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
OUTCO Tree Works
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. 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.
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.
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.
OUTCO grass services offer a guaranteed way to keep your grass looking smart, tidy and professional throughout the growing season
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
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
Our expert pruning teams will keep your shrubs, bushes and lawns shaped, edged and well maintained, improving their appearance
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
OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
Our grounds maintenance services keep the grounds of your estates well-managed, tidy and appealing. With our PPM or one-off Grounds Maintenance contracts, our outdoor maintenance services ensure that you have well-managed grounds and communal areas, important for enhancing your consumer and employee experience
Asset maintenance and replacement solutions 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.
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
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 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.
As the leaves begin to fall, businesses of every size are faced with the annual challenge of leaf accumulation on their premises. Those red, brown and yellow tones of Autumn may look stunning and evoke dreamy thoughts of stirring family walks and mulled wine, but for business, falling leaves clog drains, leading to water damage and flooding, and accumulate on paths, car parks, and other areas, posing a slip and fall hazard. Fallen leaves also attract pests and block gutters
What exactly causes potholes to form, and how does the current icy weather play a role?
DIY Winter Gritting for Businesses: A Safe and Effective Approach. DIY gritting can be a cost-effective alternative for businesses with the necessary resources and expertise.
The UK is no stranger to the extreme of winter weather. Throughout its history, the country has faced several extreme winter snow years, each leaving an indelible mark on infrastructure and the lives of our citizens.
With over two decades of expertise in winter gritting, OUTCO’s operational team has more experience than any other winter services provider in the UK