About Us

Excellence in arboriculture:
professional, personal tree care

Our background

Your search for expert tree surgeons ends here. For more than 38 years, Wessex Tree Surgeons have provided a full range of arboricultural, contractual and consultancy services throughout Southern England. We are very proud to be associated with the Arboricultural Association. Wessex Tree Surgeons achieved Approved Contractor status with the Arboricultural Association in 1990 and have retained this continuously for the last 26 years.
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Our organisation

The company currently comprises 14 personnel under the leadership of Gary Snellgrove, our Principal. This includes a contracts' manager assigned to each depot. All the staff at Wessex Tree Surgeons have a vast amount of experience working within the industry, both in the UK and Europe. Our team is well-presented with customised attire. They are prompt, courteous and strive for excellence in their quality of workmanship.

Wessex Tree Surgeons are supported by a full-time proficient and friendly office-based team who work to an ISO 9000-based system. Our team have excellent working relationships in coordinating and cooperating with Local Authorities, Government organisations and utility providers.

Expertise and training


At Wessex Tree Surgeons, our staff are fully qualified and the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) certification is attained by all staff working on-site. This certification includes aerial tree work and the use of machinery including stump grinders, wood chippers, mobile elevated working platforms and telescopic cranes.

We recognise the importance of health and safety both for our own workforce, members of the public and property. The business has trained an ‘in-house’ member of staff certificated to managing safely approved and validated by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to this, a health and safety representative certified to National Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety is retained by the business.

We are regularly assessed in health and safety having an Arboricultural Association full audit every 5 years, The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme accreditation audit every year, external audit by safety representative periodically and internal safety audit monthly by the contract managers. All lifting and lowering equipment (LOLER) is inspected and recorded weekly by the user, climbing equipment is checked every 6 months, and climbing and lowering equipment every 12 months by an external LOLER registered inspector.

Wessex Tree Surgeons is committed to the Continuing Professional Development guidelines established by the Arboricultural Association and the Institute of Chartered Foresters. This ensures we are in a position to deliver a complete, authoritative and up-to-date range of services. To learn more about our business and the services we can provide you with, including tree surgery, arboricultural consultancy and veteran tree care, contact us directly. Based in Lymington, we operate throughout Hampshire, Devon, New Forest and Dorset.
Large enough to tackle the big jobs, small enough to care. Call Wessex Tree Surgeons today.

New Forest: 01590 675 773
Hampshire: 02380 842 634
Dorset: 01202 487 700
Devon: 01769 550 687
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