Thomas O'Rourke landscaping and tree surgery

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Large tree removal

The removal of any trees, but especially larger trees and large tree heads, can be a hazardous business. The sheer mass of wood involved is often not appreicated when we live beside them for years, so one of the main things to think about when looking at removing a tree is safety. There may be risks of electrocution in the case of felling a tree near power lines, fire, and personal and property damage, such as to fences or your neighbour's land. There are also regulations and insurance to consider.

Tree felling is one of the most dangerous jobs you can undertake in Mayo, so it's always best to get a professional in to deal with it.

Here at O'Rourke tree surgery we have a range of the latest equipment, including some that can be found nowhere else in the country, to safely, quickly and efficiently remove trees from your property, even the largest. Our many years of expertise will ensure that a problem tree is taken down and out, and the wood chipped if need be, usign our cherry picker lifting work platform and specialised heavy vehicles.

A tree lift or tree elevator is a very tall machine that lets a tree surgeon rise up to the height of the top of the tree and remove pieces in segments, or prune back branches as need be. Every tree surgery job is different, and the techniques used can vary with live trees and dead trees, small and tall trees. It can be very difficult to tell which way a dead tree will fall regardless of wedges being used, unless you have a lot of experience in felling trees, as we do. If you're just clearing a large tree to let smaller ones nearby grow, that is again something different.

The location of the tree is also a primary factor to think about - if you're felling a tree in the middle of busy towns like Castlebar or Claremorris, it's a different story to taking one down in the countryside out in Dunmore or Roundfort. Timing and speed of operation are essential aspects to safe and efficient tree removal.

And once you have the tree down there is the stump to consider. We can chip the wood and take away the tree sections, and we can grind the stump down too. This brings its own challenges, since roots can dig under buildings and into foundations, or work their way around water, sewerage, gas or power lines.

So if you're looking for a chainsaw man, wood chipping or stump grinding, look no further, Tom O'Rourke in county Mayo is the best tree surgeon you can find!

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Tom O' Rourke Landscaping did a fantastic job on removing trees that were a danger to the public road, the building and overhead telephone and electric cables. The site was on a public road with tight access.

Tom organised for the power to be turned off with the ESB, so the job could be carried out. The trees were cut into firewood and the site left clean and tidy, using his specialist equipment.

I can not thank Tom enough for his effiency and workmanship. All this work was carried out whilst I was in the UK. However, Tom kept me informed of the progress daily and included photographs of the works.


At O'Rourke Landscaping in Mayo we offer a quality service with honesty and integrity.

Using the best materials & equipment for our Mayo tree surgery and landscaping we ensure that each project is completed to the highest standard and we have recently invested in new modern equipment and machinery to deal with even the most difficult tree surgery Mayo projects. We are fully insured for public and employer liability cover.

Our passion for all gardening, landscaping Mayo and Mayo tree surgery is evident in our ever expanding customer base across the West of Ireland, including Castlbar, Westport and Claremorris.