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Hedge Cutting and Shaping

Efficient Hedge Cutting and Shaping in Amersham and High Wycombe, and across Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire

Expert Hedge Management and Leylandii Trimming

Whether you’re looking to keep your hedge regularly maintained, or cut back a problem hedge, you can benefit from hedge cutting, trimming and shaping from Quill Hall Arboriculture. We provide hedge management for both homes and commercial landowners, no matter how large or small your hedges are.

Light hedge trimming or shrub maintenance can be carried out at most times of the year depending on the species. For hedges that require heavier reductions, inspections for nesting birds are carried out prior to any cutting to ensure no wildlife is present. In some cases where the hedge is too dense for an accurate assessment, works will be carried out during a more appropriate season outside of nesting time.

Our hedge cutting service covers everything from annual trims to height reductions of the notorious Leylandii hedge, and restorations of traditional English hedging. The variety of hedging will largely dictate how heavily they can be pruned, and with what degree of success. One of our arborists will assess your needs during a site visit and provide you with the appropriate recommendations and options.

Recently-trimmed hedge separating agricultural field and residential garden

Hedge Trimming and Shaping in Amersham and High Wycombe

If you have a hedge that requires cutting or shaping in Hertfordshire or Buckinghamshire, you needn’t look further than Quill Hall Arboriculture. We offer our hedge services in a number of areas across the two counties, including Amersham, High Wycombe and Aylesbury; as well as Cookham, Gerrards Cross, Farnham Royal, Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead.

In addition to hedge cutting and trimming, we offer a range of services for both homes and businesses. They include tree felling and removal, tree pruning and shaping, stump grinding, tree surveys, site clearance and grounds maintenance.

Privet hedge trimmed by professionals in Berkhampstead.

Hedge Cutting & Shaping FAQs

When should I cut my hedges?

Hedges can be trimmed at any time of the year, dependent on the species. However hedge trimming and shaping are typically done between spring and summer, when more leaves are on the branches. However, you also need to take into account nesting season, where birds will be nesting in hedges typically from March to August. An assessment can be carried out on a hedge to determine whether any birds are nesting inside, and if they’re not then work can be carried out. If nesting birds are present, or the inspections were inconclusive, hedge trimming work will usually have to wait.

Do you need permission to cut a hedge?

If a hedge is on your property, you don’t need permission to cut or trim it. And if a hedge is overhanging onto your property, you can also trim anything that encroaches onto your property and goes over the edge of the boundary. If a hedge marking a boundary doesn’t have a defined line from a deed or other legal document, then it’s assumed that the boundary runs through the middle of the hedge.

What is hedge shaping called?

Hedge shaping is also known as topiary, which is the art of growing, pruning and shaping hedges into specific shapes. This could be a shape like a ball or a cube, or something intricate like an animal or intricate object.