Treevolution Scotland

About Us

Chris White

Chris founded Treevolution Scotland  in 1999, and has over 25 years experience in chainsaw operation and training and assessing arboricultural and forestry students.

His qualifications include;

  • RFS Cert. Arb.
  • ISA Certified Arborist.
  • Cert. Ed.
  • LANTRA Awards Instructor and Technical Standards Verifier.
  • NPTC Assessor and Technical Verifier.
  • LOLER Instructor.
  • IOSH Managing Safely.

He is an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor.

Chris also runs his own arboricultural contracting company - Cut Above Specialist Tree Services 

Clients include Local Authorities, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Housing Associations, Golf Courses, Developers and Private Clients


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Chris has more recently been a Technical Author of A Guide to Good Climbing Practice.

"The Guide sets out techniques and systems of work that can be considered as best practice guidance in arboriculture and helps anyone in the business meet their legal obligations."

Dr Richard Nourish, Head of the Agriculture and Food Section, Health and Safety Executive.

Jonny Stableford

Jonny is the senior instructor for Treevolution Scotland and has worked in the forestry and arboriculture industry for over 15 years. He is also the team leader and lead climber for sister company Cut Above Tree Services.


  • Senior instructor for Treevolution Scotland
  • Specialist arboriculture contractor since 2002
  • LANTRA registered instructor
  • NPTC City & Guilds assessor
  • LOLER assesor
  • Lead climber for Cut AboveArboricultural Services
  • Working arboriculturalist representitve for a Stihl
  • Heavily involved with product testing and development for Stihl


Jonny is also a professional chainsaw carver and enthusiastic timber sports competitor. He has held many titles through various activities in timber sports including tree climbing, pole climbing and the UK Loggers chainsaw racing.


Company Details

Registered Name:  Treevolution Scotland

Address:  Midhope Workshops, Midhope, Hopetoun Estate Newton West Lothian EH30 9SL Scotland


Phone:  07977 746169