John Handy

Company Owner

John Herasimtschuk


Tom Fry

Lead Climber

Dane Spreadbury

Second climber and groundsman

Christian Allik

Groundsman and third climber


Recent-refresher-course-with-Tony-DarbyshireAll our staff are trained, experienced and certificated or under training.

Like a professional footballer, but not so well paid, the work can be physically fulfilling but is hard on the body and provides a relatively short active working life. Staff need to think about what they want to be doing in 5, 10, 15 years time - management, training, consultancy, tree officer, perpetual ground work, job centre.

We try and improve our staff expertise by training and gradually putting them through more advanced courses. We also encourage staff who intend to stay in the industry to improve their specialist knowledge by taking courses and becoming better qualified.


The company works to the standards set out in BS3998:2010 Treework, or higher. As a result we aim to produce top quality arboricultural workmanship and our staff take a pride in the work they turn out. Because we are Approved Contractor status and are accredited with the ‘TrustMark’ the quality of our work is approved and audited. (See below).