• Tree Surgeons, South Yorkshire

Tree Surgeons

Here at Chris Day Tree Services we take our work seriously, we always work with our clients to ensure their needs and the best interests of their trees are met. Get in touch to discuss your needs with one of the team and we will be happy to provide guidance and a quote for your work.

Stump Grinding

We have the machines to quickly and efficiently deal with tree stump removal be that a single domestic tree in a back garden all the way to large site clearance projects. Get in touch to discuss your needs and arrange for us to provide a quote for removing your stumps.


We sell hardwood firewood split and seasoned suitable for your home heating needs, all the wood we sell comes from our work so you can rest assured it is ethically sourced. For high quality firewood delivered to your door in the quantity you require then please get in touch.

About Chris Day Tree Services

We are based in South Yorkshire but cover a large area of the UK. We have customers in London, Liverpool and Glasgow and provide all aspects of tree care from planting to total removal and always liaise with local authorities to seek the relevant permissions if required.

All our staff and contractors hold the relevant qualifications from City and Guilds NPTC (National Proficiency test Council). In addition, all personnel hold Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards and we are a member of the Arboricultural Association.

Our tree surgeons work to industry best practice and adhere to health and safety policy, but for added peace of mind we hold 5 million pounds of public liability insurance. This is something we have never had cause to use and we intend to maintain this.

All waste produced through our work is recycled and processed, we hold the relevant waste carriers licence for all our works. The processed waste is available for sensible prices in the form of logs and woodchip.

For free advice and quotes give us a call, the more complex and delicate the problem the better.

Tree Pruning

thinCrown Thin

Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller/tertiary branches, usually at the outer crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Material should be removed systematically throughout the tree, should not exceed the stated percentage and not more than 30% overall. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance, reduce weight (but this does not necessarily reduce leverage on the structure) and is rarely a once-only operation particularly on species that are known to produce large amounts of epicormic growth.



Crown Lift or Crown Raising

Crown lifting is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal. Good practice dictates crown lifting should not normally include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long term problems or more short term biomechanical instability. Crown lifting on older, mature trees should be avoided or restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than the whole removal wherever possible. Crown lifting is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown but should be restricted to less than 15% of the live crown height and leave the crown at least two thirds of the total height of the tree. Crown lifting should be specified with reference to a fixed point, e.g. ‘crown lift to give 5.5m clearance above ground level’.


redunCrown Reduction

The reduction in height and/or spread of the crown (the foliage bearing portions) of a tree. Crown reduction may be used to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown, and so a significant proportion of the leaf bearing structure, and leave a similar, although smaller outline, and not necessarily achieve symmetry for its own sake. Crown reduction cuts should be as small as possible and in general not exceed 100mm diameter unless there is an overriding need to do so. Reductions should be specified by actual measurements, where possible, and reflect the finished result, but may also refer to lengths of parts to be removed to aid clarity, e.g. ‘crown reduce in height by 2.0m and lateral spread by 1.0m, all round, to finished crown dimensions of 18m in height by 11m in spread (all measurements approximate.)’. Not all species are suitable for this treatment and crown reduction should not be confused with ‘topping’, an indiscriminate and harmful treatment.


Tree Felling/Dismantling.

Sometimes it is necessary to completely remove a tree or trees, this can be due to them posing a health and safety hazard or that they need to be removed to make way for development. We are highly skilled in both felling trees from ground level where space allows or climbing and dismantling them using the latest rigging techniques if space is limited or there are items under the tree which must not be damaged.

Site Clearance.

If you need a contractor to clear an area of trees and vegetation to make way for a new building or infrastructure project we are more than capable of meeting your requirements. We are CHAS accredited and all our operatives are CSCS qualified, as well as holding the relevant NPTC certificates for the tasks they are assigned to undertake meaning you can rest assured that we will meet your compliance needs with minimum fuss.

Deadwood Removal.

It is not uncommon for mature trees to have dead branches in their crowns along with small broke sections or crossing limbs. These can be removed with relative ease by one of our competent climbers, it is especially important to carry out this work if the tree crown is over areas of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or simply over buildings which could be damaged by falling pieces of timber or limbs.

24 Hour Emergency Callout.

We are available 24 hours a day to deal with trees which fail due to natural causes or through storm damage and need to be made safe at the earliest opportunity. We can offer this service for a callout fee of £70 which includes the first hours work (for a two man team with van and six inch tracked woodchipper) and then an hourly rate there after depending on the equipment and size of team requested. In times of forecast high winds we keep a two man team on standby ready to deploy across South Yorkshire.

Here at Chris day tree Services we offer stump grinding across South Yorkshire, North Notts, North Lincs and West Yorkshire. We have the equipment to deal with stumps of any size or quantity quickly and efficiently. We take great care to identify underground utilities and services prior to commencing work, all our operatives are qualified and fully conversant with the risks associated with hitting and damaging underground utilities. Stump grinding is the most efficient way of dealing with unwanted stumps, people often try and dig them out either manually or with excavators this usually causes more unwanted mess and damage to a larger area of the surface and is considerably more expensive in terms of manpower and disposing of the stump.

If you have stumps you would like removed then please get in touch to discuss your requirements and arrange a convenient time for us to provide a free quote.

We always have a stock of seasoned hardwood firewood for your heating needs, all our timber is sourced from our work and is cut by hand and then air dried at our yard. You can rest assured in buying our firewood that you are buying a quality product which is ethically sourced and we are sure you will become a regular customer.

Please get in touch for prices and to discuss the size of timber required, our standard size log is nine inches long with a profile of three to four inches. If you require timber of a different size this can be cut to order.

We feel that attitude and working culture within our company is just as important as training and accreditation to ensure tasks are completed safely and efficiently. To that end we promote an atmosphere where any member of staff feels they can question processes, techniques and methods being employed at any time to any member of the company. Each day or task will start with a discussion lead by the team leader of the work at hand, the method statements and risk assessments in place and work will not start until the entire team is fully briefed and aware of the risks and requirements.

As a company Chris Day Tree Services are committed to ensuring our staff are qualified for the tasks they are asked to undertake through the relevant training bodies. Our staff as a minimum will hold basic NPTC units for chainsaw use, basic felling, aerial rescue and woodchipper use. All our staff hold CSCS cards and hold first aid training to EFAW+F as mandated for all forestry commission sites and other national organisations.

We encourage our staff to take on additional practical training to further their own career and also to consider enrolling in training for and working towards ISA accreditation. After all to be best placed to advise on how to look after a client’s trees we must understand their trees, their health and what their care entails.

As a company we hold CHAS accreditation something we hope shows our commitment to health and safety for both our staff, our clients and the general public. We feel it is important for our processes and provisions regards health and safety to be independently audited. If as a potential client you require your contractors to hold further accreditation or training for your own compliance needs please get in touch we are more than happy to work with you in this regard.

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01709 431912
07925 319595