Sunny woodland area.





Ace Arboriculture was founded in 2005 by Sean Ficken.  After serving as a Royal Marine Commando for 8 years and looking for his next challenge, he decided to retrain and attend college to study Arboriculture, with the view of starting a tree surgery business based in Exmouth, serving East Devon. Ace Arboriculture and has been operating out of Exmouth ever since, completing tree surgery tasks throughout  East Devon, and even surrounding counties. In 2013 as part of his Continuing Professional Development, Sean undertook the prestigious Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture, at Merrist Wood College in Guildford. To further this, in 2014 Ace Arboriculture became Arboricultural Asscoiation  Approved contractors. CHAS Accredited and TrustMark approved Tree surgeons


At Ace Arboriculture our philosophy and aim is to undertake a superior quality of work in every aspect of Arboriculture, from small private client work to Local Authority tasks. We also engage in woodland management, restoration and enhancement projects .



Our tree surgery works conform to BS 3998:2010 (Tree work - Recommendations)


Every member of our team is NPTC qualified, and we invest in our continuing professional development plan, to ensure we are familiar with the latest research and using the current arboricultural techniques according to industry best practices.


With the dangerous nature of the work that Ace Arboriculture undertakes, a rigorous Health & Safety Policy is of paramount importance to us. Our commitments to all aspects of Health & Safety are for public safety as well as the health and safety of our employees. As a commitment to the importance of Health & Safety, our performance is continually audited by our Health & Safety consultant.

Site specific risk assessments a carried out prior to every task


We provide comprehensive method statements when required.


All members of staff are First Aid trained (EFAW+F)


Our equipment complies with L.O.L.E.R (Lifting Operations and  Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998). Climbing, and rigging equipment is regularly checked to eliminate unnecessary accidents.


All of our equipment is inspected regularly in line with P.U.W.E.R (Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998).


All staff are trained to extremly high standards and hold the appropriate NPTC certification for the tasks undertaken.


We are fully insured with  Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000 and Employers Liability cover of £10,000,000



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