About TD Trees

TD Tree & Land Services Ltd are professional tree surgeons, arboricultural and ecology consultants. We operate across Scotland and the North of England. We have tree surgeons in Edinburgh, Stirling and the Scottish Borders. In 2015 we achieved the Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor Accreditation – The Gold standard for a tree surgeon, the only Arb Approved Tree Surgeon in Edinburgh and one of only a few companies in Scotland. The scheme offers a recognised benchmark for high quality arboricultural work throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly required by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations. By appointing an ARB Approved Contractor the client will receive the best quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently. For more information go to www.trees.org.uk/Accreditation


The company was started in 2001 by tree surgeons Tom Dixon and Ricky Garre who had both been working for Frontier Forestry. After a couple of years Ricky left to work off shore and Tom became the sole proprietor. After operating as a sole trader we incorporated in 2009 and since then have expanded, opening up bases in Edinburgh and Dunblane to cover a larger area.


Originally focusing purely on the domestic market we now provide services to large commercial and public sector clients as well. Since we incorporated in 2009 we have been appointed to tree surgeon frameworks by City of Edinburgh Council, Stirling Council, West Lothian CouncilEast lothian council and Forestry Commission Scotland. We occupy the number one preferred supplier position on three of these frameworks, and have also carried out works valued in excess of £150,000 for Scottish Borders Council.

As we have scaled up our equipment and staffing we have been able to take on larger jobs and have carried out site clearance work for many of the big house building firms including, Barratt Homes, Cala Homes, Persimmon Homes, Miller Homes and Muir Construction. We now have a number of regular clients for our Biomass Chipping Service, as well as numerous regular customers for firewood logs.

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.