If you need a tree surgeon in and around Dorset, please contact us now for a FREE, no-obligation quotation or arboricultural advice.

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If you’re looking for a reliable, skilled, well-equipped and knowledgeable firm of tree surgeons serving the Dorset area, you’ve come to the right place.

Our qualified, experienced and fully insured tree surgeons have many years of experience in tree care – from pruning and shaping to tree removal and stump grinding.

We also understand the importance of maintaining the health and appearance of trees to serve the best interests of the environment and you as the property owner. Indeed, we are committed to providing the best possible service, which includes demonstrating the utmost care and respect for your property.

Why use a professional tree surgeon?

Tree surgery is a uniquely hazardous endeavour that requires skills, knowledge and industry-standard equipment to ensure both safety and efficiency.

There is also that all-important eye for detail a professional tree surgeon brings when pollarding, pruning and/or crown lifting. After all, you can always remove a branch but you can never put it back.

A professional tree surgeon will also check for underground and overhead services. Not only that, here at Westbeams, we can liaise with local authority planning departments on your behalf, preventing you from falling foul of strict legal rules on tree preservation.



At Westbeams we understand that every property and tree is unique. That is why our surveyor is on-hand to visit you at your property in Dorset to provide consultancy, advice and no-obligation quotations.

He will always aim to give you more than one option to achieve your ideals. He may also be able to propose a course of action that you had not previously considered.

In addition, he will answer any questions you may have and ultimately formulate a personalised, bespoke plan of action that is an ideal, cost-effective fit for you and your property.


Businesses across the Dorset and Hampshire region rely on us to undertake tree surgery projects professionally, efficiently and cost-effectively, with minimum disruption to business operations.

Our team of tree surgeons apply both hard skills and finesse to secure tree health and elegance that will make you proud of your landscape. Importantly, they are also disciplined in performing a complete clear-up afterwards.

At Westbeams we tackle tree surgery jobs from the smallest to the very largest. In fact, we have the equipment and manpower to undertake complete site clearance jobs, preparing land for redevelopment by building contractors.

Always completed on time and on budget, these jobs can often be performed at relatively short notice.


Our managing director is also the surveyor who will visit you for a free, no-obligation verbal appraisal and written quotation. His extensive background as a Dorset tree surgeon means he has the insight and experience to outline and explain the pros and cons of all appropriate courses of action. In fact, a brief site visit can often make difficult decisions much more straightforward.


Did you know? We can also take care of any legal hurdles relating to Tree Preservation Orders and/or
Conservation Area applications by contacting your local authority on your behalf to submit applications.

Simply use the drop-down menu below to discover more about each tree surgery service:


Our surveyor will meet with you to assess your tree situation, answer any questions you may have and provide you with a detailed quotation. Importantly, he will outline all your options for achieving satisfaction by making recommendations based on best practice and the long-term interests of the tree(s).


Tree removal is exactly what it says. Often, trees that are dead, dying, diseased or fallen are best removed. However, sometimes trees are simply unwanted. The removal of unwanted trees usually benefits other trees in the landscape while improving light and creating a more attractive appearance. At Westbeams we have the vehicles and sophisticated machinery required to perform tree removal tasks with both care and efficiency.


Tree pruning is about taking away dead wood and unwanted growth while reshaping to secure a more appealing look and a healthier overall balance. Our tree pruning experts are skilled professionals who can climb your tree(s) if necessary to perform pruning. They will also exercise close attention to detail in order to create the desired visual effect.


Pollarding is a method of hard pruning that enables you to restrict a tree to its desired height and width while maintaining a natural and aesthetically pleasing shape. This practice is usually started when your tree has reached a certain size. Annual or biennial pollarding is guaranteed to maintain your preferred dimensions. However, a one-off pollard can yield significant and long-lasting benefits as well.


Crown lifting involves the removal of a tree’s lower branches to create a completely different appearance – usually that of a more mature, well-established tree. This practice is always done to a specified height – for example, 3.5 metres above ground level. Benefits of crown lifting include increased light reaching the ground and improved sight lines across your land.


Crown reduction is one of the most common hard pruning services we perform. This technique enables you to control the size of the crown while maintaining the tree’s natural shape and structure. The idea is to restore the scale and appearance you want. To achieve this, our aborists will concentrate on reducing the upper portions of your tree to reduce height, while making commensurate reductions to lower limbs.


Crown thinning is all about achieving a more standardised density of branches. It normally involves removing smaller, tertiary branches to achieve a more balanced overall crown structure with no dead, overarching, weak or duplicated limbs.


Our hedge and shrubbery experts can perform annual maintenance cuts and pruning jobs to smarten your garden’s overall appearance. We can also reduce the height and/or width of your tree or shrub if it has become too large.


Stump removal is nowhere near as difficult as it sounds. In fact, we can remove inconvenient and/or unsightly stumps in much less time than you might think. This is thanks to our range of stump grinders, which make short work of even the largest, most established tree stumps. Tight spaces usually present few difficulties and all waste is suitable for mulching.


Tree planting is something we are always enthusiastic to support. Feel free to ask us about the best options for planting new trees according to your garden’s unique characteristics.

We have full arboricultural insurance and £10 million public liability cover. All our work is carried out according to HSE complaint risk assessments. All our arborists hold full NPTC qualifications.

We have full arboricultural insurance and £5 million public liability cover. All our work is carried out according to HSE complaint risk assessments. All our arborists hold full NPTC qualifications.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have noticed disease or decay in my trees?

We can assess any disease or decay during our initial site visit and explain the remedial options available. Sometimes applying nutrients and/or eliminating problem limbs can improve the situation.

Removal will always be a last resort, but the safety of the tree will be our top priority when giving advice.

How much does it cost?

It all depends on the course of action you decide to take. For example, applying feed will be relatively inexpensive and something you may be able to do yourself.

In contrast, the complete removal of a mature tree may take several tree surgeons more than one day, using a range of equipment.

Do you provide emergency tree services in Dorset?

Yes. We are available to provide emergency tree services in and around Dorset.

We have all the manpower and equipment in-house and ready to go, which means no reliance on third parties. Simply give us a call to arrange a site visit.

Can tree surgeons trim or prune trees in any season?

This all depends on the type of tree. Some trees are more tolerant of pruning than others, but we can provide advice on that during our site visit.

We also have to pay special attention to the needs of any wildlife present. For example, evidence of nesting birds will mean your pruning job may have to be postponed.

What happens to the waste?

As our customer, you have the right to retain any or all waste materials.

Equally, we are able to remove any or all waste materials from your site. Timber is generally processed into building materials and firewood, while smaller materials are turned into woodchips that can be used for biomass.

Can you carry out work on a protected tree?

Yes, probably… We have many years of experience dealing with local authorities to gain the relevant permissions on behalf of our clients.

We know the processes, procedures, people, legislation and regulations well, which means you can rely on us for a fully comprehensive service.


Contact us now for a FREE, no obligation
quotation and/or arboricultural advice.