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About Rennison Tree Specialists

About Rennison Tree Specialists

Rennison Tree Specialists was established in 2007 and became Rennison Tree Specialists Ltd in December 2014.

Rennison Tree Specialists have established themselves as providing a first class reliable service throughout North Yorkshire and the North East, also covering commercial work into West and South Yorkshire.

Rennison Tree Specialists Ltd is led by Ben Rennison who has over 13 years experience. Educated at East Durham and Houghall College where he achieved a National Diploma in Arboriculture. Work based training was gained working for a large company in North Yorkshire, before the company was set up to provide first class tree services in North Yorkshire. Rennison Tree Specialists Ltd will provide you with the best possible advice and service.

The team is made up of qualified and experienced arborists (Tree Surgeons) who are trained to high standards and all hold relevant National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) qualifications in chainsaw, chipper and stump grinder operation as well as tree surgery techniques.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

We work to current health and safety standards set out by the Forestry Contractors Association. The guidelines are set by AFAG. Risk Assessments and Method Statements are tailored to each specific site.

Tree Preservation Orders & Conservation Areas

If a tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order commonly referred to as a TPO or within a Conservation Area approval must be sought from the local planning authority to undertake any works. Rennison Tree Specialists Ltd carry out a check before commencing works.

Where trees are located within a Conservation Area or covered by a Tree Preservation Order Rennsion Tree Specialists Ltd can assist with supporting documentation in the form of a tree report to be provided to the local authority.

Where necessary we can arrange for an Arboricultural approved consultant to provide a written tree report to confirm what work needs to be carried out to the trees in question.

Managing Director and Arborist / Tree Surgeon

Ben qualified in Arboriculture from East Durham and Houghall College

Ben has now worked within the industry for 18 years; prior to establishing RTS Ben led a team for highly regarded arboriculture company. Ben established RTS in 2007.

Ben enjoys seeing the team grow in skills and knowledge around him. Ben has mentored and provided training and support to a number of students studying arboriculture and tree surgeons taking NPTC units.

Ben has a passion for high quality tree and pruning work and has worked on a number of trees with high amenity value. Ben is highly skilled in complex tree dismantles.

Ben ensures the smooth day to day running of the company and is always looking for the next area to improve efficiency, running a modern operation. Ben loves to work alongside enthusiastic like-minded people.

Spending time with his wife and 2 children, riding trials (when time allows), breeding Fancy Pigeons (and has been known to show in Europe), stewarding at the Great Yorkshire Show and eating cheese!

Arborist / Tree Surgeon

Steve joined RTS in December 2018; having worked in Arboriculture throughout North Yorkshire and County Durham previously. Steve is a veteran Army warrant officer and brings many skills, qualities and passion to RTS.

He is skilled in managing teams and holds a Level 2 award in arboriculture. Steve enjoys working outside and has a keen interest in machinery.

Spending time with his wife and children, charity motorbike racing and green woodworking.

Arborist / Tree Surgeon

Rich joined RTS in May 2019; having worked at large grounds maintenance organisation maintaining MOD estates and a local council carrying out tree pruning operations. Rich spent 14 years in the forces; from this he brings with him a fantastic set of transferable skills.

Rich has a wicked sense of humour and keeps everyone entertained – he is an honest person to work with; his ‘can-do’ attitude is highly valued and is an excellent team player.

Rich studies arboriculture in his spare time and takes a keen interest in tree identification.

Spending time with his wife and children, woodland tracking, supporting charitable organisations such as help for heroes.

Arborist / Tree Surgeon

Jack joined RTS as an arborist having completed a number of his NPTC units and having previously worked for the North Yorkshire Moors National Park where he successfully completed an Apprenticeship. Jack has also spent a number of years working in Agriculture and has a sound knowledge of machinery and all things tractors. But alas Jack’s passion was trees and wanted to be an arborist.

Jack has almost completed studying his National Certificate in Arboriculture at Askham Bryan College, We are very proud to support Jack through his continued studies.

Rugby, Shooting, Nights out with friends and Agriculture.

Arborist / Tree Surgeon

Rory joined RTS in Janurary 2020 relocating to Northallerton, having been a Team leader at a professional Arboriculture company in Cumbria. Rory has completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Arboriculture along with extensive NPTC and other certificates such as First Aid + F and CSCS; which brings with it a wealth of Arboricultural knowledge.

Rory is a highly skilled arborist and a great all round team member. From his previous role he brought with him experience of supervising on-site teams. Rory continues to supervise and lead a team for RTS; as well as working on some of the larger sites and estate based projects

Rory has an interest in history, walking, climbing and experimental archaeology ranging from middle ages to 20th century.

Arborist / Tree Surgeon

Joe joined RTS in November 2020. He worked on a local organic dairy farm where he achieved a Level 3 in Agriculture. Joe already held an NPTC chainsaw certificate. Joe's agricultural knowledge and qualifications have brought with him many transferrable skills which have aided his progression into a career in Arboriculture.

Joes continues to increase his arboriculture knowledge and is currently studying a Level 2 in Arboriculture to further develop his skills. Since joining RTS Joe has gained recent NPTC certificates and other certificates such as First Aid + F and CSCS.

Fishing, shooting, wood work, woodturning, furniture making and production of small decorative items. He also enjoys spending time with his family and watching football.

Office Manager

Sarah Joined RTS in November 2020 to offer additional office support for the growing business. She has years of experience working in an office environment in customer orientated roles.

Enjoys sports and is part of a competitive cheerleading squad. Loves day trips out with her two young sons on country walks, exploring historical sites or places of culture and beach trips.