About us

Eden Treescapes was established in 1998, becoming Limited in 2010 and is a trading partnership between Adam Hulme and Sam Barnes.

Adam and Sam met whilst studying at Newton Rigg college in the mid 90’s and together have a combined experience of over 40 years in the industry. 

Eden Treescapes are the appointed foresters to the Earl of Lonsdale, managing his private woodland Estate, and his Lonsdale Settled Estate woodlands included within Whinfell & The Beacon woodlands near Penrith.

Eden Treescapes are currently placed;

1st on the Carlisle City Council Arboricultural Framework.
1st & 2nd positions with the Forestry Commission in the North England Forest District on a 4-year Framework for tree surgery operations.
2nd with the Forestry Commission under the Arboricultural services in support of Plant Health Operations in North England.
In the top 3 with the Forestry Commission under the Forest Management Framework in providing Forestry establishment & maintenance services in North & West Cumbria.

Eden Treescapes can offer a professional, competent, and well represented service to all clients, ensuring compliance, safe working and operating to industry recognised standards. In addition, Eden Treescapes aims to ensure client confidence, satisfaction, and value for money.

Eden Treescapes ensures the provision of appropriately skilled, certified, and equipped staff and is compliant with industry best practice including;

  • LOLER, PUWER, COSHH, RIDDOR, Working at Height Regulations & HASAW
  • BS3998 Recommendations for tree work & BS5837 Trees in relation to construction.
  • Fully operational Health & Safety Policy which in addition to the above information, contains FISA & AFAG Safety Guides, Generic and Site-Specific Risk Assessments, Operational policies and procedures including Environmental, Bio Security & Emergency, details of all certificates and insurance.
  • Eden Treescapes Ltd carries insurance of £10,000,000 Employers and £5,000,000 Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, all risks and hired in plant. 

The Directors

Adam’s history:

Adam completed his HND in Forestry in 1998 at Newton Rigg College and established Eden Treescapes in the same year.

Prior to moving to Cumbria, Adam’s experience involved working as a volunteer with the British Trust for Conservation in Essex and as a student forest worker with Forest Enterprise. During this time Adam developed his love for the industry and began working towards his forestry qualification.

In 1996 Adam spent 12 months as a forestry assistant on the Englefield Estate in Berkshire. Here his duties included applying for Woodland Grant Schemes, marking, and tariffing, general estate operations and developing hard and softwood timber sales.

In 1998 Adam established Eden Treescapes as a small tree care company working all over Cumbria, Lancashire, and Greater Manchester. As the company grew Eden Treescapes kept pace with current legislation, carried full insurance, and complied with LOLER, PUWER regulations and British Standards Recommendations. Eden Treescapes soon developed a good reputation and established a reputable client list which is maintained today.

For a short period in 2008 Adam worked as a Contracts Manager for Poletecs, where he maintained and established client relations to a wide and varied client base. Adam was also responsible for work programming and managing budgets, submitting, and undertaking reports and managing the vegetation fleet for 40 staff & sub-contractors.

Sam’s history:

Sam graduated from The University of Central Lancashire in 2000 after gaining his Higher National Diploma in Forestry.

In 2001, he gained his certificate of Arboriculture through the Royal Forestry Society and later became a registered assessor in 2004 through the Horticulture Industry and Training Organisation.

During his college years Sam completed on-the-job training with Tilhill Forestry Limited as a Contracts Foreman and after 12 months was promoted to Assistant Forester. Sam achieved a ranking in the top 5 out of 30 students from that year.

In the years following his graduation, Sam worked as a self-employed contractor for companies including Lowther Forestry Group, Euro Forrest, and The Forestry Commission.

In 2001 Sam spent 12 months working in South West Australia as a climbing Arborist, being promoted to Foreman after 6 months. During his years in Australia, Sam worked on some of the largest hardwoods in the world.

In 2001 Sam returned to the UK and worked alongside Adam at Eden Treescapes until he moved to New Zealand in 2004. Here Sam spent 2 years at Baker Tree Services in Aukland. During his time at Baker Trees Sam successfully helped to increase the consultancy business, developed strong commercial relationships with regional councils and completed tree reports and arboricultural statements for legal cases.

From 2007 to 2008 Sam worked with Asplundh, New Zealand’s leading vegetation control company where he supervised crews working in the Manuaku area. He also provided a consistently high standard of arboriculture support and service and registered as a Horticulture Industry & Training Organisation Assessor.

In January 2009 Sam returned to settle in the UK. Following a period of 12 months working as a self-employed contractor he joined forces with Adam and established Eden Treescapes Ltd.

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