We’re proud to be the highest rated tree surgeon in the North East.

Our family-run business offers the very best tree care. Now boasting OVER 500 FIVE STAR REVIEWS, our safe and budget-friendly tree services include expert pruning, safe removal, precise hedge trimming, professional surveying, and low cost stump grinding.

Our arborist at the top of a conifer in South Shields carrying out a height reduction and in the background some beech trees we reduced with pruning and a crown reduction.

Hello, I’m Simon

I’m the principal arborist at The Tree Fella® and a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association. Our companies mission is to provide a consistent, outstanding & educational Arboricultural experience for our customers.

My passion is for trees. My drive is to build a sustainable and trustworthy regional brand. At the core are our super hard working arborists. They’re polite & professional, working safely to deliver the highest standards – every time!

When you choose to hire The Tree Fella® team you know the quality that’s in store. Don’t just take it from me – read what your neighbours in South Shields are saying about our tree services and hedge cutting.

If you’re looking to hire arborists who put you and your trees first, book a quotation online, or give us a call.

Keep scrolling to find out more about our services and our standards.

Best regards,

Simon Forster
Principal Arborist

A 5-star Tree Service

“Fantastic job by the whole team, 3 great lads who worked well together and got the job done … cleaned up brilliantly … would definitely recommend them if you want tree work.”

Jason Burn – Google

“They made the process of pruning a large Ash tree away from the roofline in a conservation area really straightforward.”

johnnyp1970 – Google

“Excellent service, excellent communication, very professional and very tidy. Highly recommended.”

Julie Lightfoot – Google

Arborist pruning a tree to remove a storm damaged limb.

“From start to finish, the team were so professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or use them again. Many thanks for the great work lads.”

Lawrence King – Facebook

Fast. Affordable. Arbs!

Free Quotes

Book a free assessment & talk to our knowledgeable experts for free and find out how much it will cost in just a couple of days.


All our clients get access to an online portal; quotation, bookings, and invoices are available to view online, by email or text message.

FAST Felling

We’ll get your tree removed safely and usually within a few weeks of a quotation being approved by our customer.

Professional Tree Removals

Friendly team

Highest standards of work

Professionally accredited

First-class customer service

Our team of friendly tree huggers deliver high standards of work whilst our customer service staff work hard to ensure our customers have a first-class experience from quote to clean up.

A tree climbing arborist working on a tree in South Tyneside with his chainsaw from rope and harness.

Insured, Accredited & Recommended

Tree experts putting health and safety first whilst & delivering excellence. We’re insured too, just in case.

We respect our staff, because our staff respect our customers. It’s a great relationship to have!

Our customers are your neighbours. Ask around and we’re confident we’ll be recommended.

Shields’s Tree-fessionals

Our reputation as the tree pruning pros in South Tyneside is maintained through our adherence to the latest industry best practices, expertise of our arborists, and our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Our team is motivated and dedicated, ensuring a top-notch job every time. We prioritise clean-up, work hard to maintain our good reputation and our fair treatment of staff results in them going above and beyond for all our customers.

A climbing arborist reducing the crown of a large wych elm in South Shields

“Very happy to use these guys, excellent pricing, honest and helpful. I had 3 quotes in all from different companies, The Tree Fella NE Ltd came up best, I also felt I could trust them to do a good job.”

Robert Little – Washington

Felling trees. Hassle Free!

From the first contact and through the initial assessment visit by a qualified arborist, your tree removal, and the invoice/payment process, you’ll feel like we’ve got your best interests at heart.

Our company thrives thanks to client recommendations & referrals; our clients know we offer tree removal services you can depend on!

Tree surgeon from The Tree Fella NE Ltd photographed during the removal of a silver birch tree in South Shields
Safe removal of a large Silver Birch tree from a back garden

“Great job by Simon and his team. Several trees removed and others cut back. Reasonable price and no mess left behind. Would definitely recommend. Thanks once again.”

Lesley Whitehead – Hebburn

Affordable Hedge Cutting

No fuss. Inexpensive hedge maintenance services across South Shields and the surrounding area; including hedge trimming, removal and planting.

Our respectful and experienced hedge cutting teams offer competitively priced hedge services across South Shields and the surrounding area. Working with both commercial & domestic to plant new hedges, prune existing, and remove those which are overgrown.

An employee of The Tree Fella NE Ltd carrying out some hedge cutting on a sunny day in Blyth

“Quick and hassle-free service from initial enquiry… they took their time listening to what I wanted… Super impressed and I’ve gone from disliking to loving the tree…”

Lynsey J. Reay – East Boldon

Precision Stump Removal in South Tyneside

Our stump grinding services enable stumps to be removed with ease from almost any location.

We’ll assess the access options, choose the appropriate stump removal equipment and provide a professional stump grinding service at residential or commercial address across Tyne & Wear.

Removal of a cherry stump in jarrow using a stump grinder.

“Excellent! Had several conifer stumps removed, they were done in no time and left the garden tidy. Really reasonable price too. Definitely recommend.”

Jessica Cormack – South Shields

We’re your arborists…

16 Prince of Wales Close
Tyne & Wear
NE34 6QT
0191 432 6167