The range of services we provide revolves entirely around the qualifications and experience we possess. This commitment to specializing in what we know best ensures our customers receive an uncompromising level of service. Paul Hastings FDSC (Arb), M.Arbor.A

Tree Surgery in the Swansea Area

As a minimum requirement all arborists at Tenderleaf hold National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) or Lantra qualifications in chainsaw use on the ground and in the tree along with aerial rescue and chipper certificates. This practical underpinning ensures all our staff have been trained to use the tools appropriate to the task at hand.

At Tenderleaf we understand the importance of knowledge and how this can affect the quality of the work we carryout. This is why all our arborists have been educated in the academic side of Arboriculture to level three or above. Plus with the continual professional development of all our employees along with in-house training and toolbox talks we stay up to date and current with modern industry techniques and best practise.

  • Our tree work is carried out in accordance to the British standard BS3993:2010 Tree Work. Recommendations.
  • We are fully insured to carry out every aspect of tree work and arboricultural consultancy..
  • We are NPTC qualified and have been educted upto level five in Arboriculture. Plus we regularly attend courses to stay up to date with industry standards.
  • All climbing and lowering equipment is LOLER checked (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) every 6 or 12 months depending on its type of use.
  • We hold: £5 million Public Liability, £10 million Employers Liability, £2 Million Professional Indemnity
  • We carry out site specific risk assessments on all jobs/Contracts prior to starting.
Below is a list of tree surgery services we offer however this list is not exhaustive so please feel free to contact us if you have an enquiry.

Please click on each services to find out more!


Crown Reduction

The overall reduction in height and/or spread of a tree by removal of branch tips back to suitable pruning points but maintaining the tree’s natural shape.

Crown Thinning

The even removal of leaf area throughout the crown of a tree to allow more light and wind to pass through.

Sectional Felling/ Dismantling

The removal of a tree in sections carried out from a rope and harness or mobile work platform. Dismantling may require the use of rigging equipment to lower sections to the ground safely and protect surrounding targets.


When space allows trees can be felled from ground level by using a sequence of directional cuts.

Pruning/Branch Removal

The removal of unwanted branches such as those growing towards buildings or roads. When ever possible pruning is carried out to the British Standard for tree work BS3998:2010.


The removal of all branch re-growth from a tree as part of a regular maintenance schedule.

Fruit Tree Pruning

The removal of last year’s growth to encourage healthy fruiting. Many fruit trees have not been managed for fruit so may require further pruning and crown cleaning to establish a suitable branch structure.

Crown Clean

The removal of dead, diseased, rubbing, suspended, poorly attached and unwanted branches from within the crown plus climbing plants such as Ivy.


The felling of trees within 300mm of the ground as part of a regular management schedule (typically 1 – 20 year intervals depending on the pre-determined product). Most re-coppicing is done every 3-6 years and traditionally carried out on Hazel, Ash, and Sweet Chestnut.

Woodland Management

Depending on the individual needs of each woodland, Tenderleaf can follow coppicing regimes, thin tree stock to allow stem thickening and clear fell entire sites ready for replanting. Management plans can also be produced to assist in applications for funding and grants.

Hedge Reduction

The reduction in height of all types of hedges including leylandii (conifers), Beech, and Laurel.

Hedge Trimming

Annual or twice annual management of hedges best done to maintain dense foliage.

Lopping and Topping

Widely regarded as outdated terminology generally used by companies who are not up to date with modern techniques and arboricultural practices. However these terms are still used in the planning legislation associated with trees. We can carry out remedial work to trees that have experienced poor management in the attempt to improve appearance and prolong its life.

Site Clearance/Vegetation Management

Clearing ground, large and small, of excessive weeds such as brambles and self set trees in gardens, industrial sites, public footpaths etc..


Consultancy Services in South Wales

Below is a list of arboricultural consultancy services Tenderleaf can provide:

  • Visual Tree Assessments for domestic and commercial clients
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA)
  • Tree reports for mortgage applications
  • BS5837 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction surveys with accompanying Tree Constraints Plan (TCP), Tree Protection Plan (TPP), Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) and Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) if required.
  • Large/small scale tree surveys 1 – 100,000 trees compiled digitally to the customers specification and presented in an easy to understand digital/hard copy format or added to your current management system.
  • Aerial Tree Inspections – Usually recommended after an initial ground based inspection where visibility of the upper crown or branch unions is impaired or insufficient.
  • Tree Decay Detection – Recommended if during an initial inspection evidence of decay or pathogenic fungi is found.
  • Applications to carry out work to trees that lie within a conservation area or are subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
  • Tree work contract management and auditing