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Richard Gauld, Tree Specialist is a tree surgery and consultancy business, established in 1999 and based near to Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway. Clients are welcomed from the private, commercial and public sectors. We offer a professional range of services which includes both practical tree surgery, ranging from pre-development site clearance to management of single or groups of trees with high amenity value; to a full range of inspection and consultancy work for the purposes of development, safety and management.

Our Services


Hedge Management

Hedge Management

Hedges are more than just a line of shrubs. Many contain a variety of tree and shrub species. Hedges also provide significant habitat for our wildlife and this should be taken into account when maintaining them.

Tree Safety Inspections & Health Diagnosis

Your trees deserve and require as much care and attention as the rest of your garden and property. Trees should be health and safety inspected at least once per year, or after particularly stormy and windy weather.
Waste Material Recycling

Waste Material Recycling

Our aim is to recycle at least 90% of arisings from our work. It is our policy that before commencement of any work, and normally at the time of quotation we discuss the impact of waste materials.
L.O.L.E.R. Inspections

L.O.L.E.R. Inspections

Richard Gauld is a qualified L.O.L.E.R. Inspector having sat and passed the City and Guilds qualification NPTC’s Certificate of Competence in the Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment.
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Richard Gauld, Tree Specialist has full public and employers’ liability insurance and is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. We are very aware of trees and their importance in the landscape. We are environmentally conscious and strive to ensure that trees in our customers care are managed responsibly from the view of conservation, health and safety and liability.

We are very proud to have over 70% repeat customers formed mostly from client recommendation and practice a friendly, honest and reliable service, with all work carried out competitively, completed on time and with the minimum of disruption.

Richard Gauld, Tree Specialist welcomes enquiries for quotations and advice from across Scotland and the North of England.

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