Since being crowned ‘Which?’ Trusted Trader Of The Year 2019, we’ve understandably been pretty busy. So apologies for getting the Autumn Newsletter out a bit late this year! But let’s not break with tradition and lead right in with everybody’s favourite groan-fest …

Tree Hee Hee?

Q. What’s the best tree for your home?

A. Your Family Tree!

Q. How do tree surgeons celebrate a job well done?

A. They take a bough!

Q. Why couldn’t the arborist’s dog find him?

A. He was barking up the wrong tree!

We’re moving home!

We’re super excited to be moving into a new yard in November. So soon our client’s will be able to visit us and pop into the shop in Betchworth. Keep up to date by following us on Social Media …

Autumn in Surrey

 

We’re lucky enough to be based in the most densely wooded county of England and so this Autumn, we thought we’d share some amazing places to go and experience the beauty of Autumnal colours in Surrey. For our customers in London and neighbouring counties, this could make for a lovely day trip (particularly if we can get a dry day sometime soon!)

Winkworth Arboretum Nr. Godalming

When autumn arrives, this National Trust estate bursts into colour. The purples and reds of Liquidamber, the golden yellows of Hickory and Tulip Trees and the copper and crimson Japanese Maples paint a breathtaking spectacle.

Guildford – RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden has had an injection of funds in recent years and makes for a great day out for the entire family. There’s always something happening at Wisley, with a wide variety of programmes and events going on throughout the season.

Dorking​!

 A day trip to Dorking in Autumn is well worth it. Whether it’s a hike up Box Hill, a trip to the beautiful grounds of the historic National Trust property Polesden Lacey or visiting the famous Denbies Vineyard, doing so against the magical backdrop of Autumn colours is a brilliant experience, especially when the weather is a little grey! And since you’re in the area why don’t you pop in and say hello? Because …

Team News

Like a sports team, Furlonger Tree Services has had our own ‘transfer window’ recently with a combination of ins and outs, supplemented by the continued training and progression of our existing heroes.

We’re super proud of Jake, who has gained his Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting and Tree Climbing and Aerial Tree Rescue qualifications this year, passing with flying colours. He’s now learning the ropes on-site!

We bid a fond farewell to one of our Team Leaders, Dan, and thank him for all his hard work in helping us achieve our coveted ‘Which?’ Trusted Trader Of The Year status! Good Luck in your future endeavours Dan!

But it’s one out, two in as we welcome two new arborists – Rob Hanson & Josh Bruce- joining us in November. Both are skilled and experienced climbers. Josh has been in the industry for six years and climbing for four, whilst Rob has over 13 years’ experience climbing and an NPTC Qualification in Tree Surgery for Craftsmen from Merrist Wood College. Rob has worked in Surrey and London and enjoys keeping Surrey’s trees healthy.

More team leaders means more team members, so it’s a warm welcome to Sam Green & Dean Johnson who join us as Grounds Workers. Welcome to an award­winning team gentleman!