About us

Gristwood and Toms is a privately owned, full service arboricultural company. Quite simply, if it’s anything to do with trees from pruning & felling to planning applications & 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 one of the largest tree contractors in the UK. We cover most of England from 8 regional depots dotted across the country and directly employ over 175 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!

Our People

The strength and depth of our knowledge about trees and how to best care for them is the foundation of our service. Our tree surgeons and consultants know trees inside out, quite literally.  Whether you are a local authority, SME or a global organisation, our experts will provide cost effective solutions for your tree-related needs.

We have staff with unrivalled technical knowledge at a consultancy level within the organisation.  Many are recognised as leaders in their specialist field.  These members of staff typically hold professional qualifications such as Masters Degrees, BSc in Arboriculture and Professional Diploma’s.

Some have established major reputations in arboricultural research, nationally and internationally. They are advisers to many departments of central and local government and European Union institutions. They also have strong links with non-governmental organisations in Britain and overseas.

At a craft level our operatives have the necessary skills, experience, National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) qualifications and training to carry out practical tree operations safely and efficiently.