Chapel Tree Services, based in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire was established in 2005 by Matt Long. In 2015 his wife Jenny joined the business and it became an incorporated company. They now run the business together as Directors, together with a team of highly skilled tree surgeons and ground staff. They pride themselves on providing a personal, yet highly professional tree care service.
Matt Long - Managing Director
Matt has over 20 years of tree care experience and is fully qualified with an HND in Forestry, RFS Certificate in Arboriculture, plus all the relevant practical qualifications for Utility and Domestic Arboriculture. His passion for trees developed as he grew up in the Wye Valley (AONB), one of the most tree-covered areas of Great Britain. As well as working for various forestry and tree care companies in the UK, he has also spent time working in the commercial production forests of Finland and on the privately-owned Baronscourt Estate in Northern Ireland.
In America, he spent 18 months as a Climbing Aborist with SavaTree in Boston, USA. In 2017 he was selected for deployment to the Caribbean with the Disaster Arborist Response Team using his skills to assist with the aid relief effort after hurricanes devastated the region. He remains passionate about trees and delivering the highest possible tree care to our customers.
Jenny Long - Commercial Director
Jenny is an experienced Business Manager having spent 15 years working in sales, customer care and management roles within the Travel Industry. She took a break from her career to join the family business and be at home for their young children. She now takes responsibility for all commercial, administrative and HR aspects of the business. In September 2018 Jenny was appointed as a non-executive Director to the Board of Trustees for the Arboricultural Association, a charity dedicated to the support and promotion of trees and the professionals who care for them.
All staff are required to have all the relevant practical qualifications to allow them to effectively and safely carry out tree work operations. We also require more in-depth level First Aid training aimed at Arborists (EFAW + F), the aerial rescue qualification and we support staff to continue to attend training courses to develop their skills.
Mike Daniels - Crew Leader & climber, mainly on our Domestic contracts.
Mark Johnson - Crew Leader & climber, mainly on our Utility team.
Jake Nutman - Full-time groundsman and climber in training.
Byron Brain - Full-time groundsman and climber in training.
Will Heal - Part-time climber on both Utility and Domestic teams.
Our environmental commitment
We recycle 100% of all the green waste produced by our tree operations. Woodchip is used by customers as a weed suppressant for flower beds and any excess is used on a local organic farm. Logs are the other green waste product and these are split and used as firewood or cut to lengths and sold as timber.
Company Information & Data Protection
Company is registered in Ross On Wye. Company number 09443239.
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