Fully-qualified Arborists Serving Morningside

Special Branch Scotland are established Tree Surgeons who provide a professional and personal service to domestic and commercial customers for the preservation and maintenance of their trees. We have an extensive range of services and experience, and no job is too small or too big for us to handle. We do just only know how to fell trees but offer our clients a comprehensive care and tree maintenance package to help manage, maintain and improve the look of their trees in their garden.

We can also offer a 24hr emergency service in case there is a tree that could be dangerous due to disease or weather conditions e.g., from a storm. We will make sure the area is safe and secure and any hazards are taken away quickly, we also clean up after ourselves, so you only know we have been there when you see how nice your trees are looking after we have finished and all the other mess and debris has been disposed of properly and in a environmentally friendly manner.

We offer the following tree services: –

  • Specialist Tree Care Surgery based in Edinburgh
  • Crown Reduction, Thinning & Shaping, Sectional Dismantling, Hedge Cutting, Shrub Pruning, Developmental Trimming, Tree Felling, Emergency Tree Work and Stump Grinding to name but a few
  • We hold comprehensive public liability insurance cover
  • A Free no obligation quotation is on offer and advice and the best course of action in respect of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and conservation areas.
  • All the work is carried out by us and no one else, we do not subcontract some of the work out to other companies
  • Friendly, professional, and a prompt service by trained tree surgeons and take pride in that our reputation is second to none.
  • Available to take phone calls or make on-site visits at a time of our clients' convenience, including evenings and weekends (24 hours in the event of emergency – gale damage/threat etc)
  • Access to tree replacement planting schemes

The Professional Service Carried Out By Trained Employees


All our staff are NPTC-qualified, and we provide continuous training to maintain and further develop the knowledge and skillset of all our staff.


We utilise only the best and the very latest equipment to ensure all work is carried out efficiently, safely and to the highest standard possible.


We hold public liability insurance to the value of £2 million.


You can spend a day digging out your tree stump. Or we can remove it for you in a site visit generally lasting less than an hour.

Please contact us today to discuss your tree surgery requirements and any other queries about our tree services we offer you may have, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please call us on 07952 046494 for a no obligation free consultation today!

Florist Morningside

The Harvest Garden

A great wee florist and gift shop located in the centre of Morningside. If you need flowers and chocolates, then look no further. They also do deliveries, to surprise that special person in your life.

Address: 58-60 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4BZ
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 8.30am–5pm | Saturday: 8.30am–4pm
Phone: 0131 447 1788 Website: www.flowersbuydelivery.co.uk

Testimonials From Some Happy Clients

Thank you for a job well done by Stevie & the boys. A tricky job is understated when I say that you succeeded in removing 3 massive difficult trees. The skills that you & your team demonstrated was first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending you & the team, however,make sure you have plenty of herbal tea & plenty chocolate cake.

Pamela S

We had a large diseased birch tree in our garden in Morningside that we were desperate to remove and a friend recommended Special Branch Scotland to us. Two men showed up at our door and were both charming, professional, and most importantly, on time! This seems to be a rare trait these days.

The tree was removed with obvious skill and experience. They explained in detail what had to be done and how they were going to do it. We had the peace of mind from the very start. Everything was done according to the time frame that was set; they were on time, friendly, professional, and even tidied up after themselves. What more could one ask for?

For anyone who is looking for a tree surgeon, I highly recommend Special Branch Scotland. We are definitely planning to use them again to maintain our other trees.

Michael S

If you would like to know what some of our clients have said about the service they experienced, then please go to our Review Page and if you are a client and would like to tell us about the level service you received and leave a review, then please don't hesitate to contact us.

slicing up a sycamore tree with a chainsaw

Having a great day in Arrochar slicing up a huge newly felled Sycamore tree with a chainsaw.

up high cutting tree branches

We love being on the road and this project took us to the enchanting island of Arran to do some tree work for a lovely client.

hedgework services team
When you need a tree felled and removed then you can rely on our team of Tree Surgeons!