Alan Thomson 24 years experience, 22 years of which running own business
National Certificate in Horticulture and Arboriculture (Merrist Wood College, Surrey)
Surrey County Certificate in Arboriculture
National Proficiency Tests Council; Competence in the use of Chainsaws
National Proficiency Tests Council; Electrical Arboriculture
Forestry Skills Training Course, Advanced Climbing and Rigging - Aerial Rescue
International Powered Access Federation Powered Access Licence, VMP26
Appointed Person, Immediate Responder First Aid Course

Jonathan Stead
National Proficiency Tests Council; Competence in the use of Chainsaws
National Proficiency Tests Council; Competence in Stump Grinding Operations Level 2
National Proficiency Tests Council; Competence in Brushwood Chipper Operations Level 2
NEB Advanced National Certificate in Countryside related Studies
The National Grid Company plc Competent Person; High Voltage Equipment National Proficiency Tests Council; Arboricultural Works within the proximity zone of Overhead Lines up to and including 400kV Aerial Rescue

In addition we have several skilled, trained and insured colleagues who work with us as and when required

We aim to have a positive impact on the environment wherever possible and do this in a variety of ways.

REDUCE We are constantly looking for ways in which our fuel consumption can be kept to a minimum and we ensure that our equipment is maintained and updated where necessary to assist with this. We also aim to keep any waste products to a minimum. We dispose of chemical waste in an appropriate manner and avoid the use of environmentally damaging chemicals, using suitable less harmful alternatives.

REUSE We reuse up to 100% of the wood that we remove from sites, producing wood chip to use as garden mulch, planking large trunks to be made into garden planters, ornaments, edging and furniture, turning branches into logs for fires and stoves and hardwood
chips to add flavour to barbeques.

RECYCLE We are able to lift, move and replant semi mature trees rather than felling and replanting which
can give a more mature appearance to a site immediately and allows tree owners to keep favourite trees or
move them to a more suitable location.

REPLENISH We can offer advice and guidance when newly planting areas of land with trees, recommending
species for suitability to the site and for their appearance and characteristics.

RESTORE We use our knowledge and expertise to restore your trees to good health while maintaining and
in some cases improving their aesthetic value.

REPECT Above all we aim to respect the environment and leave it enhanced by our work. We will not work on
trees with active nest sites and liaise closely with the relevant authorities if the site is of any significance, such
as a habitat for bats or bee colonies.

"Bee colony rescued from a dangerous condemned Ash tree in Longhorsley, Northumberland and moved to a new site in the village."



Contact Us
01670 789404 Northumberland Area, Head Office
0191 4490034 Newcastle/Gateshead Area
01661 560039 Ponteland Area
01207 670052 Rowlands Gill Area
07850 418328 Mobile - Alan Thomson
E mail: northcountytrees@aol.com

EST 1986

1 Milkhope Cottages
The Milkhope Centre
Blagdon Estate, Seaton Burn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 6DA