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.



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



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.



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

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 is currently finishing the last of his climbing tickets before becoming a fully fledged Arbourist.

Josh is our new Trainee Arbourist, starting with Hood's Tree Services in April 2018. Josh is currently completing his probation as a groundsman before moving on to start his chainsaw tickets in July.

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 but will often be found on site helping out if it doesn't involve anything to heavy!