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Meet The Team

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Michael

Prior to forming Beddow Tree Care (former name) Michael Beddow undertook training at Brooksby College, Melton Mowbray, Myerscough College Lancashire and the University of Central Lancashire. In addition Michael spent a year to furthering his practical skills working in Washington DC, USA. During his year in the states Michael worked on prestigious sites such as Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, Smithsonian Institute and was involved with the building of the Franklyn Roosevelt Memorial Garden amongst other famous landmarks. When he has completed college and gained some more experience he set up Beddow Tree Care on the 1st of September 1999.

Qualifications

BSc Hons in Horticulture

Higher National Diploma in Arboriculture

Arb Ass Certificate Getting to Grips with Subsidence

Emergency First Aid at Work plus Forestry

IOSH Managing Safely

Ipaf MEWP

Ladder association Ladder & Steps User & Inspector

NPTC LOLER

PA1, PA6, PA06A Safe Use of Pesticides

Brushwood Chipper Operations

Lantra NHSS12 Traffic Management Certification Scheme

City & Guilds Streetworks Signing, Lighting, Guarding

Lantra Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Trucks (Bucket & Forks)

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Jamie

Jamie our Leicester Tree Surgeon has been with Beddow Tree Specialists since 2009. He is the Foreman as well as an Experienced Crew Leader.

Jamie said ‘Beddow Tree are a fantastic company to work for and he enjoys each day he works here’

Qualifications

Basic Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting & Felling

Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue Operations

Use of Chainsaw from a rope & Harness

Pruning Operations

City & Guilds Tree Surgery for Craftsmen

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

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Ed

Ed has been working at Beddow Tree for 4 years. He joined the company after working in the Leicester area for 2 years, as a groundsman, and has developed into an excellent crew leader.

Ed says: ‘Everyday at Beddow is different, one day we can be working in a commercial area and the next a domestic one. I really enjoy the variety of work we get exposed to’.

Qualifications:

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cut Timber Using a Chainsaw.

Accessing Tree using Rope & Harness

Felling & processing Trees up to 380mm

Tree Climbing and Ariel Rescue.

Emergency First Aid at Work plus Forestry

B+E Trailer Towing License.

MEWP Ipaf

Wood Chipper

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Ben

Ben is our Leicester Tree Surgeon and one of our brilliant Crew Leaders and joined the company as an experienced Tree Surgeon after working for another Tree surgery company.

Ben says: ‘He loves it here at Beddow Tree as he gets to work on a variety of client sites and really enjoys working in a friendly environment, we are all like family here’

Qualifications:

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cut Timber Using a Chainsaw.

Use of Chainsaw from Rope & Harness

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm

Tree Climbing and Ariel Rescue.

Aerial Cutting using Chainsaw and Freefall Techniques

Emergency First Aid at Work plus Forestry

B+E Trailer Towing License.

MEWP Ipaf

Brushcutter

Rotary Mower

Wood Chipper

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Bobby

Bobby our Leicester Tree Surgeon is one of our lead climbers. He gained most of his experience working at Leicester City Council for 5 years, before moving to Leicestershire County Council for a further 2 years. He joined the Beddow team in December 2019.

Bobby said he ‘Loves the strong team ethic between colleagues’.

Qualifications

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cut Timber Using a Chainsaw.

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.

Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue.

Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques.

Safe Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform.

Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner.

Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm.

Aerial Tree Rigging.

Emergency First Aid at Work plus Forestry

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Peter

Peter our Leicester Tree Surgeon is another of our lead climbers. He is our most experienced climber having worked in London as a Tree Surgeon for many years, prior to joining the Beddow team in 2017.

Peter said ‘I like working here at Beddow Tree and no day is the same, I love the challenge each day presents’

Qualifications

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cut Timber Using a Chainsaw.

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.

Tree Climbing and Rescue.

Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques.

Safe Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform.

Safe Use of Stump Grinders.

Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood Chipper.

Emergency First Aid at Work plus Forestry

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Max

Max our Leicester Tree Surgeon joined Beddow Tree recently as a qualified Tree Surgeon.

Max said ‘I like working for Beddow Tree as everyday is different’

Qualifications

BTEC L3 Forestry & Arboriculture

Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm

Carry out Aerial Cutting of Trees with Chainsaw using Freefall Techniques

Accessing a Tree using Rope & Harness

Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue

Ipaf Mewp

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Tom

Tom is part of our apprenticeship scheme and joined Beddow Tree after working as a landscaper for 2 years.

Tom said ‘It’s great to have a clear career pathway, having joined the company with limited arborist experience. Everyone has been extremely helpful in my first month here and I’m learning something new every day’.

Qualifications

Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm

Emergency First Aid at Work plus Forestry

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Saul

Saul is the newest crew member to the team joining as Arbor Apprentice.

Prior to joining Beddow tree saul spent nearly 5 years as a Recreational Assistant.

Saul said ‘I am looking forward to completing my apprenticeship here at Beddow Tree’

Qualifications

Use of Manually fed Wood chipper

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Hayley

Hayley is our Quality Safety Health Environment (QSHE) consultant and has been working with us since February 2020.

Hayley says: ‘The best part of the job is working with a great team to implement quality health, safety and environmental practices’.

Qualifications

NCRQ L6 Applied Health & Safety

NEBOSH L3 Health & Safety

NEBOSH L6 Environmental Management

MSc Business Decision Management

BSc Hons Sociology

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Polly

Polly is one of the Directors here at Beddow Tree. Polly has a busy life with her dual role of managing the office duties and the farm on a daily basis.

Polly said ‘I have been part of Beddow Tree for many years and I love the challenges each day, I take the time to get to know the clients; ensure the office runs smoothly and make sure our clients get their tree care services within Leicestershire’