Tree Surgeon - Welcome

Lothian Tree Specialists are experienced, professional and friendly tree surgeon experts offering a wide range of arboriculture and grounds maintenance services throughout Scotland. We specialise in all types of tree surgery, forestry management, site clearance and grounds maintenance and fencing contractor.

Tree Surgeon Edinburgh, Borders and East Lothian

No obligation quote

In addition to the highest standard of tree surgeon and tree surgery we can visit, inspect problem trees and provide a free no obligation quotation.

Peace of mind

We are NPTC and Lantra qualified, have full public liability insurance and adhere to recognised safety procedures and practices

Tailored service

We strive to reach the highest possible standards offering a personalised, approachable service to both our commercial and domestic clients

Tree Surgery with LTS is a 5-Star Experience

“very efficient & tidy a job well done”

Dorothy Campbell – Google Review

“no hesitation in recommending these guys”

“Very professional”

David Hardie-Google Review

“Slick, creative and impressive”

Sandy Tedford-Google Review

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07903 624 596

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Glossary of terms


Felling is the complete removal of a tree or trees by the Tree Surgeon. This is done with a number of cuts to the base of the tree trunk and done in such a way that the tree will fall on a predefined path. If there are obstacles around the tree the Tree Surgeon will employ the Section Felling method. (see Section Felling)

Section Felling

When a tree is unable to be felled in one go, maybe there is a building or obstacle in the way or it is just unsafe to do so, a Tree Surgeon will use ropes and a harness to scale the tree and bring it down in manageable sections. This method can be used to bring awkward to access or dangerous trees down also.

Crown Reduction

This method is used to reduce the overall size of the tree and alter its shape. Crown Reductions can be used to let more light through the canopy to the garden below.

Crown Lift

A Crown Lift is when the lower branches of the tree are removed with will give more light and space under the tree, useful if you ever banged your head on a branch while walking in your garden.


Thinning is when there are too many trees too close together, the Tree Surgeon will decide which trees should be removed to allow the others to thrive and stay healthy.

Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding is when the tree stump left after felling a tree is removed. The stump is ground down to a level lower than the surrounding land, No trace of the tree stump is left above ground and can then be grassed or paved over.

“Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs.”

― Sri Chaitanya

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

― Chinese proverb

“Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.”

― Tasneem Hameed

“A forest is a living thing like a human body…each part dependent on all the other parts.”

— Louis L’Amour

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Hours of Operation

MON – FRI 8:00am – 8.00pm

SAT 9:00am – 5:30pm

SAT 9:00am – 5:30pm

SUN We are closed

Morham Bank Cottage, Morham Bank
Haddington, EH41 4PE

Telephone 01620 810 666 / 07903 624 596

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