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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.

To organise a free on-site consultation, get in touch with us today.

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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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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

  • Thank you very much for a great job, very tidy and professional.

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    Jennie Gee

    Expertly took down leaning monetary pine Colin did an expert job of felling a 25 year old pine tree that had developed a severe lean. It was quite amazing to watch Colin skilfully and safely dismantled it, huge limb by huge limb. Would defiantly recommend.

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    Dj Osborne

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

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  • 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

    Knowledgeable, friendly service carried out efficiently. Would recommend.

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    Debbie Mead

    Fantastic work. Great advice, accurate quote, excellent work and very tidy. Thanks very much, no hesitation to recommend. Hi

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  • We’ve used Colin Chadwick on a commercial property and have always found him value for money, friendly, informative and hard working.

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    Kirstie Hopkins

    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.

    RuthS-63 Avatar

    Unfailing excellence . . . Colin has been working on our trees – of which we have a variety, including apple trees, a large Leylandii, flowering Cherry, Willow and row of 12 conifers, the latter of which he has trimmed regularly – for the last five years. In company with all the other reviews on his site, this one will echo his professionalism, efficiency, knowledge, expertise and superb communication skills. I will add, however, the one quality that I rarely find expressed so definitively yet without statement of the obvious – and that is, Colin’s clear love of trees. This enables me to trust completely his advice, care and treatment of our trees. None of them stand on horizontal ground – everywhere slopes – yet any surgery required never fails to result in both perfection and aesthetic excellence. This last quality that Colin possesses, for me, makes his work outstanding. Finally and on a more mundane note, despite living at least an hour’s journey away and subject to the vicissitudes of rush hour traffic, Colin is always reliable.

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    Lori Butterworth
  • Superb, Skilled and Professional! Superb! Colin and team were simply great from initial consultation and quote by Colin right through to execution and completion of agreed tasks – evert thing was communicated timely, even if there had to be a delay due to the bad weather. Colin and the team couldn’t have been more helpful, friendly and willing to engage whilst on the job. Really pleased will all aspects of the service! So glad Colin was recommended to us – great value. Looking forward to having your skill, expertise and professional services in our garden again

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    Chris Bulle

    I have known Colin for years and have always called him when I need tree work doing. He is totally reliable and great to have around. He works hard and quickly and I am always amazed at what he achieves for the price he charges. He recently made a hedge that looked awful in my garden look amazing. He is meticulous in his work. I would totally recommend him to anyone. Olga

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    Olga Tomic

    Colin has been tending our hedge and an oak tree for several years now, and always with care, courtesy and consideration for us, the garden and nature.
    We cannot speak too highly of him and his business.

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    Roy Maddock
  • 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.

    PaulB-890 Avatar

    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.

    PaulaS-163 Avatar

    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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  • 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!

    NicolaB-181 Avatar

    Excellent Service I found Colin and his team extremely helpful and professional. Providing advice on trimming two large trees, cutting them safely and removing all the branches. I would recommend them to anyone.

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    John Eardley

    What a pleasure! Colin was polite, professional and punctual, with excellent communication throughout.

    Colin did a fantastic job in reducing the height of trees in my back garden. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent value with first class service!

    Highly recommend!

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    Michaela Morfey
  • 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!

    PatrickM-164 Avatar

    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.

    DeriP-1 Avatar

    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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  • 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

    SusanL-308 Avatar

    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

    MhairiM-18 Avatar

    Highly recommend. Has recently worked on a tree in our garden (subject to a TPO) and has done a really tidy and efficient job. Helpful and knowledgeable

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    Kate White
  • 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.

    LouiseR-189 Avatar

    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.

    RobertS-798 Avatar

    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
  • 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

    YvonneJ-29 Avatar

    Excellent service We have 60 steps from the road to our front garden where we had a large spruce that we wanted felled. So to cut this down and remove and tidy up was a huge undertaking. Colin and Matthew got on with the job cheerfully and professionally and we cannot rate them highly enough. So excellent is the only word to use for this service.

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    Betty Attrill

    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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  • Very pleased with all that you and Matt have achieved in four days. I shall sing your praises at every opportunity.

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    Alysen Beacon

    Awesome service again from Colin Colin has worked for us on a number of trees at our farm that have needed attention. His knowledge, practical abilities and his passion for his work are infectious and we have learnt a lot from him. We are so grateful for the work he has done for us, which has been carried out completely skilfully and professionally. Colin did the work when he said he was going to do it and at a price that he had quoted us, which was a fair price. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services and will definitely use him again in the future. Thanks Colin!

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    Kirsty Agutter & Barry Mims

    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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  • Top notch An excellent service at a good price.

    MarionB-71 Avatar

    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 .

    DavidS-2980 Avatar

    Removal of three silver birch trees If you need your trees removed in a very safe and organised way then contact Colin. With his trusted helper, Matthew, we watched with great interest as he carefully considered how the removal should happen. All the arisings were removed except for a very artistically compiled log pile. Just ask Colin, as we are sure he will meet your requirements. It was a very entertaining day and Colin and Matthew are very accommodating. We highly recommend colinchadwickcornwall.

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    Robert and Brenda Kitchen
  • 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

    A Professional & Reliable Tree Specialist Colin has carried out a variety of tree work for me on a number of occasions, the latest being a significant height reduction of eight well established trees and the clearance of arisings from a steeply sloping site. I have always found Colin and his team to be hard working, professional and safe in all aspects of their work and I would not hesitate in recommending their services. I will certainly use them again in the future.

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    John Bilcock

    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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  • Colin came and pruned our orchard, he did a sterling job. efficient, tidy and the apples trees were much better off for it. I highly recommend his company for any work.

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    James Ian David Lankester

    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.

    AnnW-293 Avatar

    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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  • 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.

    KevinD-208 Avatar

    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

    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
  • Thank you Colin for such a wonderful job you have done on my trees. You are so professional and it’s fabulous to watch you trim and take down a tree. Extremely pleased with the work you have done. Highly recommended xxx

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    Julia Gorski

    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.

    KathrynA-36 Avatar

    Colin arrived ,with his assistant for the day,on time and immediately set to work.
    He was so efficient and soon had an old and possibly dangerous Silver Birch felled and stacked away! There was a further 4 trees of different species,they got the same treatment! I was amazed how a clean and tidy state my garden was left in!
    I would certainly recommend Colin to anyone seeking a Professional job to be carried out!

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    Ivor Saunders
  • 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..

    ChristopheP-97 Avatar

    Excellent service, good value, friendly. Highly recommend.

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    James Davey

    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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  • 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. Thank you.

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    Louise Roulston

    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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    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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  • 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

    LynnF-31 Avatar

    Thanks Colin! Colin and team did an excellent job on the oaks – cutting only the limbs needed to clear the roof they were threatening while preserving the trees themselves. Lot’s of “air” time needed to avoid any damage and a great outcome achieved. All the brash chipped and the cuts down to nice sizes for drying as requested. Would happily recommend or use Colin’s services again.

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    Rob Lane

    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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  • Great work We are really pleased, Colin is hardworking and friendly, great service! We’d definitely recommend!

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    Kerra Thomson

    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

    Great work on the Yew Trees removal. Left everything clean and tidy, highly recommended!

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    Jeni Lcfc
  • Colin was so Professional in all aspects of the job! He had to remove an old Silver Birch which also had a very mature climbing rose and clematis growing up it! No easy task! The job was carried out so efficiently and quickly,I was amazed! As well as this tree there were four others,a Holly ,Cherry,
    Hawthorn and another Birch! These were all cut into sections and neatly stacked to form a log pile at the bottom of my garden. All this ably assisted by his assistant for the day!

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    Ivor Saunders

    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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    Professional, Knowledgeable & Friendly Service

    We had a rather large Beech and Oak Tree at the end of our garden which were blocking out the afternoon and evening sun. Colin and his team were very professional throughout; from the initial site visit, he advised on the best way to reduce the trees to maximise the afternoon sun, whilst ensuring our garden would maintain privacy from the neighbouring fields, yet remain sheltered from the wind.
    When it was time to carry out the works, Colin was punctual, and carried out the task competently, stacking the logs and brash neatly and agreed to return at a later date to chip it for our front garden.
    We now have a lovely light garden, and two manageable trees that I can now maintain myself. I have every confidence that our trees were in the best possible hands and have no hesitation in recommending his service to others; In fact, I have on several occasions and will continue to do so!

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    Adam McCollough
  • Great Job whatever the weather Colin and Matthew arrived on a bitterly cold very windy day they carried on regardless, however the wind was too much too to tackle the thuja, they came back when the wind was calmer, offered advice on other trees in the garden. Left everything clean and tidy, highly recommended!

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    Carol & Doug

    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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