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Tree Surgeons Tavistock

If you need tree surgeons in Tavistock and throughout the surrounding areas of East Cornwall and West Devon, look no further than Colin Chadwick Tree Specialist. Our professional team have over 20 years of experience in all aspects of tree surgery and tree care including dismantling, crown raising, crown reduction, felling, pruning, planting and more. We work for both residential and commercial clients so you can trust us to keep your trees, hedges and garden healthy and in the best condition.

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Tree Removal

We specialise in tree removal, particularly difficult and dangerous trees that have become overgrown or damaged by high winds. We will dismantle your tree safely, precisely and efficiently.
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Tree Pruning

Tree pruning uses the best methods to give trees a healthy and natural shape. From sympathetic crown reduction to canopy lifting, our services will ensure your tree looks great from every angle.
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Hedging

We also provide hedge trimming. Hedges are a great way to add privacy and shade to your garden, and with regular maintenance they will look tidy and well kept all year round.
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Tree Care

We offer advice on choosing the right species for your situation and requirements. We also help with all the aftercare involved. Furthermore, we offer gardening services and will advise on how to look after your space.
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Tree Preservation Orders

We advise on caring for trees as well as preservation orders for trees in conservation areas. We also help you plan tree work and apply to local authorities.
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Why Choose Colin Chadwick Tree Specialist?

  • Free on-site consultation and advice.
  • Free written quotations including site maps and a copy of our insurance policy.
  • Public liability insurance to £5 million.
  • Employer and employee liability to £10 million.
  • Full risk assessments carried out to HSE requirements.
  • Our work complies with British Standard 3998:2010.
  • We have an Environment Agency Waste Carrier’s Licence.
  • We were featured in an episode of BBC2 Gardener’s World based in Bere Alston with Frances Tophill.
  • Over 20 years of practical experience.
  • BSC (Hons) on Forestry from Bangor University.
  • Detailed knowledge of tree management and tree disease.

Covering the Following Areas of Devon and Cornwall:

  • Tavistock
  • The Tamar Valley
  • Callington
  • Saltash
  • Liskeard
  • Launceston
  • Plymouth
  • Looe
  • Polperro

What our customers are saying

  • Top notch An excellent service at a good price.

    MarionB-71 Avatar
    MarionB-71
    7/08/2019

    Why Colin Chadwick? Colin has done work for us each year for the past 5 years. His service is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend him. Ask his advice and get a quote. You won’t regret it!

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    AshleyH-65
    6/04/2017

    A superb day’s work. We had recently moved to Tavistock and inherited a large number of trees which required care and attention. Colin provided advice and guidance on what needed to be done and provided a clear, concise and competitive quote. The work was done efficiently and professionally and we were delighted with the results. Many many thanks.

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    Colin Baldwin
    8/06/2020
  • Reliable, courteous and high quality workmanship. Will always tackle a job big or small. If it’s felling a number of high trees or tackling brushwood or maintaining hedges on the flat or on difficult terrain Colin’s work is of the highest professional standard. If required he will chip the brushwood for disposal or cut larger sections of the trees into logs. Free quotations are provided before any work is agreed with the customer.

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    DavidM-480
    5/31/2017

    Confident, hardworking and reliable We asked Colin to assess some tree work which needed attention in our garden. Colin gave us confident and professional advice which was a great help. Colin and his team worked extremely hard and completed all the work required. We were very pleased with all the work and will be contacting Colin again regarding future work. Would thoroughly recommend.

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    SandraN-45
    3/27/2019

    Tree surgery A very friendly, knowledgeable and tidy workman. Discusses your requirements at every stage, clears all the tree cuttings and debris after he has finished the job. Would highly recommend him for any tree surgery that you require.

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    PaulB-2643
    11/05/2018
  • Excellent Colin is that rare thing: he tells you what he’ll do, how much it’ll cost, when he’ll come…and then does what he’s said. He’s also good at his job, and a nice guy. Use him!

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    PatrickM-164
    5/16/2018

    impressive service Colin Chadwick was only 2 of 5 Tree surgeons to respond to my enquiry. He personally visited to inspect a neighbour’s Oak tree overhanging our garden and provided reliable advice and a written very reasonable fixed quote within a few days.He arrived bang on time on the date arranged and did the job quickly and efficiently, No fuss no mess.I had followed his advice regards dealing with our very indifferent and unhelpful neighbour and am pleased to say everything went off smoothly.Would recommend his company without hesitation..

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    ChristopheP-97
    8/25/2018

    Great tree surgeon. Highly recommend. Colin has been looking after the trees on my land for at least 8 years. I can trust that he always knows whats needed for the trees and importantly he completes the work in an efficient and mindful way. He has also taken on some very difficult tree surgery i.e. very tall trees in awkward places. He also cuts back and reshapes my hedges every two or three years.

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    HannahA-43
    10/20/2017
  • Excellent, highly recommend We’re extremely happy with the work Colin has done for us and the high level of service we received. Colin is very professional and knowledgeable, as well as being a really nice guy. We will definitely be using him again and recommending him to others.

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    LouiseR-189
    7/16/2018

    Brilliant job Huge thank you to Colin and Matt who visited my property today to cut back some trees overhanging my garden.I’m new to Cornwall and after asking for recommendations via Face Book I contacted Colin for a quote. I was very happy with the quote and date suggested for work to be carried out.The guys arrived on time and the difference they have made to my garden is amazing, it is so much lighter and I can now see the sheep in the field behind.They cleared and swept up, you wouldn’t know they’d been there.Thank you and I will definately call on you again if I need to and will be recommending your services to friends

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    YvonneJ-29
    7/04/2018

    A Jolly Good Job! Carried out my slightly (very) last minute desperate hedge removal so I could make an emergency hen enclosure. Colin and Co were very accommodating, helpful, patient and tidy. I have 15 very happy hens and 2 even happier children. Thanks all 🙂

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    Sarah Holland
    7/29/2020
  • Fast, professional and competitive service. Great communication and a superb service. Garden left very clean and tidy, will definitely use again.

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    SteveM-909
    5/16/2019

    Excellent work So impressed by the professional and thorough work. Such an efficient team – delightful to have here, offered sound advice and cleared up beautifully.Look no further!

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    KatieL-160
    9/20/2018

    Certainly a Tree Specialist Colin and his team have spent four days sorting out the trees in our garden. Professional, friendly, hard-working and tidy. I would certainly use them again and would recommend them to others.

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    DinahC-3
    11/15/2018
  • Reliable, expert service well worth paying for. Colin’s advice was extremely helpful early on in the process on the best way of taking down the very large pine tree close to our boundary. He and his team made an excellent job of the process in a day, left the site clear and tidy, and came back to split some of the larger logs the day after. This made what could have been a nightmare, a great relief. Not cheap – but worth every penny for the professional, expert service

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    MhairiM-18
    2/20/2019

    Excellent work sympathetically reducing a copper beech. Colin carried out the major task of reducing the size of a very large copper beech in our garden. This was completed very efficiently and with minimal impact on the rest of the garden. He not only showed great expertise but also a profound understanding and sympathy in the work he did on this tree. He provided us with advice about the treatment of other trees in the garden which was clearly extremely well informed and highly professional. We would recommend him to others and would turn to him first should we need more work of this sort to be done in our garden.

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    KevinD-208
    8/28/2018

    First Class work I can’t recommend Colin highly enough, he was professional and came to my rescue at very short notice, nothing was too much trouble and did a fantastic job on my bay tree, fitting in with filming for the BBC and their rushed schedule. He kept me informed about the work and left everything tidy, was very safety conscious and competively priced. His assistant Jack was brilliant too, certainly will use his services again

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    LynnF-31
    9/20/2017
  • First class job carried out by first class professionals Highly recommended!!!Initially I required advice on all the trees on my property and a quotation for one specific job to reduce the volume of a tree in preparation for having solar panels on our roof. Colin Chadwick discussed each of our trees knowledgeably, and provided expert advice, which largely resulted in being told that all was well…and meant no extra work for him! The quotation was competitive and thorough and, like him, inspired confidence in the service he was to provide.The team arrived promptly on the day, and from the outset they involved me in all stages of the work; throughout the day they remained very flexible, patient and accommodating to my requests. The work was conducted carefully and with a high regard to safety; at no time did I have cause for concern. They logged the wood for me and thoroughly cleared away all the remaining debris onto their lorry.I will be using them again…they really are a superb team of professionals!

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    LiziH
    8/17/2017

    A thoroughly professional job Colin took down a number of mature sycamore and ash trees along one side of our field over a period of 3 days over a distance of 30 metres. . He was both professional and meticulous in his approach to the tricky task, Some trees had rot in the trunks and others had branches protruding over a neighbour’s property. He cut the trees down without any damage to close by buildings. Colin also cleared up meticulously afterwards. i would recommend Colin without hesitation.

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    RobertS-798
    4/21/2019

    Great job! Another excellent job done on our hedges, despite the atrocious weather! We’ve used Colin and his team several times now, and they always turn up as arranged, do a great job, and leave the place neat and tidy. Happy to recommend.

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    KathrynA-36
    9/26/2019
  • Colin Chadwick Tree Surgeon Colin did an excellent job in cutting our trees back over a 2 day period and disposing of all debris. I would definitely recommend him.

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    PaulB-890
    5/31/2017

    Great job Excellent, personable service. Efficient and tidy, leaving everything ordered and safe. Good job done – thank you.

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    SEP-1
    4/04/2018

    Recommended highly For the last 5 years Colin has looked after the heath of my 130 + years old oak tree .He has also done work on my more enthusiastically growing shrubs . He is reliable–comes when he says he will–discusses the work needed & gives friendly expert professional advice – gives a written quote & does the job in timely fashion leaving the site clean & tidy . He provides a great service & I will certainly continue as a customer in the future. I recommend his work highly.

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    Patty Mosdell
    6/03/2020
  • Professional and knowledgable. I’ve used the services of Colin Chadwick Tree Specialist on several occasions over the years for a variety of tasks – ranging from garden clearance of shrubs/small trees and hedge trimming to removal of large trees within a conservation area requiring the approach of a suitably qualified specialist to ensure that all legal and professional criteria are met. Colin has removed extremely difficult, large trees in restricted access areas in close proximity to houses and buildings. His knowledge here has been vital. Colin’s professional knowledge is exceptional and proved very helpful when it has come to selecting/planting new trees and shrubs. I would recommend his services wholeheartedly.

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    RuthS-63
    6/30/2017

    Experienced, Professional and Safe Service Thank you very much Colin to you and your assistant in carrying out the work on the >tree in my garden. I can appreciate it was quite a difficult job and you carried it out >very professionally and carefully. Everything was left clean and tidy which was very helpful. I am very pleased with the with the end result and will certainly come back to you again, should the need arise. I have no hesitation in recommending you for any tree surgery. >

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    Jean Stratford-Ware
    6/28/2020

    Giant Leylandii!!! Colin was recommended by family and the recommendations were well founded. Totally professional, he gave us a good quote, was extremely professional around the COVID situation. Did a fantastic job and delivered as he promised. We are totally impressed by his work and that of his team. Will definitely recommend.

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    Ian Pethick
    6/01/2020
  • Friendly and professional I couldn’t be happier with Colin’s work; his quote was accurate, the work was completed promptly to a high standard, and he did a great job cleaning up afterwards. He was a pleasure to do business with, and gave me some sound advice on caring for my cherry tree for the next few years myself. My only regret is that I didn’t use his services any sooner! Thoroughly recommended.

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    Trevor Piper
    6/01/2020

    Highly recommend! We have used Colin for the last two years in Horrabridge, having been recommended to us by the previous owners of our home! We will continue to use Colin to keep our hedging and trees under control – he is incredibly knowledgeable, hard working, replies to emails and spares time to explain to our 5 year old that he isn’t cutting down his favourite tree. Highly recommend!

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    NicolaB-181
    6/26/2017

    A tree surgeon that comes highly recommended Knowledgable ,personable and completely reliable ,Colin has cut our hedges for the 5 years we have lived in our present house, and ,but I do not know for how long ,our predecessor used him as well .With the local Tree Preservation officer being as accommodating (sic) as usual ,it is extremely helpful to have someone like Colin to hand to interpret exactly what can and cannot be done to those trees with TPOs .

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    DavidS-2980
    11/07/2019
  • Look no further . . . than Colin Chadwick – he’s the best tree surgeon we’ve used since we came to SE Cornwall 10 years ago – really knowledgeable, incredibly hardworking, and reassuringly communicative (he replies to emails!!)

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    SallyH-115
    5/31/2017

    Highly recommended We’ve been using Colin for about 15 years. He is an excellent worker and leaves the garden spotless. Even working through Storm Brendon

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    SusanL-308
    1/16/2020

    Excellent in all respects We’ve had Colin in several times to deal with various arboreal matters. Courteous, timely estimates and work done on schedule – without any mess! The jobs were done efficiently and quickly. A great service and one I can wholeheartedly recommend.

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    DeriP-1
    6/02/2017
  • Fantastic work. Great advice, accurate quote, excellent work and very tidy. Thanks very much, no hesitation to recommend. Hi

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    MagentaPlate82-1
    4/24/2018

    Trimming of oak tree A very large and important job on trimming a more than 100 year old oak tree with preservation order on it. It is situated along a busy road in Tavistock and had branches over-hanging road. Everything was carefully worked out and secured so would not fall in a dangerous place. Traffic lights were necessary due to tree’s position but all was very efficiently organised. Very impressed with the team and their attitude and the climbing ability of Colin.

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    ChrisM-1288
    10/01/2018

    An Experienced, Professional Tree Surgeon Colin is an excellent tree surgeon and has provided me with his professional services for the last 6 years. I chose Colin initially because of his professional background, qualifications and experience and would not now use anyone else. Colin is happy to give wise and helpful advice and is friendly, efficient and focussed on doing a first class good job.

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    MsT
    10/23/2013
  • Excellent service Colin and his colleague took on the job if dismantling our large eucalyptus tree, not a straightforward job but we were very happy with their work. They were professional and helpful.

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    PaulaS-163
    1/16/2019

    Great Job! Colin has recently taken down a large tree in our garden & reduced a number of trees on our fence line. The service was excellent, professional & friendly. Quality of work outstanding, removing & clearing up cut wood & brash as work progressed. Work completed in good time given some appalling weather conditions at times. Would definitely recommend Colin & his work team.

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    AnnW-293
    1/15/2020

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