Z Tree Services
tree surgery in North London

Our services

Our prices depend on the height and ease of access. We can treat your tree with the appropriate fungicide, prune and destroy dead and severely diseased branches. We clear all the waste from cut trees off site.

Please let us know if you have good site access: through a house or a side gate. Send us a picture and we will either get back to you with a quote straight away or arrange a free on-site consultation.

Please ask neighbours for permission if the tree is on their land and make sure that any trees you ask us to fell are not protected by conservation orders (TPO).

We will require a parking space for two cars in front of your house.

Please cancel your booked appointment 24 hours before the work scheduled . If our tree surgeon arrives at the site and his services are not required, we will change you up to 75% of the estimate.

Our company has a £5 million Public Liability Insurance and a copy of the policy is available on request.

Tree surgery terms explained
Basic crown operations

- removal of dead branches and climbing plants.
Pollarding - repeated pruning of a crown from young age of the tree.
Trimming - removing soft outer growth.
Pruning - selective cutting of branches to help a tree to develop a healthy form.
Crown Lifting

Removing lower branches to increase the clearance between the ground and the crown. Identify the branches you wish to remove, or specify a height above ground level to which you wish to "lift" the crown. Useful for allowing more light into gardens. Prevents low branches obstructing paths, drives etc.
Crown Thinning

Reduces the density of the tree's crown without changing the overall shape and size of the tree. Thinning reduces the amount of foliage and allows more light through the canopy or crown. Useful for letting more light into gardens and windows.
Crown Reduction

The tree crown is reduced by shortening branches, and so changes the overall size and shape of the tree.
Useful for preventing branches contacting buildings, roofs and guttering.
How do we work?

Our Business Co-Ordinator, Anastasia, will contact you to get more information about the job and will ask you to send a photo.

We will either come back to you with a quote or will arrange a free on-site consultation. You will receive an official PDF quote by email.

After you book an appointment our tree surgeons, George, Chris or Lola, will come to the site to do the job as agreed. They will clear all the waste he created from the site.

Anastasia will send a PDF invoice by email. We will ask you to pay within five working days of the job being done.

Our approximate working area in North London. We can travel further for large jobs.

How much will it cost?
Our fares depend on several factors:
  • the height of a tree
  • space for a free fall of a trunk
  • the amount of waste we will have to take away
  • ease of access to a tree (access via a house is more difficult than via a side gate)
  • obstacles like electric wires, polls, wall lights etc.
Do you take cut branches away?
Yes, we take all waste that we created off site. We can take additional waste for additional fee.
What is not included in the quote?
Stump grinding is not included
Are you insured?
Yes, Z Tree Services is insured up to £5 million.
About Z Tree Services

The company was founded by George Skorobogatov, a fully qualified and experienced tree surgeon. He worked at Network Rail (making sure there were no 'leaves on the line'), where he gained his full qualifications in tree surgery.

Although he was born into a family of academics, George enjoyed working outdoors from an early age. He has worked on farms in Australia, raised sheep and built log houses in France and Russia. He also makes really really nice book shelves.

George has the following qualifications:

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Free Fall Techniques
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper
  • Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) meeting the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations

George is assisted by a great team:

JJ comes from a background in rock climbing and wild camping. A lifelong love of trees has led him to a career in tree surgery. Milk + 2 please.
  • Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations
  • Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue
  • Level 2 in Chainsaw Maintenence and Cross Cutting
  • Short Course First Aid
Lola is an experienced tree surgeon and worked with George at Network Rail. She has worked in Cumbria, where she ran her own tree surgery business. Lola holds all relevant City&Guilds NTPC training certificates:
  • Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue
  • Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Freefall Techniques
  • Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting
  • Level 2 Certificate in Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations
Anastasia, our Business Co-ordinator, loves trees and has a pet rabbit called Larry. She read law at Moscow State University. On graduating, she headed the architectural bureau, Platforma, in Moscow. She is a part-time lecturer at Central Saint Martin's, University of the Arts, London and has also worked as the Head of Archive of Pushkin House in London.
Our clients say
My Builder

"George and his team were very professional. It was an urgent job and they were able to come quickly and carried it out in half a day. They were better value than the other quote I was given, and I was pleased with the work carried out. I am already considering hiring them for another job."

Rated People

"The job was carried out quickly, George and his assistant were both friendly, knowledgable and efficient. All was left in a perfect condition and we are very pleased with the job. George was asked to fell 2 palm trees which he did and also tidied up a smaller tree and even removed a small bush which wasn't quoted for but he did it anyway. All was swept and left tidy. I wouldn't hesitate to use the company again in future."


"George and team cut down and disposed of a 50 foot diseased conifer tree. They were prompt, efficient and did an amazing job. They were friendly and super tidy clearing away all the debris, sawdust etc. Would definitely reccommend."

Terms and conditions:
1. We will require a parking space for two cars in front of the house.
2. Please clear the hallway if the access to the tree is through a house.
3. Inform us of any site limitations such as power cables, underground utilities or changes in site before work commences.
4. Fallen branches may damage objects below a tree, please remove clay pots, kids toys and other small fragile objects from under the tree.
5. We always assume that the trees are free from metal, stone, nails or any other hidden objects unless we are informed otherwise.
6. It is highly advisable to warn your neighbours about tree works in advance. Please speak to you neighbours before trimming trees overhanging from their land.
7. It is your responsibility to let us know if your tree is under protection order (TPO). Removing a protected tree is a criminal offence.
8. Quotations for felling exclude stump removal.
9. We will update our estimate if there were changes in site / ground conditions since the original visit. Additional works requested / required whilst on site the quotation will be revised accordingly.
10. A minimum call out fee is £150.
11. Please cancel your booked appointment 24 hours in advance. If our tree surgeon arrives to the site and his services are not required, we will charge you up to 75% of the estimate.
12. We reserve the right to reschedule the appointment due to adverse weather conditions .
13. Tree works will be carried out in accordance to latest HSE guidelines and only use appropriate tools and machinery.
14. The site will be left generally 'clean, tidy and safe' but because of the very nature of the works including the production of wood dust, chainsaw/wood chippings / twigs / leaves and needles etc and the traversing of site personnel it will not be as it was prior to commencement of works, but will be left as clean and tidy as practically possible.
15. On completion of the works, an invoice will be raised and payment is required within 5 days. Payment is accepted via Cash on completion (on the day) by Credit or Debit cards or by BACS.
16. We will exercise our statutory right to claim interest (at 8% over the Bank of England base rate) and compensation for debt recovery costs under the Late Payment legislation, if we were not paid according to our agreed credit terms.
17. We have £5,million Public Liability Insurance and a copy of the certificate is available on request.

Please drop us a picture of your tree and a short job description.

Our business co-ordinator, Anastasia, will answer your questions.

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