Our London tree surgeons
We are a group of self-employed professionals who chose tree work after some time in other fields. Each of us loves what we now do for a living, and that shows in our results.
Luke and his brother spent much of their school holidays free climbing hundred foot trees in the magical Bodnant Gardens on the edge of Snowdonia in north Wales. Bodnant’s tree surgeons built their treehouse in a big old oak. Aged 15 Luke’s school career questionnaire’s top suggestion was forestry. After a degree in economics, a motorbike ride from Alaska to Argentina and some time working in international development, in 2007 he trained and qualified as a tree surgeon with the same man who built the treehouse 25 years previously, and hasn’t looked back since. Luke moved to London in 2012, and passed his Certified Arborist exam in 2013.
Marcus Krause, AKA Bolte, originally trained with world champion tree climbers in Germany and latterly with Luke in Snowdonia. And at some point overcame his vertigo. In addition to being an excellent tree surgeon he is our gardening and landscaping expert. And his table tennis is so good he featured in a recent Nike advert alongside Serena Williams. He takes efficiency very seriously, and rightly so.
Originally from the Czech Republic, London has been home for Lukas and his family for ten years. He does all our stump grinding when he’s not driving big trucks or throwing himself out of perfectly good aeroplanes. He is a thoroughly good egg and the customers love him.
John Burton (Wales tree surgeon)
John has a PhD in fuel injection systems. He said no to a lucrative career in Formula 1 to climb trees. He lives with his wife and three children in the house he built on a Snowdonian hillside where he also farms sheep. He is a skilled climber and technician and our valued colleague for Welsh operations.
Would you like us to help you with your trees? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.