Informed Tree Services Ltd (ITS) is a specialist Arboricultural Training and Consultancy company (Scotland).

Informed Tree Services Ltd (ITS) is a specialist Arboricultural Training and Consultancy company (Scotland).

Informed Tree Services Ltd (ITS) is a specialist Arboricultural Training and Consultancy company (Scotland).

Informed Tree Services Ltd (ITS) is a specialist Arboricultural Training and Consultancy company (Scotland).

Welcome to the Informed Tree Services Ltd. Consultancy & Training Website

With over a three decades experience in professional tree management, we are well placed to provide the premium arboricultural service in Scotland. So why not let us help you with your training needs or tree survey?

Training: ITS Ltd run a full programme of chainsaw training courses, tree climbing courses and all the associated chainsaw related training a typical tree surgeon would require. Based in Hamilton we are uniquely positioned to serve tree surgeons in Central Scotland. So, if looking for quality training to national standards in:

  • Tree surgery
  • Felling small trees
  • Felling medium trees
  • Felling large trees
  • Severing individual windblown trees
  • Severing multiple windblown trees
  • Wood chipping
  • Stump grinding
  • Tree climbing
  • Chainsaw from rope and harness
  • Sectional dismantling
  • Tree pruning
  • Mobile elevated work platforms
  • Tree Inspection professional
  • Tree Inspection basic

Chainsaw training; Tree surveys; Accident investigation; Tree Climbing; Expert witnesses services; Tree inspection training.

ITS Ltd provide quality tree related training. What makes us different, from our competitors? We provide very competitively priced training, of course, but what's more we never have any hidden costs, the price you see is the price you pay for your chainsaw course/climbing course. No hire fees, no hidden assessment costs. We also guarantee end on assessments.

Or perhaps you require detailed and objective reports on tree condition?

Tree Surveys: ITS Ltd specialise in providing concise and clear BS 5837: 2012 "Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - recommendations" reports in support of planning applications. We are well known by local authorities and have a reputation for providing professional accurate reports.

Expert Witness Services: ITS Ltd are the only arboricultural consultancy, in Scotland, that are members of the "Expert Witness Institute". We have experience dealing with industrial accident investigation, fatalities involving tree failures, structural damage and damage to trees by third parties.

ITS Ltd can provide:

  • BS:5837 2012 reports
  • Objective expert witness reporting for court proceedings
  • Accident investigation
  • Hazard tree assessment reports
  • Picus tomograph surveys
  • Resistograph surveys
  • Planting proposals
  • Woodland management plans
  • Construction site tree management and supervision
  • Health and safety audits
  • LOLER (Lifting operations and lifting equipment regs) Inspections
  • Tree database creation
  • Mapping
  • Root protection area plans (Tree constraints plan)
  • Tree shade modelling, etc.

So, whether you are looking for the best chainsaw training, tree climbing course or the best tree survey/tree report, in Scotland, browse our pages - you're sure to find just what you need. We look forward to doing business with you.

Chris Simpson. Director.
Arboricultural Consultant; NPTC Assessor; Lantra Instructor

Qualifications & Accreditations



The developer needing a BS5837 Survey:

"Informed Tree Services provided an expert service which was quick, helpful and good value for money. The tree survey and reports produced enabled me to effectively manage my development and protect valued trees, ensuring my planning application gained approval from the forestry officer. I will definitely be using Informed Tree Service again for my next project." Iain Mackey

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The large landowner/manager requiring tree safety inspections:

"Chris Simpson tendered for a 3 year contract for tree inspections within Tay Forest District in 2012. His submission was very professional and extremely competitive, which ensured that he got the work. From the very start Chris approached this with a refreshingly professional attitude, making sure that he fully understood all of the clients’ needs, whilst also suggesting ways in which the data could better be recorded and submitted. " Hamish Murray

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The concerned private tree owner:

"I commissioned a complete survey of all the trees in the garden. Chris spent a morning , carefully mapping and assessing all the 8 listed & tagged trees before preparing a major report, to be submitted to the East Lothian Council for permission to fell or trim back as necessary, in order to meet my duty of care. He completed a full Visual Tree Assessment from ground level, then a Picus Tomograph of the badly damaged old beech, in order to gauge its health and prospects. The resulting Report also indicated all the remedial work required." Fiona E.Tennick

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