Alan Hopkins

Trust Us - The Expert Tree Surgeons

Mystole Lane, Mystole, Canterbury, CT4 7BX Directions

   Now closed Open Sunday 07:00 - 21:00

Why Choose Us?

Reliable Service
Well Established
Highest Standards

Business overview

A friendly professional service that never leaves a mess!

Let's face it keeping your garden in good shape is a time-consuming business and there are always those extra jobs that need specialist attention, knowledge or tools - that's where we come in.

From tree felling to hedge trimming, were here to help! We cover Canterbury and the surrounding area and we have built up a solid reputation for our standard of work, reliability and excellent value for money based on our competitive prices.

We're reliable and offer a high standard of work. With more than 25 years' experience in garden services and tree surgery, we'll get your garden looking just how you want it - whether it needs a single, minor task carrying out or a major overhaul.

Because we have been in the industry for such a long time, we can offer the full package when it comes to tree surgery and garden maintenance. We offer our services to both domestic and commercial customers, so whatever the job - you can rely on us to provide you with the professional service that you need. The areas we cover include Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham and Chartham.

We can undertake all aspects of tree work so why not contact us and see what we could do for you? Unlike other companies, we make an effort to develop a relationship with each and every one of our customers. We take the time to listen to your specific requirements and go through any worries or queries that you have so that we can keep you informed of what needs to be done. By maintaining a consistent level of communication, we can ensure that our customers get the very best service - every time.


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Products & Services


Fencing services

Forestry services

Garden clearance

Garden fencing

Hedge cutting



Tree work

Free Initial Consultation

Free Quotes

Free Surveys

Established Since: 1970


Storm Eunice experience

Storm Eunice uprooted a large tree at 6pm on a Friday night and was left resting on my new shed. A neighbouring, equally tall conifer was making ominous creaking and cracking noises in the high wind with obvious splits in the trunk.

I contacted Alan Hopkins. He agreed to come out at 8am to give advice and a quote. He turned up on time, was reassuring and promised to return at lunchtime to make the conifer safe.

He and his team came just after noon and despite wind and rain reduced the conifer crown, stopping the cracking and creaking. He returned with a bigger team at 8.30 on Sunday to finish the job. They removed the uprooted tree and drastically reduced the perilous conifer and two adjoining conifers.

They took away all the rubbish, having cut up the larger branches and trunk to log size for a grateful neighbour.

I thought he charged a fair price for an excellent job, in difficult conditions, by a friendly team.

The shed survived with only minimal damage.
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I would not recommend

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.....This firm Charged £400 for two men to clear and tidy my elderly and immobile fathers garden. Pots, benches and garden ornaments were tossed into the bushes and not returned. Patio weeds were not cleared and large bushes were not trimmed back. I complained to Mr Hopkins and he returned only to strim and cut the grass and clear overgrown plants from the green house. Mr Hopkins stated he was not a gardener even though their advert quotes "Garden Clearance". Poor service.
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Canterbury fencing

The work to be done was not straightforward as two tree stumps had to be removed and a wooden fence erected across where they had been. The work was carried out extremely well during the morning and early afternoon and looks very professional. Alan Hopkins' family firm can be highly recommended.
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Highly Impressed

From the start of contact with Alan I was impressed with the service,Punctual and reliable, Alan advised the best way to remove the trees in my garden. Alan showed what knowledge he has with regards to trees. Alan and his team were polite worked extremely hard,The trees were removed with all the rubbish cleared away. I was very impressed and would highly recommend Alan Hopkins tree surgeon.
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Illegal trespassing onto private land, chopping down trees without any permission & stole the wood.

Alan and his team trespassed onto my private property at 7.30-7.45am Friday 17th April 2020. Not only did they trespass onto private property but had to do so by removing a boulder to drive their van and chipper onto my lawn. They were also not keeping within the current government guidelines of 2m distance with each other or to me and Alan himself came forward and touched my arm to move me out of my own garden without any consent to touch me.
They did not have permission to be on my land nor did they have permission to cut down multiple trees in my garden nor to cut down just over a third of a large conifer which has been standing for decades in my garden, for no reason other than they were ordered to do the job by a neighbour so they could have light.
They also stole the wood they cut down.
All in all, they broke multiple laws and will be taken to court in due course.
Appalling business, absolutely gobsmacked.
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