As a teenager, Edward helped his father, John Richardson, who was also a tree surgeon. However, he pursued a career in accountancy. After several years, his passion for trees drew him away from office life and he qualified as an Arborist in 2002. He founded Richardson Tree Surgery the following year and the company has grown to become one of the leading tree surgery companies in Cambridge. His wife, Suzie, studied languages and tourism before specialising in hospitality marketing for several years. She left in 2015 to help him run the business and now manages the office.
The most recent addition to the family team is Sebastian, who has come on board to develop the commercial side of the business. Seb studied agriculture and worked for numerous arable farms in Cambridgeshire before being drawn into tree surgery. After qualifying, he moved to London where he gained invaluable experience working on urban street and park trees. Seb has a wealth of experience operating in the commercial sector, ranging from supervising multi-million pound arboricultrual contacts for London Borough Councils, to delivering large scale vegetation clearance operations, most recently on the A14 upgrade project.
The company employs a team of experienced, considerate, polite and friendly arborists, some of which have been with the company shortly after it was founded in 2002.
Our client base is both private and commercial and we can cover all sizes of jobs from small back gardens to large parks and forests. We operate in Cambridge and the surrounding area, as well as throughout East Anglia.
We are passionate about trees, their invaluable contribution to the environment and the beauty that they give to city and country landscapes alike. We offer sound, honest advice, free-of-charge quotations and ensure that trees in our care are managed professionally and responsibly, with emphasis placed on liability, health and safety and conservation.
We are experienced in advising on work relating to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and Conservation Areas and also undertake consultancy work and tree surveys.
Richardson Tree Surgery prides itself in being environmentally friendly. We recycle as much waste as possible and in most cases this is 100% of all wood, chippings, sawdust and rakings.
We are insured for £5 million for public liability, although we have never had to claim and plan to stay that way.