Devon Based Tree Care Company Invests In Först

Teign Trees and Landscapes has continued to provide tree care, landscaping and emergency call out services in the South West area with the help of its Först woodchippers, with the business recently placing an order for two new Först ST6s, bringing its total number of Först machines to seven.

Managing Director and Founder, Paul Wright, started the company 22 years ago with just a van and an acquired set of skills. Paul started as a climber and worked for various companies, gaining invaluable experience in the field that he could take into his start up company.

After a number of years shaping the company together and recruiting a reliable team of employees, the business has continued to grow and grow, eventually receiving its Arb approval in 2010. Today, operating out of its headquarters in Teignmouth, Teign Trees employs 15 tree surgeons, 4 landscapers and 4 permanent office workers.

The work the company carries out includes all aspects of tree surgery, such as tree felling, sectional felling, tree pruning, stump grinding and tree stump removal. Larger jobs involve crown reductions and work on mature and dangerous trees. More recently, Teign Trees has specialised in highway work, focusing on public safety and utility work, comprising of line and site clearances, including several large contracts with public services covering the area from Bristol to Landsend.

The company started working with Först 3 years ago as it was in need of a more reliable and hardworking machine to cope with the increasing work demand and for the business to have high performance chippers available 24/7. The woodchippers are vital for Teign Trees’ line of work as they’re out on site chipping vast amounts of wood, and also offer a 24hr emergency call out service for storm damage.

Paul commented: “The two ST8s are great for domestic work, for example private work on hedges, the chipper can just pull it all straight through with ease. The ST6 machines are fantastic for our highway jobs and residential work. Not only are they easy to transport behind a vehicle on long journeys out, but also they’re also lightweight, which is much better for fuel consumption.

“The ST8 is really beneficial to our site clearances and larger hedge jobs. The large aperture means the chipped wood can feed through the system very quickly and efficiently. For forestry jobs the TR8 is incredibly effective as its transport system allows it to access awkward sites that other machines would not have the capability to access.”

Teign Trees made the decision to use Först based on positive reviews and the good reputation Redwood Global has built up through quality service, all of which was relayed by other local contractors and clients of the brand.

Paul continued: “Redwood Global’s aftersales service was also a factor in our decision to work with the Först machines. With both the 3-year warranty and excellent customer care, we felt confident that we were in good hands. If parts are required for the chippers, we can expect delivery the next day, with the knowledge that someone will be there to help resolve maintenance issues within half an hour if a problem were to arise.

“I cannot praise Först enough. When we were in need of a new chipper, we were looking for a solid, well-made piece of kit that not only has a good chip capacity, but can work very fast and effectively as well. The Först machines tick all these boxes and are a significant asset in helping us deliver great results for our private customers and big contracts.”