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Oak Processionary Moth Management Specialists

Last Updated:  23/02/2021

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 www.forestry.gov.uk/oakprocessionarymoth and www.forestry.gov.uk/opm for more general OPM information.

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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

Complete Tree Care Ltd

Contact Name(s): Bruce Blackman

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest removal only

Disposal Methods: We have a wheelie bin from Powerday who dispose of hazardous waste. However, I am looking to buy a small mobile incinerator for this year which is what the Tree Company have recommended.


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


Down To Earth Trees Ltd

Contact Name: Aran Harris

Type of Treatments Offered: anual nest removal using a high-powered HEPA filter commercial vacuum.

Disposal Methods: Incineration via Grundon Waste Management Ltd


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: David McCaffrey

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

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


GraftinGardeners Ltd

Contact Name: Peter Arnold / Adam Arnold

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest removal

Disposal Methods: Graftingardeners use the most efficient and safe method for removing nests, dead and living caterpillars and their hairs, by using a commercial vacuum capable of working to a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) specification.

The nests are then destroyed on site using a mobile incinerator which complies with environmental standards.

Graftingardeners also use Organic spray methods to kill the larvae during earlier stages and we strongly object to the harsh chemicals that are currently used.


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


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


Maydencroft Ltd

Contact Name: Patrick Venables

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest Removal and spraying

Disposal Methods: Use of Cawleys waste disposal. All waste triple bagged and taped. Stored in UN barrels and treated as clinical waste.


Myers Tree Services

Contact Name: Jamie Myers

Type of Treatments Offered: Nest removal

Disposal Methods: We use Grundon Waste Management Ltd to remove infected waste.


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


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


Treeline Services Ltd

Contact Name: James Jackman

Type of Treatments Offered: OPM spraying and nest removal

Disposal Methods: Nests and items of disposable PPE are moved in sealed containers as controlled waste to an approved incinerator by a licenced carrier that has been assessed, approved and monitored in line with our internal management systems.


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


R. Watts and Sons Ltd

Contact Name(s): Steve Watts/Nicky Watts

Type of Treatments Offered: Whole tree spraying and nest removal with HEPA filter commercial vacuum

Disposal Methods: Incineration on site with a D7 exemption (burning waste in open space) from Gov.UK


The Tree Associates (Surrey) Ltd

Contact Name(s): Damien Kidd

Type of Treatments Offered: Spraying and nest removals

Disposal Methods: Grundon licensed hazardous waste disposal (incineration) – certificate of destruction attached.