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About Us

Company History

Company History

The inspiration for the care and management of trees was first set in motion in 1961 when our managing director, Steve Beimers, visited the Longford Estate in Wiltshire. Here, Bill Jarvies, the head forester, showed Steve around the forests and demonstrated the silvicultural systems in place. Bill was a returning Japanese P-O-W who had trained as a forester in Argyll after WW2.

Steve later joined the Forestry Commission in 1964 as a forestry officer and over a period of six years gained much experience through field work in Herefordshire and Devon and including a residential theory course at diploma level in the Forest of Dean. He later gained a BSc in Forestry at University College of North Wales, Bangor, which enabled him to use his skills and gain employment as a forestry officer with Northumberland Planning.

With this background, Steve set up Jesmond Tree Surgeons in 1979…

With this background, Steve set up Jesmond Tree Surgeons in 1979, first registered in 1981 and incorporated in 2015. The Company has since gone on to become widely recognised across Tyneside as the leading exponent in tree care with reliability and expertise at its forefront.

Jesmond Tree Surgeons (JTS) is underpinned by chartered status through membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters with CPD (continuous professional development) an ongoing commitment.

With its strong connections to the forest industry, JTS has also managed 800 hectares of forests across southern Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham. Our clients have been as far afield as Doncaster, Grimsby and Sheffield to the south, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dunblane to the north. Our main activities however, are concentrated in North East England and Cumbria. We continue to broaden our client base with a multi-disciplinary range of services including fencing, landscaping and drainage works.