Simon Hill Tree Surgeon

We are a professional tree surgery & arboricultural consultancy providing services across Scarborough & North Yorkshire.

  • £5m Public Liability Insurance
  • Free Estimates & Advice
  • Emergency Callout Service

For enquiries or emergency callouts phone 07866 369 988

Commercial & Domestic Tree Surgeons

Established in 2001, we are committed to providing a quality tree care service with over thirty years’ forestry and arboricultural experience.

We are the professional choice for tree care in Scarborough, Whitby, Pickering, Malton & Bridlington. Local authority work undertaken.

Tree Care

Tree Care

We offer pruning, shaping, crown lifts and reductions services. A focus on quality workmanship, your trees will add value to your property and maintain the trees for the future. All the work we carry out is to BS3998.

Tree Removal

Tree Removal

Using our proven methods, we have succesfully dismantled trees with multiple hazards at ground level. We have a ‘safety first policy’ and can supply Risk Assesments and Method Statements as required.

Hedge Cutting

Our hedge maintenance service will help with formative pruning on planting, plus periodical trimming to keep hedges within bounds. Pruning times vary depending on the type of hedge.

Tree Preservation Orders

A Tree Preservation Order is an order made by a local planning authority in England to protect specific tree and woodlands. We can assist with this precise and important aspect of tree work.

Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

Once trees have been felled, it is often necessary to remove the remaining tree stump; this requires specialist machinery and trained staff. We have stump grinding machines to suit any application.

Site Clearance

Site Clearance

Our site clearance service can clear any site from residential gardens to development sites. We can advise on BS5839 Trees in Construction and provide tree surveys.

Vote for Tree of the Year 2017

The much anticipated Woodland Trust Tree of the Year shortlist has now been announced!

This year’s collection of boughs, bark and branches includes the Meavy Royal Oak near Yelverton, Dartmoor; the Big Tree, Kirkwall, Orkney; the Weeping Ash, in Bangor, County Down and the Bleeding Yew, Nevern, Pembrokeshire.

These magnificent specimens are worthy finalists that might get the ‘crown’. The ‘topping’ accolade of Tree of the Year went to the Sycamore Gap Tree, near Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland last year.

So while we brace ourselves for this year’s vital list of heart-stopping trees, last year’s winner deserves another glance.

The Sycamore Gap tree is not far from the World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans. This incredible stone structure stretches 80 miles from Maryport, Cumbria right across the shoulders of Northern England before ending in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. It’s thought around 15,000 men built the wall in around six years, starting in AD122.

Set within the vast open space of Northumberland, the Sycamore Gap tree is cared for by the National Park and the National Trust. As one the most ‘snapped’ tree in the country, photographers and filmmakers alike find the tree and it’s spectacular location endlessly inspiring.

A small sapling grows nearby, surrounded by an almost perfect stone-built circle protecting it from nibbling sheep that live on the fells. The exact age of the Sycamore Gap tree, which has graced cinema screens worldwide in the 1991 film Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves, is not known, but it’s thought to be in the hundreds. Click here to vote in this year’s contest.

Tree Work in Picturesque Village

Some of our projects involves working with trees situated in the grounds of churches and similar buildings.

This can be demanding work, given the grounds are also a place of rest.

Tree surgery in this type of location is carried out with skill and precision while still showing respect to our surroundings.

One such project is St Laurence’s Church, Scalby, near Scarborough.

Parts of this church dates back to 1180, while its tower was built in the 1680s.

The graveyard and pathways include a number of tree species which are in important aspect of the church’s history.

Local Company Uses Our Skilled Team

An important part of our business is the upkeep of hedges and hedgerows.

These can soon get ‘out of control’ and by leaving them to their own devices, it means more work in the long run.

This impressive hedge along Havers Hill belongs to McCain Foods GB Ltd, one of the biggest local employers.

Our team maintains it with regular skilled cutting.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us about our hedge cutting and maintenance service.

Keeping Up With Your Trees!

We work with a number of local businesses, including one in Seamer village.

It is essential that trees on a business property are kept in good order, even if they aren’t very visible to customers.

We can help with this type of work and advise how best to keep trees healthy.

What To Do When Autumn & Winter Storms Hit …

We’ve had Storm Opehlia and Storm Brian … unfortunately, these won’t be the only storms we’ll experience this autumn and winter.

Trees that have not been looked at in a while can sometimes pose a threat to property or even a danger to human life in extreme circumstances.

To avoid any problems, contact your professional tree surgeon … prevention is better than cure, as the saying goes!

A commonly asked question is…

“How can I find a trusted Tree Surgeon?”

If you have a tree that requires attention and wish to engage a tree surgeon, we would advise asking friends and family to see if anyone has had any work carried out  recently and enquire if the work was satisfactory. 

Much of our work is from repeat clients and through customer recommendation.

However, other points to note are: 

  • A large advert does not mean a better service.
  • Request and compare local companies for relative quotes.
  • Ensure your tree surgeon has full Public Liability Insurance.
  • Ask to see previous work. A good tree surgeon will be happy to provide details. Remember the contractor will only be on your property for a short time; you will need to check your trees every day.
  • Simon Hill Tree Surgeon – The Professional Choice.

Get In Touch

Simon Hill Tree Surgeon offers commercial and domestic tree care reports and free of charge impartial advice. We welcome all enquiries by telephone, email or using the form opposite.

Tel: 07866 369 988



Simon Hill Tree Surgeon

Leighton Close, Crossgates

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

YO12 4LA