A Dedicated Service to the Maintenance
and Preservation of your Trees, Hedges
and Woodland on the Isle of Wight

Cross Country Services. Isle of Wight Tree Surgery & Woodland Management

Meet The Team



You will meet Will first when he comes out to quote the job, he will then ensure he is also on site when the job is carried out, therefore ensuring you – the Customer, that you will be getting what you requested, and should any problems arise he is there to sort it.

Before coming into Arboriculture Will had many years’ experience in the Agriculture and Forestry background. He under took his formal training at Otley College of Agriculture and Horticulture in Suffolk. He is fully NPTC & Lantra Qualified with a good knowledge of Arboriculture and Forestry works.

He takes great pride in keeping up to date with the newest equipment available and with Industry best practices.



Sam successfully completed her NPTC & Lantra Chainsaw, Felling and Tree Climbing Training in early 2016, making her one of the only qualified female Tree Surgeons on the Isle of Wight.

These days you are just as likely to see her on site, as you are busily working behind the scenes doing the paperwork.

She is still the friendly voice on the end of the phone or email to answer your queries, and ensures the paperwork is kept up to date, and that we are all organised efficiently, meaning everything works like clockwork, enabling us to turn up on site with all the relevant Permissions and Risk Assessments completed, and ready for your job.

She has previously worked with the Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. Being a born and bred Islander she has good knowledge of the Island and she holds all the relevant NPTC, Lantra and City & Guilds Certificates for the work she carries out for us.

Frank (en Stein)


Frank is a very useful member of the team and certainly does the work of at least one human being when he is on site.

His real title is “Stein Arb Trolley”, and he reduces the strain and wear and tear on the teams backs no end.

Mr and Mrs Monkey

Mr and Mrs Monkey

Mr and Mrs Monkey are the firms Mascots, they take pride of place on the front of our trucks and keep their beady eyes on what’s going on!
Both very Health and Safety conscious they ensure that they comply with the PPE Regulations, just in case one day they get to break free.
The rest of the team have been known to “borrow” their saw and hedgecutter!!!

At this time the other regular members of our team are self-employed sub-contractors, these contractors all hold the relevant qualifications and insurance for the work they do for us, along with an up to date CRB disclosure check.

Ed, Fred and Toby

Ed Fred and TobyEd, Fred and Toby are our most regular sub-contractors.

Ed learnt on the job here on the Island, after a career change from Agricultural Engineering.

He is fully NPTC Qualified and Insured for the works he carries out for us.

Fred is a well know figure in the Farming, Horticulture and Fencing industries on the Island, and brings this wealth of knowledge to us, as well as completing his Chainsaw, Felling and Tree Climbing Training with Sam in early 2016.

He is fully NPTC & Lantra Qualified, and Insured for the works he carries out for us.

Toby is the youngest member of the team who joins us during school holidays gaining work experience and learning good arboriculture practises.

Copies of the Qualification and Insurance Certificates for all of our staff that will be on your work site are available to view on request.

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