Bruks Tree Surgery
Mr Bruk Botha
Skills & expertise
Skills & expertise
Bruks Tree Surgery is a unique family run business with a military-backbone; offering great service since its creation in 2008 after Bruk completed 23 years of service in the British Army. Based in Thanet and Canterbury, BTS covers every aspect of Tree Work and Garden Maintenance throughout the Kent region, employing many ex-military staff to maintain both precision and manners within an industry not often renowned for either!
BTS is very proud to work with The Prince’s Trust and with several local Primary & Secondary schools in order to offer relevant key skills and experience to many young people interested in the Arboricultural and Creative Wood Industries.
BTS cover Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Medway & Thanet.
Your needs for a Tree Surgeon might only involve pruning small trees and shrubs or reducing height and side growth from your hedge or you may simply need a stump removed. It may be more substantial, where the complete dismantle of a large or dangerous tree close to your home is required or a full ground site-clearance job may need to be carried out for new building work to take place. BTS can happily accommodate all of these varied work requirements.
In short, we love what we do – we know what we are doing and we understand how to do it all safely!
Bruks Tree Carving adds another dimension to Bruks Tree Surgery, as you might prefer to leave the stump in your garden exactly where it is and have Bruks Tree Carving create a little magic out of it!
If you would like to see one of Bruk’s African themed Carvings, then you will find one of a traditionally clothed African pregnant lady displayed in the Powell-Cotton Museum & Gardens situated in Quex Park, Birchington.
Bruks Tree Surgery can meet all of your requirements using a variety of techniques to adapt to the landscape and we endeavour to climb the trees in question using either ropes & harnesses or hooks & straps, rather than cranes and lifts.
We understand the varied Kent environment and the need to often work close to animals as well as in close proximity to homes or office buildings. Bruks Tree Surgeons pride themselves on the vast choice of equipment available to use for each individual job, from large Chainsaws and Stump Grinders to the humble petrol mower and secateurs.
We are; most importantly, fully qualified, fully insured and completely reliable. The majority of the BTS crew are from a military background where precision, dependability and courtesy form the backbone of our service. All tree surgeon operations are carried out to the relevant British Standard BS3998: 1989; all work is undertaken to within the current Health and Safety Executive recommendations; AFAG (Arboriculture & Forestry Advisory Group) directives and to Arboricultural Association guidelines and directives currently in use.
The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade
Pruning cherry tree
Bruk and the team are friendly, helpful, professional, tidy (and they make the ladies here at The Homes hearts beat a bit quicker watching the lads up the trees). Thankyou again for an excellent job, wouldn't use anyone else!
To cut hedge and conifers.
Once again Bruk and Liam did a great job. Hedge and conifers trimmed and neatened. Worked really hard, so thank you Bruk . Much appreciated.
Removed trees and shrubs
Mr Botha and his team were excellent. Very respectful, efficient and tidy. A pleasure to have around and I wouldn’t hesitate to use again.
Reshape Holly Tree
Very pleased with the end result and appreciated the advice given beforehand regarding the degree of cutting needed for the best look. Tidy and polite too.
4 x trees
Excellent work as always and Bruks stripped my trees of miles of ivy at no extra charge. Thank you guys...see you again. Kathy and Paul at St Nics
I arranged for Bruk and Ian to visit my home to carve a Cedrus Deodara stump into a Grizzly Bear.
Prior to having my Cedrus Deodara felled I searched the internet to find a tree surgeon to carve the remaining stump into a Grizzly Bear. I was impressed by the Bruks Tree Surgery website gallery therefore contacted Bruk who advised me the height of the stump to remain. We agreed a price and arranged a date for the work to be carried out over two days. Bruk and Ian were punctual and very, very polite! Final thoughts were exchanged then they were left to work their magic! The resulting full size female Grizzly bear is fantastic and all my neighbours are extremely jealous! What more can I say?
- Domestic Work
- Commercial Work
- Free Estimates
- Insurance Work Undertaken
- Cards Accepted
Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Faversham, Kent, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Thanet, Whitstable and we cover all of the South East of England for Tree Carving requests.
Fully Vetted Trade
Accreditations and Memberships
NPTC - Tree Surgery CS39
NPTC - Tree Surgery CS39
Criminal Background Check completed on Bruk Andrew Botha on 23/09/2021
City and Guilds NPTC
- CS39 Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (A/101/7907) awarded on 17/02/2009 to Bruk Andrew Botha
- CS39 Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (A/101/7907) awarded on 12/02/2009 to Jonathan Ward