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.

Stormy weather …

With a number of late winter storms lashing our countryside, how are our trees coping?

Winter trees

With saturated ground, bare branches and strong winds, our trees are taking a battering from the elements.

Long shadows

Once it is safe to do so, it is best to check your trees and branches to see if they’ve been damaged by the gale force winds and heavy rain.

Standing tall

The spring is on its way and the new buds are there, however we need to make sure our trees are healthy ready for the summer. We can help keep your trees safe and healthy.


After the longest month of the year … or so it seems … February is here at last!

Bare trees

The trees are still bare but spring isn’t too far off. We just hope winter doesn’t have a sting in its tail ..

Beast from the East

Who can forget the Beast from the East? This occurred around two years ago when freezing temperatures hit the Yorkshire Coast. The trees and landscape was changed into a wintry vista. While we expect colder temperatures, most of don’t want a repeat of this!

Spring should be here soon …

We’re all looking forward to those lush green leaves of spring …

A new season

We’re now into winter and while the season feels like it’s been with us for a long time, we’re just a month into it!

The official start of winter begins in December and lasts until March.

However, the daylight is lasting slightly longer each day, the daffodil shoots are starting to show and the snowdrops are making an appearance.

The winter sunshine shining in Scarborough.

We might have some winter storms to come so have a check of your trees before strong winds and driving rain take their toll.

We are looking forward to the spring, even if it’s for some sunshine and warmer temperatures!

If you’re out for a walk, take time to look at the trees around you, take a note of the buds on the end of twigs and branches, and know that spring is on its way!

Looking after our trees …

A new year begins, a new decade dawns.

And with the natural environment hitting the headlines almost everyday, it’s time we looked after our trees.

Even if you don’t believe in New Year resolutions, if you have trees in your garden or at your place of work, then take time to check their health.

It’s winter and time to check those trees

Have a look at branches and bark … are there any changes that concern you?

Have any branches become too large?

Here at Simon Hill Tree Surgeon, we can help keep your trees trim and help keep them healthy.

Last leaves!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a lovely festive time!

We would like to wish all our customers a merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Chilly Days …

As the shortest day approaches, the sunshine grows cold and distant and our trees seem to be having a rest.

Trees in a churchyard

Autumn has passed its colourful peak and most of the leaves are now on the ground.

The colder weather is here and with it a dormant time of year.

Holding on

The evergreens will hold onto their glossy leaves and there’ll be bright holly berries to see.

Nature seems to shut down and is waiting for spring.

If you have trees in your garden, then it’s time to keep an eye on them ready for the next growing season.

Rain, rain, rain …

There’s no doubt about it … the rain keeps falling!

We do have a sunny day from time to time.

However, we are now at the time of year when the days are short and the nights are long.

Autumn gradually turns into winter …

Leaves are falling from the twigs, wearing all manner of autumnal colours.

The leaves fall to the ground and eventually melt into the soil.

Then the wintry shapes of the trees are revealed!

Trees need water and sometimes grow close to it …

The shortest day isn’t too far off and that means one thing … spring is on it’s way!

In the meantime, it’s a great time of year to enjoy our trees as they take a nap during the darkest days of the year.

Reflecting on Trees

With Yorkshire having a varied landscape, including beaches, forests, moors and lakes, there is also a huge variety of trees to suit each location.

Trees near North Bay, Scarborough

The Yorkshire Coast has a variety of public parks and spaces in which the trees are one of the main attractions.

Take the Open Air Theatre, for example.

This venue is host to superstars of the music industry in the summer. During the rest of the year, while events are held there, the trees seem to come into their own.

They surround the boating lake and offer a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna.

The area is also great for gathering ones’ thought and chilling out for a few moments.

Trees Near the Sea

These trees are seconds from the seaside

Our countryside is one of many contrasts and perhaps one of the most surprising ones is when trees grow just seconds from sandy beaches!

The image above is taken in Scarborough Old Town and just beyond the end of the cobbles lies the town’s historic harbour.

The salty air, the cool winds and the dusty sand would might be seen to put off the very thoughts of planting a tree.

However, these little group of trees are doing fine and have the shelter of surrounding buildings along with a sun trap to help them grow.

Just behind these trees is a set of step and a downward slope to the sea so there will also be a steady flow of water when the heavens open.

So why not keep a look out for similar little hidden treasures. There’ll be others near you!

A change of season

Still some greenery on the trees

So the summer is behind us and the autumn is here.

Colder nights, darker evening and the leaves change colour.

Yet some of trees in public spaces are keeping their green ‘coat’ for a little bit longer!

Here on the Yorkshire Coast, there are a number of lovely green areas with superb trees that are just starting to show the signs of autumn.

However, let’s enjoy the green leaves and lush grass while we can!

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