Who we are


We are a family run business based in Whitstable, Kent

Our aim is to provide our clients with the best possible tree care service, offering sound, well informed advice backed up by a high standard of workmanship and at competitive prices.

We cater for all types of tree work, domestic & commercial and our team of staff our fully qualified and insured.

For a free site visit and quotation, please call us now on 01227 637590


After more than 18 years in the arboriculture industry, the proprietor Carl Stedman founded his business tree-tek in May 2013.

tree-tek aims to provide the best quality tree surgery and tree management to all our clients.

Carl is often overheard talking to HIS trees.



All our tree staff are fully trained and qualified in the arboricultural sector, on any given contract we will have at least one member of ground-staff who can perform an aerial rescue in case the climber gets into trouble. A rescue kit is carried at all times.

We will carry out a thorough Risk Assessment prior to works commencing and have method statements detailing how we will approach the job in hand.



+ Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured and always carry the necessary paperwork to prove this.

+ What do you do with the waste?

We endeavor to run our company as green as possible, therefore all wood-chip is re-used as garden mulch or fertiliser/spread on fields. All suitable timber is processed to be used as firewood or can be left on site at the clients request.

+ How do we pay you?

We accept cheques, cash and bank transfers and all major credit/debit cards.

+ How many people will there be?

Depending on the size/nature of the job we always work as a minimum of x2 men to comply with health & safety regulations.

+ What time do you normally start?

We always arrange an approximate start time with the client prior to arrival but we're early risers and generally like to start at around 08:00.

+ What access do you need?

Access can be ascertained during an initial site visit and will depend upon what operations are to be carried out.

+ Do I need permission?

If your tree is protected by a tree preservation order (TPO) or in a conservation area you will always need permission however, there are some exemptions to this rule i.e. if the tree is dead, dying or dangerous.

+ How do I know if my tree is protected?

If you are unsure tree-tek can enquire for you with the local council after an initial site visit. Any necessary applications will be completed and followed up.



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What you can expect from us

- Friendly reliable, trustworthy service with honest advice ensuring your peace of mind

- High standard of workmanship with competitive prices

- Free advice, site visits and quotations

- Tree Preservation orders and Conservation Area applications carried out