Who Are We

Gristwood & Toms was formed as a partnership in 1974 by David Gristwood & Andrew Toms and it traded mainly with domestic customers. When the great storm of October 1987 hit Southern England, the Company succeeded in winning contracts in assisting local authorities with their clear up work.


When councils put out treework contracts under a new government initiative, Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in 1988, the Company was successful in obtaining a contract with the London Borough of Richmond, this in turn was followed by contracts with Croydon, Torbay, Basingstoke, Hertsmere, Portsmouth, Epping, Birmingham and Southwark amongst others.


Gristwood & Toms has since been incorporated into a Limited Company and has become well known as one of the largest and most experienced Arboricultural Company’s in Europe operating from five depots around England with a multi million pound turnover, employing over 150 members of staff . We pride ourselves on having the machinery and the manpower to deal with any emergencies that our customers face, due either to contractual work or storms and tornados such as the one that hit Birmingham in July 2005.


Head Office:

Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire. WD7 9EG.


Telephone: 08458 731 500

Fax: 08458 731 800


Email: Please use the contact form which can be found here


Registered Address: 42 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LY.

Registered in UK: 2665293