Felling a very large and dangerous Horse Chestnut in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Last week we were in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, felling a very large and dangerous Horse Chestnut tree. Following a meeting with the tree officer to inspect the tree, we discovered the tree was unsafe due to a crack in the bottom of the trunk. Instant permission was given to remove the tree. The carpark was closed and all residents were notified of the danger. This was considered an emergency, so we assembled a team for the coming weekend. We used a 10 tonne ratchet strap (for peace of mind) anchored to a nearby tree to hold the damaged tree in place whilst we dismantled it. We used two lowering devices in which to lower the very large branches in a safe and controlled manner. It took two cli

Pruning Pleached Lime trees in Great Paxton

This week we have been in Great Paxton in Cambridgeshire. We had a number of large hedges to trim and the circle of Pleached Lime trees at the front of the house. We used secateurs on the entire hedge, to prevent leaves from tearing and to make sure everything was cut to the correct point. It took two and a half days to complete. We were all very pleased with the finished result. The customers were very happy with the work and have asked for us to return in the autumn for another week. If you have a similar job, or any tree or hedge work required, do not hesitate to contact us. Click on the link to our website where you will find various contact details. www.charlievincetreesurgery.co.uk

Foxton Tennis Courts

Yesterday we were in Foxton in Cambridgeshire, working for the Parish council. As you can see from the images below, they had a fairly small Conifer hedge which had been allowed to get out of control, making it too big of a job for the local villagers to handle! Our team of tree surgeons tackled the hedge (see picture below) and another one out of shot. We also removed a few nuisance Elder trees and poisoned the stumps to prevent them from growing back! This job took just over half a day and the tennis courts were left spotless! A lady living nearby benefited from some of the wood chip created from the job and we were rewarded with a lovely cup of coffee! If you have a similar job or any oth

Reducing 97 Conifers at GT Trax in Earith, Cambridgeshire

This week we were in Earth reducing 97 Conifers! The job was situated in a large yard owned by a company called GT Trax. There was plenty of space for us to work and they kept all of the arisings, which turned out to be 7 full truck loads of wood chip and 3 full truck loads of logs! We had the added luxury of being able to use the on site farm machinery. With a total of five crew members on the job, we completed the work with in four days. If you have a similar job, or any tree or hedge work required, do not hesitate to contact us. Click on the link to our website where you will find multiple contact details.

Apprentice in training!

This week we had Nick Stevens developing his climbing skills. He was faced with the task of removing the dead wood from a large Willow tree in Caxton, Cambridgeshire. Charlie Vince was on the ground to instruct him and provide arial rescue if needed. Good job Nick! If you have a similar job, or any tree or hedge work required, do not hesitate to contact us. Click on the link to our website where you will find multiple contact details.

Honey Fungus, the root of your unhealthy tree?

Honey Fungus can be a very serious problem for your trees. Some species of Honey Fungus are parasitic and can cause considerable damage to coniferous forestry plantations and gardens alike. However, most species are saprophytic ( only degrade dead or dying woody material.) It is essential to identify the species of Honey Fungus present before embarking on any course of remedial action. Diagnosis & Symptoms: A tree has suddenly died or has died after a period of increasing ill health. The crown of a tree shows a general deterioration over a period of time. A tree has blown over to reveal a decayed root system. Gum, resin or a waterey liquid may seep from the tree stem. Brown or honey coloured

Reducing a Maple tree in St.Neots

This week we were reducing a Maple tree in St.Neots in Cambridgeshire. The customer had already used our company earlier in the year to take down a large Sycamore. This was a very straight forward reduction, no need to alert local authorities, and everything went to plan. If you have a similar job or any other tree or hedge work, please click the link below, where there are multiple contact details, and much more information. www.charlievincetreesurgery.co.uk

Feeling Stumped?

Charlie Vince Tree Surgery has purchased a new toy! Our Predator 460 is capable of removing the toughest of stumps. If you have had a tree removed in the past and the stump was left causing trip hazards, or it's just unsightly, then give us a call and we can deal with it very quickly and without a fuss. Call us to arrange a time and date in order to provide you with a free quotation, (which will be sent via email.) You can view your quotation online and choose to accept or decline it. if you accept our quotation, we will arrange a date and time to carry out the works at your convenience. Find out more information on http://www.charlievincetreesurgery.co.uk

Felling a dead Willow tree in Barrington, Cambridgeshire

Today we were in Barrington near Cambridge, felling a dead Willow tree. We didn't have to get permission even though the tree was in a conservation area, as the tree was dead. The customer was keeping the wood which made it a lot easier for us! A winch was used to pull the tree over and away from the outbuildings below the tree. We cleared up to our usual high standard, and you'd barely know we were there. Feel free to get in touch for a free quotation! Details are on the website charlievincetreesurgery.co.uk we look forward to hearing from you.

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
Tel: 01480 880199     Mob: 07850 360234
About Us


We are a comprehensive tree surgery company covering Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. Commercially and domestically. All members of the team are fully insured and have the necessary NPTC qualifications.



- Crown Reduction

- Tree Felling

- Crown Lifting

- Dead Wood Removal

- Crown Thinning

- Pollarding

- Hedge Trimming

- Stump Grinding

- Logs



2 Friends Close,


St. Neots



Phone : 01480 880199

Mobile : 07850 360234