A Few Words About Us

An arborist by definition is an individual trained in the science of planting, cultivation and management of individual specimens of ornamental trees.

Franks Forestry comprises a team of qualified arborists specialising in the care of individual trees, and we are well equipped for the work.
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Maintaining proper tree care is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Trees that are properly maintained and cared for can offer substantial advantages to you and your property. Attractive, well managed trees can help to add value to your property, while neglected trees can prove to be a liability.

The work undertaken when carrying out proper tree maintenance, such as pruning or removing trees, in particular large trees, is skilled and potentially dangerous work and therefore should only be carried out by well equipped and qualified arborists such as Franks Forestry Contractors.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Here at Franks Forestry Contractors we realise that qualifications do not dictate levels of workmanship so therefore we ensure that all work undertaken by our team complies with British Standards 3998:2010 ensuring all current recommendations for tree work are followed.
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Franks Forestry Contractors are a Hertfordshire based Tree Specialist company offering a comprehensive range of arboricultural experience and services. Whatever your arboricultural needs, Franks Forestry can meet them.

  • We are Arboricultural Approved
  • Well equipped and qualified arborists
  • Comply with British Standards 3998:2010

Franks Forestry Fully Insured for Public Liability
We are fully insured and hold £10 Million Public Liability Insurance

Testimonials

“It’s a while ago (at least 2010), and I can’t recall who recommended Jonathan to me, but thank you! Very friendly, obliging, does all the permission bit with the Council, does the work when he says he will, clears away completely afterwards. A real pro. Brill.”

Dai Jenkins

“Franks Forestry are definitely one of the safest contractors that I have ever had work for me their professionalism and general work ethic is second to none, and would have no issues in recommending them to anyone as I know that we do a first rate job.”

Lee Davis, Site Manager | T&B Contactors

“Franks Forestry have done a couple of jobs for me, cutting back or removing dead or damaged trees and trimming ones that have got too big. I found Jon Franks helpful and easy to deal with, and the work has been done to a high standard. I will use this firm again in the future.”

Alasdair Kennington

“I run a garden design practice in Harpenden, and have been using Franks Forestry for several years. They are always hard-working, professional and reliable, and I have no hesitation in recommending them, whether it is to remove trees, to prune them, or simply to offer advice. They are a pleasure to deal with.”

Fiona Green, Director | Green Tree Garden Design

“We have worked with Jon on numerous occasions and found him to be highly professional, knowledgeable and courteous, an aspect which we find is particularly important when dealing with neighbours. We would not hesitate to recommend him to others, even for the most sensitive and complicated projects.”

Mike Peters, Managing Director | Jarvis Homes Limited

“We contracted Franks Forestry to maintain numerous mature trees and hedging on a prominent site in a conservation area in Harpenden. As ever, Jonathan Franks, provides expert assessment of what’s required. He’s also very pragmatic and these qualities enable us, as clients, to trust his judgement. From the request for a quotation to completion of the work, the Franks Forestry team have a very professional approach. Having obtained the relevant approvals to undertake tree reduction, all work detailed in the quotation was completed in a timely manner and the site left clean thereafter. We recommend the knowledge, approachability and workmanship of Franks Forestry.”

FC, Harpenden

“Thanks for coming to prune my acer, it looked so much better and the young man was very professional and helpful. I shall recommend your company to friends not just for your arboreal skills but because you responded so quickly to my initial request and kept to all your deadlines.”

Nuri Wyeth

“The Management Committee of a small block of apartments in Harpenden were faced with a number of decaying trees in the communal garden. We approached a few specialists in tree removal and eventually chose Franks Forestry Ltd. We were given helpful, courteous advice, the work was effected on time and on budget and to our complete satisfaction. We are therefore happy to recommend Franks Forestry in their area of expertise.”

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“Franks Forestry are definitely one of the safest contractors that I have ever had work for me their professionalism and general work ethic is second to none, and would have no issues in recommending them to anyone as I know that we do a first rate job.”

Lee Davis, Site Manager | T&B Contactors

“As a returning customer, I was again highly appreciative of the (extremely) prompt service delivered above my expectations. Many thanks.”

Mike Taaffe, Shandy Developments Ltd

“They did a very professional job on short notice in a safe and clean manner. I will use Franks Forestry again.”

CB

“As a widow,I have had to cope with my garden myself. Some years ago, I was lucky enough to find Franks Forestry to help out for a one-off job. Since then I have my box hedges and shrubs trimmed twice every year and Jon responds very quickly to any extra, more urgent requirements. Cannot imagine keeping my garden looking good without Franks Forestry.”

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