Meet the Team

Out There Trees Ltd. is a hard-working, dedicated team of arborists, groundsmen and office staff. All our tree surgeons have been trained and qualified at nearby Merrist Wood College, part of the Guildford College Group. Meet our team below…




Peter Goddard
Managing Director

Peter started Out There Trees in 2003 after qualifying at Merrist Wood with an NPTC and a City and Guilds Certificate in Tree Surgery. He carries out most of our site visits and quotations and is the main contact for our customers.


Tim Bracken
Director & Site Manager

Tim qualified as a tree surgeon at Merrist Wood in 2001 and joined Out There Trees in 2010. He fast became an integral role in the business. Tim deftly manages our teams whilst still very much hands-on himself.


Tom Eastment
Senior Climber & Supervisor

Tom graduated from Merrist Wood in 2007 and worked for another local firm before joining Out There Trees in 2010. Tom heads up one of our site teams and rises to every challenge he is set.

Josh Nicholas

Josh has worked as an arborist for 13 years since first training in Australia and has worked in some of the UK and Australia’s most famous parks and gardens. He started working with Out There Trees in 2012.

MaxMax Springall

Max is our newest climber and very good he is too! He has lots of experience with another local firm and is super quick up a tree.

LeonLeon Nutt
Junior Climber

Leon is a quick learner and a very hard working member of the team. Recently qualified at Merrist Wood, we are lucky to have him.

OliverSmartOliver Smart

Oliver is one of the hardest working members of the team, having joined us in 2011. He supports our climbers in what they do and is essential to every job.

BruceBruce Walsh

Bruce is our mechanic and general ‘machine genius’. If Bruce can’t fix it, we need a new one!

Celia2Celia Goddard
Director & Office Manager

Celia studied Arboricultural Science at Merrist Wood and is often the first point of contact for our customers. You may see her on site if you require a report or survey 

Linda GriffinLinda Griffin
Office Administrator

Linda is the newest member of our office team – she’s the friendly voice you will hear on the phone if you call us!

Agi 2Àgi
Hungarian Vizsla

Àgi generally spends most of her time in the office, ‘helping’, but can be seen out and about with Pete regularly. She has made best friends with a lot of our customers.