Tree services, stump removal, hedge cutting and tree consultancy for residential and business clients.


Based in Southampton


023 8084 7287

About DGS Trees

"Quality, safety & affordability are the roots of our success"

We provide tree management and consultancy services countrywide to businesses and homeowners from our offices in Southampton. Our services include, tree removal, tree pruning, tree planting, stump removal, hedge cutting, tree surveys and tree inspections.

Over the years DGS Trees has built up an excellent reputation for reliability, good quality work, friendly staff and competitive pricing. Customer care and complete satisfaction is our top priority, we undertake all of our work in accordance with the latest research, best practice and British standard for tree work BS3998.

25 +

Years of Experience

1120 +

Jobs Completed

11000 +

Trees inspected to assess condition

50 +

Awards & Training courses completed

Southampton tree surgeons

Our History

Arboricultural career begins

DGS Trees founder, Mark Hines, began working in the tree industry as a trainee quickly progressing in the industry, developing knowledge and experience.

Training completed

Following successful completion of the National Diploma in Arboriculture, Mark was ready to travel and work throughout the UK and America working as a professional tree service provider for the next 14 Years.

DGS Trees is born

Following 19 years of industry experience working for numerous companies as a tree surgeon, local authority tree officer and finally running and managing other tree surgery companies, Mark starts DGS Trees.

Awards and accreditations

DGS Trees achieved several health & safety awards coupled with other achievements and attended numerous industry training schemes continuing with professional development.

Continual improvement

We continue developing and growing our commitment to maintaining high standards mirrored by all staff day in, day out “Quality, Safety, Affordability, roots of our success”.

The Team

Mark Hines - Tree Surgeon and Founder/Owner of DGS Trees
Mark Hines
Founder / Owner

Mark manages business activities on a daily basis. You will probably see Mark if you request a quotation or call the office. Mark has 24+ years hands on experience, he helps our clients achieve the results they seek.

Maria Hines - Office Manage and Accounts
Maria Hines
Office Manager / Accounts

Maria undertakes all of the office administration and general management ensuring the office runs smoothly. You will probably speak to Maria when you call the office.

Julian Hutchinson - Team Leader
Julian Hutchinson
Team Leader

Julian manages work activities onsite and ensures work is delivered on time and in accordance with specification. Julian has been in the tree industry for the past 10+ Years. You will probably meet Julian if you accept a quote for work.

Mark Jackson - Team Leader and Lead Climber
Mark Jackson
Team Leader / Lead Climber

Mark undertakes aerial tree work, Mark will undertake work in accordance with the British Standards for tree work and has 15+ years experience as a tree surgeon. You will probably meet Mark if you accept a quote for work.

Richard Chapman - Lead Climber
Richard Chapman
Lead Climber

Richard undertakes aerial tree work, Richard will undertake work in accordance with the British Standards for tree work and has 11+ years experience as a tree surgeon. You will probably meet Richard if you accept a quote for work.

Client Testimonials

Read what my clients say about our tree services
Hedge Cutting and Tree Work

The work is exemplary. Your men are very skilled and have done a beautiful job exactly as requested. They left the site clean and tidy - and are also very nice chaps.

Mr Page, Winchester
    ( Rating 5/5 )
Tree Pollarding

A very professional team. I'd have no hesitation recommending them to others, in fact have already done so. Minor damage was done to a fence. When I phoned to point this out they returned immediately and repaired it.

Customer in Winchester
    ( Rating 5/5 )
2 small trees felled, crown lift and reduction on 3 large trees

Didn't stop from the minute they arrived, very professional and completed the job sooner than expected. Very pleased with their work, would highly recommend and quite reasonable price wise too which is always important.

Customer in Southampton
    ( Rating 4.5/5 )
Hedge Trimming

Arrived as arranged and set to work and completed the task in hand in a relatively short period. Previously I used the same company to cut trees in front of my house so light could get to my solar panels. Would highly recommend if asked.

Customer in Southampton
    ( Rating 4/5 )
Stump Grinding

The work quoted for was done on the date agreed and completed safely, effectively and efficiently. I asked the contractor to remove an additional three stumps and it was done with no fuss and free of charge. I would definitely recommend this company for future work.

Customer in Southampton
    ( Rating 4.5/5 )

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