If you're looking for trustworthy, qualified and fully insured, tree surgeons in Worthing West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire or across the southeast, then you're in luck. 

Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd's experienced team of friendly tree surgeons are all NPTC or LANTRA trained, and for total peace of mind, we hold £10 million public and £10 employers liability cover. 

We have an excellent track record providing a vast and varied range of superior tree surgeon services to residential and commercial clients throughout Worthing and its surrounding towns and villages. 

From tree felling in Ferring to tree planting in Lancing, hedge trimming in Angmering, to stump removal in Littlehampton, our staff have the skill and expertise to complete your project on time and within budget. 

For Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd, the quality of our work and the safety of our staff is paramount; we carry out all work using the British Standard guidelines for tree work (BS3998:2010) while adhering to strict health and safety protocols.

As CHAS and QMS ISO9001 & ISO14001 approved contractors, we are committed to the continual improvement of our company and invest heavily in the latest accreditations, tools and training for our workforce. 

Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd are also Surrey Trading Standards approved and have a positive online presence with numerous reviews across multiple platforms such as CheckatradeGoogle Business, Yell and Rated Peopleto name just a few.



Do you want a tree felling in Worthing or our comprehensive Worthing tree removal service? At Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd, we use the latest sectional and straight felling methods to remove unwanted trees safely with the least disruption possible.


Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd offers professional tree pruning and crown reductions in Worthing using the British Standard guidelines for tree work (BS3998) specifications. Tree pruning is a sensitive task which you must complete correctly to help ensure the tree's longevity.

Our skilled tree surgeons have acquired numerous pruning techniques over many years within the arboricultural industry. We will commonly utilise a combination of complimentary tree pruning methods to help you achieve your desired result. For example, we will often combine a crown reduction with crown thin and a crown raise.

When pruning, it is a general industry rule to avoid removing more than 30% of the crown. If you remove over 30%, this could harm the tree's health and jeopardise its safety. Over-pruning or poor pruning, for example, topping, upsets the tree's natural structure and often results in rapid re-growth. 

Below we will highlight and describe some of the pruning methods we most commonly use and identify some bad pruning practices you should most definitely avoid. 


A crown reduction in Worthing would reduce the total crown volume while sustaining the original shape for tree species. The quintessential criteria for a superior crown reduction are:

• The pruning cuts must follow a logical flowing branch-line.

• Cuts must be made at growth points to limit the amount of decay from the wound and minimise re-growth from latent buds surrounding the cut.

• The retained lateral limb should be a third of the size of the limb removed; this should ensure there is sufficient foliage to maintain the trees' energy requirements. Following this rule will encourage the surviving branch to grow consistently, suppressing any accelerated re-growth.


The procedure of tree pollarding in Worthing is the most rigorous tree pruning method, and you should ideally start this procedure when the tree is in its infancy. The solution to a healthy pollard is to remove any re-growth routinely, for example, every two to four years, dependant on the tree species. Regular maintenance on a pollarded tree is vital as the re-growth will result in weak forks/attachment points (unions), which means that there will be an increase in the risk of failure if left.

Many see tree pollarding as extreme and unnecessary, but there can be many good reasons for choosing this pruning method. We generally utilise pollarding to maintain the tree at a consistent size, but there are also many other advantages that we will outline below:

  • Decrease the shade cast by the tree
  • Improves air circulation within the tree, consequently reducing the opportunity of a sail effect
  • Contours the tree for aesthetics 
  • Can restrict the tree from contacting or damaging power lines, telephone lines or street furniture.


Crown raising or crown lifting in Worthing involves removing the lower branches to a defined height, most commonly calculated from the ground. Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd often use crown raising to allow more light to an area or permit pedestrians/vehicles to pass more freely under the tree.


Crown thinning in Worthing decreases the crown's density without reducing its overall size. Crown thinning involves removing secondary growth to promote a more healthy and consistent spread of foliage. Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd generally only thin the crowns of broadleaved trees, as opposed to evergreens. 

Some benefits of crown thinning broadleaf trees:

  • Improvement of the trees aesthetic look and overall structure
  • Reduction in crown weight and density; results in decreased wind resistance and risk of a sail effect
  • Increase in the amount of light able to pass through the tree's crown  


When cleaning a tree crown or dead wooding in Worthing, our local tree surgeons carefully remove any dead, dying, crossing, diseased or dangerous limbs. We can also remove epicormic growth, climbing plants (such as Ivy) and any foreign objects. Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd carry our crown cleaning and dead wooding for both safety and aesthetic reasons. 


Topping' is a harmful pruning practice that is detrimental to the health and may jeopardise the safety of the tree. If you top a tree beyond growth points, it will stimulate decay and disease while also creating an imbalance in the trees energy system.

If the shock of topping a tree in Worthing doesn't kill it completely, the act of topping will cause it to produce epicormic growth or excessive shoots from the location of the cuts. The shoots increase to replace the lost foliage, and they will rapidly develop into branches that reach out far beyond the distance of the initial crown. The increased re-growth of branches negates the aim of reducing the crown size or span. Furthermore, the flawed pruning method of topping will promote pockets of decay that may deepen and leave the tree vulnerable to disease.


Tree Pollarding is the most extreme example of pruning and should only be used in specific circumstances and on certain tree species. Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd's experienced arborists can assess your tree and will advise you if pollarding is a suitable solution.


Tree Stumps are not only very unsightly but also pose and a natural trip hazard. Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd provide a professional and insured stump grinding service utilising state of the art, heavy-duty equipment that will make light work of the task while minimising the risk of damage to your lawn.


The three most common causes of tree failure are poor maintenance, storms and bad weather. They can bring down even the most enormous trees, resulting in damage to surrounding buildings and property or blocking vital access. If a fallen tree is causing you issues, don't despair, call Foremans Tree Specialist Ltd, and we'll do everything we can to make the situation safe and clear the tree ASAP. Our team of emergency tree surgeons are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


If well-maintained, creeper and Ivy can be an impressive feature to your home, but please beware if left unmanaged; they may cause significant damage. Render, brickwork, and woodwork can all be affected, and you could end up footing the bill. Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd provides professional creeper, climber and ivy removal and maintenance solutions for clients in Worthing and its surrounding towns and villages.


Are your hedges in need of a cut or trim? Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd have the experience and tools to tackle any sized hedge, large or small. Our team of friendly tree surgeons can shape, tidy and manicure them to your exact specifications; whether you have box hedges, conifers, or hedgerows, contact us today, and we'll get your hedges looking great once again.


Are you contemplating planting a new tree in your garden or relocating an existing one? We have planted countless trees throughout Worthing and have extensive expertise in the very best aftercare practices. At Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd, we can source superior specimens, suggest the most appropriate planting locations, and we will even plant them in the ground on your behalf. The relocation of an existing tree could also be possible, but the roots must be unestablished and young.

If you would like to contract us for any of the tree surgeon services mentioned above or would like to discuss anything further, please feel free to Contact Us today, and we'll gladly help in any way we can.