Tree Surgeons in Newton Abbot

Welcome to A.J. Paine & Sons - Tree Surgeons based in Devon. In our corner of the world, we are the premier Tree Surgeons, servicing Newton Abbot from our headquarters in South Devon, Totnes.

A.J. Paine & Sons are a family founded tree surgeon company that was established in 1977. Over the last four decades, the team have built up a roster of notable clients, from individual homeowners to established estates such as the National Trust and Dartington Trust. Our team is well equipped to deal with a wide range of tree services - from large to small. A.J. Paine & Sons offer a bespoke service to all new and existing clients, no matter the scale of the inquiry. This can include surgery, stump grinding and emergency call-outs. Please call us or use our contact form if you need assistance.

  • Based in the town of Totnes, our professional team covers most of Devon, including the market town of Newton Abbot and its surrounding areas.
  • With a legacy steeped in tree surgery and over four decades of experience, you can rely on us to execute all aspects of tree work with meticulous attention and expertise.
  • We are highly experienced in all manner of tree surgeon work - from tree pruning to stump grinding, reflecting our comprehensive understanding of tree care practices.
  • We hold ourselves to the highest industry standards, ensuring that all our operations align with British Standard BS3998:2010. This commitment guarantees not only efficiency but also adherence to the best practices in the field.
  • As fully insured tree surgeons, we provide comprehensive coverage for damages and public liability, offering you peace of mind throughout our service delivery.

No matter what your arboricultural issue - our team is well equipped to deal with it. Our services encompass a wide range of expertise - from tree surgery and crown reductions to hedge trimming and woodland management. No matter the size of your project - whether you have a small garden or a vast estate, our skilled team is equipped to tackle any task with professionalism and efficiency.

Our areas of expertise encompass:

  • Tree surgery, including 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

Working in tight or tricky spaces is one of our specialities - and something that we come up against time and time again when working in the small market town of Newton Abbot. We work with the urban landscape to ensure that the project is delivered to the best of our abilities with the least amount of external interference or disruption. Our climbers are among the finest in Devon, employing modern arboriculture techniques to prioritize the health and preservation of trees.

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

Our team are locals to Newton Abbot - having just grown up down the road. We’re able to understand and be sympathetic to the unique needs of the area’s tree species and terrain. We are therefore able to address potential issues effectively, ensuring the safety and well-being of your trees, plants and gardens.

Why you should use a tree surgeon in Newton Abbot

We are highly knowledgeable of local tree species in Newton Abbot, taking into account factors like climate and soil conditions. This tailored approach ensures that our care strategies are perfectly aligned with the unique needs of the region. We can also assist in navigating legal requirements, ensuring full compliance with regulations and obtaining necessary permits for tree work to avoid any legal complications.

During emergencies such as storm damage or fallen trees, our prompt response mitigates further harm and safeguards your property. Our expertise can also extend to enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your property through precise shaping and pruning of trees and hedges, thereby increasing its value.

Engaging a professional tree surgeon in Newton Abbot saves you time and ensures efficiency. We come equipped with specialized tools and are insured against any unforeseen incidents. Our comprehensive approach to tree care encompasses expertise, safety, legal compliance, and aesthetic considerations, benefiting both your property and the environment.

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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