Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd – The Tree Surgeons

Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd provide professional support for every phase of your project. We take care of everything, from providing advice at the outset through to the successful completion of your project.

We offer a comprehensive range of Arboricultural services. For further details of our services, please refer to the relevant sections of our website.

If you have any questions about your trees or vegetation management issues (private or business), do not hesitate to give us a call on 01670 825089. We are here to help you.

Arboricultural Consultancy


For business and homeowners, from a single tree to large development site surveys.

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commercial tree surgery services

Commercial Tree
Surgery Services

We offer a comprehensive range of Commercial Tree Surgery Services.

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domestic tree surgery

Domestic Tree
Surgery Services

We carry out standard domestic tree surgery, click for more.

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Our Commercial & Domestic Services

Formative Pruning

Formative tree pruning helps to train young trees to develop into a strong and well shaped trees later in their life. Whilst many trees will naturally form their adult shape as they grow, other needs a little assistance to create a clear trunk and a well-spaced canopy of branches. It is important to note that formative pruning is essential for fruit bearing trees as a balanced shape with strong branches is better able to support heavy crops. The amount of tree pruning will vary according to the variety and rootstock of the fruit tree, but generally some level of formative should be applied to all fruit trees from one year old and continue for four or five years, we can assist and guide you on what is best for your fruit tree.

Crown Cleaning / Dead wooding

The crown of your tree, or ‘canopy’, may need tending to. We deal with the removal of diseased, dying, or dead wood in the tree’s crown. This procedure may also involve, dead wooding, which refers to the similar process of removing diseased, dying, or dead wood/limbs from the crown of the tree. Leaving these issues unattended to could result in a hazardous environment. So look out for signs that work may need done to your tree; such as limbs rubbing across each other, or poor formations under the canopy.

Crown Reduction

Crown reductions may be necessary to remove diseased, dying, or dead branches or to reduce the overall size of a tree where its casting too much shadow or is in direct contract with another tree or building.

Crown Lifting

If you’re having trouble with lower branches interacting with the area, such as colliding with vehicles, Stan Timmins provides a service that will increase the clearance between the ground and lower branches. Please note that UK highway regulations state that clearance over a highway must be 5.2 meters and 2.5 meters over a footway.

Storm Damage Work

The aftermath of a storm can be hazardous and dangerous to deal with. So please, rely on Stan Timmins and their trained professionals to clear up trees which are left in an unsafe or unstable manner. We are able to work quickly and confidently, and use advanced techniques and tools to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Sectional Dismantling of Dead, Dangerous and Diseased Trees

We provide a service for efficient and quick dismantling of dead, dangerous, or diseased trees. This service is usually needed when trees are dead, dangerous, storm damaged, overhanging buildings, or on sites with difficult access or confined spaces.

Large Tree Removal

In some cases, large trees cannot be ignored and need to be dealt with for the health and safety of the community. There are hazards which can lead to accidents and unacceptable damage to the ground. Some large trees carry a large amount of stress in trunks and limbs, and the resulting forces contained in stress branches can lead to injury or death. In order to ensure that debris falls in a controlled fashion and minimise damage to the ground we use rigging systems.

Hedge Maintenance

While you may own a hedge, you might be unaware that most formal hedges such as Beech, conifer and privet require reshaping twice a season at the very least in order to keep them looking at their best. Because of this, new property owners having to deal with the aftermath of a neglected hedge is a common case. The experts at Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd know how to deal with the problem promptly, depending on the species of tree involved.

Ivy Removal / Severance

Never underestimate unmaintained ivy. Plants that have overgrown can affect all kinds of structures and cause damage to your home, including brickwork, gutters, rooftiles, paintwork, rendering, and woodwork as well as attaching themselves to trees. Ivy on trees can lead to future problems as it hides problematic issues.

Site Clearance

Site clearance is normally carried out in order to make way for new developments or to clear a plot of land. This can involve tree felling, stump grinding and scrub / shrub clearance in order to provide a good clear site ready for the next stage of construction or landscaping.

Stump Grinding / Treatment

Stan Timmins and sons provides a professional stump removal service which is often necessary following the removal of a tree or shrub. The process involves the stump being removed with either hand tools or a stump grinder depending upon the size of the tree or stump.

Target Pruning

Target pruning is a process which involves removing material that is no longer contributing to the tree’s health, such as crossing or rubbing branches. The branches will interfere with each other, damaging the tree and creating potential hazards. Target pruning may also be undertaken to resolve situations where a branch on a tree is in direct contact with another object i.e. building, shed, greenhouse etc.

Client Testimonials

Cleared trees and shrubs from garden.
Liam and Stan did a great job removing many overgrown trees and shrubs from the garden. They worked extremely hard and efficiently, giving good advice based on detailed knowledge of the trees. They cleared up thoroughly and they were friendly and courteous. I was very pleased with the work.

Customer in Whitley Bay

Tree felling.
The lads were extremely professional, friendly and helpful. We’re very impressed with the work done (It was awkward for them, as the tree was growing over a fence). Just as impressive was how tidy the place was afterwards. Recommended.

Customer in Westerhope

Halved two very large conifers. Hired through Checked and Vetted.
Liam came to give estimate, made arrangements to do the work. Text the night before with a time and they arrived at that time. Very pleasant, polite lads. They did the work without a fuss, cleared all the off-cuts and cleared up. I would recommend them to anyone , thank you.

Customer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tree Removal.
Excellent job done, two trees removed and additional advice given. Really pleasant to deal with and couldn’t recommend more highly.

Customer in Bedlington

New tree and privet hedge planted.
‘Tree’ work doesn’t come better than this… professionally brilliant and competitively priced.

Customer in Gateshead

Tree felling and crown reduction.
Punctual, polite and competitively priced. Satisfied with the standard of work.

Customer in Gateshead