Simon Hill Tree Surgeon

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Admire from afar

So we are living in unprecedented times … we’ve heard that phrase many times recently, however it is true.

Trees remain constant

We take our trees for granted and now we can admire them from afar … maybe from our lounge window or in the distance.

Trees in springtime

The fact it, our wonderful tree population will be there for us when the COVID-19 Crisis hopefully recedes. Spring is here and with us we’ll see fresh green leaves aplenty.

Trees adapt and survive

We now have to be patient … a tree takes many years to grow and flourish … and they will stand the test of time. We look forward to the times when we can get ‘up close and personal’ to our trees once again.

Sunshine on branches

Keep watching those trees … for your mental wellbeing … to remind yourself that nature is constantly growing and nurturing … to feel their calm influence. Admire them from afar …

Keeping calm …

The Cinder Track, Scarborough

So we are in unchartered territory with COVID-19, the virus that is spreading across the globe.

While none of us are immune to it, we can help prevent its spread.

For us here at Simon Hill Tree Surgeon, it is business as usual for as long as possible.

Taking action

There is always work to do with trees that need attention, either in gardens, at businesses or along public paths such as the Cinder Track between Scarborough and Whitby.

Trees above South Bay, Scarborough

The recent works above The Spa in South Bay, Scarborough are testament to the huge amount of work that goes into the whole tree culture.

So while there is a lot of uncertainty, there are always constants and trees are one.

Simon Hill Tree Surgeon is here if you need help.

A time to stand and stare …

Sometimes we should just stand and stare, and take stock … and what better to stare at than a stunning tree or two?

Trees on South Cliff, Scarborough

Being by the coast means we’ve got interesting supportive architecture supporting cliffs and other natural features.

And many of these feats of civil engineering are also within many trees and shrubs.

Ironwork and trees

The town is also well known for its bridges and ironwork that work alongside our trees.

While the trees are still bare and waiting for their spring leaves to show, it is a good time of year to see the true beauty of human constructions and the creations of nature.


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!

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!

News and Updates

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.

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