Meet the Team

Neil Tomlinson M.Arbor.A:- Neil started his career in arboriculture in 1989 at Calver Sough Nurseries, then in 1990 he obtained a place at Merrist Wood College and gained the ‘Tree Surgery for Craftsmen Certificate’. After returning from Merrist Wood, Neil started his own business and continues to run it successfully today.

During his career, Neil has continued with his professional development by sitting various courses including a certificate of competence in the safe use of pesticides, risk assessment for commercial arboriculture, arboriculture and bats, Chapter 8 – safety at street works and road works, first aid and more recently has gained the professional tree inspection certificate. Neil is also a professional member of the Arboricultural Association which allows him to use the M.Arbor.A status.

Steve Bailey:- Steve joined the business in 2013 and has taken on the role of team leader. Steve holds a number of certificates including Level 2 certificate of competence to climb trees and perform aerial rescue, level 2 certificate of competence in chainsaw and related operations, emergency first aid at work along with a level 2 award in the safe use of pesticides. He has also qualified as a Loler Inspector to undertake a thorough examination of climbing and lowering equipment. Steve continues to be a valued member of the team.

Chris Elliott:- Chris has been a valued member of the team for 10 years, he also holds a range of certificates including certificate of competence in chainsaw and related operations, certificate of competence in operating a chainsaw from a rope and harness, a certificate to climb trees and perform aerial rescue and first aid.

Nathan Charker:- Nathan joined the team in January 2015 and has attained the following qualifications. NPCT level 2 City and Guilds Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting, NPCT Level 2 City and Guilds Award in Felling and Processing Trees, NPCT Level 2 City and Guilds Award in Climbing and Rescue, NPCT level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of trees with a chainsaw using Free Fall Techniques. Nathan also has Emergency First Aid at work, for the time he has been with us he has also proved himself to become a valued member of the team.

Organisation we’ve worked for

Haddon Estates,  Peak District National Park Authority,  Local Authorities,  Natural England,  Woodland Trust,  Camping and Caravanning Club,  Derby Diocesan Board,  Stanton Estates, Kedleston Hall,  Thornbridge Hall and 100s of smaller private and public clients.