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Chris Payne - Registered Tree Surgeon

Fully NPTC City and Guilds qualified tree surgeon in all aspects of tree work. Certified to undertake work to BS 3998 standard on all trees, including carrying out TPO and conservation area works.

CPTrees 2007 – Date

I first set up my own business in 2007 as extra work along my employed post, which has grown in both demand for my services but also in the types of work that can be carried out. Types of work carried out include:

• Working from a rope and harness
• Felling
• Pruning
• Dead wooding
• Lops
• Hedge Trimming
• Re-planting
• Epicormic growth removal
• Thinning
• Woodland management
• Stump Grinding
• Sectional dismantling
• Crown lifting
• Crown reductions
• Storm damage
• MEWP
• Any other tree work as required by the customer

Local Authority 1995 - Date

I moved through several roles in the council from Grounds Maintenance Operative to full time Arborcultural operative in 2009. In 2013 to a senior supervisor in arborcultural services managing the authority’s tree stock of 33,000 trees on a day to day basis, running two teams of tree surgeons to carry out the works from the authority’s tree survey. This included liaising with external organisations including Severn Trent, Staffordshire County Council, Highways, Best Western, The environment agency and Perkins Engines/ Catapillar and Network Rail.

Other Information


• Full Liability Insurance
• Work to BS Standard
• Qualifications over-leaf