“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.”

― Kobayashi Issa




Ken MacLennan  has been involved in Arboriculture for over 15 years. He is a certified Arborist (Royal Forestry Society Certificate – Level 2 in Arboriculture), holds the relevant NPTC Level 2 Certifications of Competence in Chainsaw and Chainsaw Related Operations as well as being Lantra certified Professional Tree Inspector and an NPTC Level 3 qualified Examiner of Arboricultural Equipment.

Ken has gained a wide and varied experience in many aspects of tree care and management, ranging from large tree removals (at times requiring complex rigging or crane work) to pruning, planting and aftercare. Having been a contract climbing arborist for a number of years, Ken has worked with firms across the North East of Scotland and in Scandinavia carrying out all forms of aerial tree work.

The definition of a tree:
“If it falls on you or you fall out of it, you’ll be hurt. The rest are shrubs.”

― Alex Shigo









TreeMind’s qualified arborist can carry out tree felling; precision dismantling; hedge maintenance; specialist tree pruning and aftercare; emergency work as a result of storm damage; and other services upon request.

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Tree Care

Inappropriate pruning can cause irreversible damage to trees. TreeMind’s expert can advise you regarding specific types of pruning and tree work to improve the health, aesthetic beauty, and safety of your trees. All tree work is performed in accordance with British Standards (BS 3998; 2010) Recommendations for Tree Work.

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LOLER Inspection

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) place duties on individuals and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. TreeMind’s expert offers a tailor made service in order to ensure compliance with the law and to maintain insurance validity.

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“Professional, knowledgeable, reliable & friendly. I have used Ken on several occasions and have always been impressed. The trees were cut down with minimal fuss and the garden was left tidy. As an added bonus I was left with chopped wood to use in the burners. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants a job done well.”


– Emma Gibb


“Ken was a great help to us, giving us advice on the best time to tackle the issues that we had and establishing that we had appropriate permissions etc. He was professional and sensitive to our needs and to those of our neighbours. We would highly recommend Tree Mind and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again in the future.”


– Paul McGarry


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Liability Insurance to £5m
(£500k Indemnity Insurance)


Climbing Expert


Based in Aberdeen


15 Years Experience



Full Qualifications and Certifications




Involved in Horticulture/Arboriculture for over 15 years

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Experienced Aerial Tree Work Specialist

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Wide and varied experience both in the UK and Scandinavia gained principally in the commercial sector with works ranging from complex rigging operations (including crane work), large tree pruning and felling, to tree planting and after care 

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Clean UK Driving Licence – category B+E


Royal Forestry Society Certificate (Level 2) in Arboriculture

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Lantra Professional Tree Inspection Certification


NPTC Level 2 Certificates of Competence in Chainsaw and related Operations:

CS 30 – Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

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CS 31 – Fell and Process Small Trees

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CS 32 – Fell and Process Trees over 380mm diameter

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CS 34 – Sever Individual Windblown Trees

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CS 38 – Competence to Climb Trees and Perform Aerial rescue

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CS 39 – Use of Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness

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CS 40 – Carry out Pruning Operations

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CS 41 – Carry out Dismantling Operations

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NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence:

Brushwood Chipper Operations

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Stump grinding Operations

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Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1, 6A)

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Planting (AO1)

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NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence:

Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment

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Lantra Certificate of Training in:

MEWP (Boom-Vehicle Mounted)

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Traffic Management (12D T1)

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First Aid at Work Certification:

Arb Aid Aerial Rescue First Aid





Aberdeen, Scotland