We are an Arb approved contractor
with over 15 years experience

Tree Surgeons in West Sussex

Sussex Tree Specialists are a team of skilled Tree Surgeons in West Sussex, based in Horsham. Founded in 2015 with the mission of offering professional and comprehensive tree care services that are of the highest standard.

Our team comprises of professionals who understand the importance of maintaining outdoor spaces and the value that well-maintained trees and hedges can bring to a property. We’re dedicated to provide you with the best range of Tree Care Services available, along with a higher quality of customer care and support. 

We take pride in ensuring that all residential and commercial tree services are carried out in line with the relevant British Standards. This ensures reliability, consistency, and a high standard of service delivery. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of all customers. From private individuals concerned with a single tree, to commercial and community customers needing support across their site. Sussex Tree Specialists are here to help you.

As an Arb. Association Approved Contractor with decades of experience, you can be sure our trained and qualified staff offer the best service in all aspects of tree care and maintenance.

Discover more about our Tree Services and please get in Contact with any questions.

Tree Surgeons In West Sussex

Experience & Training

Our staff are continually trained and updated in the latest techniques and equipment in the industry. Currently trained to level 4 in ARB Tree Surgery, we are members of the ARB Association and the British Association of Landscape Industries qualified contractors. All staff holds relevant NPTC tickets, First Aid and CSCS/ROLO cards. Our climbing staff all hold in-date critical worker medicals.

Level 4 in Arboriculture all our staff hold in date safety critical medicals

Sussex Tree Specialists are proud approved contractors of the ARB Association. SMAS and TRUSTMARK accredited. 

Location and area covered

As we’re based in West Sussex, we provide commercial & residential tree services across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, London and the South East of the United Kingdom.

Whatever you need for your trees, speak to Sussex Tree Specialists and we’ll gladly give you a no obligation quote. Our Tree Surgeons visit all areas in and around Sussex and Surrey and surrounding areas including: Horsham, Southwater, Crawley, Cranleigh, Billingshurst, Storrington, Rudgwick, Henfield, Dorking, Reigate and Banstead.  

Reliability & Customer Care

For over a decade STS have offered specialist tree advice and guidance to help our customers make informed decisions. We take pride on delivering the highest level of customer service, and our clients’ satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do.

We care about you as much as we care about trees, so our service includes Free No Obligation Quotes 

You will find us friendly, dependable, and accommodating. As a result, our customers come back to us year after year and are happy to recommend us. 

Peace of mind

We understand that tree care can been a daunting and risky task, but with our team of professionals, you can rest assured knowing that your property and well-being are in safe hands.

Before starting work, we conduct, free of charge, all the necessary Local Authority checks for Tree Preservation Orders or Conservation Area restrictions and submit any necessary applications or notifications on your behalf. 

Working to strict health and safety guidelines, adhering to current industry legislation, we carry out your works safely, professionally, and legally at a competitive price. 

Why choose Sussex Tree Specialists?

Leading The Team

Tree Surgeons In West Sussex

Matthew Bell

Founder & Managing Director

Matthew Bell is a sought-after professional in the tree care industry with a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years. He has gained a reputation as a dependable and trustworthy expert in his field, with a particular emphasis on safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

As the Managing Director of STS, Matthew oversees every aspect of the business, from day-to-day operations and administration to marketing and customer service. Matthew is dedicated to creating a positive and productive work atmosphere for his team, offering them the necessary resources and training to excel in their roles. A Level 4 Arborist, reflects his extensive knowledge about trees, plants, and shrubbery.

He is very involved in the Arboriculture community and actively participates in industry associations and professional development programs. He is equally passionate about sharing his expertise and knowledge with others, thereby advocating for the improvement and advancement of tree care services.

Tree Surgeons In West Sussex

Karl Harvey

Operative Manager

Karl has been a valuable member of our team for many years. His leadership and expertise have played a crucial role in helping us achieve our goals and exceed our clients’ expectations. With a deep understanding of the industry, his knowledge and experience ensures that our team operates at peak efficiency and effectiveness.

Overseeing the day-to-day operations of our company, including managing our team of operatives, monitoring our projects, and ensuring that we deliver high-quality services on time and within budget. A natural leader who leads by example, and his quiet confidence and steady hand have earned him the respect and admiration of our entire team.

Karl is also an exceptional staff manager, and takes great pride in mentoring and developing our operatives. He understands that investing in our team’s growth and development translates into better outcomes for you. Working tirelessly to ensure that they have the training and support they need to succeed.

Health & Safety

As a professional company in a high-risk industry, Sussex Tree Specialists place great emphasis on Health and Safety. We recognise the positive correlation between thorough, appropriate training and the reduction of risk to people and property. 

We are fully compliant with all industry and HSE legislation. 

STS are committed to: 

  • Providing a safe working environment.
  • Minimising risk always.
  • Maintaining safety standards.
  • Ensuring staff are professionally trained and appropriately equipped.
  • Ensuring staff operate safely and in compliance with HSE and Industry Good Practice Guidelines.

We achieve this by: 

  • Implementing a thorough Risk Assessment procedure on all operations · Providing professional training and continuous development of staff · Continuous monitoring of operations against HSE and Industry Guidelines.
  • Regular documented spot checks and annual appraisals.
  • Our full Health & Safety Policy is available on request. 


We recycle or reuse any waste product accumulated throughout our work. Wood or wood chip is sold or donated to be used as firewood or garden mulch and all other green waste is sent to recycling facilities to minimise landfill usage.

Carbon Footprint

STS have taken several steps to reduce our overall carbon footprint. All journeys are carefully planned, and consideration given to purpose and routes so avoiding energy wastage. Our vehicles and machinery are regularly serviced ensuring maximum fuel efficiency and alternative green fuels are used where possible. Vehicles and machinery are never left idling when not in use. We continually assess our environmental policy seeking out and implementing new advances in technology or working practices. By this we hope to continually improve our high standards and ensure that we are doing our absolute best to minimise our environmental impact.

In formulating our policy we consider all relevant environmental legislation then educate all staff.

Wildlife Care

It is important that before we undertake any work, we conduct an animal presence survey to enable us to comply with these codes. This enables us to inform you of any protected species which may be in the area and how their presence could restrict our work. Many of the animals and their habitats which we encounter are protected by law. Guidelines set out in the Wildlife and countryside Act 1981 and Countryside rights of way Act 2000 (CROW) give necessary protection to bats, badgers and nesting birds to name but a few. 

Prior to commencing work on site, a wildlife disturbance assessment shall be completed where there is deemed to be a risk of disturbing a protected species. 

  • Work methods shall be planned that shall reduce the environmental risk to a level which is as low as reasonably practicable.
  • The company shall ensure that the working culture encourages constructive conservation.
  • Appropriate advice shall be sought from qualified ecologists or other specialists if specific environmental interface issues are identified before, during or after operations.
  • We are committed to complying with all applicable legal requirements. 

Environmental policy

As dedicated arboriculture specialists in the preservation and maintenance of trees, we know that our work can both improve and impact the environment. 

STS are committed to: 

  • Seeking to continually improve our environmental performance.
  • Complying with environmental and legal requirements appropriate to our work.
  • Preventing pollution from our activities where practicable. 


We achieve this by: 

  • Surveying our work sites for possible environmental impacts including nesting birds, bats, and other species, (See wildlife care).
  • Consulting with regulatory authorities.
  • Ensuring our staff are thoroughly trained in best practices.
  • Using debris removed from sites to produce fuel for renewable energy sources.

To find out more about Sussex Tree Specialists and the services we provide,
please get in touch with us using the contact details below.

STS are fully accredited.