About Us

We are a leading tree supply, tree planting and tree relocation company operating across the UK.

Our unique history is a testament to our constant will to create a greener Britain and provide the specialist tree care that our nation deserves.

The Civic Trees Story

The founding of Civic Trees

1963

Civic Trees was founded in 1963 by Chris Newman following his involvement with the Civic Trust's successful "Plant More Trees" campaign.

This initiative pioneered the cost effective movement of larger, semi mature trees into urban spaces.


The First European Tree Spade

1968

Civic Trees imported the first Vermeer tree spade into the Europe; a mechanical and technical breakthrough that meant trees could be lifted and moved much more quickly.

Planting the English Oak

1972

The first English Oak is planted in the City of London for over 300 years.

The tree, planted at the junction of London Wall and Moorgate still stands today.

Civic Trees are chosen to plant new trees around one of the UKs most iconic urban landscapes, Trafalgar Square.

The Tallest Trees in London

1998

Civic Trees plant seven 14m tall Metasequoia glyptostrobodies at the southern end of Lambeth Bridge, at the time the tallest ever trees planted in Central London

Civic Trees Welcomed to the Glendale Group

2006

Civic Trees is acquired by Parkwood Holdings plc and becomes part of the Glendale group of companies

Meet Our Team

Marc Greenaway

Operations Manager

Natasha Greenaway

Office Manager

James Lewis

Vehicle and Estimating Supervisor

Emma Lobley

Junior Sales Manager

Deric Newman

Senior Sales Manager

James Shipman

Landscape Supervisor