Meet the team that runs Gardenworks Tree Surgery Ltd

Through hard work and dedication of the team behind Gardenworks Tree Surgery Ltd, the company has become one of the most respected tree services companies in the whole of Cambridge and its surrounding areas.

Michael Downs, Director and Site Surveyor

Michael started trading as a gardening contractor in 1993 and began formal training as an arborist in 1994. He has now built up a wealth of experience and qualifications in arboriculture. He is a Technician Member of Arboricultural Association and contributes to the Arborist Working Group committed to improving the standards of arboricultural practices across the country. He can often be heard on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire whenever they require a comment about local tree problems. He continues to maintain his development in arboriculture, keeping up to date in modern practices and the host of pests and diseases affecting our amenity trees.

Shaun Ferreday, Arboricultural Manager & Senior Climber

Shaun has been working with trees for over twenty years, here in the Cambridge area and in Nottingham. He has also worked abroad as far afield as Australia. His wide range of practical skills have been complemented by his completion of a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture from Myerscough College. He is developing his management role within the company and has achieved the IOSH qualification as part of his continual professional development.

George Wells, Climbing Arborist

George joined us an apprentice in 2010 and has come a long way in the that time passing all the relevant climbing qualifications currently available. He now continues to gain valuable experience working with the team and is continuing his development undertaking a course leading to the ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture.

Rob Taylor, Arboricultural Plant Operator & Climbing Arborist

Rob came to us seeking a change in career.  Having previously worked with the local Wildlife Trust, he has transferred many skills, including his understanding and qualifications in Ecology. He has undertaken climbing training and will continue to develop his experience in this area. Rob is the chief operative of our stump grinding machinery and is also qualified to undertake telehandler operations.

Harvey Mason, Climbing Arborist

Harvey has been with us since April 2016 after completing a BTEC in Arboriculture and is now putting his knowledge into practice with the support of the rest of the team. In addition he is studying towards the ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture.

Jack Austin, Climbing Arborist Team Leader

Jack has been involved in arboriculture for several years and moved to our company in January 2017. He is continuing his professional development and undertaking the course leading to the ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture and in 2020 was promoted to Team Leader.

Matt Barker, Climbing Arborist Team Leader

Matt joined us in 2019 on his return from Australia.  He is a fully qualified arborist and an asset to the team.

Jack Flemming, Trainee Arborist

Jack is our most recent recruit, joining us in December 2018. Jack gained a BA (Hons) degree in Outdoor Leadership and Coaching and is looking forward to a new career in this field of work.

Suzanne & Judi, Office Admin

Suzanne and Judi manage the office from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday and are happy to respond to all enquiries.

Out of hours, or if for any reason we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.