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A family business in its third generation, Hoods Tree Services is based in Maidstone, Kent. Our friendly and highly skilled staff are dedicated to meeting your needs in the most efficient and cost effect way possible. Our professional yet flexible service is tailored for all your Tree Surgery needs, catering to local authorities, commercial businesses and private customers.

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John has worked as a full-time Arborist since 1985 working initially for his father Roy Hood and then for his own business. With over 30 years of experience in the trade, John is well placed to advise on any tree surgery queries.

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Josh joined the family business on and off whilst at secondary school alongside his brother Marcus. In 2010 Josh went on to set up his own business before combining the firms in April 2018.

Josh holds the title of company director alongside his father and brother.

Josh qualified as an arborist in 2013.

Josh qualified as a Tree Surveyor in April 2022 and holds both Cert Arb L4 (ABC) July 2021 and a PTI Qualification.

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Marcus has worked as an Arborist since leaving school in 2010. Marcus has worked alongside John ever since and took on the role of company director in April 2018.

Marcus qualified as an Arborist in 2014.

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Lewis Goodrich


Josh Freeman

Trainee Arbourist

Lewis started employment with J Hood Gardens in 2014 and transferred over to Hood's Tree Services in 2018. Initially starting as a groundsman, Lewis quickly obtained his chainsaw qualifications and qualified as an arborist in Jul 2018.

Josh is our newest fully qualified Arborist, starting with Hood's Tree Services in April 2018. Josh fully qualified in Oct 2020. 

Josh also has a keen interest in chainsaw carving in his spare time.

Ashley Ribbands

Josh Tugwell

Ashley started work during the 2020 lockdown as a groundsman, as the newest full-time member of staff Ashley is learning the ropes and is currently sitting his first technical certificate.

Josh is currently working his way through his technical certificates and hoping to fully qualify in the summer of 2022 .

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Lavinia Hood

Office Manager

Lavinia left a career in IT to join Hood's Tree Services full time in April 2018. Lavinia looks after the finances and administration and is normally the first point of contact.

Please note this role will be covered due to maternity from June 2022.