About Robert Kinghorn

Robert Kinghorn strives to provide the best and most up to date services available and regularly attends training events, workshops and industry seminars in order to bring the highest quality arboricultural working practices to Inverness and Highland and Islands.

Arial rescue practice

Arial rescue practice

Robert strongly believes in reducing waste and maximising the use of timber. A small saw mill is used when possible to produce high quality boards and planking for furniture making and all woodchip produced from branch waste is used for composting and garden / landscaping projects.
Having worked in the tree care industry since graduating from The Scottish School of Forestry with a diploma in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Robert has obtained a variety of City & Guilds NPTC industry qualifications in chainsaw and related operations.
Since setting up R Kinghorn Tree Surgery, Robert has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from small domestic felling, pruning and fruit tree care to large commercial and public works.
Robert has a passion for the ecology of trees and woodlands, was an active member of the Reelig Community Woodland Group and served as a committee member for five years.

Health and Safety

All work is fully insured to £5 million and conforms to BS3998


BS3998:2010: Tree work. Recommendations replaces the 1989 edition and has been completely revised and much expanded. It provides recommendations for carrying out many forms of tree work, from pruning and felling to managing weak structures and decay. 


  • All certification and training meets standards set by LANTRA
  • LANTRA are the UK’s Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries. 

City & Guilds and NPTC

  • All our operators hold qualifications from the City & Guilds and NPTC in Chainsaw and Related Operations 
  • City & Guilds are the biggest name in UK vocational education, with 2 million learners working attaining qualifications every year. 
  • NPTC are the training providers for City & Guilds and the UK’s largest training providers for trades and land based industries.