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Meet The Team

Arboricultural Advisors

  • 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)

Crew Leading Arborists

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Tree Surgeons and Groundsmen

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Office Members

  • 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

  • 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'