Gavin Tree Specialists Ltd is an ARB Approved Contractor.

The Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor scheme has been setting the standards for tree surgery work for more than 40 years As an ARB Approved Contractor (ArbAC), Gavin Tree Specialists Ltd is a business that has been assessed by the Arboricultural Associated and has met and continues to uphold the AA's Standards; (both the ArbAC Standard relevant to the size of the business and AA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

As a Company, we are subject to regular audits by the AA to ensure that standards of workmanship, health and safety, customer care and continuing professional development and being adhered to. This gives an additional level of assurance for our clients – both domestic and commercial.

In 2012 the Arb Approved scheme attained ISO 9001 (UKAS) accreditation in recognition of its quality management systems and is now a registered member of SSIP (The Safety Schemes in Procurement forum – the umbrella organisation for recognised health & safety schemes in the UK). This brings further acceptance and credibility to the scheme and its members who uphold the national standard for arboricultural contracting businesses.

Gavin Tree Specialists Ltd is an ISA Certified Arborist

As an ISA Certified Arborist, Gavin is trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. This certification covers a large number of topics relating to the arboricultural profession in relation to arboriculture and urban forestry.

Bound by a Code of Ethics for ISA Certified Arborists this means that Gavin can provide expert advice across a broad spectrum of topics related to arboricultural and urban forestry which enhances his technical knowledge of the following areas; 

  • Soil management
  • Plant Identification and selection
  • Tree establishment
  • Safe arboricultural working practices
  • Tree biology
  • Pruning
  • Tree health
  • Tree risk management

Alcamus Safe Contractor

Gavin Tree Specialists Ltd is an accredited Alcamus Safe contractor. Our SSIP and PAS91 contractor accreditation scheme demonstrates that we meet the necessary requirements around health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity and environmental management practices - all in one plan. This provides an additional level of assurance for our commercial clients in particular

Trust Mark Approved

Gavin Tree Specialists Ltd is a member of Trust Mark; a scheme that champions businesses who play by the rules like ourselves. The scheme helps consumers to recognise and report rogue traders.


We have the following insurances with ARB COVER Tree Surgery and Forestry Insurance:

  • Employers Liability £10 million
  • Public and Products Liability £5 million
  • Hired in Plant £100 000

I.S.A - U.K and Ireland Tree Climbing Champion 2004.