Martin Rutherford has been involved in the arboriculture industry for over 26 years. Starting as a groundsman arborist and qualifying at Merrist Wood Agricultural College, Martin began work as a self employed contract Climber/Arborist.
In 1993 working for an Essex based tree company with multiple tree gangs, Martin became foreman overseeing and being accountable for multiple workers. He was also responsible for dealing with public domestic work, council contracts, construction site tree maintenance and maintenance of large domestic grounds. All types of tree work was undertaken including clearance - maintenance - felling of large trees - dangerous dead trees - trees in awkward spaces - stump removal - pruning - tree moving - planting etc.
After gaining much experience and knowledge of the business, Martin started Majestic Tree Surgery in 2005. He built a respectable, highly recommended and reliable local business. Much of the work was brought in by recommendation or repeat customers/contractors. In 2008, Martin decided to start a new family run business in the county of Kent with his wife Kelly. Leaving Majestic with a strong client base and superb reputation for the new management.
Martin left Essex and moved to Whitstable, starting Wildwoods Tree Surgery. We are a friendly and approachable team so feel free to contact us for any queries regarding wood chip mulch or logs orders, estimates, appointments and tree preservation orders. Wildwoods Tree Surgery really does provide a high quality service and our standards allow us to consistently be a leading Tree Surgery business. Wildwoods Tree Surgery prides itself on its efficiency, value, status in the industry and professional approach to all the challenges it meets.
Martin remains one of the top people in the profession, networking with colleagues and friends in the arborist trade. Attending exhibitions, aborial quarterlies and forums, keeps Wildwoods Tree Surgery at the forefront, utilising new techniques and adhering to guidelines.
Martin has entered many climbing and cutting competitions over the years. This shows he really does enjoy his work! These have included receiving 1st place in South East of England Competition for Climbers and 15th in the British Open during the same year aged 26. Most recently he has gained 6th place in the East Anglian Open Championship. Against all variety of climbers, during the event, Martin was richly awarded the Most Improved Climber prize (judged on scores gained through the three year history of this competition). The East Anglian Game and Country Fair is a great weekend out for all of the family. Camping at the Norfolk Showground every year and normally competing on both days. It is always a very relaxed and friendly event. A great way to spend a weekend.
Most importantly, if required, advice on what you may want/need and discussion on what options are available to you.
Felling is the complete removal of a tree down to ground level. The stump will be left as close to the ground as possible but will be above soil level.
Dead / dangerous trees
Dead and dangerous trees will be taken down with the utmost care. As a contract climber, Martin has been sub-contracted by other tree companies due to his capability and skill in this type of work.
Felling of trees in confined spaces
Many times trees are too close to a building overhanging greenhouses, or above your conservatory. The utmost care is taken to remove the tree using a high level of skill. Various roping and lowering techniques are used to dismantle the tree in small sections. This is all carried out in a controlled manor, so as not to cause damage or destruction to surrounding plants and structures (also being aware of all surroundings including neighbouring property, pedestrians and parked or passing vehicles).
Crown thinning is the removal of a part of secondary and small live branches to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning includes crown cleaning and does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance or to lessen the weight of heavy branches and improve form.
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