Tree pruning

Tree removal

Tree Pruning

There are many different forms of tree pruning, each appropriate to different situations. The most common are described below. We are happy to advise you on what is most suitable for you and your tree. The term ‘crown’ is often used when describing tree pruning techniques – it refers to the tree’s leaf and branch area but not the trunk/stem.

Crown Reduction

To reduce the overall volume and visible size of a tree's crown, while maintaining the natural balance and shape – ensuring that it still looks like a tree. It may be that you would like to keep your tree but you need more light in your garden, or you feel uncomfortable with the tree's size given its proximity to your property. Sometimes a tree with a potentially hazardous decay or cavity may be spared removal by reducing its crown volume, and thus greatly reducing its susceptibility to high winds.

Crown Lifting

To remove the lowest branches of a tree, providing increased clearance below. Often carried out on roadside trees as there are statutory height clearance requirements that local councils/highway authorities can enforce. Can also be an effective and affordable way of increasing the light below garden trees.

Crown Thinning

This process leaves the overall size of the tree as it is, but removes selected branches within the crown. The branches that are removed are often those that are dead, rubbing, split or defective in some other way. Combined with increased airflow within the canopy this is a good way to maintain the health of your tree, while also increasing the light passing through to the ground below. Crown thinning reduces the ‘cluttered’ appearance of an overly thick canopy.

Branch Removal (deadwood or other)

Trees naturally produce deadwood as branches die and decay. Indeed in an area of untravelled woodland this provides excellent wildlife habitat. Unfortunately, the deadwood branches of certain species have a tendency to fall out of trees, and above heavily used public areas, roads or gardens this can be a hazard. Having a tree cleaned of deadwood can reduce the hazard to people and property below.

Individual selected live branches can also be removed if they have grown in an overly extended or weakened manner, or if they cause other problems such as light obstruction or rubbing on properties.


A traditional method of tree management, the term 'pollarding' is often mis-used to describe poor tree pruning. Where it is appropriate, pollarding involves pruning the tree quite dramatically, often to only a few metres high, from which shoots re-grow with surprising vigour. It can be an effective way to greatly reduce the size of a tree while also leaving it in an easily maintained condition (when done on a regular basis). While it is not appropriate for all species, it can increase the health and longevity of other species – indeed, some of our best known ancient trees are old pollards. We can advise on whether pollarding is an appropriate course of action for your tree.

tree pruning services in Sheffield tree surgeon at work on crown reduction
Pruning a beech tree requiring a significant crown reduction to reduce the hazard to the nearby house caused by presence of Ganoderma decay fungi.

Tree removal (dismantling and felling)

Why might you want a tree removing?

Often trees are removed because they have simply outgrown their situation. They may have become alarmingly large for their proximity to your house, they may be interfering with your property, or they may simply have grown to block off so much light that they spoil your enjoyment of your home and garden.

We are fully competent, skilled and equipped to remove your tree using whichever method is most appropriate. Our extensive tree surgery experience and training means we are very happy to provide our services handling all removals including big difficult trees, and ensuring the safe completion of what is potentially very dangerous work.

Tree removal showing tree dismantling and felling

Dismantling / Sectional Felling

tree dismantling and sectional felling near the Peak District, Most likely your tree will require dismantling in manageable pieces, enabling us to avoid obstacles and minimize disturbance. Wherever necessary we use the latest rope rigging techniques to cut and lower each branch safely to the ground. This is complex and technical work for the tree surgeon, and you can rest assured that we have been trained in the latest and safest techniques available.


Normally we are working in restricted situations and avoiding obstacles such as buildings which make straightforward felling an unsuitable technique. However, where space allows and it is appropriate, felling is a very skilled task requiring the precision and experience that we bring to all our work. tree felling by sheffield tree surgeon


Please call or email to discuss your tree requirements:
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