About our tree consultancy

As an arboricultural consultancy, established in 1982, we offer a wide range of tree services.

One definition of arboriculture is “the care and cultivation of trees for ornament.” Yet trees quietly contribute, to an increasingly noisy and impatient world, so much more than ornamentation. Our towns, cities and villages need the green component as never before.

Our company motto is “appropriate conservation.” All of us can acknowledge, whatever our beliefs about origins of the natural world, and whatever our business with it, our common need for trees and their complexity and beauty. It is, however, not always appropriate to retain trees close to people and their activities, but decisions to prune, remove, or alter conditions near trees require careful consideration as a minimum, and very often the assistance of the appropriate professionals.

John Cromar holds the Professional Diploma in Arboriculture, administered by the Royal Forestry Society, as well as practical tree care and pruning qualifications. He is a Fellow  of the Arboricultural Association, the UK’s premier professional tree care body.

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He is one of that body’s Registered Consultants, who number fewer than 50 across the country. The Arboricultural Association describes Registered Consultants as follows:

AA Registered Consultants are highly experienced and qualified professionals who are available to advise on all arboricultural issues […] Registered Consultants will give objective advice in accordance with the instructions received in order to provide you, the client, with a clear understanding of the implications for your trees in whatever circumstances they grow and in relation to your aspirations or concerns.
The Arboricultural Association. 2015. What is an Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant? [Online]. [Accessed 29 April 2015].

Members of the [Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant] scheme have demonstrated the ability to practise as an arboricultural consultant in the most complex and demanding situations. […] Clients can be confident they will receive expert and objective advice from consultants bound by rigorous codes of ethics and professional conduct, enforced by a fully documented complaints procedure. The Arboricultural Association. 2015. What Is a Tree Consultant? [Online]. [Accessed 29 April 2015].