Brighton Tree Surgeons & Arborists – Chop ‘n’ Clear

Chop ‘n’ Clear look after your trees.

We cater to individuals, businesses and local authorities having  trees, hedges and shrubs on their property while providing specialist knowledge to improve giant plant health .  We are also experts in removing trees altogether including the tree stump, roots and highest branches.

No task is too small for our team of specialists

Even if you don’t have 400 year oak tree in your garden, we can still help. We’ll also provide care for your wilted and rather sickly 10-foot silver birch tree.

Whether you need us to trim your two mile long hawthorn hedge or just your tidy box tree, we’ll be happy to provide a free quotation.

Tree Surgery

Although we are commonly referred to as tree surgeons, tree surgery tends to be related to the specific tasks associated with diagnosing and treating diseased or damaged trees. We can certainly provide that service, ranging from advice on the strange looking fungi growing around the base to how to help a tree recover from a battering taken in a recent storm. We will visit your site as quickly as we can to assess the situation.



We are also able to advise you on the legal requirements to remove a tree including professional advice on the best way to remove or recover the tree on your property. Armed with the heaviest lifting, cutting and grinding machinery as well as ropes, cradles and ladders, we will scale your giant oak, beech or sycamore to perform the necessary tree surgery you expect from a company of experts. We can also perform scientific tests and observations to pinpoint the cause of any disease or problem.


A certified arborist has at least three years of experience of working in the tree care industry. Our trained professionals all have tree surgery qualifications and will not advise you on specialist issues unless they are qualified to perform the specific job required.

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Stump Removal

Once a tree is chopped and felled, the stump and roots remain in the ground. Many tree stumps can be left like this but if you need to clear the space for a new house extension or similar structure, you don’t really want a giant tree stump in your way. We have all the right tools and equipment to remove even the toughest tree stump quickly and safely.

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Hedge Trimming

Hedges look great with proper care, but they can also grow out of control. Hedges look their best when neatly trimmed at least once every few years. However, some varieties of hedge can prove a challenge to trim for even the most hardy DIYer. So before your hand gets stabbed by another sharp hawthorn thorn, give us a call.

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Pollarding is an art as well as a science. It involves cutting away the upper branches to enable new growth from the bottom. This creates attractive density. However, it needs to be performed at the right time of the year and this is dependent upon the tree or shrub being pollarded.

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Tree Work for Businesses

Trees grow everywhere and belong to everyone. We serve the needs of individual homes but also businesses, local authorities and farmers. Call us for whatever service you need and we will provide you with a quotation.


Tree Planting

Just like midwifery in the medical profession, tree planting is an incredibly rewarding part of an arborist’s and tree surgeon’s job. Planting large or small numbers of trees needs careful planning and special equipment. Avoid costly mistakes and ensure the best possible future result for the next generation of deciduous or evergreen tree in your garden or local park.

Tree Surgery Advice and Services

When we arrive at a site, we take time to assess the best course of action. If your electricity has been cut off, we will work swiftly with the electricity board to have it restored as quickly as possible. And if the problem involves the health of an ancient listed tree, we will take the additional to consider what needs to be done.

Tree Pruning

Pruning is very different to tree felling. We perform both tasks. When pruning, our tree surgeons consider every aspect of the tree, its environment and also the season. Whether the tree needs a light prune or a dramatic cut back, we can advise you and suggest the best course of action for your trees.

Tree felling

Timber! We have all seen films of huge trees being felled in the past. It is dramatic when performed in wide open spaces but it becomes a considerably different situation when the falling tree plunges straight through your shared fence with the neighbours. Felling trees within confined spaces and gardens needs to be performed carefully and usually involves removing the high branches of the tree and working down the trunk.

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Know Your Trees

The elms, that died off in the millions across the UK, were victims of a disease called Dutch Elm Disease. Our beloved ash looks as though it may be going the same way with Ash Dieback disease. However, before you rush out and fell a tree you think is diseased, ask us to make a tree inspection first. It is important to know your trees.



Communities we service in and around Brighton:      

Albourne, Alciston, Aldrington, Alfriston, Amberley, Amberstone, Angmering, Arlington, Arundel, Ashurst, Barcombe, Barcombe Cross, Beachlands, Beachy Head, Beddingham, Berwick, Bevendean, Binsted, Bishopstone, Blackstone, Botolphs, Bramber, Brighton, Broadwater, Burpham, Caneheath, Carters Corner, Chailey Green, Chalvington, Chiddingly, Clapham, Clayton, Climping, Coldean, Cooksbridge, Coombes, Cowbeech, Crossbush, Cuckmere Haven, Ditchling, Downash, Durrington, East Chiltington, East Dean, East Hoathly, East Preston, Eastbourne, Edburton, Falmer, Ferring, Filching, Findon, Firle, Fishersgate, Folkington, Fontwell, Ford, Friston, Fulking, Glynde, Goddards Green, Golden Cross, Goring-by-Sea, Hailsham, Halland, Hampden Park, Hamsey, Hangleton, Hankham, Hassocks, Hellingly, Henfield, Herstmonceux, High Salvington, Hollingbury, Holmes Hill, Horsebridge, Houghton, Hove, Hurstpierpoint, Iford, Jevington, Kemptown, Keymer, Kingston, Kingston Gorse, Lancing, Langney, Laughton, Lewes, Litlington, Littlehampton, Lower Dicker, Lower Horsebridge, Lullington, Lyminster, Madehurst, Magham Down, Milton Street, Moulsecoomb, Mulbrooks, Newhaven, Newick, Newtimber, Normans Bay, North Chailey, Northend, Norton, Offham, Old Town, Ovingdean, Patcham, Patching, Peacehaven, Pevensey, Pevensey Bay, Piddinghoe, Plumpton, Plumpton Green, Polegate, Poling, Portslade, Poynings, Preston, Pyecombe, Ratton, Rickney, Ringmer, Ripe, Rodmell, Rookery Hill, Rottingdean, Rustington, Saddlescombe, Saltdean, Sayerland, Sayers Common, Seaford, Selmeston, Shoreham-by-Sea, Shortgate, Slindon, Slindon Common, Small Dole, Sompting, South Chailey, South Heighton, South Stoke, Southease, Southerham, Southwick, Sovereign Harbour, Stanmer, Steyning, Stone Cross, Stoneham, Streat, Summerhill, Swanborough, Tarring, Tarring, Tarring Neville, Telscombe, Telscombe Cliffs, Tortington, Trolliloes, Upper Beeding, Upper Dicker, Walberton, Wannock, Warningcamp, Wartling, Wepham, West Blatchington, Westdean, Westham, Westmeston, Whitesmith, Wick, Willingdon, Willingdon, Wilmington, Windmill Hill, Wineham, Wiston, Withdean, Woodingdean, Woodmancote, Worthing, Yapton

Postcodes: BN1, BN2, BN3, BN5, BN6, BN7, BN8, BN9, BN10, BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14, BN15, BN16, BN17, BN18, BN20, BN21, BN22, BN23, BN24, BN25, BN26, BN27, BN41, BN42, BN43, BN44, BN45

Chop and Clear

4th Floor International House

Queens Road


East Sussex



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