Council Property Management

Property Developments

Golf Club Maintenance

Sports Grounds

School Grounds


Where It All Began

Harpenden Town Council have worked with Jon and the team at Franks Forestry for a number of years.

With a large tree stock to manage and maintain across its many open spaces, it is vital for the Town Council to be able to have a responsive and professional arboricultural company on the doorstep.

Franks Forestry have proven themselves to be a first class company and we have no hesitation in highly recommending them.

Carl Cheevers and Julie Rees
Harpenden Town Council


Jon Franks was recommended to us over ten years ago and we have never used anyone else since.

He knows his trees and is able to advise on new planting as well as how to rescue precious trees that have been storm battered.

Unfailingly courteous and pleasant, we can always be confident that everything will be cleared before they leave and that the garden will have been given a new lease of life.

Ros Battersby
Harpenden Resident

Flawless Service

Whenever we are seeking to complete tree work in conjunction with one of our development projects, we automatically turn to Jon and his team.

Franks Forestry’s work is of the highest standard, always sympathetically and efficiently completed.

Mike Peters – managing director
Jarvis Homes Limited

Good Work Ethic

Sir John Lawes School was built in the nineteen thirty’s, a time when trees, hedgerows and bushes were seen as pleasant addition to the school site. This legacy unfortunately in modern times, means we have a requirement to maintain our trees, bushes and hedgerows to a level of safety that a modern school environment requires.

It was recommended we try Franks Forestry and after a quick phone call and eleven years later we are still using them.

Very professional and prices that are always very competitive, we hope to be working with Franks Forestry for many years to come.

Malcolm Hills – premises manager
Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden

Excellent Service

We have used Franks Forestry since 2014 to maintain our grounds on an annual basis and to provide ad hoc services from time to time, including obtaining Council approval where applicable.

Jon and his team are always responsive to our requirements, provide an excellent service and carry out their work in an efficient and professional manner whilst always leaving the premises in a clean and tidy state.

Wayne Lee
Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club

Excellent Job

Thank you so much for doing a really excellent job felling our large beech tree. I know it wasn’t easy.

The location was tight, and it needed a lot of hard physical work by your team to ensure there was no damage to the buildings close by. They all worked extremely hard, and did an outstanding and careful job. They are a real credit to you.

They left the site very clean and tidy, and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending your team to others.

Thank you all, for a very difficult job very well done.

Mike (and Judy) Bramwell
Harpenden Residents


Franks Forestry Contractors have completed numerous tree works for us over many years and we have found them to be a professional outfit who complete the required works on time, to an excellent standard and at competitive prices.

We would recommend Franks Forestry to anyone who needs a quality job.

Terry Crump, manager
Harpenden Common Golf Club

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What Other People Are Saying

Care and Flexibility

Franks Forestry have carried out work for St Georges School for over 15 years, they are prompt, reliable and very professional in all that they do, their care and flexibility when dealing with the tight schedule of the school is outstanding.

Steve Harmer –
operations and facilities manager

St Georges School, Harpenden


I have worked with Franks Forestry on a number of projects now, I would always recommend them with their approach to safety and helpful guidance from difficult situations including working in live environments through to organizing planning permission from local authorises.

They approach each project with professionalism and ensue the task is fully completed within time scales provided to them, I would not hesitate to recommend Franks Forestry to others.

Glenn Walsh – site manager

T&B Contractors, Harpenden

High Quality

Franks Forestry are the only tree surgeons that I recommend to my garden design customers and always do an outstanding job.

Their tree work is carefully and professionally done in a way that retains the shape and character of trees while sensitively reducing overall height or bulk. They also provide excellent guidance on tree conservation matters.

Trees are beautiful living structures in our gardens and employing a high quality tree surgeon is essential.

Judy Shardlow – director

Heartwood Garden Design, St Albans


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Franks Forestry Contractors Ltd
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 5PW