The Arboricultural Team are responsible for the management and maintenance of Dorset Council’s tree stock. In addition, they also undertake similar work for town and parish councils as well as commercial customers.

This work includes carrying out tree inspections, providing advice and guidance, as well as preparing documents for planning purposes for development sites. These include Arboricultural Impact Assessments as well as Arboricultural Method Statements. The Team has access to a wide range of electronic diagnostic equipment which is used to determine the extent of decay in trees. This has resulted in a big reduction in the number of trees needing to be felled.

Tree services

The Arboricultural Team can undertake a full range of arboricultural tasks including:

  • planting
  • transplanting of young and semi-mature trees
  • pruning
  • crown lifting
  • crown reduction and thinning
  • removal of deadwood
  • felling
  • stump grinding
  • hedge translocation
  • climbing inspections
  • veteran tree management
  • provision of quotes

All staff are fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of the work. The team are fully compliant with all relevant legislation and are fully insured. They are an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor.


For further information about the Arboricultural Team or to request a service please contact the Arboricultural Manager.

Arboricultural Manager

Name: Steve Maros
Tel: 01305 228159
Full contact details

Find a Tree Surgeon

The Arboricultural Association have a list of tree surgeons and arboricultural consultants that are accredited by the association. Visit the Arboricultural Association website or call them on 01242 522152.