Tree Surgeon in Maidstone, Kent

With over 15 years’ experience within the arboricultural industry, TreeCycle Tree Care is your local expert for tree surgery and tree care services in Kent. Offering dependable, professional support to the domestic, education and commercial sectors, we can assist with everything from hedge cutting and minor pruning to large tree removals.


Sam spent 2 years studying Arboriculture at Merrist Wood College, one of the most highly regarded land-based training colleges in the UK. After gaining his National Diploma in 2008 he gained valuable experience working with local tree care and management companies. He then, along with Matt set up TreeCycle Tree Care in 2012.

Relevant Qualifications:

  • National Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Chainsaw Operations (NPTC cs30, 31, 39, 47)
  • Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (NPTC cs38)
  • Safe Operation of a Mobile Elevated Platform
  • Emergency First Aid at Work


Crispin has been involved in the arboricultural industry for 11 years. He gained his initial training at Bicton College in Devon and worked for a local tree firm there for 2 years, working mainly in the private sector. Crispin moved to Kent where he worked as a freelance climber for a short while before working full time in the commercial sector, working his way to Contract Foreman. Crispin has been certified with the International Society of Arboriculture for 6 years and now runs his own business and contracts as a freelance climber.

Relevant Qualifications

  • ISA Certified Arborist (UI 1084A Crispin Tregoning)
  • Chainsaw operations (NPTC CS 30, 31, 32, 39, 40, 41, 45, 47)
  • Tree climbing and aerial rescue (NPTC CS 38)
  • NPTC level 2 Stump grinding operations
  • Safe use of pesticicdes (NPTC PA 1 + 6)
  • NPTC level 2 Brushwood chipper operations
  • CABWI 01 location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • CABWI 02 signing, lighting and guarding
  • IPAF operation of mobile elevated work platform
  • Emergency first aid at work


Completed the 12 week Tree Surgery course held at Plumpton College in 2006, from there he went on to work for a large Tree Surgery Contractor. This allowed Matt to gain a vast amount of training and experience on a wide variety of trees in many different environments, by the time he left in 2012 he had progressed through to the role of Arboricultural Supervisor. From there he joined forces with Sam to setup TreeCycle Tree Care.

Relevant Qualifications:

  • 12 Week Tree Surgery Course
  • Tree Survey and Inspection (LANTRA)
  • Supervising Health and Safety
  • Chainsaw Operations (NPTC CS30, 31, 32, 39, 40, 41, 45, 47)
  • Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (NPTC CS38)
  • Wood Chipper Operations (NPTC)
  • Stump Grinder Operations (NPTC)
  • Safe Operation of Mobile Elevated Platform (NPTC)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Signing , Lighting and Guarding. (DOT Chapter 8)
  • Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus


Darragh is relatively new to the business and has trained locally in 2014. He is taking tree work in his stride and absorbing valuable experience from TreeCycle and other local firms. It’s quite obvious that he has caught the arboricultral bug as he has aspirations for further training and experience abroad.


  • Chainsaw Operations (NPTC cs30, 31)
  • Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (NPTC cs38)