TREElife News Archive

Tim Wise Director of Treelife is now a Chartered Environmentalist

Congratulations to Treelife's Director Tim for acheiving Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv).This status reflects a high level of skill and experience, setting professional...

12th Jun 2024

Treelife Receive CHAS Health and Safety Accreditation

We are happy to say Treelife have successfully received CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) Accreditation for 2022. We see this as a key achievement, and this...

08th Aug 2022

Forest School fun!

We recently spent the week carrying out tree works in the beautiful grounds of St Albert the Great School in Hemel Hempstead.

Using some of the felled trees and limbs we...

26th Oct 2020

Miniature Railway!

When our client has a miniture railway.. It would be rude not to use it! ;)

The mini railway proved to be a valuable resource for moving equipment and logs around the ga...

06th Nov 2019

Celebrating 15 Years of Tree Care

Treelife are proud to announce that they have now been delivering excellent tree care for 15 years.

Late in 2004 Tim Wise and Greg Love started trading to private client...

08th Mar 2019

Fancy joining the Treelife Team

Arborist / Tree Surgeon Wanted

About us - Treelife is an award winning tree surgery comapany based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. We provide all aspects of arboriculture...

17th Dec 2018

Harrow School - Beautiful views of London

This week we have been working at Harrow School. The weather was beautiful, a lovely crisp winters day with a stunning back drop of the City of London.


12th Dec 2018

Timber Extraction

We recently felled a couple of 100 + year old Corsican Pine trees including this monster from a property in Berkhamsted. The tree was very close to the house and tangled up with...

08th Aug 2018

Apprentice Rory's first large fell

Treelife's apprentice Rory has recently gained his felling chainsaw licence so a good opertunity for him to practice felling his first big tree. 

Watch the slow mo ...

14th May 2018

Fancy joining the Treelife Team?

Arborist / Tree Surgeon WantedAbout us -Treelife is an award winning tree surgery company based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire We provide all aspects of arboriculture and woodlan...

11th Sep 2017

Visual Strength Grading

Last week Tim attended a Visual Strength Grading – Hardwood course. The course was run by Exova and was a practical 3 day course to grade hardwoods.

Visual strengt...

14th Nov 2016

Managing Veteran Trees Course

The Treelife team attended Floral Locale's Managing Veteran Trees course held at Burnham Beeches.

Ancient and veteran trees are irreplaceable parts of our living heritag...

09th Nov 2016

Tree Planting on Maylands Avenue

We love planting trees at Treelife.

Here are a few shots of some lovely Pin Oaks (Quercus palustris) that we planted on Maylands Avenue in Hemel Hempstead earlier ...

31st Oct 2016

Treelife Shortlisted for the British Small Business Awards Micro Business of the Year 2016

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the British Small Business Awards – Micro Business of the Year 2016. The Micro Business of the Year was open to ...

05th Sep 2016

Thornborough Bridge tree works

Last week the team carried out works at the Historic Thornborough Bridge for Buckinghamshire County Council. The Bridge dates from the 14th century and is the only surviving med...

25th Apr 2016

Blast from the past

Whilst travelling in New Zealand Tim helped a friend plant some trees including this Kauri tree, a native tree to NZ.The second photo shows the Kauri tree 14 years on. The ...

23rd Mar 2016

Gaddesden Place Black Walnut tree

This week the team have been working on the trees in the stunning grounds of Gaddesden Place. 

Part of the work carried out was on a beautiful Black Walnut at the f...

03rd Feb 2016

Treelife make finals of Nectar Business Tradesperson of the Year 2015

We are very happy to announce that Treelife has beaten hundreds of small businesses to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Nectar Business Small Business Tradesperson of the Ye...

21st Sep 2015

What a view!

A birds eye view of Hemel Hempstead.

Leon and Ben carrying out a climbing inspection on a very tall Beech tree in Felden. 

Loving the fresh green leaves of ...

12th May 2015

Water Gardens Restoration Project

We at Treelife are proud to be involved with the Jellicoe Water Gardens restoration project. 

The Water Gardens in Hemel Hempstead were designed in 1962 by Geoffrey...

22nd Jan 2015

Reduction of stunning Oak tree

The team have been working on a fantastic old Oak tree at a private residence in Little Gaddesden. The tree is approx 250 years old and has grown about as big as it will get. It...

15th Dec 2014

King of the castle!

Last week the team worked on a rare high canopy Beech woodland in Hemel Hempstead. The trees were fully mature and around 30m in height, the last remnants of a mature woodland t...

20th Nov 2014

Treelife celebrates it's 10th anniversary - 2004 - 2014

We at Treelife have been delivering excellent tree care for 10 years.

Late in 2004 Tim and Greg started trading to private clients as Treelife. The reputation of Treelif...

13th Oct 2014

Barn Owl Success!

Look at what we found in a Barn Owl box that Treelife had put up about 5 years ago, 2 chicks. One male and one female. It has aparently been a great year for Barn Owls and was a...

23rd Sep 2014

Whipsnade Zoo Beech tree reduction

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo calle dus in to work on a large Beech tree on the edge of the African Drive Through. 

Dave was working in the tree reducing it back and removing a...

11th Aug 2014

Fallen giant at Iver Heath

The team have been working for Buckinghamshire County Council at Iver Heath, a beautiful area full of amazing Veteran trees.

A large Beech had been undermined over the y...

30th Jun 2014

Fancy joining the Treelife team?

Arborist / Tree Surgeon WantedAbout us -Treelife is an award winning tree surgery company based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire We provide all aspects of arboriculture and w...

03rd Mar 2014

Unimog, the perfect tool for the job!

Treelife's Unimog was contracted to carry out some work on Hankey Common, which is a delicate Site of Special Scientific Interest. The mog was the ideal vehicle for the job due ...

20th Feb 2014

New Tracked Chipper

Treelife have been out testing their newest purchase today... a tracked chipper!This newest edition to the chipper fleet can go almost anywhere and can even make it to places th...

23rd Jan 2014

Hedge planting in the Miswell Valley

We have just finished planting 100m of mixed native hedging in the beautiful Miswell Valley in welywn.

Hedgerows provide vital resources for mammals, birds, and insect s...

13th Jan 2014

Happy Christmas from the Treelife Team

Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Treelife Team.


23rd Dec 2013

Emergency work from St Jude's Storm

The phones here at Treelife have certainly been ringing like mad over the last few days! The St Jude's Day storm made its impact on the Chilterns and we've had a lot of emergenc...

30th Oct 2013

Treelife Win East of England Business Awards

We are very proud to let you know that at the East of England Small Business Awards 2013 Treelife were voted winners of the Green award. Winning the Green award is a great recog...

18th Oct 2013

Treelife make finals of East of England Business Champions 2013

We are happy to announce that we have reached the finals of the East of England Business Champions 2013 in the Green Awards.

We at Treelife are very proud of our commitm...

03rd Oct 2013

Chilterns LEADER Visit

To celebrate the success of the Chilterns LEADER Programme we were asked to host a tour for the local action group who help allocate the LEADER Funding.

We were recently...

27th Sep 2013

Langley Park Veteran tree work

Langley Park near Slough has one of the highest concentrations of veteran trees in Great Britain. We were asked by Bucks County Council to make the trees safe but also to ensure...

06th Sep 2013

In the Lions Den

Everyone loves a day out at the zoo! The Treelife team are no exception. We were asked by Whipsnade Zoo to carry out some tree work inside the Lions enclosure. The lions were ce...

19th Jul 2013

Treelife receive LEADER grant for new equipment

We have just received a grant from the Chilterns LEADER project. The LEADER project is a scheme for delivering funding for farmers, foresters, rural businesses and community org...

08th Jul 2013

Treelife Receive CHAS Health and Safety Accreditation

We are happy to say Treelife have successfully received CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) Accreditation for 2013. We see this as a key achievement, and this...

21st Jun 2013

Treelife won Dacorum Business of the Year 2013

Treelife are proud to anounce that they have won Dacorum Business of the Year at the FSB Herts Business Awards 2013.

The awards ceremony was held at Shendish Manor in He...

14th Jun 2013

Work experience at Treelife

The team was joined by David from The Collett School in Hemel Hempstead in early May for a weeks work experience. David has a real interest in trees and tree surgery and hopes t...

03rd Jun 2013

Treelife make finals of Dacorum Small Business Awards!

Treelife have made it through to the finals of the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2013 in the Dacorum Business of the Year Category.

We will be heading to Shendish Manor ...

16th May 2013

Highgate Woods project for the City of London

This beautiful carved tree depicting the birds and animals that can be found in the surrounding woodland. It is situated in the childrens play area at Highgate Woods. The woods ...

18th Mar 2013

Hobletts Manor Junior School Wildlife Woodland

We have just finished an exciting project at Hobletts Manor Junior School in Hemel Hempstead. We have created a wildlife woodland for use by the students allowing them to get cl...

28th Feb 2013

View our new video on Youtube!

Have a look at our amazing new video of the Treelife team felling a HUGE Redwood in Tring. You can see the process from start to finish including processing the timber on a mobi...

19th Feb 2013

Treelife awarded Tree Maintenance contract for Dacorum Borough Council

Treelife are happy to announce that we have just been awarded the Tree Maintenance Contract by Dacorum Borough Council!

We will now be carrying out tree maintenance serv...

02nd Nov 2012

Zip wire installed at Hudnall Park

We were asked by Hertfordshire Council to create a 100m zip wire at their Hudnall Park Field Studies Centre near Berkhamsted. The zip wire runs across a valley over looking the ...

24th Oct 2012

300 year old Cedar collapses at Westbrook Hay School

Westbrook Hay School called us in to remove this HUGE Cedar of Lebanon that had collapsed with its limbs falling in every direction, it covered a vast area as you can see from t...

10th Aug 2012

Gadebridge Park - Very Early Start!

Dacorum Borough Council asked us to reduce back limbs from a series of Oak trees hanging over the Leighton Buzzard Road in Gadebridge Park.

To ensure there was no disrup...

26th Jul 2012

Treelife have become Treelife Limited!

We are happy to inform you that due to Treelife's continuing success we have decided to become a limited company, Treelife Limited trading as Treelife.

Thank you for you...

01st Jun 2012

Wildlife Pond Fence

We were asked by our client to build a fence to stop their young son from being able to access the beautiful wildlife pond area but also make it in keeping with the rustic feel ...

22nd May 2012

Treelife Visit Kew Gardens

The Treelife team had a visit to Kew Gardens to brush up on their tree ident and latin names! As you can see from the photos we experienced the best and worst of the great Briti...

12th Apr 2012

Chestnut Coppicing in the Blackdown Hills

The team have just returned from the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Sussex for our 4th Season of coppicing there. 

The team stayed in the woodland for a week, the wea...

09th Mar 2012

Tim works on childhood tree

This large Norway Spruce was one of the first trees that Treelife's owner Tim climbed as a child in the garden of the house he grew up in. It had unfortunately grown far too big...

01st Feb 2012

Amazing Grazing!

We were called in by Bucks County Council to work at Thornborough Community Woodlands just outside Bedford.

The site was originally an arable field that was planted with...

12th Jan 2012

Harrow School Emergency Fell

We were called by Harrow School to fell a large Sycamore tree that was in danger of falling into the schools dormitory. The tree had two main stems, one of which fell over in la...

09th Jan 2012

Hidden Gem

We were asked to have a look at a veteran Oak tree hidden in the back garden of a residence on Harrow on the Hill.

The Oak is thought to have been planted in the 17th Ce...

22nd Dec 2011

National Tree Week!

Treelife proudly supports National Tree Week! Every tree is important and we feel everyone who cares for the environment and their community should take the step when they can t...

02nd Dec 2011

Veteran Willow Management

These fantastic veteran Willows are situated on farmland behind St Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital, near Aylesbury. This area is the lowest point in the Aylesbury Vale meaning the ...

26th Nov 2011

Big tree gets the chop

This beautiful Eucalyptus tree sadly had to be felled to ground level due to its close proximity to surrounding buidlings and because of the damage its roots were causing. The t...

24th Nov 2011

The Fossil Tree

We were asked to quote on a very interesting tree in a private garden! The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was only known from fossil records, having though...

11th Aug 2011

More than meets the eye!

We were called in by Dacorum Borough Council to remove an Oak tree outside Camalot Rugby Club in Hemel. Upon first glance the tree appeared to be intact but as we began to remov...

08th Jul 2011

New Unimog with crane added to the Treelife Fleet!

We have just purchased our newest addition to the fleet - a new Mercades Unimog crane! Tim Wise owner of Treelife says “This new vehicle opens great new possibilities for ...

03rd Jun 2011

Veteran Tree Management

We have recently been carrying out veteran tree management for Bucks County Council. Here you can see Greg and Adam working on a Veteran Hornbeam in what use to be the grazing p...

17th Feb 2011

Treelife are proud to support the National Apprenticeship Scheme

Joe Thomas is our newest member of the Treelife team. Joe is an apprentice and is currently studying for a NPTC Level 2 Diploma in Trees and Timber at Capel Manor College one da...

01st Dec 2010

As Big as it Gets!

This week we felled our largest tree to date. The 50 ton Copper Beech was approximately 150 years old and about as big as they come! 

The tree was suffering from gi...

18th Sep 2010