Simon Hill Tree Surgeon

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Autumn approaches

The bark of an Ash Tree

There’s an unmistakable hint of the end of summer in the air!

While we’ve had some amazing weather, we’ve also had some hit and miss days and now as the leaves taken on the darker shades of late summer, we start to think of autumn …

Twigs and branches

While the golden mists of autumn seem a long way off, our trees are already preparing for the change of season.

The leaves become drier in texture and gradually start to fall … in very small numbers at first, though.

Trees fruit starts to get plumper as it ripens up ready for autumn. Apples, acorns, horse chestnuts, beach nuts and many others come to mind.

Changing seasons

Life is a constantly turning wheel and our trees are very good at keeping up with the gradual rotation!

Before the autumn gales and winter rains, we can help you keep check of your trees and their overall health.

Give us a call today to find out more!

Trees in full leaf

Summer’s here and trees are in full leaf

The height of summer is here … and with it, the dark green leaves of July and August.

Trees are now in full leaf and very soon they will start to prepare for autumn.

Trees in the fields

We’ve had a mixed bag this summer in terms of weather. Hot sunshine, heavy showers and some strong winds.

Our trees are a constant reminder of mother nature as they mark the changing seasons with their leaf colour.

Sometimes trees need to be cut down

While our planet depends on our trees (they are often referred to as the lungs of the earth), sometimes they need to be pruned, cut back or removed completely.

We can help with all tree enquiries. Please get in touch today!

Summer …


The summer is now here, the longest day is passed and the sun is high in the sky!

We’ve had some rain that will help feed the roots of trees but we are getting short of water.

Ash tree

The blue skies are welcome, of course, however the lack of rain is something for us to keep an eye on.

Our trees are now in full leaf and need the H2O at this time of year.

So before we use a quantity of water, it’s maybe a good time to re-think and save water where possible.


As well as our lovely trees, our crops are also needing watering … our countryside is at it’s summer best right now.

And don’t forget if your tree needs attention, get in touch with us.

Changeable Weather

An avenue of trees in a peaceful place

So we had a very, very wet start to the year with relentless rainfall.

This was followed by the sunniest May on record.

And now we’re in ‘flaming June’, the skies are grey, the winds are cool and the rain is falling again.

Our weather has certainly been changeable and unpredictable.

Evening sunlight on trees in full leaf

Overall we would like to think that nature evens things out … we get sufficient rainfall and sunshine in the scheme of things.

Our trees are also at the behest of nature. All trees need moisture and lots of it! They also need sunlight and also winds can be helpful in getting rid of old leaves in the late autumn.

During this tricky year, one aspect has remained constant and that is our tree population. Rarely has there been a year when we’ve noticed our trees as much; heard the birdsong and noticed the weather each day.

Trees of distinction

Our trees just carry on as normal, fitting in with the cycle of the seasons, unfurling their leaves, displaying them and then discarding them after the summer.

Let us help you look after your trees, as we can do so safely and efficiently, even in these difficult times.

Sunny days

Trees in full leaf

We have been blessed with some great weather this spring. The conditions have been very dry so far. We also had some strong winds recently that blew down some trees.

If you have trees in your garden, keep a check on them during this drier spell.

Trees looking stunning

Our trees often have deep roots and should be able to tap into underground water sources.

However, if we get strong winds again, it is worth checking there are no brittle branches that could break in a gust of wind.

Don’t tackle these branches yourself as it takes a trained tree surgeon to remove them safely.

Lots of different trees species under blue skies

With such lovely weather, ensuring your tree is totally safe means you can enjoy the natural shade they offer from the heat of the summer sun.

Falsgrave Park

Under the trees

We can now go outdoors for recreational purposes several times a day if we wish … and with the weather hopefully getting warmer, this is a great thing!

Tree walks

Falsgrave Park in Scarborough is a haven of trees, paths and birdsong and it just a few minutes’ walk from the busy A64.

Falsgrave Park

With all manner of trees and birdsong, this is a truly peaceful place where you can enjoy the company of trees.

Looking at Trees

Our trees are still growing and growing fast during this sunny spring season.

Woodlands Ravine

Our wooded areas and gardens across the area looking amazing. They will still need looking after though.

Keep everything in order

From evergreens to saplings, all trees need to be cared for. Simon Hill Tree Surgeon can help.

Keeping up with tree health

Our trees help keep our planet healthy. Help the trees in your garden also keep fit and well by using our tree surgeon services.

Looking at Spring 2020

New growth this spring

At the present time, we can only look at our trees and maybe see them on our daily outdoor walk.

Nature is waking up around us; blackthorn and whitethorn are coming into flower; soon, the new green leaves on our trees will burst open.

You can’t stop nature

As the COVID-19 restrictions continue, nature is burgeoning and is slowly edging onto our paths and bridleways.

Bare branches no more

Our trees will continue their cycle of growth and some of them will offer enough shelter for bird’s nests.

Spring is here, it is happening around us.

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.

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