Tree Planting Season Begins

Tree Planting Season Begins

We are now nearing the end of our annual young tree maintenance season. Most of the trees in our care have now been appropriately fed and watered and are ready for the autumn and winter period when they become inactive. The care that they have received over the spring...
Enthusiastic Apprentices Required

Enthusiastic Apprentices Required

The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced by the government in 2017 as an incentive to encourage large employers to invest in top quality training. Gristwood & Toms have embraced the scheme, integrating it into their training programmes and taking advantage of the...
It’s a One-stop-Shop

It’s a One-stop-Shop

Our teams in Hertfordshire have just completed a sizeable tree removal job in Hemel Hempstead and this is a prime example of how beneficial it can be when just one qualified contractor is appointed to complete a job from start to finish. With Local Authority work it’s...
Summer Agenda for Our Groundworks Contractors

Summer Agenda for Our Groundworks Contractors

What do tree planting contractors do during the warm months? The summer is not the best season for tree planting so Gristwood & Toms ensure that their groundworks contractors are busy with young tree maintenance. All young trees need a lot of after care, usually...
Reducing Local Authority Insurance Claims

Reducing Local Authority Insurance Claims

Trip hazards are often created by the roots of a tree pushing up pavement slabs or tarmac. Not only are these hazards potentially dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists, they can cost a local authority dearly when accidents lead to insurance claims. Gristwood &...
Are We Busy?

Are We Busy?

The answer to this question is categorically yes! We are currently serving 18 local authority groundworks contracts that range in value from £50,000 per annum to £250,000. So far this season we have planted nearly 6,000 trees and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with...
Coping in the Pandemic

Coping in the Pandemic

As major groundworks contractors, how are we coping with Coronavirus? Tree groundworks contractors, Gristwood & Toms, along with most who work in the arboriculture industry, have been able to carry out their business throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This has...
Tree Planting Jobs, London and the South

Tree Planting Jobs, London and the South

Whilst It’s been pretty much business as usual for the workforce at Gristwood & Toms throughout the past nine months, the last couple of weeks have been frustrating. A number of our staff have been forced to isolate due to COVID-19. Thankfully, at the time of...