Hedge trimming and removal services in East Lothian, Scotland

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“Very reliable, hard working contractor. Felled and removed a large tree for me. Also returned and cleared excess branches on 2 large trees. Highly recommended”

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Hedge trimming, cutting and removal

Alongside tree pruning and tree felling we also provide hedge trimming, cutting back and removal services throughout Edinburgh and across East Lothian. In some instances, such as Wisteria, we’ll retain the natural aesthetic and beauty of the plant. For boundary hedges it’s more about controlling and maintaining your hedge by trimming back at the right time of year to promote growth.

Below is a list of some of the most common hedges we cut, alongside the best time of year to trim them and how often they’ll need cutting. Some hedges need trimming regularly, for others just once a year is enough.


Wisteria should be pruned twice a year. Our hedge trimming will perform a summer prune in July/August and a winter prune in January/February.
Wisteria Hedge Trimming Scotland


Trimming a Leylandii hedge should be carried out only once a year in spring or summer, but not in late autumn otherwise the hedge won’t have time to grow before winter.


Beech hedge trimming, like Leylandii pruning, is best performed in late summer. The benefit of trimming your beech hedge around August time is that it’ll retain its leaves throughout Winter, giving you an all year round screen.
Beech Hedge
Laurel Hedge

Laurel Hedges

Laurel hedges are best trimmed early season, typically in late spring or early summer when new shoots form quickly and cover any of the tatty edges left by tge hedge trimmer.

Privet Hedges

Privet hedges should be trimmed at least twice a year, between May and August. Regular hedge trimming makes privet dense and even. If the hedge needs cutting back we suggest reducing the size in April before the sustained growth period.

Customer testimonials

Three trees shortened in height quickly, and tidily. Couldn’t have been easier to deal with, and the bill even came down with slightly less work than anticipated! Highly recommended.

Anthony Robinson

Ali did a great job of trimming our tree. He was really friendly and helpful, arrived on time and cleared everything away afterwards, what more could you want? Highly recommended!

Rachel Hein

Very reliable, hard-working contractor. Felled and removed a large tree for me. Also returned and cleared excess branches on 2 large trees. Highly recommended.

Chris Barton

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