Top Branch Tree Services are a team of professional tree surgeons based in Margate with a reputation for outstanding customer service and high quality tree work. We cover the whole of East Kent, working predominantly within Thanet and the Surrounding areas.

IMG_8349We are passionate about trees and take pleasure in offering free advice and quotations to our customers. We take great pride in our work, which is always carried out to British Standard 3998 recommendations for tree work as a minimum requirement.

Top Branch have the equipment and knowledge to carry out all aspects of tree work, ranging from large tree removals to trimming the smallest of hedges and shrubs. We work for a wide range of clients carrying out both commercial tree work and domestic tree work. To see examples of our work, take a look at our blog. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ our regularly updated Facebook page to see what we are up to!

Our Aim

At Top Branch Tree Services, we aim to provide a friendly, reliable and honest service to customers needing tree surgery work in Thanet and the surrounding areas. We take pride in the way our work looks, and in the way we clear up once we have finished a job. We always strive to offer our customers the best prices we possibly can through continual investment in the company. Investing in training and in new equipment allows us to increase efficiency and provide a better, more comprehensive package to our customers.

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Sustainability

Tree surgery operations are heavily dependant on fossil fuels, petrol for the chainsaws and diesel for the trucks and chippers. We try to minimise our carbon footprint in a number of ways. Firstly we minimise the use of the petrol chainsaws all the time. We use sharp hand pruning saws for a lot of reduction work and also our new, battery powered chainsaw which is specially designed for small scale, light aerial work. Secondly, we only use biodegradable chain oils all of the time. All chain oil is lost into the environment, be it your garden or a woodland. Non-biodegradeable chain oils are harmful to the environment and do not break down like biodegradable oils. Thirdly, we recycle all of the waste we produce. Sawdust is used for animal bedding, logs are sold on to be used as a sustainable fuel source and branches are passed through our chipper to create an excellent mulch.

IMG_8326Sometimes, we have to remove old and beautiful trees. Often this is unavoidable, but we have some methods to try and neutralise the affects of our actions. Firstly, we avoid the removal of trees where possible, and if a tree must be removed we always encourage re-planting in the same spot or nearby. Secondly, we can create habitat poles, leaving part of the stem of a tree that needed removal at a safe height which can still be used by a variety of wildlife. Thirdly we can supply and install bat boxes and bird boxes into neighbouring trees to try and increase the habitat value elsewhere.

Health and Safety

Tree surgery is a dangerous profession and is responsible for a number of accidents and injuries every year, so health and safety is something we take extremely seriously at Top Branch. Our workers are NPTC qualified for the roles that they play in the team. We continually invest in training, which makes our work practices safer, as well as increasing how efficiently our business operates. We are also exposed to fumes all day, every day which can have bad long term health effects. When we have long days of hedge trimming, we will often use ‘Aspen fuel’ so that our team do not have to breath in harmful fumes.

IMG_8592This is 99% cleaner than standard fuel from a fuel station, making it better for the environment, the tools we use, and most importantly for our own health and well being. To find out even more about us, click here to visit our blog to see what we get up to!