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Welcome to :
P R Newson Ltd

The country's leading experts in forestry, mechanised arboriculture and habitat creation.

Tree shear and grapple saw hire

Please note new phone number. All mobile numbers remain the same it just we have decided to no longer have a land line

P R Newson Ltd are one of the leading companies in the UK for mechanised tree work. We offer our services directly to the end user, as a partner to other tree companies or as simple operated machinery hire. 

  • All terrain / forest chipping

  • Forestry

  • High reach / long reach excavators

  • Highway tree removal

  • Albach Diamant Chipper Hire

  • Plant and equipment hire to other tree work contractors

  • Innovative "no climb" techniques 

  • Steep slope working 

  • Habitat creation

  • All terrain grapple saw crane

  • Tree shear hire

  • Forwarder and harvester hire

  • Ash Dieback removal

  • Large scale stump removal

  • Invasive species removal

A Brief history

P R Newson Tree Surgery ( as it were known then ) was established in April 1987 not long before the great storm the following October. We became a Ltd company in 2003 and were Local Authority Approved Contractors for over 25 years. We were also the company that carried out all of the tree work directly for LOCOG for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The company MD Phil Newson studied engineering before going on to become a tree surgeon. Of late he represented the industry specialists on the FISA working group writing the 608 guide for grapple saw and tree shear use.

We now no longer carry out conventional tree surgery and focus on forestry and mechanised arboriculture. This is essentially tree work from the ground using machinery. We pioneered some of these techniques over 10 years ago and now have become one of the most competent and advanced companies carrying out this type of work.


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Area of operation

P R Newson Ltd Area of operation

Equipment for operated Hire

Albach Diamant 2000

Jenz 582 Chippertruck

Jenz 561tracked chipper

Case 29t high reach material handler with VOSCH

Hitachi 29t Zero swing excavator with Westtech 450

Hyundai 14t Zero swing excavator with Powerhand Grapple

Volvo EC140B excavator

Menzi Muck 545 walking excavator with VOSCH

Hyundai 25t zero swing excavator with Logset TH75 harvester head

Logset 8H harvester with TH65 head

John Deere 1210E Forwarder

John Deere 1510E Forwarder

Magni RTH6.30 Roto-Telehandler with Westtech and GMT grapple saw

Valtra T203 reverse drive tractor with mulcher

Kramer 5t 7m telehandler x 3

Volvo FH low loader STGO Cat 2

Powerscreen Warrior 1800 flat deck screen

Bergmann 10t Tracked dumper

Attachments / accessories 

Westtech Shears

GMT grapple saws

VOSCH grapple saws

Dipperfox stump auger

Hook lift trailer

Bog mats

Mulcher heads



Root forks


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