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Forbes Treecare Ltd

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5.0

48 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 07:00–19:00
  • Monday 07:00–19:00
  • Tuesday 07:00–19:00
  • Wednesday 07:00–19:00
  • Thursday 07:00–19:00
  • Friday 07:00–19:00
  • Saturday 07:00–19:00
  • Sunday 07:00–19:00

About

At Forbes Treecare we run a team of highly qualified, experienced tree surgeons working in north London. We can carry out any tree related service you require, including tree pruning, tree felling and tree planting. We provide impartial advice on what’s best for you and your tree.

We are qualified in Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) and trained to use Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA). We can provide risk assessments and mortgage reports.

We are Associate Members of the Arboricultural Association.

We are fully insured and all our work is carried out to BS3998: 2010 and BS5837: 2012.

Based in North London, Forbes Treecare Ltd was founded in 2010 by Sean Galton. A passion for conservation was the motivation to form a company that could maintain and care for trees in the urban environment.

We put the environment at the forefront of our work, reducing emissions and reusing tree products wherever possible. We appreciate the importance of safety and trees in the city.

What we do

  • Tree surgeons

    • Tree reductions
    • Tree removal
    • Tree thinning
    • Stump grinding
    • Tree planting
  • More Services

    • consultancy services
    • written reports
    • tree surveys

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Excellent company and employees
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An olive tree, a couple of feet tall when planted, had grown over three storeys high and was in need of a haircut and pruning. We saw a Forbes Treecare team working nearby and checked the excellent Which? Trusted Trader for information and reviews about the company. A reasonable quote was given after an inspection of the tree and the company undertook to obtain council permission for the work. On the day, two employees turned up at the time stipulated, explained what they were going to do and made sure we were happy. The work was carried out efficiently and neatly. The level of knowledge from the team leader was impressive. We received excellent service from Forbes Treecare and would heartily recommend the company.
Mark in Greater London Posted on 18/05/2022 , work completed 26/04/2022
Fast and tidy job and a very reasonably priced service
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We needed to have two sycamore trees felled as these were restricting the light to neighbouring gardens and in danger of undermining garden walls. A three man team undertook the work and completed the job in 2 to 3 hours. The trees were fully shredded on site and the area surrounding the work fully cleared of debris. The stumps were treated to prevent regrowth. The team were extremely competent and polite and the cost of the service lower than we expected having tried to estimate the cost using online sources. I thoroughly recommend Forbes Treecare.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 17/05/2022 , work completed 09/05/2022
Excellent service.
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These guys were great. Happy and friendly and look like they enjoy their work. Clean, tidy, efficient, obliging and honest. Highly recommend.
Joel in Greater London Posted on 11/03/2022 , work completed 10/03/2022
Excellent, reliable work
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We had trees on the boundary of our property pruned. The workers ere punctual, polite, helpful and friendly. We were very pleased with the work completed and would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 01/02/2022 , work completed 25/01/2021
Excellent service
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I called Forbes Treecare , among others to get a quote for removal of a Sycamore tree causing cracks to front of our house. Sean attended and provided a written quote swiftly. Works were arranged for a couple of weeks later, at my convenience and Sean and his team arrived promptly and carried out the tree removal efficiently and properly. All tree debris was removed and the area was left clean and tidy. A hassle free transaction, I would have no hesitation in recommending Forbes Treecare to anyone and would use them again for any further works needed without hesitation.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 08/11/2021 , work completed 26/10/2021
Complete satisfaction
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My wife and I had two trees which were getting too big for their boots and were also a bit tangled. To make things worse they were between a garden fence and a fishpond which gave difficult access. After having visits from four companies we chose Sean's Forbes Treecare. Sean told us they were quite busy and couldn't do the job straight away. (I like to deal with companies who 'have a lot on'). As the trees had taken 15 years to grow to their size I considered a little longer wouldn't matter. Sean sent two men who made easy work of it. They covered the large-ish pond with a tarp to stop sawdust, etc, getting to our many fish. They were obviously top professionals. They were most considerate and helpful throughout and did a pretty thorough clean-up job. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 30/09/2021 , work completed 23/09/2021
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So we got Sean from Forbes Tree Care on recommendation from a friend. On first meeting, he was very knowledgeable and amenable. We explained what we wanted doing. He said he would get back to us with a quote in a couple of days which he duly did with a date to start work. About a week later I got a text saying they had a cancellation could they start tomorrow. Which was fine with me. On the agreed date his workers turned up on time and were very pleasant and knowledgeable. After they started I got a further text from Sean saying they could complete the whole job in one day brilliant. I got home from work and everything was done and they had left the job site spotless. I have already recommended them to both my neighbours. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone
David in Greater London Posted on 24/09/2021 , work completed 21/09/2021
great work
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superb service, arrived on time,removed trees as requested, cleaned up afterwards, no mess whatsoever sean and his team were top-notch great price too absolute professionals in what they do
Customer in Greater London Posted on 19/09/2021 , work completed 09/09/2021
Excellent Service, great price
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We had work done on our 60/70ft lime tree, reduction in branches and some height taken off. The team were professional and very tidy. The garden was tidier than when they arrived! They were friendly and went through the procedure on the day to make sure that they were doing the right thing. They put protective sheets down in the house and took down pictures off the wall just incase. This is the best price I have ever been quoted for tree work and have paid much more elsewhere. I would highly recommend them, and I will definitely be using them again.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 07/12/2020 , work completed 23/11/2020
Forget the rest!
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Forbes were recommended to us. Do not use cheap alternatives. Organised efficient service - taking down two trees, reducing size of 3 others, all roots removed. Could not be more pleased with the work. Considering it is December you would not know that several workmen/women had been in our garden. Real care taken, all rubbish removed. Cleared everything away. Would recommend and definitely use again. Very pleased we found this company.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 06/12/2020 , work completed 05/12/2020
Fantastic clean team!
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Forbes worked on a large lime tree I had in my backgarden stealing all my sunlight. I contacted Sean back in summer and we agreed to address it once winter hit. My house has been recently refurbished and the team did an excellent job of minimising mess which is no easy task when you are getting rid of a 15 meter tree through the front door. Friendly, efficient and professional I just cant fault them! Thanks team!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 04/12/2020 , work completed 03/12/2020
Tree work
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I can't recommend Sean and Forbes Treecare enough. They came highly recommended by my neighbours and they didn't disappoint. They were full of good advice, gave a fair quote and super organised. I couldn't have asked for a nicer team who came to attend our tree. They were quick and efficient, and there was no mess left behind. Very impressed overall. I will certainly be using them again.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 03/12/2020 , work completed 25/11/2020
Flawless service
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Forbes Tree Care felled a dead tree, tidied up an overgrown elder and took height off some overgrown shrubs. The team arrived on time and confirmed the details of the job. They explained what they would do in detail. They introduced themselves to the neighbours to make people feel comfortable with them on the borders. Whilst they were with me, they also helped dig up an old stump and move some garden furniture. After the job, they cleaned up so you couldn’t tell they’d been. The stand out part of their service was the friendliness of the team. I really enjoyed having them in the garden for a few hours. I can’t wait for the trees to get overgrown again so that they can come back over! Would definitely recommend.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/06/2020 , work completed 22/06/2020
Big job - Expertly completed!
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We are a block of flats in Barnet, and needed 10 large trees on our premises (oaks, horse chestnuts etc.) professionally lopped. Difficulties included many trees being on a main road and having a bus stop / busy pavement under some of the trees. Sean's initial visit was a big seller - intelligent, knowledgeable, plenty of advice given - but best of all, an obvious confidence that the job could be done. The Quote was complete, well laid out & reasonable (next to lowest of 4 suppliers we selected). The work was scheduled for, and completed in, a two day window. Sean and his 7 companions were here by 8.15 each morning for a prompt start. And they completed the job on time despite some appalling conditions - sporadic heavy rain and 30-40 mph winds - not good when you're at the top of a tree higher than a three story house. The interface with the general public on the pavement / at the bus stop was handled well, with safety always in mind. The clean away after the job was very thorough. We were very happy with the work done & would happily recommend Forbes Treecare to others - indeed, we have just done so!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 06/04/2019 , work completed 15/03/2019
Tree trimming and re-shaping
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Work carried out to agreed schedule and budget. Helpful and knowledgeable team. Good communication. Returning customer.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 11/03/2019 , work completed 08/03/2019
Work done as required
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Properly explained process during visit for estimate. Exceptional tree cutter and first rate work carried out by him and his two team companions. Strong protective sheeting laid out in the house. Care was taken moving through the narrow hallway with large amounts of cuttings, and clearing up the garden. Excellent work.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 18/02/2019 , work completed 14/02/2019
Professional tree surgeon work
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A pleasant team of tree surgeons who arrived promptly to trim two trees and remove ivy. The work was carried out to a professional standard with safety harnesses etc. worn. Branches were taken away and the place left tidy. The agreed schedule and budget was kept.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 09/02/2019 , work completed 09/02/2019
Professional, tidy and efficient
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Sean came round to quote a couple of times as we were being indecisive. He was the only quote we got that was comfortable with grinding out stumps and getting machine through our narrow, long flat. His quote was fair and he did the planning application for us, as we live in a conservation area. He was knowledgeable regarding the local council and impressive. On the day, his team arrived on time and were organised, professional and careful, led by Patrick. They were positive and seemed confident. We have a long, narrow hallway and they had to remove three trees from our garden including grinding out the stumps, and remove all waste through the front door. I was amazed how well they protected our newly refurbished flat (new wooden floors, kitchen and completely renovated) with ease. No damage done. All done in one day and payment terms reasonable. I would recommend this company to anyone. We have had a lot of work done in our home and this lot compare favourably!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 31/01/2019 , work completed 25/01/2019
Eight years of great service from Sean
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We first secured Sean's help with hedges and a pear tree in the garden 8 years ago. He was then a one-man band. Since then he has returned nearly every year to tend the pear tree and a few other trees in our garden. He now has a thriving business and we are pleased his hard work and his love of trees has worked out so successfully. His advice is always reliable. We trust him and his team absolutely and have no hesitation is recommending him.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 29/01/2019 , work completed 23/01/2019
Excellent removal of big plants and tricky to access ivy
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The Forbes Treecare team came and removed a selection of tricky plants from my house - ivy climbers and sharp spikey plants. Sean quoted quickly and efficiently for the task - and the guys came and dispatched the work super-efficinetly, cleanly, and were a pleasure to have working at the house. 100% recommended - a cracking job well done.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 28/01/2019 , work completed 23/01/2019
Always a great service
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I've used Forbes Treecare a few times now and they have always provided a top service. They are friendly, professional and quick, and always do a great job! Highly recommended :)
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/01/2019 , work completed 21/01/2019
Professional and great service
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The team did a fantastic job on our front trees. They had checked with local council planning and reviewed and advised this in line with our thoughts on how to thin our trees. Really helpful advice on maintenance going forward, they were professional with expert knowledge on caring for trees. Couldn't fault them and they left our property clean of any debris. We are really happy with the work, we would use them again and wouldn't hesitate in recommending them for anyone looking for tree care work.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 24/01/2019 , work completed 23/01/2019
Excellent Job!
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From the initial consultation with Sean to the work carried out on the day everything was professional and ran smoothly. We had one huge Leylandii reduced in height by 3m, one Leylandii tree cut down and various tree stumps removed. The friendly team which consisted of Alec, Alex and Patrick arrived early and proceeded to complete their jobs efficiently and with consideration to our surrounding neighbours. We are delighted with the outcome as we have more light and our garden looks neat and tidy. We have recommended you already and would not hesitate in using you again! Thank you Treecare Ltd, a fantastic job!
Kristina Cicopalus Posted on 12/07/2018 , work completed 12/07/2018
Major pruning and felling 2 trees in our back garden
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Forbes team did a terrific job leaving our garden much clearer and lighter without it looking bare. The team were knowledgeable, efficient, prompt and helpful. I cannot recommend them highly enough. All wood and leaves cleared away perfectly at the end too. Many thanks!
Teresa and Andrew Posted on 12/09/2017 , work completed 12/09/2017
Great job
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Great work pruning cherry blossom tree, letting much more light into our garden now.
Jessie, London Posted on 16/05/2017 , work completed 16/05/2017
Great job!
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Punctual, efficient, high level of care and ability.
Linda, London Posted on 09/05/2017 , work completed 09/05/2017
Excellent job
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Sean and his team are excellent, friendly and professional. Always offering good advice and have always cleaned up after themselves.
Amar, Hertfordshire Posted on 05/05/2017 , work completed 05/05/2017
Brilliant job
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Sean was very efficient in applying for planning permission. When felling the tree was refused, he negotiated the plan immediately. Great job and my garden was left tidier than it was before.
Jenny, London Posted on 27/04/2017 , work completed 27/04/2017
Brilliant
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Very professional & friendly. On time - major bonus. Tidy, fun & knowledgeable.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 10/04/2017 , work completed 10/04/2017
Prompt & professional
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The 3 workers came on time and checked which trees needed to be trimmed. The work was done professionally, all cleared away without any damage. Friendly and informative. No time wasted.
Joan, London Posted on 04/04/2017 , work completed 04/04/2017
Great work and approach
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Sean and his team have been helping me keep the larger shrubs and climbers in my garden under control for the past several years - rabid pyracantha, wisteria, vine, roses, and they have also removed troublesome trees. I have been very happy with the quality of work and all of the guys I have met have been professional and very efficient: particular shout out to Alex, Jon and of course Sean.
Heather Posted on 25/02/2017 , work completed 25/02/2017
Would fully recommend.
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The company performed crown reduction on two trees, re-pollarded one and reduced an Ash tree considerably. Their work was excellent, on time and they cleaned up well even though they had to carry all waste through the house. The price was the estimate price. Would fully recommend.
Martin, London Posted on 20/02/2017 , work completed 20/02/2017
My review
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Great to deal with.
Kevin, London Posted on 15/02/2017 , work completed 15/02/2017
Good job
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The team showed up on time (8am). Worked quickly and efficiently. Cleared up completely. I am very pleased that a large tree (greengage-past its prime) could be felled and a young one pruned and all cleared up in under 2 hours.
Virginia, London Posted on 14/02/2017 , work completed 14/02/2017
Removing Ash tree
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Sean's team arrived on time and were very professional. They are clean, fast workers and seem to be very used to working in small areas. Would recommend his services to anyone that needs tree work.
Becky Labo Posted on 13/02/2017 , work completed 13/02/2017
Exceptional work
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Forbes Treecare Ltd is efficient, reliable, knowledgeable, interesting and professional. We required large tree reduction (atlas pine) as well as apple and ivy reduction. Exceptional job.
Jenny, London Posted on 10/02/2017 , work completed 10/02/2017
Efficient Service
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Very professional and fast service; very pleased with the results.
stokeytree Posted on 30/01/2017 , work completed 30/01/2017
Good job, would recommend
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The team did a great job pollarding our trees. They were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Would use again.
claire@35 Posted on 07/01/2017 , work completed 07/01/2017
Overgrown garden
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Sean and his team certainly know their stuff! Not only are they expert in their work but prompt, friendly and efficient. From reducing a large elder to pruning small unruly bushes, they took the same care throughout and transformed an overgrown jungle into a beautiful manageable garden. It was a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable and communicative team, genuinely keen to have you happy with a job well done. I have a small flat with awkward access but they left it tidy and clean and me, a happy customer. They also carried out major tree surgery at my office premises and I would not hesitate to recommend them for both small and large jobs. How refreshing to have a professional haircut, without too little or too much being taken off! My garden is exactly as I wanted it.
Happy Customer Posted on 25/09/2016 , work completed 25/09/2016
Excellent service
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Sean gave me some helpful advice and explained the options for sorting out a badly overgrown pear tree. The team arrived and laid sheets through the house which meant there was no mess to clean up. Everyone was professional, friendly and I felt comfortable having them in my home. They also left the garden tidy. I would highly recommend their services.
Anita Posted on 29/05/2016 , work completed 29/05/2016
Forbes Treesurgeons
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Sean applied for permission to Council on my behalf, his tree surgeons are nice and competent
2011-05-21 15:25:44.58 Posted on 26/05/2016 , work completed 26/05/2016
Very satisfied
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Sean and his team applied for permission and removed two large trees from my garden in Kentish Town. Excellent service with a minimum of fuss - I would highly recommend him.
Jasone Posted on 11/05/2016 , work completed 11/05/2016
Ivy removal and tree pruning
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Sean and his team removed a large quantity of ivy growing on the back of our house and also pruned a tree in our back garden. They were knowledgeable, efficient, friendly and tidied up very well afterwards, despite having to bring much of the waste through the house as we are a terraced property. Would highly recommend them.
Nikkiba Posted on 19/04/2016 , work completed 19/04/2016
Chaming and efficient
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Very pleasant to have in the garden. Cleared up very well and did the job exactly as required. Would recommend without hesitation.
barcel Posted on 01/04/2016 , work completed 01/04/2016
Trustworthy and great work
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I contracted Sean to take down a very large eucalyptus tree in my garden. He was prompt, polite and professional. He quoted quickly, was reasonably priced and did the job exactly as expected. He also gave me advice about potential to plant some new trees. He did a great job. I would recommend him highly and will use his services again.
Julia Posted on 11/03/2016 , work completed 11/03/2016
Tree work
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Heavily pollarded the front tree in our garden and gave us lots of advice about it. Cleaned up nicely afterwards and was good value.
Will, London Posted on 15/12/2015 , work completed 15/12/2015
Clipped Tree
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Clipped back a tree and some other plants in the garden. Very, very happy from start to finish. Sean talked through all the options and really knew his industry. Tremendous work.
Julia, London Posted on 10/12/2015 , work completed 10/12/2015
Tree work
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working for us for 5 years. Once a year he comes and sees to various trees. Very happy with the work he does. Highly recommend
Wendy , London Posted on 01/12/2015 , work completed 01/12/2015