Qualified Tree Surgeon offering tree Surgery and Landscape Management and site clearance in the Modbury, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge and the whole of the South Hams.
Coastal Garden Services was established in 2012 by Andy Walker after he left a career in the Fire and Rescue service. Andy has trained in both landscaping and horticulture at RHS level 3 diplomas level at Bicton College as well as level 2 and level 3 diplomas in Forestry and Arboriculture.
Having studied many aspects within the industry, Andy has a more holistic view of how trees, shrubs and plants fit into the landscape as part of an ecosystem rather just seen as individuals.
Andy also completed the training course for DART International in 2018 to become a deployable Disaster Arborist Response Team member. Dart is a charity which offers relief work to disaster affected communities worldwide.
Coastal Garden Services is based in Modbury and covers the area of the South Hams. We undertake both domestic and commercial work on either one-off jobs or rolling contracts.
- Full arboricultural services from large tree dismantles, crown reductions and crown lifting, crown thinning, tree felling to annual fruit tree pruning
- Hedge and shrub management – Planting, trimming, reducing, removal
- Domestic and commercial grass cutting – From lawns to paddocks.
- Woodland management
- Site clearance – full vegetation removal.
Training and insurance
All arboricultural staff are fully trained to level 3 standard and posses all the relevant and required NPTC qualifications to undertake the work. All our tree work is carried out to the specifications laid out in BS 3998 2010. Written risk assessments are carried out as part of planning a job, in line with Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 policy. All equipment is tested as laid out by The LOLER Regulations.
As members of the Arboricultural Association, we try to keep updated with the latest training and news in the industry. We see continual professional development as important and strive to keep increasing our skills and qualifications.
- Cross cutting and maintenance
- Tree climbing and aerial rescue
- Aerial cutting/free fall techniques
- Large tree felling
- Aerial tree pruning
- Aerial tree rigging
- Powered pole pruner
As part of Level 3 in Forestry and Arboriculture;
- Tree pests and diseases
- Woodland management
- Tree survey and inspection
- Tree legislation
As part of Level 3 in Landscaping and Horticulture;
- Practical Horticulture
- Advanced garden construction, Planting and Garden Planning
All work is covered by £5 million Public Liability Insurance and staff are covered by Employers Liability Insurance.