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Talisman Tree Care, The trusted tree surgery providers


Talisman Tree Care was established by David Paterson in 2009 with an ethos to provide high quality and reliable professional services to our customers and clients, offering sound impartial advice and the ability to achieve the customer’s objectives in the most efficient, safe and affordable manner.

David studied Countryside and Woodland Management at both Sparsholt College in Hampshire and The Barony College in Scotland. He went on to work for Hampshire County Council’s Countryside Service in 1998 and remained employed for over a decade, starting off in the Rights of Way maintenance section and finally becoming Senior Ranger for 2 of the counties flagship sites. Having worked in such a frontline environment means that David is very focused on customer service and values his ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.

Having cut his teeth as a young cutter in the commercial forests of Scotland, it naturally followed that David’s love of climbing hills and mountains would lead him into climbing trees. In 2005 David qualified as an NPTC certified Arborist and rescue climber. Since then he has gained industry recognized qualifications in all aspects of arboriculture, woodland and conservation land management.

Over the years David has been fortunate enough to gain extensive experience in many fields, such as:

• Domestic and commercial tree surgery

• Conservation and agri environment scheme works;

• Managing site clearances;

• Section 106 mitigation works on urban development sites.

Regardless of his surroundings David always has a good understanding of his customers needs and with his depth of knowledge can always achieve the best outcomes for both the customer and the environment. Click here for more on our Environmental Policy.

Over the years David has worked with many inspirational, devoted people and has handpicked those that now work with him in the Talisman team. Each has their own specialism creating a highly skilled, multi faceted team able to achieve the task in the most efficient, safe and sustainable manner. Click here for more on our H&S Policy



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