Buckland Tree Care

Buckland based in Nantwich, Cheshire, was founded in 2003 by Neil Buckland, a well-known and accomplished climber within the local arboriculture industry.

Sadly, Neil lost his battle with cancer in early 2007, leaving the business to his partner, Charlie Hocknell, who has continued the company in his name.

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Charlie and Neil’s family would like to thank St Luke’s Hospice, Cheshire, for the charity’s support throughout Neil’s illness and after his passing. St Luke’s provides support and care for thousands of families affected by cancer, and if you would like to make a donation, please click here.

Since taking over the business over a decade ago, Charlie has gained relevant certification in climbing, pruning and dismantling trees (National Proficiency Tests Council), Professional Tree Inspection (Lantra/AA) and Quantified Tree Risk Assessment
(Cheshire Woodlands). And she completed her degree in arboriculture at Myerscough College, an Associate School of the University of Central Lancashire in 2014.  This is a level 5 qualification, and enables Charlie to work as an arboricultural/woodland consultant.

Charlie is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association (Membership Number PRO2428) which requires she complete a set number of hours of continued professional development each year – keeping her up to date with research & methods across the industry.  Charlie is also a member of the Consulting Arborist Society and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.


Charlie’s new partner, Andrew Ashworth, joined the company in 2010 and the couple celebrated their wedding three years later. Andrew is now a qualified and accomplished climber, who runs the practical, contracting side of the business as joint director with Charlie.

Leaving the contracting to Andrew allows Charlie to concentrate on the consultancy side of the business. Her work ranges from free, no-obligation, initial tree health advice to in-depth reports and surveys.  However, she is always on hand adding an additional level of knowledge and expertise to the team, unusual in the contracting sector of the industry.

Buckland caters for both commercial and domestic clients across the North West, with contracting work varying in size from the pruning of a small garden tree to the sectional dismantling of an 80ft Poplar.

Find out more about our contracting services, or see more information about our specialist arboricultural advice.

If you choose Buckland Tree Care Ltd, you will benefit from a combination of specialist knowledge and practical skills necessary to carry out tree surgery projects safely, professionally and to a high standard.

We are passionate about the arboriculture industry, which is continuing to develop. We stay up-to-date with the latest changes, including new legislation, and strive to expand our knowledge of trees and the most effective methods of tree care and tree surgery.

Our aim at all times is to provide our customers with a professional service that is good value for money, while making every effort to retain trees that are beneficial to both rural and urban environments. Call our office on 01270 611626, Andrew on 07834816326 or Charlie on 07812 161173, or email info@tree-care.org.uk for a free, no-obligation quote or to find out more about our services.