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McWalter Tree Surgery

A local family run business providing a professional arboricultural service in the south of England, including Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Ben McWalter Tree Surgery is committed to continuous training in all legal matters and developments ensuring that all work is carried out legally and to best practice.

"I have used Ben many times. He is excellent at his job, very knowledgeable and provides great advice."

All work is covered by fully comprehensive Public Liability Insurance Policy to a limit of £5 million.

Ben McWalter is a member of Checkatrade.com.

P: 01273 833 260 / 0798 029 9796

E: contact@mcwalter-treesurgery.co.uk

Tree surgery/surgeon, lopping and topping, pruning, felling and reduction, crown lifting and thinning, deadwood, fruit trees, canopy, conservation, clearance, shrubs, tree inspection, tree preservation order.


Tree works provided include assessment, identification, advice on and programming of:

  • Canopy reduction or thinning
  • Crown lifting
  • Formative / remedial pruning to include fruiting and flowering trees
  • Dead wood removal / canopy cleaning
  • Felling of dangerous and unwanted trees
  • Large scale site clearance


Legislation relevant to tree works includes:

  • Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  • Town & Country Planning (Trees) Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (L.O.L.E.R.) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R.)
  • BS 3998:1998 and 5837:1991


All arisings and waste generated by tree works are processed on site:

Brushwood and branches upto 110 mm are chipped. These chippings can be left on site, to be used as a mulch or soil improver, or removed from site where they are recycled.

Much of the chip generated is donated to local businesses, such as riding stables, allotment associations and farm parks.