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.

Snow then Spring …

Snow on the ground …

We are at that time of year when the weather changes very quickly. From sub-zero temperatures to warm sunshine, anything is possible.

As we move from winter into spring, our trees are beginning to show visible signs of life.

Tree pollen has been high, particularly in the sunshine, and this year’s new leaves are developing.

Barking up the wrong tree …

The late winter has brought us torrential rain, plunging temperatures, snow, wind and sunshine.

Take a walk around any of our local beauty spots and you can see amazing textures and patterns on our older trees.

While many trees are still bare, the ground is a carpet of snowdrop, daffodils or crocuses, providing lots of natural colour.

Misty sunshine …

The outlines of our trees are still visible for a few more weeks until the appearance of fresh green leaves in the spring.

The main thing is to enjoy our trees as we enjoy our outdoor exercise. They are the lungs of our earth.

Winter Is Here

Snow on the ground
Winter time

Well, the snow is on the ground and deep frosts have returned.

As spring beckons, the cold easterly winds and plunging temperatures have made us wrap up warm and wish for warmer days!

Our trees are very hardy and they can cope with big changes in temperatures.

They, like us, are waiting for the new season.

So while we still need to use our big coats and sturdy footwear, our trees are used to the different seasons.

Roll on, Spring!

Spring Is On Its Way

Winter sunshine

Spring is on its way after many dark months. Snowdrops are showing and the daylight is lasting a little bit longer each eay.


The bare trees will soon have new leaves and so another season is upon us.

We have had a lot of rain and we are sure to have some more.

Different seasons

With the branches clearly visible, check your trees for any signs of winter damage.


We had a wonderful autumn in terms of leaf colours; now we’re looking forward to a whole new year of fresh leaves.

A Trip to the Forest


Our location includes number of forests including private estates and the Great Yorkshire Forest.

Tree thinning is one of the jobs that needs doing, as well as making sure growing trees are healthy.

Twigs and Branches

Any twigs, branches or logs that happen to be lying around can be put to use by forest visitors!


Also parts of tree trunks can make a natural seat so you can admire the views.

Forests help keep our natural environment healthy.

Welcome to 2021

Sunrise amid the trees

With 2020 behind us, we face a brand new year, another 12-months in an uncertain world.

However, the sun will continue to rise; the trees will continue to grow; the seasons will continue to change.

Scarborough Castle walls

Already the spring buds will be there at the tip of the branches. These will gradually grow, expand and unfurl as the days get lighter.

January, February and March can be the coldest months of the year. We’ve already had a cold snap.

Trees are prepared for this yet it is also the time of year to keep checking your trees and also their roots.

Stonework and wood work

Roots can also pose a potential problem below ground. Give us a call if you feel there’s a hitch.

Of course, we also want to wish everyone a safe 2021. Our role as tree surgeons is to keep everyone’s trees as healthy as possible, and to keep those who are lucky enough to have trees either in their gardens or at their place of work as safe we can.

A Trip to the Forest

In the heart of the forest

We are lucky that Yorkshire has some amazing forest areas forming part of our natural landscape.

Some forests are within locally-owned estates although they are still open to the public to visit.

Foggy day, bare trees

These forests can have a variety of tree species in their midst. From evergreens to deciduous types, these forests are not only important for our planet, they are also important for the wildlife, flora and fauna.

Misty paths

Forests have been here since time began and we know from fossil remains and precious materials such a jet that different species of trees have be present in our region in the long, distant past.

Fern and leaves

As winter progresses, and if you get chance, why not find your way to a nearby forest and enjoy the winter shapes and landscapes?

Branches Are Bare

Bare trees
Bare branches in Scarborough

Autumn is fast fading into winter and over the last two weeks, most of the leaves have fallen from the branches onto the ground.

Wintery sun

The sun is dropping lower and lower in the sky and with reduced warmth, nature is sleeping.

Grey skies and bare branches

This is part of the yearly cycle of seasons and weather patterns. Having bare branches means you can check to see if there are any problems you need to ‘nip in the bud’.

Bare branches

Give us call today before the really bad weather sets in!

Peaceful forests

Forest roads

Even though we are close to the coast, the Scarborough area has stunning forests which are managed by the Forestry Commission.

During the mid to late autumn, these forests become even more peaceful as some trees drop their leaves while other keep their evergreen colours.

Low sunlight

Forests become even quieter as nature heads towards winter and animals start to hibernate.

Mists gather in open spaces and gloss the grasses and spider’s webs with moisture.

Spiders webs

Nature is going to sleep until the spring.

Yet it’s always worth looking upwards too at this time of year. As the tall trees of the forest reach overhead, you can see blue skies between the top branches.

Look up!

Our trees are the lungs of our planet and we can also enjoy them and admire them from down on the ground.

Taking time to check your trees

So we are well into autumn, winter is on the horizon and this means wet weather, windy conditions and difficult ground conditions.

From saturated soils to slippery leaves, the transition into winter brings its own challenges.

As the leaves fall, it does give you chance to check the condition of trunks, bark and branches.

Checking the health of your trees can be difficult at other times of year.

Of course, if your tree is an evergreen, then it will hold onto its leaves throughout the winter.

So if you notice something different, or maybe a branch that doesn’t look safe, get the experts to sort it safely.

Leaves of brown …

Changing hues

With a myriad of amazing colours and shades, autumn has well and truly arrived!

As new season gets settled in, our weather becomes less settled with colder temperatures, stronger winds, more rainfall and of course those dark mornings and afternoons.

Peasholm Glen

The sun drops lower and lower in the sky and the solstice approaches.

It is a time to check the health and well-being of your trees, whether you have one or many. The orchards of our land will be giving up their fruit and leaves will drop steadily to the ground, often revealing problems that will only get worse as winter approaches.

Trees of all shapes and sizes

If we have a stormy winter, then branches and boughs will fall and potentially cause damage to the ground, other trees and even property.

So while we still have daylight in the afternoon, and the temperatures are above freezing, give Simon Hill Tree Surgeons a call today.

Stormy weather …

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

NPTCSimon Hill Tree Surgeon
Leighton Close, Crossgates
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
YO12 4LA