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Tree Surgery

Alpha Rural Services Ltd is a fully insured business offering a range of arboricultural services. We offer a professional approach to all aspects of tree work, from private client jobs to subcontracting and commercial contracts, and carry out all works to the highest possible standards.

We strive to offer you the best advice possible, taking a keen interest in developments within the arboricultural and horticultural worlds. Staff are NPTC and City & Guilds trained in all areas of work offered.

Services offered include (please click an item below for more detail):

Felling (clear fell or sectional dismantle)

The full removal of a tree down to ground level, giving your property more light and perhaps better access.

Reductions and crown shaping

The selective reduction of a tree’s canopy, to reduce either height or overall spread. Where a tree cannot be removed for legal reasons, or is just too big for the space it occupies, this is often the preferred course of action.


Removing a percentage of the crown of a semi-mature tree. This is often seen in old Oaks and London Planes lining town streets, and can promote a longer life for mature trees. The new growth can then be managed on a more regular cycle.


Some trees, such as hazel and sweet chestnut, lend themselves well to coppicing, and will shoot from the stump again. This is a common woodland management technique but it can have benefits in your garden too.

Crown lifting

Removal of low or low-hanging branches from a tree in order to provide better clearance from buildings, gardens, vehicles and pedestrians. It can greatly benefit poor grass areas that have been shaded by foliage from the tree.

Crown thinning

The selective removal of branches in the canopy to thin denser areas and reduce wind resistance.


Removal of dead wood from the canopy, either to leave a more aesthetic tree or to make it safer for people and property below.

Fruit tree renovation and pruning

Stump grinding and EcoPlug installation

Mechanical removal of stumps and surface roots left after felling a tree, or “plugging” the stump with self-contained chemical capsules to prevent regrowth from the stump and roots.

Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and Conservation Area planning

We can submit planning applications to the relevant council authorities, as required by law, to request permission to work on trees affected by TPOs or falling within a Conservation Area.


We supply our own barn-stored and seasoned, hardwood firewood available for delivery to your home. We serve the mid-Suffolk area, but are happy to discuss deliveries if you live further afield. An additional stacking service is also available.