Founder & Director


Clear Cut Trees was born from Ben's vision of unsurpassed urban tree care and a passion for nature.

Through diligent application and perserverance, he has earned the company an outstanding reputation, continually striving to innovate and cultivate new direction.



Nardene Smith



Nardene's background is in media publishing. She takes care of the office, marketing and customer relations. 

She is an integral part of the company and works tirelessly alongside Ben to make sure everything runs smoothly and we are kept at the forefront of the industry.



Thomas Coleman

Foreman & Lead Climber 


Known simply as 'Coleman', this veteran has nearly 20 years of industry experience and a meticulous eye for detail. His tree climbing, pruning, chainsaw proficiency and overall knowledge are second to none. He is also a qualified professional tree inspector.



Jon Harmer



 Jon is our longest standing member and now provides a consultant service. He also works for Wakehurst (affiliated with Kew Gardens) and is a professional tree inspector. We have seen him develop into an outstanding arborist and arboricultural expert.



lukas drienovsky

Climber & Stump Specialist


Another veteran and the only person you would want to remove an unwanted stump. Lukas is thorough and enterprising in his approach to work and will often find a solution to any challenge of the day. He is also a master at delicate pruning.



Richard Ellison

Lead Climber


Richard is already a fully trained climber with a number of years experience and he is developing into a very acomplished arborist. With a landscaping and gardening background he is also our mechanical expert having just rebuilt the engine of his own car.



Connor Emmott

 Lead Climber


 Connor has been with us for many years starting as a groundsman and has recently completed the full suite of chainsaw proficiency NPTC certificates. He is a valuable member of our team and studiously continues to develop his knowledge and skills.



Taylor Dingwall

Trainee Climber


 Taylor is one of our newest recruits and has recently just finished studies at Capel Manor College, as well as some core NPTC chainsaw certificates. He is a diligent young man and has  already proved to be an important member of the team.




Office Cat


 Although he can't operate a chainsaw, he can climb trees! However, he's not as good getting down... In fact, Ben had to rescue him twice from neighbouring trees when he was small. Now he sleeps most of the day on the office sofa. 


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Clear Cut Trees Ltd: 10 North Lodge, Vallance Road, N22 7UB. Tel: 020 8351 6057, email:

Registered: Companies House, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ. Company Number: 08300807, V.A.T Registration Number: 218227813


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