Professional Arboricultural Services

Our Tree Services

VENABLES have specialised in conservation based arboricultural works for a number of years along with our regular highways, parks, schools and residential works and have evolved our thinking firmly along these lines. Venables is a family run business comprising of two generations, Patrick and Dennis along with Patrick's son, Steve. Although the company was originally founded in the early 80's, our family have been dealing with trees for several generations.

Click for larger image 1942
Cyril (Stick) Venables, far left. Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire. This was taken during his time serving with the Royal Engineers, where he found himself felling trees, running a mobile sawmill, charcoal burning along with bridge building and mine clearing. Unusually for the army, they placed him with a unit in keeping with his own trade in civvie street.
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Five Oaks School, Hatfield. This when the site was cleared to make way for the school.
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Palmers Green, London, N13. A photo courtesy of Mr Norman Weaver, who was the customer. Picture taken by a neighbour and sent this along with a letter of thanks. Headed paper for the note included his phone number - 'Bowes Park 4470'
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Dennis, Cancer Research Institute, South Mimms. Large Elm being dressed ready for the timber mill. Note the complete lack of any protective clothing.
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Pat with his father, Stick, loading a trailer. Location unknown.
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Dennis, preparing to fell a large Poplar.
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Using our old Fordson Major tractor during clearance of a few hundred Poplar trees. Dobbs Weir Caravan Park.
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Steve, during his training days, about to climb a large Lime tree that unfortunately had to come down due to severe basal rot. Now using full P.P.E. Hertford.
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The beginning of certification
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Our first Unimog, being used to lift trees along Cheshunt Country Walk.
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Unimog and timber trailer carrying a Cedar trunk, Barnet.
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Use of mobile elevated platform (M.E.W.P.S) or 'cherry picker' to help prevent damage to graves and gardens. Hendon Cemetery.
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Steve, now training others at our yard in Newgate street.
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Our staff , chipping brush and carrying out pruning operations this year. Full use of climbing equipment, P.P.E. and always uniformed. Our in house training programme, along with outside, independent trainers and assessors ensures that our staff , customers and members of the public remain safe and best practice is observed at all times. A long way from the pictures at the beginning of this history.
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A modern day version of the very first picture in 1942
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