Tree work contractors, gardeners and arborists working throughout Croydon, Surrey

Fair Oaks Tree Services are a friendly, experienced and professional company offering domestic and commercial tree surgery and landscaping services in Croydon, Selsdon and throughout the nearby areas of Surrey and the South East. Our team are NPTC-qualified and we have a large and loyal client base because much of our work is repeat business or recommendations, which is testimony to the high standard of work we provide.

Our services include:

  • Tree felling: This involves cutting a tree down and leaving the stump at an agreed height. We complete this job either through straight felling, where the tree is felled in one go or more commonly through section felling, where the tree is carefully dismantled in sections.
  • Tree stump removal: We can remove tree stumps which may be unsightly and a potential source of infection in your garden. This can be done by either grinding the stump out using a special machine or with the use of herbicide.
  • Crown thinning: This operation is designed to improve and preserve the crown of a tree to allow more light through and lessen the weight of the crown.
  • Crown reduction: This is where the crown of the tree is made smaller, either all over a certain area of to balance out the shape. This is commonly done when a tree becomes too large for its position or when the stability of the tree is in question.
  • Hedge trimming: We can restore, trim and maintain your hedges, to keep them strong and looking smart.
  • Fencing: We install strong, attract and long-lasting fencing to all different types of premises. We can install different types of fencing, including trellis, picket, close-board or featherboard or lap panel fencing.
  • Landscaping: We also undertake all manner of landscaping work, including landscaping design, turfing, planting, installation of paving, paths and concrete shed bases and garden clearances.

All work is carried out after a rigorous risk assessment and we have full public liability insurance. We work throughout the local areas and turfing in Tadworth.

For all enquiries, please call us today on 07780 445079.

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Do you have an unsightly tree stump on your Croydon premises? We will remove it for you!

When trees have been felled often an unsightly stump will be left behind. Stump grinding is the simplest and quickest method of tree stump removal, whether it is a single tree or a number of stumps.  Our team are stump grinding experts and we have all the specialist machinery we need to complete this job effectively and quickly. We can also apply herbicide to the tree stump straight after felling and this has its own benefits. Generally, it is cheaper than stump grinding but it can also take up to a month to work properly. Our company is fully qualified and insured to carry out both these stump removal techniques.

Hedge cutting and trimming in CR postcodes

Fair Oaks Tree Services provides a professional hedge trimming and maintenance service, tailored to your needs. Whether you need regular cutting or annual maintenance, we will use all the latest equipment available to keep your hedges in good shape and under control. We can also prune trees, shrubs and maintain the rest of your garden. We will always clear away any cutting or debris, so you garden remains clear and tidy.

Whether you have a small garden or a large estate, we provide a complete service.

Case Study: Beech Tree Reduction, South Croydon, Surrey.

We recently removed a large Copper Beech tree for a private customer living in South Croydon. The Beech tree had outgrown its environment with the main stem only 3ft away from the customer’s house, towering over the top of the roof at around 60ft.

The main trunk measured around 40 inches across, and the main roots had started to cause serious damage to the property. Due to the problems listed above, we found no other option than to remove the tree completely.

The tree before removal

The Beech tree had been allowed to grow to such a large size without any other signs of work on the tree, so we estimated it to be around 80 years old. We had to use a complicated rigging system due to the very small amount of room we had below the tree to drop branches and logs. With only a 3ft gap below and some of the logs measuring around 3ft across, it was a very tight drop zone to say the least. The team excelled in every way with all the waste being removed quickly and efficiently with no damage caused to the house, pathway or neighbour’s brick wall.

The very tight drop zone for the logs and branches

All the woodchip was taken to a local recycling centre, and all the logs were chopped and stored to be sold next year as firewood. The customer was so happy with the way we removed the tree that they asked us to come back and work on another property they owned in Tadworth, Surrey.

Midway through removing the tree

All our men are fully NPTC qualified arborists and have years of experience to deal with any tree in your garden, no matter how big or small it may be. Please feel free to contact one of our friendly team at any time by calling us on 07780 445079 or email via All advice and quotations are free of charge, so we look forward to hearing from any customers needing tree reductions, removals, stump grinding and all other tree-related issues.

Tree removed

As you can see from the last picture (tree removed) compared to the first picture (tree before removal), the difference it made to the customer and the neighbour’s house (in regards to the amount of light they now both get) is unbelievable.

Crown reduction in Croydon

When trees have large crowns or canopies, they can start to become problematic and can cause issues with nearby buildings, phone lines and other wires. If trees have very thick canopies they can also block light from your property.  As well as rectifying these issues making these trees more safe, crown reduction will also balance out the shape. We have all the skills and equipment necessary to complete this quickly and effectively.

Call our local arborists near Croydon for a no-obligation quote for our tree and landscaping services!

To ask advice about any aspect of tree care, or to a request a free no-obligation quote for any work, please call our team today on 07780 445079. Alternatively you can email or pop your details into an online enquiry form and we will give you a call back.