Domestic Services

Domestic Tree Services

Kestrel Arboricultural Services are fully qualified and insured to cover all aspects of domestic tree work in East Suffolk and East Norfolk covering Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth. Here is a breakdown of our domestic services and what we can do for you. Please get in touch if you require assistance or you’re unsure on what work you need carried out.

Tree Felling

The process of cutting down a tree to a point as close to ground level as is reasonably practical to leave a stump.

Stump Grinding & Removal

Unfortunately many gardens have tree stumps, which get in the way of lawn mowers or spoil the look of a well tended area. We can remove the stump with our stump grinder and resoil to allow new growth by other plants.

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is done to increase light and reduce wind resistance by the selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree. Many trees become too big over the years and it is essential that the pruning and shaping should be carried out with the greatest of care. Knowledge of the way individual species grow is paramount to everything we do.


Pollarding is a method of pruning which prevents a tree outgrowing its allotted space. There are only certain species of trees, which are suitable for this method. Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas worldwide, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height.

Tree Preservation Orders

Before work commences, our tree surgeons will carry out legal checks to identify whether your trees are covered by Tree Preservation Orders or are in a Conservation Area. We can also submit an application for tree work on your behalf to the local authority, a process that usually takes six to eight weeks.

Tree Planting Services

Kestrel Arboricultural Services are now able to offer the supply and planting of medium to large established trees. Our team will advise you on what types of tree are best suited to the conditions of your garden or grounds. Once planted, we will also advise on how to manage and care for your new trees. Additionally, if we are removing a tree with a TPO (Tree Preservation Order), by law, you might have to replant a new tree somewhere else within your boundary. Again, the team here at Kestrel can advise on what tree will be best suited to the space you have. This is just another step we have taken to show that sustainability is an important part of our business.

Hedge Trimming

We offer hedge trimming services and can manage your hedges of any size. We are happy to trim small ornamental hedges to large conifer hedges while still taking the care to ensure the hedge is aesthetically pleasing.

Hedge Removal

As well as trimming we can remove overgrown or unsightly hedges you no longer want. We will remove all branches as well as hedge stumps to ensure it won’t grow back. 

Storm Response

Storms can rip through an area and leave major damage in their path. Kestrel Arboricultural Services qualified technicians provide the expertise needed to carefully clear trees, branches and debris to help alleviate further damage to life and property. Our Suffolk based tree service is on hand to quickly respond to customer emergencies 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year!

Garden Clearance

The removal of unwanted shrubs, trees and hedges in your garden. Make your garden special again and let us clear it leaving you with a new space and ready for you to redesign.

Contact us Today

For advice, information and quotes please get in touch today.
Office: 01502 385052
Mobile: 07875 377741