Commercial and Domestic Tree Surgeon Services, Cornwall

For more information please contact us on 01209 891726

Fully Qualified and Insured Tree Care Professionals

* Contracting and Consultancy.
* Our team of arborists are ready to provide practical tree solutions and planning advice.
* From felling large trees to planting new ones.
* Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Area planning applications.
* Inspired by nature we deliver comprehensive tree care, managed in line with Health and Safety, Conservation and Customer Satisfaction.
* Hedge trimming, topping and laying.
* Tree Inspections, hazard assessments and reports.
* Woodland management plans and surveys.

* Cornwall’s unique beauty is in its many diverse habitats, through local knowledge we can provide site specific advice.

Sam Goodwin BSSC.Econ. Tech Cert Arb

All tree surgery guided by BS3998 Tree work - Recommendations 2010

We use Biodegradable oil in all our saws.


Generally, trees develop in balance with their environment both above and below ground but our need to manage them can result from the natural processes of growth and dieback or from damage caused by severe weather, pests or diseases.

Resolution pruning can be achieved by tree works such as:

Removal of lower branches to clear buildings or increase space underneath the tree.

Downsizing the whole canopy proportionally to its original shape.
Removing or pruning back individual branches.

Selective removal of branches to decrease shading and weight.

Removal of deadwood, broken or rubbing branches.

A method of pruning usually started on young trees, that keeps trees smaller than they would naturally grow. Seen on many street trees throughout Cornwall, useful to retain trees in a confined space or with major defects.

Young trees need to be pruned to produce a mature specimen free from any significant physical weakness.

Use of braces and supports often in conjunction with pruning to retain trees unsuitable for major surgery.

Removal of entire trees of any size and in any location safely, carefully and without damage.

Retained for habitat or as a feature, coppiced for regrowth, a traditional method to produce multiple small stems, mainly Sweet Chestnut or Hazel for woodland products. Use of herbicide to prevent regrowth.
Stump grinding for removal.

Hedge trimming, topping and maintenance in line with species requirements, wildlife and shading problems (High Hedges Law 2003)
Hedge laying as a traditional management technique and for nature conservation.

Orchard maintenance and regeneration, pruning for fruit production and the prevention of pests and disease.


Working closely with local authority tree officers we aim to provide a sensible solution to the often opposing needs of private interest and public planning restrictions. We realize that tree issues can be very personal and must not be bound up in red tape. Our team of experienced arborists can give advice on planning and process your applications for you.

Land owners have a duty of care to ensure their trees are managed in a safe and responsible manner.
Our inspections aim to identify any significant structural defects or other symptoms that may forseeably cause an individual tree, or part of it, to fail and cause harm. A common sense approach to acceptable risk avoids unnecessary tree works.

Through tree surveys we may examine many trees a day, as climbing arborists we may make many cuts with a chainsaw a day. It is this dichotomy that brings together the theoretical and the practical. Although chainsaws have done damage to the worlds' tree population they have also made it possible to open up trees and see how they work and it is in knowing how they work that we can care for them

From single standard trees to hedges, orchards and future woodlands, our team can prepare the site and give advice on species, soil type, position and growth. An 'After Care Program' is essential to the success of any new planting and should include: guarding against damage by animals and strimmers. mulching to retain moisture, weed control, frost protection, improve soil structure and prevent certain plant diseases.

Staking is required to support young trees at the correct height as the tree grows. Removal of tie straps and guards is necessary during growth before damage is caused along with formative pruning to establish a mature tree free of structural defects.

Thinning , replanting, coppicing, advice on pests and diseases and we can provide management plans tailored for wildlife, recreation, game or timber production. Woodland surveys to identify economic opportunities and legal responsibility. Phytophthora constraints, Felling Licences and timber movement. Woodland Improvement Grants. Management plans designed to maximise yield and bio diversity depending on age, structure and species.

We are after all custodians for future generations.

“the trees shall be my books
And in their barks my thoughts I'll character”
W. Shakespeare


"Skilled, conscientious, good humored and hard working, they are a
pleasure to work with and to have on site."

Simon Blackburn - Managing Director -


"I have used Sam as a tree surgeon for some years now. He provides an
excellent service. He has proved himself reliable, un-phased by all tasks
asked of him, professional, tidy and damage to surrounding trees absolutely
negligible. He is very highly recommended."

Chris Gladwell - Accountant - Redruth

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Homefield Cottage, Short Cross Road, Mt.Hawke Truro TR4 8DU