TD Tree & Land Services Ltd is a long-established family business providing arboricultural services to the commercial and domestic markets. Our professional tree surgeon teams work across southern Scotland and northern England with bases throughout the area, including Edinburgh, Stirling and the Scottish Borders.

Tom Dixon started the company in Edinburgh in 2001. Since then it has grown from humble beginnings to a successful company running a number of independent teams and operating a huge range of equipment, machinery and plant. We are proud that our very first employee is still with the company after 20 years, and that we are one of the only arboricultural practices to employ female tree surgeons.

In 2015 we achieved the Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor Accreditation – the Gold standard for a tree surgery company. We are the only Arb Approved Tree Surgeon in Edinburgh and one of only a few companies in Scotland. By appointing an ARB Approved Contractor the client will receive the best quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently. Find out more about why you should use an Arb Approved contractor.


TD Trees provides services to both commercial and public sector clients and homeowners.

Since we became incorporated in 2009 we have won long-term tree surgery contracts with City of Edinburgh CouncilStirling CouncilWest Lothian CouncilEast Lothian Council and Forestry and Land Scotland. We also undertake significant site clearance works for many house building firms including, Barratt Homes, Cala Homes, Persimmon Homes, Miller Homes and Muir Construction.

TD Trees has won major tree surveying contracts for NHS Lothian and Amey, ensuring trees within the grounds of hospitals and schools are properly documented and remedial works planned over a defined time period  -helping budget forecasting. We have also carried out tree surveys along the length of the A9 for Jacobs, ensuring our major road networks remain safe.

We care equally for our domestic clients, many of whom return to us year after year to make sure their trees and hedges are healthy and look their best.


The Team

Our team has grown from the original two to nine full time staff and some part time as well, Andrew Lawton our longest serving tree surgeon runs our Borders and Northumberland operation, while Regional Manager Malcolm Roy looks after the central Scotland Area based near Doune. Our Edinburgh operation is managed by Tom Dixon. Since joining TD Trees Andrew has gained his National Diploma in Arboriculture and then gone on to do a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture, he has also gained numerous NPTC chainsaw qualifications over the years. All our staff are aided and encouraged to further their skills through training and Continued Personal Development. We are always interested in hearing from any budding tree surgeon looking to further their career in arboriculture.



We are comprehensively insured, holding cover of £10m Employer’s Liability and £5m Public / Products Liability.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for a copy of our insurance certificates or a schedule of our qualifications.

British Standards

TD Trees operates to British Standards for tree work and surveying.

Find out more about what that means here.