Parsonage Farm, Church Road, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7AP
01206 822588

Ian Allston Tree Surgery
Arboricultural specialists since 1972

Welcome to Ian Allston Tree Surgery Ltd, a family run Arboricultural business since 1972 based near Colchester, Essex offering a personal and professional tree surgery service throughout Essex and Suffolk.

We pride ourselves to carry out a professional service to a high standard for the care of trees and offer a free no-obligation written quotation for any job or contract large or small. In addition, we can apply and negotiate with local Council Authorities for applications concerning Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) and trees within the Conservation Areas.

Tree surgeon in tree

Tree Surgery

We provide a full range of professional tree surgery and site clearance services.  This includes ensuring that all wood and waste from the trees removed is removed from site (if required).

Tree surgeon felling tree


There are numerous reasons for felling a tree. If it has become infected it would be required in order to conserve others around it that remain healthy, if a tree has become weak and may be a danger to property or people or if it is in an unsuitable area that affects construction plans.

Example of crown reduction

Crown Reduction

Crown lifting tends to be required when the lower branches and limbs of a tree are obstructing an area below where they overhang, for example a public footpath or highway. This will allow for the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians alike beneath the tree.


● We carry out our range of services for domestic and commercial customers including Councils and other organisations.
● Fully insured and have Public and Property Insurance cover for £10 million.
● We work professionally within the guide lines of the Health and Safety Legislation, and to British Standard 3398 for tree work.
● Our staff are NPTC (National Proficiency Test Council) or Lantra qualified.
● We operate two Mobile Elevated Work Platforms for which we have appropriate qualified staff to operate them.

Tree Surgery Services

Our team of fully qualified and fully insured people provide a comprehensive range of tree surgery services.

Crown Reduction & Shaping

Crown Lifting & Thining

Felling (sectional dismantling)

Dead Wooding


Hedge & Shrub Trimming


Stump Grinding

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

We were very pleased with the Tree felling and amazed at how tidy the garden was left!

We would be happy to recommend your company to other people.We were very pleased with the Tree felling and amazed at how tidy the garden was left!

Mrs L

Manningtree, Essex

We would like to pass on our sincere thanks for another very professional job in the removal of 3 Trees and thereafter, the trimming of others to the front and back of the property. The work was completed very efficiently and to the standards that we have come to expect from your company over the many years that you have been looking after our trees.

Mr R

Lexden, Colchester

I would like to say a huge thank you to your team for the work they did here at The Rectory last Thursday and Friday. Not all contractors working for a corporate customer complete their work to such a very high standard


Halstead, Essex

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