About Bark & Branch Tree Surgery

Your tree surgery experts covering Greater Manchester, East Cheshire, and Derbyshire’s High Peak.

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Your professional tree surgeons in Manchester

Bark & Branch are expert arborists and trusted Manchester tree surgeons, specialising in quality tree care for domestic and commercial customers.

We undertake all aspects of tree surgery, stump removal, and tree and site clearance, providing first-class customer service to clients throughout Greater Manchester, East Cheshire, and Derbyshire’s High Peak.

Our specialist work is undertaken by highly experienced City & Guilds qualified arborists, who are skilled in tree surgery and removal.

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About Bark & Branch

Learn more about the professional tree surgeons behind Bark & Branch and why you should choose us for your tree surgery project.

What does a tree surgeon do?

A tree surgeon is a specialist who is trained in the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs. As well as being able to fully remove trees and their stumps, our tree surgeons can also help to improve the appearance of a landscape by removing dead or damaged branches, trimming trees, and providing other services related to the care of trees and vegetation.

In addition to having the proper education and certification, a tree surgeon must also be experienced in the use of safety equipment and have a deep understanding of tree biology and how trees interact with their environment. As a result, they can offer advice on the best ways to care for trees and ensure the long-term health, vitality, and safety of trees on a property.

Arborist services

Our expert Manchester arborists manage the health and welfare of your garden, trees, shrubs, and vegetation. We provide bespoke consultancy services to advise on the best way to care for your landscape, including controlling tree pests and invasive weeds.

Hiring a qualified tree surgeon in Manchester

It may be tempting to try cutting branches or felling trees yourself, but arboriculture is a skilled profession with a high level of risk and injury. Our expert tree surgeons bring more than just the physical ability to remove trees; they can diagnose issues and assess the wider ecological impact of changes to the landscape.

The specially trained tree surgeons at Bark & Branch are fully qualified under the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) for all aspects of arboriculture, including the use of a chainsaw (CS39), the felling and processing of small trees (CS31), and aerial rescue (CS38).

Whether it’s tree surgery and site clearance or hedge care, our work is executed to British Standards (3998:2010 and 5837:2012), earning us a reputation as one of the leading tree surgeons in Manchester.

Residential & domestic tree surgeons

Bark & Branch provide a range of domestic tree surgery services to homeowners and residential customers. This can include anything from tree felling and stump removal, to hedge trimming.

No two jobs are the same, so we always tailor our approach to suit the specific needs of each client and their landscape.

Whether you need help removing a dangerous or inconvenient tree, or simply want to make your garden look more attractive, our residential tree surgeons in Manchester can provide the expertise you need.

Industrial & commercial tree surgeons

Tree surgery services can be immensely valuable for commercial property owners who want to ensure the safety of their employees and customers, maintain the value of a property, and enhance its curb appeal.

From full forestry projects, to regular and reliable tree pruning, Bark & Branch provide reputable and experienced commercial tree surgery and arboreal services to businesses, organisations, and local authorities in and around Manchester.

Our commercial tree surgeons will ensure that your trees and vegetation are kept well maintained, healthy, and safe. They are trained to identify potential risks, such as diseased or dying trees, and take measures to mitigate those risks. In addition, our commercial tree surgeons can provide advice on how to best care for your landscape, including tree trimming, vegetation pruning, and soil fertilisation.

Contact our experienced arborists in Manchester

Our arboriculture and tree removal services are end-to-end. We provide expert consultation and site surveys, so that we can fully understand your needs, take a detailed brief, and assess the project to provide the most appropriate recommendations.

We can provide expert advice on all aspects of tree surgery, from where to position trees, tree removal and pruning, to treating and caring for trees and shrubs. We will project manage the whole job and leave your site as we found it, by safely and sustainably removing waste.

To find out more about what our team of tree surgeons can do for you, please get in touch. Our arborists have years of experience delivering outstanding services in Manchester and surrounding areas, including Altrincham, Macclesfield, Stockport, New Mills, Buxton, Wilmslow, Chorlton, Hale, Sale, Didsbury, Bramhall, and Alderley Edge.

James Ratcliffe

James, owner/operator of Bark & Branch, will personally meet all his customers to discuss the needs of the job, and will always be on site whilst the job is being undertaken.

About James

With over 25 years’ experience as a commercial arborist/tree surgeon, James has overseen projects for the likes of Network Rail, Northern Power Distribution, National Grid, and some of the UK’s largest construction companies.

James set up Bark & Branch in 2010, gaining many happy customers throughout Greater Manchester, East Cheshire, and Derbyshire’s High Peak.

James Ratcliffe, Tree surgeon

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