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Arbor Division Ltd Tree Services

Arbor Division Ltd are experienced, fully qualified, professional Tree Surgeons and Arboricultural Consultants. We are based in County Durham, North East England and work throughout the UK providing tree surgery, hedge services and vegetation removal to both Residential and Commercial sectors.

We cover a vast area and provide an extensive range of tree services including tree pruning, tree felling, tree dismantling, stump grinding, hedge trimming and removal.  Arboricultural Consultancy including tree mortgage reports, tree health report for insurance services and tree surveys for land developers.

Read more about Arbor Division Ltd qualified and experienced professional Tree Surgeons.

Established in 2006 and with over 22 years of experience, our team of talented, highly skilled, fully qualified arborists and dedicated administrative staff continually work to the highest standards to ensure client satisfaction.

We gained Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor (ArbAC) status in 2012 - this means our processes and quality of work meet BS3998:2010 Recommendations for Tree Work.

Thanks to the hard work and diligence of our dedicated staff, we are proud to be one of the few local businesses who are members of the Arboricultural Association, having both Arb Approved Contractor (ArbAC) and Utility Approved status in more than one discipline - Electrical and Rail.

We take arboriculture & tree maintenance seriously.

All our operatives hold the necessary competencies required for the works they undertake.

Our Clients can be confident in us to supply quality services on time, safely and within budget.

With robust business management systems in place - we hold

ISO 9001:2015 (Quality),

ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) and

ISO 45001:2018 (Health & Safety) - our clients can be assured of quality tree services, on time and within budget.

Our approved and accredited status means we undergo comprehensive external audits to ensure our Company meets and adheres to strict safety rules and regulations.

We use the latest techniques, equipment and machinery to provide high quality tree surgery and arboricultural services throughout the North East for our residential / domestic customers and further afield throughout the UK for Commercial clients.

We know all about trees - find out more about our Services

We specialise in the following sectors:

Commercial arboriculture

Vegetation Management

Tree Felling

Tree Surveying

Tree Inspections

Tree Reports (TPO)

Utility Arboriculture

Rail Arboriculture

and many more areas - please get in touch with your enquiry.

We cover the following areas:  Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle,  South Shields, Jesmond, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Thornaby, Yarm, Scarborough, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, Crook and throughout the UK for Commercial Tree Surgery Services.

Trust an ARB Approved Contractor to care for all your tree & hedge services.

ARB Approved Contractor www.trees.org.uk
Utility Approved Contractor www.trees.org.uk

Specialists in Tree Surgery & the Highest Standards in Arboriculture

The arboricultural industry is not regulated by government and has a high accident potential and a responsibility to care for the UK's rich tree heritage. As an ARB Approved Contractor Arbor Division Ltd has met and continues to uphold theArboricultural Association's Standards, the only comprehensive accreditation scheme for Tree Surgery businesses in the UK.


"Great Oaks from little acorns grow"

From modest beginnings our family run company has been nurtured, developed and grown.  We have a fantastic team of tree surgeons, arboricultural consultants and administration staff to handle your tree related queries - give us a call for a free no obligation quotation.

Do I need a

Tree Surgeon, an Arborist or

an Arboriculturalist?

A frequently asked question in the field of tree care is what is the difference between a tree surgeon, an arborist and an arboriculturalist? While the terms are often used interchangeably, there are distinctions, read on to find out:

According to the Arboricultural Association, a tree surgeon and an arborist are the same!  You can read their definition here


Tree surgeons (arborists) specialise in tree surgery, the practical aspect of tree care, such as pruning, tree removal, and maintenance procedures.  A tree surgeon knows how to perform the maintenance to the tree, for example, where the cut should be made, how much can be taken from the tree etc.  

On the other hand, an Arboriculturalist is also referred to as a Tree Consultant or a Tree Advisor and is a professional who focuses on the overall health and maintenance of trees, including planting, diagnosing diseases, and providing tree care recommendations.  They have a more in-depth knowledge of tree biology and can diagnose and recommend how to treat tree diseases and disorders. An arboriculturalist is able to assess, understand and advise on the reason why the tree needs a specific type of tree surgery.  We will now refer to arboriculturalists as "Tree Consultants" as it's much less of a mouthful!

Tree consultants provide specialist opinion on tree health, safety and preservation and can advise and find solutions where trees grow near buildings and structures, or if they need to be considered for development planning and other areas of law. Our tree consultants work nationwide providing tree advice and solutions for the most complex of projects.

Our qualified tree surgeons, arborists and arboriculturalists (tree consultants) have knowledge of both professions but hold relevant qualifications in their own field of expertise.  This means here at Arbor Division we can advise on your tree query and carry out the remedial work, ensuring the  smooth delivery of your project.

The Telling Life of Trees

with Kate Hampshire

Kate Hampshire is a Professor of Anthropology at Durham University. Most of her research over the last 25 years has been on healthcare in Africa, but she recently began a new project on chainsaw operators in northern England, bringing insights from her previous work on practices of care and temporalities to understanding the relationships between people, machines and trees that emerge in the act of cutting living wood.

Kate already possesses tickets in chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting, small & medium tree felling and climbing, along with Forestry First Aid +F.  She found our details from the Arboricultural Association (www.trees.org.uk) and got in touch to arrange working alongside an Arb Approved Contractor on a voluntary basis to learn more about arboriculture and the opportunity to get more practical experience in tree work.

As well as working alongside chainsaw operators, foresters and arborists who cut trees for a living in the North East of England, Kate recently recorded an interview for Durham Book Festival where she explores the concepts of time which are deeply interwoven in the life of trees and the practice of tree surgery. Reflecting on her hands-on research in the field (or in this case, woodland), Kate asks how we might hold the future in the face of existential uncertainty about our species and our planet.

You can listen to the podcast here


ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 Arbor Division Ltd tree su