About Us

About Us

With 40 years of industry experience, our team of professionals are knowledgeable in gardening, landscaping, and tree surgery. We have worked with thousands of customers on a variety of project sizes, from simple tree surgery to full grounds landscaping.

Our staff are dedicated, trained professionals up to date on relevant regulations and best working practices. We also employ college trained staff to continue their training and growth with Ryland. This mindset of helping our junior contractors grow alongside our senior members of staff ensures consistent quality across the company. 

Our dedication to strong professional and environmental ethics has consequently made us York’s top group of tree surgery, landscaping, and arboricultural consultants. Our meaningful arboricultural industry accrediations further vindicate our good reputation in the industry. Such accolades include being named to the Arboricultural Associations’ Approved Contractors list, membership to the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, and being Trust Mark Approved Contractors. We are Lantra instructors and NPTC Assessors with full employer liability coverage, providing over £10 million of public liability. 

If you have a project you’d like to discuss with our team, please get in touch.


What does Ryland Horticulture offer?

Ryland Horticulture is the premier tree surgery, arboricultural and landscape contractor in Yorkshire. Our team of dedicated, expertly trained tree surgeons and landscapers service York and the surrounding areas.

Tree Consultants

Using modern tree surveying equipment and techniques based in arboricultural science, our knowledgeable tree consultants provide a range of top quality services.


Decades of designing and building the highest quality landscapes in Yorkshire has equipped us to handle projects of any size or challenge.

Tree Surgeons

Our extensive arboricultural and tree surgery services undertake all manner of tree-related issues and contracts. From difficult tree operations, such as dismantling dangerous trees, to less invasive services like tree pruning, we offer a complete range of solutions.

Our Accreditations

BS 3998:1989 & BS 3998:2010

Our arboricultural and tree surgery services are undertaken in accordance with current research and developments on tree health and maintenance.

These standards cover all aspects of work undertaken on trees. These recommendations are to protect the client and inform them about the processes any tree work entails. This starts with the assessment and inspection phases before work takes place, covering all detailed operations. Such operations include pruning, treatment of wounds, and crown management.

BS 3998:2010 is a full revision of the previous 1989 standard. Updates and expansions on the previous standard include changes in legal and working practices concerning established trees. This accounts for underlying issues such as tree longevity, value for local amenity, landscape, biodiversity, and heritage.