We offer a full range of Tree Surgery & Landscaping Services throughout the South West. Our friendly and knowledgeable Tree Surgeons and Landscapers are fully qualified, insured and very experienced. Whether you require simple tree surgery & tree pruning or complete tree felling and tree stump removal we take pride in our professional approach & always leave the site tidy & clear.
Our Landscapers love nothing more than working with our customers to create beautiful, bespoke gardens. We can help you realise the potential in your outdoor spaces to give you the garden you have always dreamed of.
We are active supporters of The Badgers Trust, The Bat Conservation Trust, RSPB and The Butterfly Conservation Trust.
Paul started Teign Trees & Landscapes in 1995. An extremely experienced Tree Surgeon and Arborist, Paul is also a Volunteer Helmsman for the Teignmouth RNLI and a fierce Michael Bublé fan.
Clare has a wealth of experience managing teams across multiple business sectors including health, property and even rock music, she set up Teign Trees with her husband Paul in 1995. An animal lover and conservationist she re-homes dogs and ex-battery hens and is a Trustee at Shaldon Zoo.
Research/Development & General Manager
Jamie has been working within the land based industry for 30 years, starting his career in the forestry sector, moving into estate management and then finally onto Arboriculture. He is passionate about conservation and wildlife which is something that he can transfer into his work here at Teign Trees. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family, boating, kayaking, cycling and walking. He's also a big rugby fan and a qualified level 1 rugby referee affiliated to Teignmouth Rugby Club and spends most of his Sunday mornings either on the rugby pitch or stood on the sidelines cheering on his two son’s who both play the beautiful game.
Tree Operations Manager
Phil has over 15 years experience in Tree Surgery and spent 3 years working in Arboriculture as a Tree Surgeon in Melbourne, Australia. Originally from Birmingham, Phil has made the move to sunny Devon and when he's not working he can be found at the footie, in the gym or on the beach. Phil will never be caught with "helmet hair."
Tristan grew up in Glastonbury, Somerset, joined the army in 2008 & served overseas including Afghanistan. He left the army & became a fully qualified & experienced lead climber. He enjoys road & mountain biking, sailing & being outdoors.
Joe joined Teign Trees in 2016 after travelling the World for 16 months and worked previously as a Groundsman and Greenkeeper. Joe plays Rugby for Teignmouth R.F.C. and also enjoys quirky surf sports and keeping creative by up cycling furniture and converting his trusty transit into a camper. Joe also has the largest hair in the company which is a point of envy for many.
Supervisor & Climber
James is a Tree Surgeon & Climber is also a keen rugby player & downhill mountain biker. He joined the Teign Trees team in 2012 and regularly acts as a much valued babysitter (Uncle) to the many animals on site.
Supervisor & Climber
Devon born and bred, Ed has been a Tree Surgeon for nearly a decade now. He loves his job and his hobbies include travel, climbing, surfing, off roading, rebuilding cars and of course trees. Ed also sports the biggest beard in the business!
Supervisor, Climber & LOLER Inspector
In his own words... Ummm…. I don't really have any hobbies I'm afraid, I'm a bit boring! I've basically just been fulfilling my obligation to my talent since 1988 (Ooh matron!!)
Supervisor, Climber & Health & Safety Representative
Pizza connoisseur. With a two year hiatus - Ollie has been a Tree Surgeon since 2010. Lover of trees, food & rugby.
Supervisor & Climber
Matt loves travelling, Strictly Come Dancing, woodwork and collecting ceramic Unicorns. He's always been outdoorsy and a passion for studying plants and trees has led him into tree surgery, which he loves.
Supervisor, Climber & Mechanic
Phil is so dedicated to his role he lists working among his hobbies! A Climber with over 15 years experience, Phil is a great addition to our Tree Team. Aside from working he has a passion for getting new tattoos and loves walking his dogs.
Supervisor & Climber
Ryan joined us in 2017 and in his spare time he enjoys playing hockey and rugby for local teams.
Originally from Bournemouth Mark has been an avid climber for 15 years. He loves his car and spends most evenings fixing 'her', he's also a massive F1 fan.
Groundsman/Aerial Rescue Climber
Although an experienced Carpenter and Joiner, Matt is still very much a spring chicken and one of the younger members of the team. He's loving the career change to Arboriculture and in his spare time is an avid Xbox fan.
Carrie 'CJ' Collingwood
CJ has always had a passion for Trees, wildlife & the countryside. She's joined Teign Trees with level 3 in Conservation Countryside/Forestry Management. She has years of skills & knowledge on woodland management & using wood for sustainable uses such as charcoal, milling or woodcraft. Her first chainsaw certification was in 2011. Outside of work her hobbies include the great outdoors & rugby, playing & watching.
Matt started learning his trade in the Utility Sector for 3 years before joining Teign Trees fully qualified & ready to learn new skills and enjoy more varied work. He's been working on a lot of hedges to start with which he is really enjoying.
Sam has joined our newly formed Bristol Team. Previously an Ecologist for over 5 years, specialising in Bat ecology he also worked on Super Yachts a bosun, travelling the Med & Caribbean. He is currently studying to complete a Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture. Outside of his work he enjoys the outdoors, climbing, snowboarding & surfing.
James was Horticulture Apprentice of the Year in his final year at College & spent 4 years working in Garden Maintenance before he joined Teign Trees in 2015. He is currently training to be a fully qualified Tree Surgeon and is firm favourite with our older Residential Customers
Joe 'Joleen' one of our youngest team members joined Teign Trees fresh from studying Arboriculture at Bicton College. He loves his trees! He also did an apprenticeship at a Gunsmiths before changing his career path. As well as trees Joe also loves Red Rock Brewery (all of it) & farm, beer & expensive things in general
Josh began his career in the Motor industry but discovered a love for working outdoors and made the change to train in Tree Surgery. He joined the team in December 2015 and hopes to follow in his Brother James' footsteps (who also works for us) and become a Climber.
A calm and strong presence in our Tree Team, Sam found his way to Tree Surgery after a stellar career in New Zealand as a Diving Instructor. A former movement and drama student, Sam has appeared in three episodes of Game of Thrones and also cameoed in the recent Poldark re-boot.
Groundsman & Engineer
An experienced Engineer, Tom works between the Tree and the Landscaping teams. He is also a surfer, a massive yoga fan and a new Dad!
Older brother of Matt (who also works for us) Dan has been to university, lived on the other side of the world and is now back trying his hand at Arboriculture and loving every minute especially working with Big Phil Horrocks
Bryan is a great addition to our Landscaping team with an eye for detail and creative flair. His creativity comes from his passion for calligraphy and basket-making. He is also a keen cook and has applied unsuccessfully for every series of The Great British Bake Off.
David spent 30 years building new business ventures for one of the UK’s largest Property Services PLC’s. He now puts his finanical and organisational abilties to great use on the Teign Trees Customer Database and Invoice Administration systems which he says is much more fun! David is also a huge Exeter Chiefs fan and bird watcher.
Jas has been working part-time for Teign Trees since 2010 as our Tech Support. His hobbies include water skiing, the gym and DIY but his passion is the guitar. He is the lead singer of the hugely popular rock band Firekind and travels all over the country performing. His nickname is Shatner due to his sometimes endless pauses during conversation.
Lisa has swapped Tourism for Trees! She is an avid Exeter Chiefs & England Rugby fan and a member of Teignmouth Regatta. In her spare time she can mainly be found tending to ponies, dogs & children!
We met Harry on the set of the BBC's DIY SOS: The Big Build in Torquay in February 2018. We were so impressed with his amazing work ethic and willingness to get stuck in and tackle any job given to him, that we offered him an Apprenticeship with the Landscaping Team on the spot. Harry has already settled in briliantly with the team and we'll be supporting him as he expands his Landscaping and Horticulture knowledge.
Sam has joined Teign Trees after working for 4 years within the Arb industry. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and making jewellery.
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Health and safety is paramount within Teign Trees & Landscapes. Our policy is to do all that is reasonably practicable, to prevent personal injury and damage to property, and to protect both our qualified tree surgeons and landscapers and the general public from foreseeable work hazards.
Our responsibilities, which conform to current Health and Safety legislation are:
- To provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, taking account of any statutory requirements
- To provide training and instruction to enable all tree surgeons and landscapers to perform their work safely and efficiently
- To maintain a constant and continued interest in health and safety arrangements
- To consult on a regular basis with our employees on health and safety issues and update accordingly.
Visit the HSE website to review all the latest industry Health & Safety standards for the Arboriculture Industry.
We hold Public Liability insurance of £10,000,000 as well as our Employer’s Liability of £10,000,000 and are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance of up to £1,000,000
If you require a copy of any of our insurance policies please get in contact with our Admin team via email.
Teign Trees & Landscapes regard the promotion of environmentally responsible work practices, the purchase and use of materials and the disposal of waste as vitally important. All our operatives adhere to our Environmental, Ecological and Wildlife Policy which includes guidance on waste products, ancient and protected trees, potential polluting operations, environmentally friendly landscaping products and re-planting and sustainability.
We hold Upper Tier Environment Agency Waste Carriers Licences and Exemptions.
We are a friendly, reliable and above all professional Tree Surgery and Garden Landscaping company based in beautiful Teignmouth, South Devon. We only employ experienced and fully qualified Tree Surgeons, Ground Staff and Landscapers. We pride ourselves on our reputation, our dedication to our customers and the fact that our tree surgery and landscaping services are sensibly priced and undertaken with minimal disruption to you and your surroundings.