About Us

1395195_55771695Gristwood and Toms is a privately owned, full service arboricultural company. Quite simply, if it’s anything to do with trees from pruning and felling to planning applications and tree safety reports – we can handle it.

With a proud 40 years heritage (and because people really like working with us) we have grown into the largest tree contractor in the UK, and probably Europe.  We cover most of England from 8 regional depots dotted across the country and directly employ over 200 staff, from Apprentices to Registered Consultants.

Our existing customers like the ‘one-stop-shop’ approach for everything tree related, (we keep things simple).  They trust us (we’re straight talking and we ‘do the right thing’), and they value the financial savings and long-term value we help generate.

As a valued customer, you too could benefit from a comprehensive suite of arboricultural services including consultancy, subsidence reports, tree officer functions as well the more traditional contracting service. And probably save yourself some money and effort too!


Tree Contracting Services

As an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor we hold all relevant industry certifications and accreditations, and then some.  Just as important, we invest heavily in the training and development of our people, at all levels.  We have the unique ability and the resources to undertake the most challenging operations, regardless of scale and complexity.

We are term contractors to over 20 Local Authorities including12 London Boroughs.  We also carry out tree contracts for social housing providers, construction and transport infrastructure companies, The Royal Parks, English Heritage, The Forestry Commission as well as a wide variety of commercial organisations and private clients.

The scope of these contracts includes the provision of the following arboricultural contracting services:

  • Tree felling and dismantling
  • Stump removal and treatment (stump-grinding)
  • Tree pruning – including crown thinning, reduction, pollarding and lifting
  • Tree planting and aftercare

To read more about our tree contracting services visit our tree surgery pages here.

Tree Consultancy

Gristwood and Toms provides professional tree advice, tree surveys and reports to a varied client base throughout the UK. If you own or are responsible for trees we can help you to assess your risk and liability and help you manage it in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

Our inspections and surveys can be tailored to suit all budgets and our regular clients include property developers, surveyors, architects, land owners, private organisations and Local Authorities.

Our experience includes:

  • Tree Risk Management·
  • Tree Inspections & Surveys
  • Construction & Development
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Homebuyers Mortgage Reports
  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
  • Planning & Development BS5837:2012
  • Tree Roots & Buildings
  • Veteran Tree Management

To read more about our tree consultancy services, capability and work we have done, visit our consultancy pages here.