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We always welcome feedback from our clients; please see below for some of the comments we have received.

Testimonials from clients

“Nick has extensive knowledge in arboriculture. I have recommended Nick for a variety of sites needing tree reports for planning applications, and feedback from clients is always positive, with comments praising his efficiency and pragmatism when dealing with issues caused by trees and planning applications. I enjoy working with Nick and look forward to future collaborative projects.”

Patricia Vaux, Director
Sedgehill Ecology Services

"When we were buying our new home, Nick offered common-sense advice which enabled us to proceed with the purchase in confidence. I would recommend Nick to anyone looking for tree advice when buying a property."

Gareth Jones
from Bournemouth

"Nick Hellis Tree Consultants have advised us on a large mixed-use town centre development site in the centre of Dorchester, providing detailed surveys and reports on trees across the main site and on neighbouring land. These reports have been accurate and concise and have been utilised not only in the detailed planning applications but also in general negotiations with the Local Authority as many of the trees involved are the subject of TPOs.

Nick has also acted as a general tree consultant to the scheme providing prompt and efficient advice at all times. We would highly recommend his company."

Nick Coggins, Senior Partner
Peter Gunning & Partners LLP


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"This article was provided by kind permission by our friend and colleague Nick Hellis, Arboriculturist. We are happy to recommend Nick's services to our clients. So why not give him a call if you need any specialist assistance with trees on your own property?"

Ian Firth BSc (Hons) MRICS
Keith Farmer Associates

"I was pleased to consult Nick Hellis about a very large and very old walnut tree which was nearing the end of its natural life. It was no longer fruiting and was producing very few leaves. Our house is in a conservation area, where special attention is paid to the conservation and management of trees.

Nick Hellis was very helpful in providing advice to me and then in handling discussions with North Dorset Council which resulted in approval sadly being granted to remove the tree. Another walnut tree will be planted in our garden so that future generations can benefit from these wonderful trees."

Sir John Stuttard
from Shaftesbury

Re: Tree Report for a Home Buyer

"The report looks good and is reader-friendly, so I'm sure that's the style my clients will appreciate."


Jeff White
RMW Knight Chartered Surveyors, Yeovil

"We frequently recommend HELLIS tree consultants to clients when dealing with planning applications and development sites. Nick is approachable and is happy to discuss issues at the initial site appraisal and during the planning process and provides a comprehensive report and a cost-effective service."

Matthew Summers B.A. Hons. (Arch), Director
MJS Design Solutions Ltd.

"Thanks for the very helpful information about trees and boundaries."

Chris Mitchell
from Taunton

Re: Overhead Power Lines and Trees

"Dear Nick

Thank you for your help. I have been in contact with the correct people and will be getting a call from those who will be carrying out the work.

Thank you again."

Janis Farley
Goddard Arms, Clyffe Pypard, Swindon

"I am writing in recognition of the outstanding work done recently by Nick Hellis of HELLIS tree consultants in dealing with a tree issue in our village. This is a complex, specialist area and Nick’s advice, guidance and subsequent report were key in getting our application through.

As a result, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone facing any type of tree issue that they contact Nick Hellis for advice and guidance that they can trust and that will help them deal with whatever tree issue they are facing."

Nick Taylor

"Nick Hellis was instrumental in helping us get planning permission on a site close to protected trees, his knowledge and experience of dealing with the local authorities was invaluable."

Fred Bishop
from Weymouth

"Thank you for getting on quietly with the work."

Gary Morgan
Estates Manager, Sovereign Housing Association

"Thank you for an excellent report that we are absolutely delighted with. Hopefully, that will appease the planners and we will undoubtedly keep you in mind concerning future projects."

David Drummond
Reed Holland Associates Ltd, Taunton

"I am sure we will engage in an ongoing manner, having 10 acres in a conservation area!

We have a good relationship with the local tree officer, as do you, and therefore it makes sense to me that we remain in touch and work together regarding any arboricultural issues."

Sean Cooper
from Weymouth

"Hi Nick

FYI this application was approved at Committee last night. Thanks for all your help, we couldn’t have done it without you on this one!"

Dan Roycroft BA(Hons) MA MRTPI
Charterhouse Planning, Salisbury

"We have been using Nick at HELLIS for a number of years and always found him to be reliable, easy to deal with and a fountain of knowledge. Reports are always on time; in an easy format for both planning and site works purposes. We would not hesitate to recommend him."

Gordon Stead
Venture Property & Development Co Ltd, Exeter

“I was worried about how to inspect my trees for safety where they run alongside a major highway. Nick immediately answered my concerns with good, clear and friendly advice.” 

Sarah G
from Northamptonshire

"Hellis Tree Consultants provide our clients with top quality practical advice and offer a consistent professional service that contributes positively to the design of our projects."

Stuart Pike BSc (Hons) MA Dip Arch RIBA
For and on behalf of Favonius Architects, Salisbury

"For a first class, fast, effective tree consultant that gets results and has a collaborative approach to each and every project, look no further than HELLIS Tree consultants. Highly recommended!"


Matt Anderson
Anderson Architecture

“Boon Brown Architects and Town Planners have been working with Nick and his team for the past four years and have enjoyed doing so.

The advice we receive is always professional, timely and well-presented and, whilst it is clear that Nick is a proper “tree man”, he is pragmatic and works to the brief. Nick's work is respected by local authority tree officers and this is often half the battle.

Hellis Tree Consultants will remain on our preferred consultant list for many years to come”.

Shaun Travers, Boon Brown

Shaun Travers, Director
Boon Brown

"Great news. Thank you for all the work you have done to bring us to this stage."

Charlotte Pearce Cornish, Project Manager
Floreat Education Academies Trust

"Thank you from our client. We look forward to a timely, successful outcome."

Marc Edmondson, Project Manager
Education Funding Agency, London, SW1P 3BT

"Thanks for sharing this and being so prompt, professional and making the whole process as easy as possible."

Kim Green
Home Buyer from Seaton, Devon

"Thank you for such a prompt (and reassuring) report!"

Kirsti Biggs
Home Buyer from Bristol

"Thanks and I very much appreciate the efficient and timely way in which you have carried out these surveys, plus the fact that your reports are so concise and readable."

William Beveridge, Land Agent
Sherborne Castle Estates

"Nick at Hellis tree consultants has recently helped us with a planning issue in relation to an advertising sign and I have been delighted at how swiftly and efficiently he has helped us! His knowledge and experience is clear and professionalism exceeded expectations. Many thanks Nick!!"

Jo Murray
Collett Park Cafe, Shepton Mallet