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Meet The Team


John Smithard


John created Eden Tree Care with brother in law, Rob Kendrick. John is a fully qualified tree climber and business guru, handling all your quotations and customer queries. Look out for him if you ask us for a quote! John says 'I come from a family business background and understand the importance of providing the right service for my customers. I love the job, and the positive feedback we get from a job well done.'


Robert Kendrick


Our most experienced tree climber, Rob can handle pretty much any challenge! As you may imagine, these are plentiful in our job! In addition to climbing, Rob is also in charge of maintenance and care of our equipment. Rob says ‘I love the challenges we face on a daily basis. It’s a great feeling working with a group of like minded colleagues. It’s rewarding to see the difference we can make to a property.’


Mike Lawrence

Senior Groundsman

Mike is our most experienced and qualified Groundsman. Since joining us in 2005, Mike’s experience is invaluable to us. Communication between climbers and the team on the ground is vital to complete jobs safely and efficiently. Mike says ‘I take a lot of pride in my work, the bigger jobs involving traffic management are really challenging and I love the team effort required to make it all run smoothly’.


Dave Stewart

Senior Fencer / Log & Woodchip Deliveries

Dave is a fully trained carpenter, his high standards and attention to detail result in an excellent standard of work. In addition when the fencing slows during the winter months, he organises the log and woodchip orders. Dave says ‘I take great care to ensure the fences and gates are erected to a very high standard, I enjoy meeting real people and satisfying them with our quality workmanship.’


Jack Tivey

Fencing / Groundsman

Jack provides a vital support role to both the tree and fencing teams. Since starting in 2014 he has gained a wealth of experience and new skills with us.

Jack says "Its a great working environment, we all work together to achieve a great result".


Joel May

Fencing / Groundsman

Joel works for us on a subcontract basis. Its really important we have extra help to call on if we need it, usually, this is in the shape of Joel! He has excellent skills in both fencing and tree work, both of which provide invaluable support when we need it.
Joel says "I never know what my next task is going to be for Eden! I love the challenge and excellent standard of service the lads provide".

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Kate Smithard

Admin / Accounts

Kate is John's wife and sister to Rob. After leaving her "proper job" in printing she now looks after the accounts and general admin for Eden. Kate is also responsible for how Eden looks, the logo's, adverts and website, plus our facebook page.


Chris Cunliffe

Tree Surgeon

We are proud to have Chris working with us at Eden. Although Chris is local to Ashby, he has worked around the globe and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Chris is currently studying Arboriculture to be a consultant.


Andrew Wilson

Tree Surgeon

Andrew joined Eden in spring 2015 as a newly qualified climber. He has fitted well into the Eden family and provides a vital role in the business operation.