Meet the team that runs Gardenworks Tree Surgery Ltd

It is because of the hard work and dedication of the people behind Gardenworks Tree Surgery Ltd, that the company has risen to become one of the most respected tree services companies in the whole of Cambridge and its surrounding areas.

Michael Downs, Director & Principal Arborist

Michael began 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 sits on the committee of the East Anglian branch of the 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.

Rónán Mac Mathúna, Senior Climbing Arborist

Rónán joined the company in August 2015 after moving to Cambridge. He has worked for a prestigious tree care company in New York, Dublin and London before coming to our company. He has brought valuable knowledge and experience to the company and is continuing to develop his qualifications in keeping with his senior role, having recently started studying towards a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture.

George Wells, Climbing Arborist

George started and continues his career in our company. He has come a long way in the last six years and has passed all the relevant climbing qualifications currently available as well as numerous supporting roles on the ground. He now continues to gain valuable experience working with the team and will have a promising career in arboriculture.

Rob Taylor, Arboricultural Plant Operator & Climbing Arborist

Rob came to us after seeking a change in career and working with the local Wildlife Trust, a role from which he was able to bring many skills to the company 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.

Jack Austin, Climbing Arborist

Jack has been involved in arboriculture for around three years and moved to our company in January 2017. We are supporting him with the training required to continue his professional development.

Tom Buffery, Groundsman & Arborist

Tom is the latest addition to the team, having joined us in May 2017. He has already completed training in chainsaw use as well as the required health and safety courses. He hopes to undertake further training to become a climbing arborist.

Suzanne & Judi, Office Admin

Suzanne and Judi will be who you speak to when you call the office or who reply to any emails you send.

They will be happy to deal with any enquiries you may have between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you.