Welcome to Tenderleaf Ltd

We offer a specialist arboricultural service to the commercial and domestic market. By up-holding the highest quality treecare we have gained an uncontested reputation for exceptional service and ethics. We take great pride in our everyday tree work, from start, to completion and often exceed our customers expectations. Offering a friendly and professional service across South Wales we here to help you decide what is best for your trees. We very much hope you find our website informative and look forward to your call.

About Us

Director of Tenderleaf Ltd – Paul Hastings FDSc (Arb), M.Arbor.A

Tenderleaf Ltd was founded by Paul Hastings in 2014. Having completed his Foundation Degree in Arboriculture in 2004, Paul has ventured into many aspects of the industry. His work has taken him to South Africa and New Zealand where he gained valuable knowledge and experience. Much of the 10 years prior to starting Tenderleaf, Paul was a climbing arborist, contracting to other companies and gaining a wealth of experience from his peers. In between climbing trees, Paul also continued to hone his knowledge and provide independent tree reports and surveys to many large estates, councils and organisations.

Upon moving to Wales in 2014, Paul started Tenderleaf Tree Services. Initially quite small and catering only for the domestic market, Tenderleaf Ltd has now grown into a team of arborists carrying out the highest quality arboriculture across South Wales. Still lead by Paul, his exacting standards and reputation are now catering for all sizes of clients from small domestic gardens, right up to Government organisations.

Our ongoing aim is to continue to provide outstanding tree care, right across the board, without exception. To approach all challenges with professionalism and care. To preserve, where possible, the surrounding ecology and to help inform our customers so they can make educated decisions regarding their trees.

Our arborists are qualified, experienced and highly motivated, we are fully insured to safely and efficiently carry out all aspects of tree removal and pruning.

Although we are based in Pontardawe near Swansea, we have easy access to the M4 enabling us to carry out work in the towns and countryside across South Wales.

Tree Surgery

The range of services we provide revolves entirely around the qualifications and experience we possess. This commitment to specializing in what we know best ensures our customers receive an uncompromising level of service. Paul Hastings FDSC (Arb), M.Arbor.A

“Tree Surgery” is the general term given to the aerial work within trees. This might mean the sympathetic crown reduction of a landmark tree, or the sectional felling (dismantling) of a tree, due to ill health. Tree Surgery is carried out by a “tree surgeon”, however this is an unregulated term that anyone can coin.

Arborists are tree surgeons, but usually those calling themselves “arborists” have a greater awareness of the consequences their actions have on the trees they work on (not always though!). Arborists are usually qualified, experienced and knowledgeable in many aspects of arboriculture not just their removal.

There are however many excellent tree climbers who are extremely efficient at dismantling complicated and technical trees; these people are highly skilled and play a huge part in our industry.

There are many reasons why a tree might require work: It might be because it has outgrown it’s location and now blocking light or a view. It might be because it has become diseased or damaged. It might be part of a routine maintenance regime such as the annual pruning of fruit trees or re-pollarding.

As a minimum requirement all our arborists/tree surgeons hold National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) qualifications in aerial tree work. They are experienced in not just the takedown of trees but also the pruning and care of trees.

  • Our tree work is carried out in accordance to the British standard BS3993:2010 Tree Work. Recommendations.
  • We are fully insured to carry out every aspect of tree work and arboricultural consultancy.
  • We are NPTC qualified
  • We all are Emergency First Aid at Work +F qualified.
  • We regularly attend courses to stay up to date with industry standards and best practises.
  • All climbing and lowering equipment is LOLER checked (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) every 6 or 12 months depending on its type of use.
  • Our machinery and equipment is regularly checked and maintained in accordance with PUWER.
  • We hold: £5 million Public Liability, £10 million Employers Liability, £2 Million Professional Indemnity
  • We carry out site specific risk assessments on all jobs and produce risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) for contracts prior to starting.
  • All our staff and contractors work under contract and are obligated to adhere to our working standards and code of ethics.


Here at Tenderleaf Ltd we are specialists in arboricultural related services. Below is a list of tree services we offer:

  • Felling
  • Tree planting
  • Dismantling & technical rigging over targets and fragile objects
  • Crown reductions & thinning
  • Crown lifting & raising
  • Pruning away from objects and targets
  • Takedown of dead & dangerous trees
  • Commercial tree work under contract
  • Reaction tree work during extreme weather events
  • Woodland management
  • Low impact forestry
  • Ash tree removal and management
  • Tree Preservation Order (TPO) Applications and advice
  • Tree advice and sharing of knowledge and experience

We also offer an arboricultural consultancy service to the domestic and commercial market.