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About Us

We are fully qualified arborists striving to provide the best in tree care and management techniques.

A little bit about
South Hams Arborists

South Hams Arborists was established in 2013 by Ben Hoare and Dan Haslam, whilst they were on the level 3 extended diploma course in Arboriculture and Forestry at Bicton College, Devon. Ben took over the sole running of the business during Summer, 2013.

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Whilst attending Bicton College, Ben achieved the following qualifications and awards:

Level 3 extended diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

NPTC CS30- chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting

NPTC CS31- Small tree felling (10 inches diameter)

NPTC CS38- Climbing and aerial rescue

NPTC CS39- Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness

NPTC wood chipper

Emergency first aid at work certificate.


Since graduating from Bicton College in Summer 2013, Ben and his Team have gone on to achieve further, nationally recognised qualifications to ensure that they are fully qualified for all aspects of arboriculture, and not just the minimum, basic qualifications required for insurance purposes.

These include;

NPTC CS32 Medium Tree Felling
NPTC CS33 Large Tree Felling
NPTC CS41 Tree Rigging
Chapter 8 signing and lighting, suitable for working on a public highway.

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Please Call Us: 07814 376119

Please contact us if you would like to discuss anything tree, hedge or woodland related or alternatively, to enquire about a free quote.