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

Informed Tree Services Ltd is a small, specialist, arboricultural consultancy and training provider.

With over three decade’s experience in professional urban tree management, we are well placed to provide the premium arboricultural service in Scotland.

Informed Tree Services Ltd produce hazard management reports for various government bodies, local authorities and private landowners.

We have specialised over the years in helping tree owners meet their ‘duty of care’, namely by providing clear, appropriate, tree management advice.

We also specialise in providing concise and clear BS5837: 2005 “Trees in relation to construction – recommendations” reports in support of planning applications.

We are well known by local authorities and have a reputation for providing professional accurate reports.

At Informed Tree Services Ltd we also utilise modern decay detection equipment to determine the stability of high value amenity trees.

A professional member of the ‘Expert Witness Institute’, ITS director Chris Simpson has many years of experience working for solicitors and loss-adjustors, producing courtroom standard reports and giving testimony in court.

Informed Tree Services also deliver training and assessment in nationally recognised tree inspection awards. We provide the following training:

  • Basic Tree Inspection and Survey – Lantra Awards
  • Professional Tree Inspection – Lantra Awards
  • BS5837 – Tree Surveying & Categorisation – Arboricultural Association
  • Trees within the Scottish Planning Framework – Arboricultural Association
  • Hazard Tree Inspection – A Practitioner’s Guide – Arboricultural Association

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your tree related enquiries.

Chris Simpson


Our satisfied customers include:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bield Retirement Homes
  • Forestry and Land Scotland
  • Green Action Trust
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • NHS
  • QTS
  • Scottish Police Services Authority
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Sustrans
  • Tilhill
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • West of Scotland Housing Association

and many more…

Informed Tree Services Ltd Arboricultural Training & Specialist Tree Consultancy - Scotland