Tree Surgeons in Dartmouth

About Us

Welcome to A.J. Paine & Sons - Tree Surgeons that cover most of Devon including Dartmouth from our base in Totnes.

A.J. Paine & Sons is a long established, family business whose clients range from domestic homeowners to large estates such as the National Trust and Dartington. We offer free, competitive, quotes for tree surgery, stump grinding, tree planting and also offer an emergency call out service. Please call us or use our contact form if you need assistance.

  • We are professional tree surgeons based in the Totnes area covering most of Devon, including Dartmouth and the surrounding areas
  • We have a long heritage in Tree Surgery with over 40 years experience and are a family run business.
  • We undertake all aspects of tree work from tree pruning to stump grinding.
  • All our work is carried out to British Standard BS3998:2010 - the industry best practice
  • We are tree surgeons who are fully insured for damages and public liability
  • We have many individual clients from domestic homeowners to large estates such as the National Trust.

Services & Areas of Expertise

We possess the capability to undertake a wide range of tasks, from trimming shrubs and hedges in small gardens to handling extensive tree work contracts throughout Dartmouth. Our areas of expertise encompass:

  • Tree surgery, encompassing the felling and removal of trees
  • Crown reductions, thinning, and pruning
  • Crown lifting and formative pruning
  • Tree planting, with or without ongoing maintenance
  • Hedge trimming, shaping, and reductions
  • Formative pruning and shaping of trees and shrubs
  • Management of veteran trees and wildlife habitats
  • Woodland management and forestry felling

Our expertise is particularly focused on the removal and pruning of trees in challenging or confined spaces across Dartmouth.

We adhere to contemporary arboriculture standards, with a primary commitment to the well-being of trees.

All our operations comply with nationally recognized standards, including BS3998:2010 and The European Tree Pruning Guide.

Our climbers, whom we regard as some of the finest in Devon, execute tasks in Dartmouth efficiently and safely. Our operations align with Health & Safety legislation, and we maintain comprehensive insurance coverage.

Why you should use a tree surgeon in Dartmouth

Based near Dartmouth, we are tree professionals who are well-versed in arboriculture, providing a level of expertise crucial for the well-being of your trees. Our training enables us to identify potential issues, offering suitable care and solutions. Importantly, tree surgeons based in Dartmouth prioritize safety, employing specialized equipment and techniques to manage tasks, particularly those involving large or confined spaces.

Moreover, our knowledge extends to local tree species in Dartmouth, considering factors such as climate and soil conditions. This expertise ensures that the care provided is tailored to the specific needs of the region.

We can also assist in navigating legal requirements, ensuring compliance with local regulations and obtaining necessary permits for certain tree work. Our familiarity with these standards prevents any legal implications.

In addition to routine maintenance tasks like pruning and trimming, tree surgeons play a crucial role in emergencies, swiftly addressing storm damage or fallen trees. This prompt response can prevent further damage and ensure the safety of your property.

Beyond functionality, tree surgeons contribute to the aesthetic appeal of your property. By shaping and pruning trees and hedges, they enhance the overall landscape, positively impacting property value.

Engaging a professional tree surgeon is a time-saving and efficient choice. They bring specialized tools and equipment, sparing you from the effort of investing in and using these resources yourself. Reputable tree surgeons are typically insured, providing assurance in case of unforeseen incidents or damage during the tree work.

Using a tree surgeon in Dartmouth offers a comprehensive approach to tree care, combining expertise, safety, legal compliance, and aesthetic considerations for the benefit of your property and the environment.

Tree Surgeons in Dartmouth

AJ Paine & Sons are expert tree surgeons in Dartmouth and our service includes all aspects of tree surgery. Please call us for helpful advice and quotes.

Great Range Of Cover

We cover most of Devon including Exeter, Plymouth, and Torquay from our base in Totnes. A.J. Paine & Sons is a long established, family business whose clients range from domestic homeowners to large estates such as the National Trust and Dartington.

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Aaron and his team cleared an area of our garden recently. They were prompt, worked hard and did a great job for us. Will definitely use again and would recommend to anyone who needs tree or garden work. Thanks guys.

Jane Stout

June 2022
The lads provided a first class service in taking down our 45 yo Oak tree - that overhung the public path and road. Excellent expertise in carrying out a tricky operation. Cannot fault their level of workmanship and good old fashioned Devon honesty and humour. Great job. Would highly recommend these lads.

Barry Goff

June 2021
This company were prompt to review what we needed, attended the site to discuss what we had applied for consent to do and provided a reasonable price. It fell between prices offered by competitors. We will certainly ask them in future when we have other tree care needs.

Mike Winwood

March 2021
I highly recommend A J Paine & Sons, they did a great job at my Dad's removing a large ash tree with die back which was overhanging the garden, and several other medium ash trees too, really thorough and knowledgeable, and nice to deal with.

Emily Hoare

Sep 2020
AJ Paine Tree Surgeons did a great job for me. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good, well established, honest company.

Peritus Digital

June 2020

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