Tree Heritage – Growing since 1982!
2017 marks the 35th Anniversary of Tree Heritage!
You might remember 1982 for many reasons – we were at war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, unemployment was over 3 million for the first time since the 1930’s, England went out of the Football World Cup in Spain after a 0-0 draw with the hosts….
But it wasn’t all bad news! The average house cost £23,000 and a gallon of petrol would set you back £1.59. Classic films such as E.T. and Chariots of Fire were released. The Royal Family celebrated the birth of Prince William, the Tree Heritage family celebrated the birth of Ben Williams!
The early 1980’s saw the sad demise of millions of native Elm trees to Dutch Elm disease, possibly resulting in a surge of tree surgery businesses. Managing Director Hugh Williams had been involved in tree work around the country for some years, but suddenly there was a need for experienced climbers and chainsaw operators to assist in the safe clear-up operations as Elms succombed all over the country. And so began a new, professional service – Tree Heritage!
Over the last 35 years, the Williams family – Hugh and Heather and their 2 sons Ben and Joel, have been responsible for employing and training countless young men (and one woman!) in the ever changing field of arboriculture. What was once a simple tree surgery business has developed into a company which offers a full range of services incorporating both Consultancy as well as Contracting.
This industry has changed so much over the last 35 years too…we no longer simply fell trees – our working day could consist of anything from pruning trees to planting them, surveying trees for safety reasons or for planning applications, advising on woodland management to thinning scrub for wildlife benefits…and everything in between:
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers – past, present and hopefully future – from the individuals with their much-loved mature tree that needs a yearly trim, to the local businesses such as Alton Towers , Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and the RSPB who we regularly work for.
Not forgetting the local businesses who have helped us along the way such as: Buxtons for supplying kit, Leek Signs for making our vehicles look professional and The Capture Factory for website, social media & branding assistance!