Winson Woodcraft Ltd

The Workshop, Hinton Hatch Cottages, Hurst

Trained as a countryside ranger, Clive Winson has a sound knowledge of trees, having worked for some years for Wokingham District Council before setting up his own business in 1989. Guaranteeing an honest and professional service, he can undertake any tree-related work and stump grinding, with a close eye on the environment, all the by-products of their work are made into local craft items. Take a look on the website! Fully insured to £2m public liability. Highly recommended.

Locations: Earley, Lower Earley, Woodley, Sonning, Winnersh, Wokingham, Arborfield, Sindlesham, Barkham, Three Mile Cross, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Mortimer, Burghfield Common, Burghfield, Theale, Calcot, Tilehurst, Purley, Pangbourne, Caversham, Kidmore End, Sonning Common

Services include: ee Surgery,Thining, Shaping & Pruning, Logs, Tree Houses, Traditional Crafts, Garden Furniture, Commissions, Garden Maintenance

Year entered The Directory 2002

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Scope of work - felling and removal of 25 trees with ash dieback. This included several mature trees, one of which was very close to a building and several close to an overhead electricity cable. All sites along the verge of single track road. Delivery of work - One and a half days. First day Clive arranged double team (6) and crane. This was in order to complete the work as fast as possible and minimise closure of the road feeding residents properties. The team members were courteous, helpful and really seemed to enjoy their work. Everything was tidied up really well. The guy flying off a harness to the crane worked his socks off. Very impressive. Great team work, good price, thoroughly recommend them for a complex job.

FI 11 21

We were very impressed today by Clive's team. Friendly, efficient people who did a good job of taking out some dying leylandii. They took trouble to protect other plants and to tidy up afterwards. (Pleased to see they were well equipped and wore ear-defenders, by the way). Clive came in at a competitive price, too, so we are very happy.

MC 08 21

Used Clive's team to give a good tidy up to a couple of trees for me. Initial response to my contact was very quick, was very happy with the price quoted and the results. Really good job, two very polite and pleasant guys who tidied up so well you wouldn't have known they'd been. Would highly recommend and will be definitely using them again.

CC 08 21

Really pleased with the clearance and chipping work carried out by Winson Woodcraft. Easy to contact, came when agreed, no fuss and fantastic work. Would highly recommend.

PP 08 21

Gave good advice how to reduce a large Ash tree overshadowing our & neighbours garden. Team of three lads did a great job, excellent outcome, considerate with neighbours & all left raked & cleared up. Bonus v. helpful tidy up of a couple feral sycamore saplings from border. Happiy to recommend & employ again.

SL 04 21

I had a team of three from Winson Woodcraft in to remove a very overgrown conifer hedge from my garden. They have done a great job and left the garden and house in a good state despite the tricky route for removing the waste through the house. The guys worked hard all day and we are very pleased with the results. If we need any further work on our trees I will be using them again.

DB 04 21

I needed a tree removed from an awkward position. The team arrived, very friendly, cut tree down quickly and safely, removed all cut pieces and cleared up and did a very efficient job, Would use them again should the need arise.

Just had our Oak Tree pruned by the Guys from Winson Woodcraft. As usual an excellent job done. They worked hard on it and it looks fantastic, we are really pleased. Everything cleared away afterwards and left neat and tidy.

RM 02 21

Amazing job for a friend I recommend that they ask Winson Woodcraft Ltd to carry out the tree works required. Polite staff and brilliant job completed.

NB 02 21

Clive was professional and honest. His team were able to attend my walnut tree early (due to a job finishing earlier). The chaps were polite, professional and extremely knowledgeable about trees and nature. They tidied up, worked hard and efficiently and Clive even made my kids something out of the walnut branches. Fantastic business and something I wholly support.

DK 12 20

As always a great job done, the team are hard working and very polite. Have no hesitation in recommending this company.

JG 09 20

5* The 2 guys who came to prune our trees were on time, friendly, knowledgeable, did an excellent job & made sure they cleared up completely before they left. I would thoroughly recommend this company!

RA 08 20

Excellent work again! Expertly felled a 200 year old oak tree in a tricky location next to a public footpath and a school. Friendly and efficient team. Highly recommended.

AB 07 20

We have used Clive and his lads on a number of occasions now for some heavy duty maintenance in our established garden. They have been faultless on every occasion. They are very knowledgeable about their craft, very polite / respectful of you and your property and tidy up brilliantly after themselves. Literally not a leaf left behind. I liked that they came and questioned a job rather than removing an oak tree they unearthed in an extremely over grown hedge line despite the instruction being to get rid of the whole hedge. We now have a beautiful new oak tree on our vista. They have exceeded my expectations on every job they have done for us and would highly recommend them for any large tree / shrub garden maintenance.

LH 07 20

Clive and his team came to trim our neighbours overhanging trees. He was professional and helpful from start to finish - both in advice and the quote to the actual job on the day. His two boys were polite, helpful, and tidy. The job looked great and also tidied up brilliantly as it effected three gardens Definitely recommend them!

KH 06 20

Clive and his team of three turned up earlier than they had said and they immediately set to work.They cut down a large willow tree and reduced the size of an enormous eucalyptus tree. They left a neat pile of logs from the willow tree, removed all the rest of the wood and branches and cleared as much debris as they could. They worked hard and efficiently all day and worked late in order to complete the job. They took every care when driving on a lawn and avoided driving over any manhole covers. No marks were left on the grass. An excellent job and I would thoroughly recommend them and will employ them again when I need to.

RR 06 20

Great service from Clive and the team. He was recommended to me by a friend, and what he doesn't know about tree surgery isn't worth knowing! Came round to scope out our project and was extremely efficient and knowledgable, instantly inspired confidence. Clive then helped us with the application to the council to ensure the work to trees with TPOs was approved. The work (to c.20 trees) was executed extremely professionally by a polite, skilled and very pleasant team. He then even milled some of our trees into usable planks for us to build a tree house, some garden furniture and even some beautiful birdhouses to recycle the wood back into the land. Extremely impressed. Great value. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone i liked 10/10.

SB 06 20

Clive and four employees turned up on time and immediately started work, Clive had quoted to remove a large tree from the rear of our property, this included removing a fence for easy access and to remove all of the tree including tidying our garden, my neighbours garden and any other areas affected by the workings of removing a tree. We, as normally happens, asked if his team could carve a seat out of the tree trunk and to have a look at some distressed sort of palm trees in our front garden. It turned out they were more than distressed they were dead ? Ha Ha These were removed as well. The team removed all the required trees and did a good job of making a seat in the trunk, The road and both gardens were properly cleaned. So we have nothing but praise for this excellent Company and would recommend them and use them again . A good price too.

DB 05 20

Great service, arrived on time, completed work with minimum of fuss. Didn't even stop for a drink! So tidy you wouldn't have known that they had been!

GB 05 20

Winson Woodcraft are a very reliable company. My partner always buys our logs from Clive. They are reasonably priced and delivery is always quick. To add to this, when our cat got stuck up a very high tree, Clive came out and rescued her as a favour, we are so grateful to him for this! I would recommend Winson Woodcraft for their services time and time again!

JS 02 20

I'm delighted with all the tree work that was carried out at our house yesterday. Everybody was very professional, polite and very hard working. The work has been carried out to a very high standard and they were very considerate of our property and that of our neighbours. They tidied up after the job was completed and left zero mess. Absolutely delighted with all the work that has been carried out. Thank you.

SW 02 20

Fantastic service - very competent and all their people are so nice. I’m in a terraced house without rear access but they have dealt with two massive fruit trees without complaining and even cleaned the road after the chipping was completed! Cannot praise them enough. I’ve not used anyone else so cannot comment on price but this type of job should not be price-focused but take account of the skill and the willingness to make light of a difficult job.

EA 10 19

Winson Woodcraft Ltd. This is a company we have used on many occasions, because they are very knowledgeable on all aspects of tree care, and offer expert advice and explain fully what they intend to do prior to commencing any work. All the people who work for the company that we have met are very professional, very skilled, very reliable and very thorough, well equipped, very conscious of health and safety and the quality of their work is second to none.

WO 09 19

Couldn't be happier with the work Clive and his team completed in my garden this week. Significantly reduced a very tall eucalyptus, lifted the canopy and reduced overall size of an established sycamore, and pruned 3 leggy cherry trees, leaving a lovely shape on all trees. Careful not to impact my neighbours and removed all debris after work completed. Courteous, prompt and fair pricing. Would highly recommend.

LH 08 19

Would like to recommend Winson Woodcraft Ltd, tree surgeons and other services.


Their pricing was fair and the staff who did the work were very professional, polite, punctual and courteous. Highly recommended.

MK 08 19

Three very polite young men came to fell our storm damaged tree today. They carried out a very efficient and professional job and did it with good humour. My wife and I are very pleased with the quality of the work and they left our garden as tidy as was possible considering the amount of sawdust that the felling generated. It is always a pleasure dealing with nice people, the type of people Clive Winson employs.

GA 08 19

Excellent tree and hedge work carried out by the team. Very impressed.                                                      


BM 07 19

Clive came round within hours of my call and quoted a very competitive price for pruning my tree. The work was completed on time and the clearing up was as thorough as the pruning. I happily recommend his service.

JR 07 19

I used Clive for some tree removal and trimming. The work was completed in a very professional manner, going above and beyond to trim the trees above the shed. The clearing up was done so thoroughly that there was absolutely no sign of the work that had taken place. Work totally recommend anyone using Clive and his team.

PA 06 19

Requested the services of Winson Woodcraft to remove a number of fir trees from my back garden. Was responded to very quickly and the chap that arrived provided a detailed quote and explanation very efficiently. The works were carried out on the agreed date and carried out efficiently by two operatives to what I thought an immaculate standard. No off cuts, waste or green stuff (whatever you call leaves from a fir bush). They cleared the lot !! Highly recommended.

PT 06 19

Winson Woodcraft have just felled a large Scots Pine tree in our grounds. Their planning and execution were perfectly focussed on the difficult task and their operatives were enthusiastic and with proven skills. Their choice of crane assistance enabled the task to be undertaken with minimal disturbance to the surrounding garden plants and shrubs. This is the second time that we have used Winson Woodcraft for tree felling and I have no hesitation in recommending this company for their excellent work.

RT 06 19

Winson Woodcraft did an excellent job on shortening and trimming my conifer trees. They worked hard and avoided damaging anything in the rest of the garden. Everything was cleaned up well afterwards and taken away.

RN 04 19

I have no hesitation in recommending Clive and the team. They removed an enormous eucalyptus tree very efficiently and also trimmed another tree. They took away all the waste and left the garden clean and tidy. Most importantly there was no damage to surrounding area - trees, shrubs , shed etc.The only complaint was from the chickens who weren't impressed with the noise.

SB 11 18

Clive & his team are fantastic and highly recommended! They came today to remove a large tree from our garden and even went the extra mile and removed some rubbish we had laying around at no extra cost! The service was extremely prompt and efficient given that this is their busiest time of year, will definitely be using again, pleasure to do business!

LR 10 18

Clive and his team fell four large trees for my elderly grandmother. The service was excellent, they were very quick in communication and the work was carried out very efficiently. My grandmother of 92 thoroughly enjoyed watching the work being done! Would highly recommend.

JK 09 18

Clive has removed trees and maintained hedges for me for a number of years and I can’t fault his skill and approach to both the jobs and his clients. I have huge trust and confidence in him.

AJ 02 18

Excellent service at a great price. The chaps took down a large conifer in the garden in just over an hour and left the garden, pathway and drive spotless. Highly recommended.


SS 11 17

Excellent service at a great price. The chaps took down a large conifer in the garden in just over an hour and left the garden, pathway and drive spotless. Highly recommended.


SS 11 17

Clive's team reduced and shaped an overgrown beech tree in our garden. I'm very pleased with the result and would certainly recommend this business to others.

NL 11 17

We had Clive Winson of Winson Woodcraft to remove 26 conifers in the form of a hedge 12 feet high by approximately 90 feet in length. They took one day to complete the work. They cleared all the site of rubbish that had accumulated over 38 years of growth. We would like to say a big thank you to him and his staff for a tremendous job well done 10 out of 10. We would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.

EN 10 17

Absolutely great service, very professions polite staff and left the garden tidy after cutting down a very large linden tree. Very cost effective and will be using again on other work.

DW 10 17

Clive was prompt in response to our contact of him and when he and his team arrived they were nothing but courteous and professional in doing their job. I applaud them in their knowledge and their application. The job was done to a higher quality than I expected and on time. Highly recommended and will use again in future. 

DC 10 17

Clive and his team dealt with a massive ash tree that had fallen victim to storm Doris and uprooted across my neighbour's garden and mine. They proved reliable, hard-working, pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable. Plus it's good to know everything is reused in one way or another. Highly recommended.

WH 03 17

I'm writing again that again today I have used the services of the above company.  And again I'm so pleased to say how thrilled I am with the large job they had to do today. Looking around the clearing up has been spectacular. And the young men were very courteous and attentive to detail. 

I would only too delighted to recommend Clive's company to everyone.

AB 01 17

I'm writing to say that I have recently used the services of Clive Winson to cut back trees to our neighbour's fence, which had taken over half of our back garden. 

Within minutes of ringing him to get a quote he turned up as promised and gave us a good quote.  We knew it would be some time before he could actually do the job, due to each other's commitments. When he finally managed to get to us, he and his team did an immaculate job.  His estimate was so very reasonable and the work was done and all rubbish was taken off the site as promised.   They did a wonderful job and I would recommend the company to anybody. They were extremely courteous and asked us to make sure that we were happy with the job before taking payment.  Both my husband and I were very,  very impressed with Clive Winson Woodcraft.

AB 01 17

I have just had them in to take down a large ash tree and to cut three large hedges. Very nice people, very professional, have all the gear, work very hard and are amazingly good at tidying up after. I am delighted with the results and will have more work for them in 2017.

DL 12 16

I've used Clive and the team at Winson Woodcraft on a number of occasions to do both hedge trimming and tree surgery. It's refreshing to see tradespeople that take pride in their work and go out of their way to ensure you're 100% happy with the job. Couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend.

GC 11 16

Clive Winson and his team are always reliable, efficient and courteous - they take care to ensure that the job is completed to a high standard. We have used them for several jobs over the last 5 years and I would definitely recommend them to other people.

PS 11 16

Clive and his team were exemplary as always. Their workmanship quality and customer focussed attitude are second to none. I fully endorse Winson Woodcraft and would recommend that they be included in your list for any tree/vegetation clearance that may be required. 

DZ 10 16

I have used Clive Winson's tree surgery business for nearly 10 years and he has always been professional and reliable.  He know his stuff when it comes to trees surgery, hedge maintenance and firewood supply.  I would definitely recommend him.

JB 01 15

Very responsive, reliable, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly - returned my call, quoted and job done all within a few days, great job done, very tidy afterwards, really pleased.

LC 09 14

I have used Clive Winson's tree surgery business for nearly 10 years and he has always been professional and reliable.  He knows his stuff when it comes to tree surgery, hedge maintenance and firewood supply.  He also has a workshop where he makes woodcraft items, from the wood collected from client's trees. I would definitely recommend him.

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