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Mirfield tree services

Mirfield, West Yorkshire


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When choosing the perfect tree surgeon for your job, there are some key issues you need to think about. In this article, we’ll take you through them step by step.

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17 customer reviews

4 September 2019

Highly recommend Mirfield Tree Services. Professionalism shone through, efficient, friendly, reasonably priced, and left the area clean and tidy.

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14 August 2019

I’m very impressed with the service provided by MTS. They removed two very large Cypress trees in an awkward position in my garden. The team were polite, friendly and did a great job. No mess left. Brilliant service from start to end. Would definitely recommend Mirfield Tree Services. More...

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2 August 2019

Brilliant, cant fault them, tidy, quick and efficient. Came when they said they would. Job well done

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8 June 2019

Fantastic service from start to finish! Came to quote the same day, 2 days later our hedge was removed and everything taken away!

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5 June 2019

GREAT job. perfect from start to finish. would highly recommend!

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3 June 2019

Amazing service today by Mirfield Tree Services. Quick, efficient and very tidy after they completed the work on our conifers along with a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend these guys. Thank you so much for an amazing job! Sarah & Mark Jones More...

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27 March 2019

Good quote - thoroughly good job. Thank you.

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27 January 2019

Excellent service by Mirfield tree services. Fab quote and the job was done quickly and with high standards. Garden was left clean and tidy after our two large conifer trees were cut down. Would definitely recommend and use this company again More...

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24 January 2019

Great job carried out by James and his team Prompt efficient service Thanks

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16 December 2018

Highly recommended,as you can see in the pics , no mess ,and a great set of lads (great workers)

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27 November 2018

Can't speak highly enough of these guys. Did a great job at a reasonable price. They went above and beyond what was expected which is rare these days.

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22 November 2018

Excellent job, polite, efficient and great value.

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29 August 2018

Excellent, efficient and friendly team. Did a great job and left the garden spot/area in a tidy condition. Highly recommend. Thank you

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18 August 2018

Excellent job removing a large tree in a difficult spot

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18 August 2018

Highly recommend Mirfield Tree Services. From the initial contact, their professionalism shone through. Turned up on time, priced the job very reasonably, and did a superb job and very tidy

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18 August 2018

Mirfield tree services are professional, efficient, tidy. They did a fantastic job at the community centre for us, and donated their work for free! I recommended this company to everyone, first class service. More...

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18 August 2018

James and his team are fantastic and absolute professionals. Highly recommend them. 5* service from a local company who go above and beyond to help their customers.

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I enjoy the diversity in my job the most. I love the feeling of scaling a grand 400-year-old oak to help preserve its existence one day, testing myself physically and mentally in a technical hazard tree removal with a skilled team of pros armed with incredible tools the next day. Plus, the types of people I get to work and interact with are incredible. It’s great to give homeowners tips about taking care of the trees they have and helping their new trees thrive. What’s not to love?

Upon leaving school I began a career as a Driver in the British Army where I learned a great deal of respect for others, travelled the world and obtained many qualifications including HGVI & HGVII.

From leaving The Army, I began working as an apprentice Tree Surgeon at Central Tree Specialists where I obtained my arboricultural qualifications and became a fully qualified arborist. While I worked there one of the highlights was that I came 1st in a British Tree Climbing Competition at Lancaster University and more recently, I have become engaged in 'Pole Climbing Competitions', the last competition was at The Great Yorkshire Show where I came 1st in the novice class, I'm currently training to enter expert class next year.

When choosing a tree surgeon, it is important to work with someone you feel comfortable with and most importantly someone who is fully qualified, provides an excellent service and has maximum liability insurance - I am proud to be all of those things and more, and when choosing Mirfield Tree Services you can be certain you have selected the right company for the job.


Tree felling is a forestry term. It refers to the process of cutting down a tree. This is often made to seem easier than it really is. Tree felling can be a very dangerous task, which can result in serious injury or death. Many people realise this and choose to leave this work to professionals.

Tree felling is commonly performed with a chainsaw. This machine's cutting ability is made possible by a rotating chain. The use of such a machine is one of the reasons why felling a tree can be such a dangerous task.
Cutting one tree can take a lot of work and planning. First, a person must be prepared. He should begin by developing a plan for how a tree will fall. A tree should be cut so when it falls it does not come into contact with anything else, including other trees. To develop a good plan, it can be necessary to consider a number of factors, such as the slope of the ground, the lean of the tree, and the height of the tree.

There are different techniques that can be employed for tree felling. All trees may not be able to be cut in the same direction. Different types of notches may need to be used. Determining how a tree should be cut may be a matter of professional experience.

Pruning a tree can have many benefits. The first and most important is keeping the people around it safe. A dead branch can fall from a tree at any time, endangering nearby people, buildings, and power lines. Removing dangerous limbs and maintaining a safe tree is always the best course of action. However, depending on the size of the tree and the location of the branches to be pruned, pruning itself can also be very dangerous which is why it is always best to let a proffessional do it.

There are many reasons why pruning a tree is important. Pruning a tree can influence in what way the tree grows. With proper pruning, a tree can be made to grow into a certain configuration of limbs and branches that is more ideal for the structural integrity of the tree. Maintaining the tree’s structure helps to mitigate the risk of broken limbs and falling branches. A properly pruned tree will not have compromising branch structures and improper weight distribution that could lead to disaster later on in the tree’s life. Structural pruning can also greatly improve the general look of the tree. If aesthetics are important to you, proper pruning can make a tree grow in the desired fashion.

Dead Wooding is where branches or limbs die off within a tree and can either break off or become vulnerable. These limbs can then fall over time or during periods of high winds and storms. If dead limbs are left, they will affect the overall health of the tree as rot can set in and spread to healthy areas. This can eventually lead to fungus issues and further damage, rendering the tree beyond help.

Dead wooding is mainly used for safety and for the continued health of a tree, though there are other benefits too. A lot of dead wood in a tree reduces it’s aesthetic appearance and this in turn reduces the amount of light that can pass through and makes the tree more susceptible to high winds.

If dead wooding is left unattended, it attracts pests and diseases. The removal of dead wood reduces the weight of a tree and so reduces the risk of limbs breaking off. Dead Wooding is often carried out hand in hand with Crown Thinning.

A well-maintained hedge provides a good, smart boundary to a garden, but if left unchecked, a hedge can soon lose its shape and end up casting unwanted shade. With a good pruning schedule you can keep hedges under control without too much effort.
Most evergreen formal hedges like to be trimmed two or three times a year, while they're actively growing. Conifer hedges such as leylandii need regular pruning or these fast-growers will soon outgrow their location.
Pruning informal hedges depends on when they flower. Lavender, fuchsia, roses and other plants that flower on the current year's wood are best pruned in early to mid-spring, while those that flower on old wood, such as forsythia, deutzia and berberis, should be pruned when the blooms fade.

New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or spring.
After this, maintenance trimming is carried out, usually once a year for informal hedges and twice a year for formal hedges. Some formal hedges may need three cuts a year. Maintenance trimming is generally carried out between spring and summer.