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Oak Processionary Moth Management Specialists

Last Updated:  21/08/2018

The Arboricultural Association has collated the following list of “ARB Approved Contractors” (ArbACs) who either currently undertake Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) management / eradication services or have stated they have the skills and equipment available to do so. Please note this specialist area of arboricultural ‘pest and disease’ management is outside of the scope of the ArbAC Scheme and hence the Association can offer no assurances regarding the standards, nor effectiveness, of works undertaken. Please contact the contractors directly using the contact details stated below.

Forestry Commission ‘Treatment and Management’ information see and for more general OPM information.

OPM warning


Advanced Tree Services

Contact Name: Ivan Hopkinson

Type of Treatments Offered: Spraying with DiPel and nest removal

Disposal Methods: Nests double bagged and removed as hazardous waste by Grundon Waste Management


Bartlett Tree Experts

Contact Name: Adam Steggles

Type of Treatments Offered: Whole tree spraying, (High volume and ULV ) Nest removal, Survey

Disposal Methods: For Richmond Park, we incinerate at their incinerator and works at our yard we have an in-house incinerator


The Tree Company (London) Ltd

Contact Names: Ed Campbell-White or Bill Malin

Type of Treatments Offered: Spraying of OPM nets and manual removal

Disposal Methods: For Richmond Park, we incinerate at their incinerator and works at our yard we have an in house incinerator


Jenks Oxford Limited

Contact Names: Paul Jenks or Michelle Grisman

Type of Treatments Offered: Chemical Spraying, Removal of nests and treatment of area in accordance with forestry commission recommendations, including use of PPE and specialist equipment

Disposal Methods: To licensed waste recycling site for high temperature incineration in accordance with forestry commission recommendations


Gristwood and Toms

Contact Name: James Shaw

Type of Treatments Offered: Pheromone Trapping , Surveying , Spraying and Nest Removals

Disposal Methods: Incinerations carried out by a hazardous waste management company


Connick Tree Services Ltd

Contact Name: Dan Pennington

Type of Treatments Offered: Fogging. Vacuum nest removal

Disposal Methods: Incineration via Burn Bins through contract with Grundon


Tree World Services Ltd

Contact Name: Oliver Speakman

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest Removal and Incineration

Disposal Methods: Incineration on site, with a D7 Exemption in place (D7: Burning waste in the open) from Gov.UK


Tree Fella Ltd

Contact Name: Brendan O’Conner

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest Removal and Incineration

Disposal Methods: Incineration on site, with a D7 Exemption in place (D7: Burning waste in the open) from Gov.UK


Eastwood Tree Services

Contact Name: Elliott Brydon

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest Removal and Incineration

Disposal Methods: Incineration on site, with a D7 Exemption in place (D7: Burning waste in the open) from Gov.UK


G. Burley & Sons Ltd

Contact Name: Nick Eddison

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest removal/destruction on-site with mobile incinerator

Disposal Methods: Nest removal/destruction on-site with mobile incinerator