Pruning a Hornbeam Tree

Pruning a Hornbeam Tree with a Tree Preservation Order, for Improved Sunlight and Reduced Nuisance

Are you struggling with a tree that’s causing shade and nuisance?
At Tree Maintenance Ltd, we recently helped a valued customer with a challenging tree situation. In this blog post, we’ll share the details of how we successfully pruned a neighbour’s Hornbeam tree, which was subject to a Tree Preservation Order. Read on to find out how we obtained permission, improved sunlight, and resolved issues caused by the overhanging tree.

The Challenge of a Growing Hornbeam Tree

Our dedicated team at Tree Maintenance Ltd stepped up to the challenge when a customer approached us about a Hornbeam tree causing several issues. As the tree grew unchecked, it was increasingly shading the next door house and causing moss to grow on the garden path and roof. Blocked gutters added to the problems caused by overhanging branches.

This Hornbeam tree was growing unchecked and was increasingly shading the next door house and causing moss to grow on the garden path and roof.

Navigating the Tree Preservation Order

Recognizing the tree’s significance and potential impact on the environment, we discovered it was subject to a Tree Preservation Order. To proceed with pruning, we obtained permission from the local authority. Our team carefully prepared and submitted an application, highlighting the concerns and proposed actions.

Successful Pruning and Blending

After receiving the approval from the local authority, our experienced arborists swiftly went to work. We pruned the Hornbeam tree back by approximately 2 meters from the customer’s property. To keep it looking natural, we expertly shaped the pruned sections to blend with the tree’s canopy. The result was a re-shaped tree that blended well with its surroundings.

We pruned the Hornbeam tree back by approximately 2 meters from the customer’s property. To keep it looking natural, we expertly shaped the pruned sections to blend with the tree’s canopy.

Benefits of the Pruning Process

The positive impact of our pruning efforts was immediately noticeable. Reduced shade levels allowed ample sunlight to enter the house and garden, transforming previously gloomy areas into well-lit spaces. Removing overhanging branches also prevented further moss growth and damage to the garden path and roof. Our customer was delighted with the outcome, experiencing a significant improvement in their living environment.

Expert Assistance for Tree Preservation Orders

At Tree Maintenance Ltd, we understand the complexities of Tree Preservation Orders. Our experienced team can help with applications and ensure a smooth process for our clients. Whether you need assistance with Tree Preservation Orders or Conservation Area notifications, we’re here to guide you through the necessary steps and help you comply with local planning regulations.


If you’re facing challenges with trees causing shade and nuisance, the team at Tree Maintenance Ltd is here to assist you. Don’t let overhanging branches affect your living environment—contact us today for a Free Site Visit and Quote and take the first step towards a brighter and more enjoyable outdoor space.

Speak to an expert member of our team today
Steve Cullis

Get In Touch

Speak to an expert member of our team today

Recent Articles

Hedge Trimming in a Formal Garden

Hedge Trimming Services This is the time of year that we generally start hedge trimming. Many of our long-standing customers have us in each year to trim their hedges and keep them looking smart and in good order. Well-trimmed hedges not only look fantastic, but they...

Tree Canopy or Crown Reduction

Tree Maintenance tree surgeons preserve majestic Horse Chestnut trees in Cromhall, including height reduction, wind resistance, and safe MEWP access.

Sympathetic Reduction of 2 Horse Chestnuts

We recently undertook a fascinating tree surgery project in Cromhall, where we had the opportunity to work on a pair of majestic Horse Chestnut trees. One of the trees had experienced branch fractures, likely due to a recent storm, compromising its structural...

Introducing The MEWP

Enhancing tree surgery, safety and efficiency with our MEWP. Precise pruning, cost-effective tree felling, compact design, and low environmental impact.

Ash Dieback 101

Across the world, Ash trees are under threat from a disease known as ash dieback. Watch consultant Nick Organ with everything you need to know.

Cherry Tree removal

This large old Cherry tree was overshadowing our client's garden and house. Our client was initially keen to retain the tree, therefore we previously had crown raised this tree to alleviate the shading it was causing. However, several years later, due to it's...

The effects of floods and storms on trees

Floods and storms effect trees in many ways, their effect is greatly influenced by many factors such as wind speed, wind direction, rain intensity and duration, location, water type tree species, age and health. Trees can adapt to changing conditions but this...

Plant Pest and Disease Management

Every day we leave our homes and rarely take the time to appreciate the incredible landscape we have all around us. Our gardens, parks, public open spaces, countryside and woodlands all contribute to our patchwork landscape which provides us with so many benefits...

Trees: Risk and Responsibility

Trees provide many benefits which are valued by society. They are however large biological organisms, and tree owners in the UK are required by law to ensure they are safe.

Training for Tree Surgeons

Have you ever wondered what training is required for someone to become a tree surgeon, or what skills are needed in order to get started in this interesting career? In this blog we aim to give you an insight into what training is required to become a skilled and...

Related Blogs

How Can We Help?

Privacy Policy(Required)