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Qualified Arborists with a range of accreditations

For over 25 years, we have been providing a range of tree services, grounds maintenance and forestry services in Burntwood, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and all surrounding areas. We have a huge range of qualifications and accreditations, and we hold up £10million public liability insurance.

Tonks Brothers Tree and Environmental Services qualifications

  • Lantra Awards, Accessing a tree using a rope and harness, Level 2 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Aerial Tree Pruning, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Aerial Tree Rescue Operations, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Aerial Tree Rigging, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Assisted Fell Operations, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Chainsaw Maintenance, Level 2 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting, Level 2 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Cross-cut Timber Using a Chainsaw, Level 2 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm, Level 2 Award

  • Lantra Awards, First Aid at Work, Level 3 Award

  • Lantra Awards, Professional Tree Inspection, Level 3 Certificate

  • Lantra Awards, Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform - MEWP, Level 3 Award

Professional Arborist Cutting a big Tree in the Forest

Arboriculture Industry Accreditations and Awards

Arboricultural Association

The Arboricultural Association was founded in 1964 and is the largest body in the UK for the amenity tree care professional. A range of membership grades exists linked to National Qualifications Framework levels. Members can progress through the membership grade structure as their career progresses in either civic or commercial employment at craft, technical, supervisory, managerial or consultancy level. There are approximately 2,000 Arboricultural Association members.



SMAS is a proud member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum.

Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt an SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date Scheme certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme. Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’. A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, your SMAS Worksafe certificate will be recognised by the other SSIP members who offer mutual recognition – meaning that you should not have to complete a further full H&S assessment with them.



TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved RMI sector standards and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.



All Checkatrade members are thoroughly vetted before they are displayed on our website. Over the years our vetting requirements have been improved and adapted to keep up with government legislation and current laws as well to keep up with our own continuously raising standards. On each of our members’ pages you will be able to see exactly which checks have been carried out and passed.

The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards. Assessing suppliers' health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time-consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers' compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.

Areas we cover:

Staffordshire, Aldridge, Alrewas, Barton Under Needwood, Fradley, Lichfield, Tamworth, Cannock, Stafford, Abbots, Bromley, Uttoxeter, Penkridge, Burntwood, Rugeley, Stone, Derby, Shenstone, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Little Aston, Four Oaks, Walsall, Minworth, Solihull, Shirley, Knowle, Coleshill, Water Orton, West Bromwich, Coalville, Atherstone

01543 675912

Talk to the qualified arborists at 

Tonks Brothers Tree and Environmental Services in Burntwood to find out for yourself why we are the go-to contractors in the Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield area.

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