About Us

Silver Tree Services team

About Us

Silver Tree Services Ltd. was set up by Paul Craddock in 2011 after ten years spent qualifying and gaining experience within the industry. Since then, Paul has assembled a skilled team of over twelve workers, from Site Supervisers to  Labourers and everything in between.

Read more about:
> Our Background
> Industry Recognised Qualifications
> Our Clients
> Our Team

Our Background

Paul’s career started in tree felling, chemical spraying, tree recognition and tree surveying. This progressed onto managing teams throughout the South-West in tree works, including tree reduction and thinning, habitat management and finally a number of months expanding his knowledge working abroad in Australia and New Zealand.

After returning to the UK with a wealth of knowledge in all areas of the Horticultural and Arboricultural industry, Paul successfully set up Silver Tree Services Ltd. Together with his team, they focus on delivering a quality service in Gloucestershire, delivering everything from Tree Surgery to Landscaping projects, Fencing, Gardening and Maintenance.

Over the years, Silver Tree Services Ltd. has grown from one small team, to five teams of qualified professionals, supervisers and managers. Paul continues to oversee all works to ensure quality and professionalism are always delivered. 

Industry recognised qualifications

Chainsaw Certifications:

CS30 – Maintain Chainsaw 
CS31 – Fell Small Trees
CS32 – Fell and process medium trees
CS34 – Process individual windblown trees
CS35 – Process multiple windblown trees
CS36 – Cross-cut and stack
CS38 – Climb trees and perform aerial rescue
CS39 – Operate the chainsaw from a rope and harness

Chemical Spraying Certifications:

PA1 – Foundation module in the safe use of pesticides
PA6a – Hand Held Applicators

Traffic Management Certifications:

Unit 10 – Signing lighting and guarding (traffic management)
Unit 12a and 12b – High Speed Traffic management
Unit 12d – Low Speed Traffic management operative

Other Certifications:

Brushcutter and Trimmers Lantra Certificate
Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)
Manual Handling
NEBOSH Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety
First Aid at Work



Our Clients

We have worked with numerous clients in the public and private sector. These include:

Our Team

Our professional team include over fourteen managers, supervisers, labourers and support staff.

Joey headshot

Joe Yemm


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Paul Craddock


Austen Gidley-Smith

contracts & processes

James Harris

Tree Surgery Manager

Ben Mustoe


Mark Walsh

Maintenance Manager

Rob Hughes


Josh Harrap

tree surgery supervisor

Archie Trueman

Tree Surgery

Dan Simpson

Tree surgery operative

Sam Thompson

Tree surgery operative

Nick Hewett

landscaping supervisor

Jack Kilpatrick


Jacob Roberts

landscaping operative

Lee Ormerod

landscaping supervisor

Ben Brooke

Maintenance supervisor

Ethan Day


Dan Fry

Combined Skills Supervisor

Richard Weare

Logistics & communication

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