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Arboriculture is the science and practice of caring for trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. It encompasses a wide range of activities, including planting, pruning, pest control, and disease management. Arboriculture is a fundamental part of grounds maintenance for facility maintenance because uncontrolled tree growth can create numerous issues, from blocked drains to falling hazards

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OUTCO Tree Works

OUTCO’s arboriculture teams provide a full range of tree arboriculture operations including felling, crown lifting, pollarding, canopy reductions, aerial dismantling, stump grinding and surveys for diseases such as ash dieback. In addition to the management of existing urban tree stock we can design and plant new tree and woodland planting schemes – all backed up by our tree and arboriculture consultancy services. OUTCO Tree consultancy services include tree surveys, tree maintenance and management plans, pest and disease inspections and diagnosis and treatment of tree problems.

Tree Surveys

OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment. Clients receive a detailed report, highlighting any risks from falling trees or branches and providing recommendations for tree management. An OUTCO tree survey is an important landscape survey that is performed every three years on your trees and identifies diseases that trees may have which make them dangerous. Tree surveys will identify, for example, Ash dieback, Acute oak decline and other problems such as Asian longhorn beetles and Birch borer beetles. An OUTCO tree survey also ensures that your trees grow in the right shape and direction, and that branches are always monitored to be cleared to 2.4m over paths, 5m over roads, 1m from all street lighting, traffic signs, traffic lights, street name plates and 2m from windows or adjacent premises.

Vegetation Clearance

Are you in need of professional vegetation clearance contractors to transform your outdoor space? Look no further than OUTCO, your trusted partner in outdoor asset management. With our comprehensive range of services, we have teams available that specialise in vegetation clearance, hedgerow trimming, scrub removal, bush trimming, sapling cutting, undergrowth removal, and site clearance. Whether you require vegetation control for commercial sites, development projects, or residential areas such as housing associations, our skilled teams are ready to deliver exceptional results tailored to your specific needs.

Over time, vegetation can become overgrown, hindering the aesthetic appeal, overall safety and functionality of your facility. Our vegetation clearance service is designed to reclaim and restore the natural beauty of your surroundings. We have a deep understanding of the challenges posed by dense undergrowth, tangled hedgerows, and unruly bushes. Our expert team utilises state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques to efficiently remove unwanted vegetation, leaving behind a clean and visually appealing landscape.

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grass cutting

OUTCO grass services offer a guaranteed way to keep your grass looking smart, tidy and professional throughout the growing season

hedge cutting

OUTCO’s hedge cutting services ensure your hedges are well-maintained and looking great, and also prevent spreading and overgrowth into walkways, ensuring safe, unobstructed passage for pedestrians

litter picking

OUTCO’s litter picking service includes the removal of all litter and waste from commercial properties, as well as the disposal of all waste in accordance with government legislation

Pruning & Edging

Our expert pruning teams will keep your shrubs, bushes and lawns shaped, edged and well maintained, improving their appearance

Sweeping & Blowing

OUTCO provides sweeping and blowing services to keep your facility clean. We help you prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris, and keep your sites clean and safe

Tree Surveys

OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment

local Tree surgery near me

OUTCO’s tree works teams provide a full range of tree maintenance operations including felling, crown lifting, pollarding, canopy reductions, aerial dismantling, stump grinding and surveys for diseases such as ash dieback


Strimming is an effective way to maintain grass in hard-to-reach grass areas, around tree bases, obstacles or grass banks. After grass cutting, strimming helps to keep edges looking neat and tidy and can also be effective in maintaining large grass brush areas

Invasive Weeds

Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hog Weed, Himalayan Balsam (to name but a few), and other non-native plants pose a significant threat to the UK landscape and its biodiversity and can cause serious damage or harm to people and infrastructure

Weed Spraying

OUTCO believes in the importance of creating a well-maintained environment. OUTCO uses selective chemical herbicide weed spraying to target specific weed types, or non-specific herbicides for broader control when required

leaf clearance

Leaf clearance takes place during the autumn season and includes the clearance, collection and removal of leaf debris from lawns, walkways and car parks. Regular leaf clearance helps to preserve lawns and shrubs from damage caused by excessive leaf coverage and promotes a healthy landscape

Emptying Bins

OUTCO offers a regular, scheduled bin emptying service that helps to maintain a healthy, clean site and avoids the attraction of pests and vermin. Our hassle-free service empties bins of all sizes and can remove all waste from site

moss removal

Managing the moss on your site is an ongoing process, especially in areas prone to growth, and is therefore important to keep up with regular moss removal and preventative measures

outdoor maintenance services

OUTCO’s landscape installation services create aesthetically pleasing workspaces, through well-maintained buildings and attractively landscaped grounds – vital in creating a positive first impressions by visitors

OUTCO Services

Winter Gritting Contractor

A complete range of award winning winter gritting, snow clearance, winter risk management and specialist de-icing products to keep estates free of snow and ice, ensuring sites remain safe, compliant and operational even through the harshest winter weather.

outco grounds maintenance

Our grounds maintenance services keep the grounds of your estates well-managed, tidy and appealing. With our PPM or one-off grounds maintenance services, our outdoor maintenance teams ensure that you have well-managed grounds and communal areas, important for enhancing your consumer and employee experience

OUTCO line marking contractors for a professional spring car park refresh

Asset maintenance and replacement services for estate infrastructure, keeping your assets fully maintained, operational, and up to specification, 365 days a year come rain or shine. Our reactive outdoor maintenance services ensure that your compliance and health and safety obligations are always kept up to standard.

Case Studies

northern rail gritting

We have worked with Northern under contract since November 2016 and are now entering our fourth season. For the past three seasons we have delivered exceptional performance, including during extraordinary cold weather events such as the Beast from the East in 2018. Last year we attended 99.9% of sites within time, with zero inspection failures

southeastern rail gritting

A key operator of commuter and regional services in South East London and Kent and parts of East Sussex, OUTCO delivers a highly performing 24/7 winter gritting and snow clearance service to Southeastern’s sites each winter season

OUTCO Walthamstow Services Civils Project

OUTCO have completed works at Walthamstow services situated on the A406 North Circular in London. Following a site survey the project was awarded to OUTCO that included over 550m² resurfacing, concrete repairs to eight areas of the forecourt area, the installation of new F900 Fibrelite inspection covers and thermoplastic marking.


Rewilding with OUTCO offers businesses a compelling opportunity to redefine their relationship with their outdoor estate

Rewilding with OUTCO offers businesses a compelling opportunity to redefine their relationship with their outdoor estate

How Tokenism And GreenWashing Hide What We Can All Do

Greenwashing refers to the practice of making misleading or unsubstantiated claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, or company to give the impression that they are more environmentally friendly than they actually are

Green shoots for the successful management of forever chemicals OUTCO Grounds Maintenance

When striking the balance between profit and planet, any facility manager looking for grounds maintenance who wants to do the right thing always faces challenges

Work with OUTCO to prevent expensive pothole claims against your facility

As a Facility Manager, you may come across pothole claims, so understanding the legal liabilities around your commercial premises is paramount

Pothole report and repair, OUTCO road repair technology

The key to tackling this issue lies in efficient pothole reporting and repair. But here is where things get tricky

OUTCO pothole services - repair and maintain the tarmac on your car parks

Learn about the impact of winter weather on tarmac and potholes. Discover the importance of pothole services in maintaining car park safety