Bartlett Tree Experts Expands in the United Kingdom with Acquisition of Canopy Tree Services

The Acquisition Widens Bartlett’s Scientific Tree Care Coverage in the East Midlands, Helping More Property Owners Maintain Beautiful, Healthy Trees and Shrubs

June 4, 2024 – STAMFORD, CT – Bartlett Tree Experts, the global leader in scientific tree and shrub care, is pleased to announce it has expanded in the East Midlands of England with the acquisition of Canopy Tree Services. With the acquisition, Bartlett has opened a new East Midlands office, located in Draycott, a village in Derbyshire.

Canopy Tree Services was founded by Ben Edmonds and Steve Barker in 2004 to provide tree surgery services in the Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester areas. The owners were looking for ways to offer a wider range of services and expertise for managing tree health. They found the right fit in Bartlett Tree Experts, and were impressed with Bartlett’s approach to safety, quality work, and customer service. Edmonds, who has joined Bartlett’s new East Midlands office along with a team of six arborists, said, “Bartlett Tree Experts is a multi-generational, family business that has been a leader in the industry for 117 years and is known for its scientific approach to tree care. Their commitment to customer satisfaction aligns perfectly with our own values.” 

Jim Ingram, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bartlett Tree Experts, said, “We are excited to welcome the talented team from Canopy Tree Services to our new East Midlands office. This acquisition allows us to expand our full range of scientific tree care services while continuing to honor our commitment to exceptional safety, science, technology, and business.”

Richard Trippett, Vice President of Bartlett’s operations in the UK, said, “Our acquisition of Canopy Tree Services will expand Bartlett’s scientific plant health care services for more residential and commercial property owners within the East Midlands, which will go a long way toward improving the health and beauty of their trees and landscapes.”

With the acquisition, Bartlett currently operates 14 offices in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Bartlett recently announced it is developing a new 50-acre arboretum and research lab centre in Spencers Wood, a village south of Reading in the Borough of Wokingham, Berkshire, England. The new facility, which is expected to be operational in late 2025, will serve as a world-class research, diagnostic, and educational centre for Bartlett clients and arborists in the UK and Ireland.

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