A range of services for commercial & domestic customers including crown reduction work, crown thinning, crown lifting & storm damage.




Complete removal of a tree may be the only option for a tree that is dead, dying or dangerous-or in some cases because of a planned development.




Woodland management is vitally important for the health and vitality of one of our most precious natural environments and resources.




All our logs are locally sourced, from sustainably managed forest. Firewood is delivered all year round, we do not run out


Welcome To Wark Forest Landscapes

Our Aim : To Provide Quality Care & Good Value, To Owners & Managers Of Trees In The North East.

Applying skills and personal knowledge gained through more than 30 years’ experience of working with trees

Wark Forest Landscapes was established in 2004 by Tim & Stephnie Fathers.

The Fathers family have worked within the arboricultural industry since 1987.

Their first business was one of the top ‘Approved Contractors’ for North Hertfordshire & Hertfordshire District Councils for 14 years.

Tim Fathers carried out Tree Inspections and Reports for trees from Letchworth Garden City down to North London, for the Arboricultural officer, much of the work tendered for on Streets, Highways, Schools, Council owned gardens and parks during that period, was undertaken by his business Ashwell Tree Services.

Matthew Fathers, a lead climber, owner of a successful Tree Surgery business, re-located to Northumberland in 2014 and now works alongside WFL, bringing his passion for good tree care to the family business.

Wark Forest Landscapes client base grows mainly through personal recommendation from customers in the Hexham area, and throughout the North East that includes: Private customers, Estates, Northumberland National Park, The National Trust, local Parish Councils and Grounds maintenance companies covering the North of England.

WFL also undertake Tree Safety inspections & written reports for clients including Schools across the North East region, Tilhill & private land owners.

  • As a customer, you can trust that all Tree Surgery carried out will be done to protect and promote the health & Safety of your trees, while retaining their natural beauty.
  • All work is carried out in accordance with the BS: 3998:2010 guidelines (British standard recommendation for tree work).
  • All works are carried out by qualified Arborists, holding NPTC and National Certificate in Arboriculture.
  • All work covered by full Arboricultural insurance – Public liability to £5 million.
  • Risk assessments are routinely carried out, Health & Safety considered of utmost importance we are members of an accredited SSIP – Safety Schemes in procurement.
  • Free consultations & written quotations are provided with no obligations given + all associated aspects of planning advice with regard to trees.
  • Inspections and Tree Reports undertaken, from single trees to Estates and parks.
  • All waste is removed from site, unless previously agreed otherwise.
  • All waste material is recycled.
  • Help with Tree Preservation Orders – TPOs  and Conservation Areas protect certain trees. We will check with the authorities concerned before any work is carried out. If permission is required we take care of all the application forms, at no extra charge.



The ‘Fathers’ family have 3 generations (over 30 years’) experience preparing and selling Firewood, and aim to supply seasoned & dry firewood logs 12 months of the year, suitable for Log burners, Cookers and Wood boilers.

Seasoned Dry logs are prepared from local timber that has been sourced from sustainably managed woodland.

Seasoned Firewood is delivered all year round, no delivery charge within a 20 mile radius of yard.

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