Howdens Tree Surgery Ltd
01746 552815   07815 858764
Shropshire • Worcestershire • West Midlands • Staffordshire • Herefordshire • Mid Wales
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Our arborists are trained in the skills necessary to carry out all aspects of the job

Couldn't fault their work & wouldn't hesitate to use again or recommend to anyone else

Jayne, Cleobury, Shropshire



With 20 years in the tree care industry, we remain committed to customer satisfaction and a job well done.

Howdens Tree Surgery are a most conscientious and professional company

Annette, Worfield, Shropshire



Our specialist tree surgeons insurance has no restrictions on height or proximity to infrastructure

They were good guys to work with. Everything was done sympathetically & to my satisfaction

David, Codsall, West Midlands



Our professional approach gives you peace of mind

A first class professional tree service you can rely on

Rod Pomery, National Trust


How do I know if my tree has a TPO or is within a conservation area?

You can check the legal status of your tree by contacting the planning department of your local authority. If the tree is protected we can submit a planning application on your behalf. Remember, the fine for carrying out unauthorised works on protected trees is up to £20,000.

Do you carry out risk assessments?

Yes. We carry out risk assessments for every job, no matter the size. A copy of this is available upon request.

Can I see your proof of insurance and qualifications?

Of course, you should always check that your tree surgeon is fully insured and qualified for the work you require.  Remember to check your tree contractors’ policy details as restrictions such as tree height and proximity to infrastructure may not be apparent on the insurance certificate. 

Will you leave a mess?

We take pride in our work and customer satisfaction plays a big role in this. We endeavour to leave a clean, tidy and safe site. 

My tree doesn’t look very well. What’s wrong with it?

We can arrange to come out and provide a consultation and give you advice on the best course of action to take with diseased or damaged trees. We will identify the causes and recommend what is right for the tree and it’s situation.

Does the weather affect works being carried out?

Sometimes. Due to the nature of the work we undertake, high winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms are not safe environments. However, we continue to operate in most weather conditions and monitor the weather on a daily basis.

Does my tree have bats in it?

There is a strong possibility of the presence of bats in mature trees and they are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Our employees are certificated in Bat Awareness and an inspection will always take place before commencement of works. If bats are suspected we can arrange for an impartial survey and then review your options. 

What other species do I need to be careful of?

Along with bats, Great Crested Newts and Dormice are European Protected Species. These and nesting birds are all protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  As part of our daily risk assessments a wildlife assessment will always be carried out and we will inform you of any findings.

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