taking care of your environment

Complete Habitat Management

With 30 years experience in tree surgery, we provide services throughout Cornwall and Devon to maintain, manage and care for the outdoors, whilst enhancing biodiversity. Whether it's your trees, an entire woodland, your garden or wild spaces, our work will ensure a healthy ecosystem and a manageable, visually inspiring natural environment to be enjoyed by you and future generations.

We are fully insured to take on all major tree surgery with public liability of up to £5,000,000

We'd love to tell you about our own 4.5 acre woodland wildlife project in the heart of Cornwall or find out more about our management plans and diary of progress.

What We Do......

.......... and would love to do for you.
Tree Surgery

Tree Surgery

Fully qualified and insured to undertake all types of tree surgery. Whether, coppicing, pruning, felling a tree or managing its health, we aim to ensure its carried out sympathetically to the surrounding environment and to benefit biodiversity in your area. Initial quotation will provide advice on pests and diseases and how any work will impact the trees health.

Woodland Management

Woodland Management

Woodland management to increase biodiversity and increase the population of native species. Including producing habitat management plans, woodland thinning and pruning for closed canopy woodlands whilst regenerating ground and shrub level habitats. Woodland planning & planting. Vegetation management e.g. clearance of rhododendron/ invasive non-native weeds.



Qualified to undertake QTRA tree risk assessment. Condition surveys. BS5837 development surveys. Tree preservation orders. Safety of people and property. Veteran trees. Woodland management plans for the benefit of wildlife.

Grounds Management

Grounds Management

We produce habitat management plans, vegetation management. Scrub clearance, grass cutting (banks, lawns, campsites) invasive weed management (Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam), pond and pond weed management. Pre-sales improvements, getting your property and gardens fit for sale including exterior design.

WIldlife Gardens

WIldlife Gardens

Wildlife habitat development of ponds & water gardens, planting of wild flower gardens, wild hedgerow and bee/butterfly gardens. We supply and fit bird, owl, bee, bug and bat boxes.



Soft landscaping: Herbaceous borders, lawns, turfing, seeding. Hard landscaping: Patios, decking, fencing, stone walls, dry stone walls, retaining stone walls

Badger Vaccination

Badger Vaccination

Badger Vaccination schemes in Cornwall. Qualified Lay Vaccinator with the APHA. We can apply for Badger Vaccination Licence to Trap and Vaccinate Badgers for the Purpose of Preventing the Spread of Bovine TB in Cattle. Trained in Pre-baiting and trap siting, cage trapping and vaccination of badgers

Invasive Species Management

Invasive Species Management

Invasive species surveys, habitat surveys and pesticide free management. Whether your environment requires eradication of an invasive species or simple management we will come up with a pesticide free action plan. We can cover marshes, scrub areas, river banks and woodland to name a few.

Forest School - Nature School

Forest School - Nature School

Coming Soon! We are very excited to announce that our nature based Forest School will be launching next year. Located at our Woodland in Central Cornwall. We are currently in the process of becoming FSA approved and we are looking forward to sharing our woodland managed solely for wildlife.


Passionate and knowledgeable, experts in our field.



Nigel and Angie found each other in 2016 and it was all about trees from the beginning. Its why they grow stronger together. With Angie’s love of the Carpathian forests, expertise in “leave no trace” experiences and her ideals in coexisting with nature, meeting Nigel with 30 years’ experience in forestry & arboriculture and a degree in environmental sciences is where their journey began.

The revelation came after being so fraught by the natural world being constantly degraded by human activities such as deforestation and development, understanding that neglecting to manage the environment can be just as harmful to the most diverse and species populated habitat.

Without our management many habitats will eventually disappear. Grasslands scrub over and eventually become overcrowded woodland, so the most diverse of habitats are not this final stage. The most species diverse are ‘successional’ habitat and therefore, without disturbance of coppicing and thinning for example, they will eventually disappear and become full canopy deciduous woodland. Without management a closed canopy can leave the ground flora bare without layers and light, or be taken over by invasive plants like Rhododendron ponticum for example.

An intermediate amount of disturbance is key to the most naturally populated habitat. We will always encourage management than clearance and any clearance will be sympathetic to the surrounding environment. We believe your enjoyment of the outdoors greatly relies upon the biodiversity. You are our client, wildlife our companions. Our guardianship is key. .

Personal Info

  •  01579 342 972 / 07795 314 814
  •   5 Chapel Row, Tremar Coombe, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5EY
  •   info@happyhabitats.co.uk.
Trees Planted
Habitats Saved
Wildlife Homes Installed
Happy Customers
Happy Habitats managed our 4 acre grounds for the entire year we spent abroad. Our home was a holiday let for this time and they kept everything tip top but ensured our wildlife’s habitat was maintained around the river banks and woodland. A large tree blew over in a storm and they were there to manage the situation. They sent photos, updated us with progress and even sent us images of wildlife sightings by installing a trail camera. On my return, I greatly appreciated all their advice for future management of my gardens. While maintaining a formal area, I wanted to encourage wildlife to the woodland, meadow and pond areas. I highly recommend, a trustworthy knowledgeable company who go out of their way to please.
Ms J Salisbury-Williams

Ms J Salisbury-Williams

Millpool Grange
Nigel and Angie are regulars now and the only tree surgeons I’d ask advice from and to come and work here at Pennywort Mill. Why? They are responsive to urgent call outs and go out their way to respond quickly and effectively - from first call to completion was just a couple of hours. For the more routine planned maintenance, they approach the environment with a balanced eco-management mind and advise accordingly. For me, they balance wildlife carefully against practical tree management. Their knowledge of wildlife and habitat is refreshing and impressive.
Mr Chris Hogg

Mr Chris Hogg

Pennywort Mill
It's difficult to find a good garden and tree service, right? Look no further than the team at Happy Habitats. Not only excellent value, but real expertise; honest advice; professional attitude and lovely people. Our problem sycamore right above our decking is a problem no more; perfectly pollarded; healthy and ready for many more seasons. Plus Angie and Nige stacked a load of perfectly trimmed logs that should last us a few winters too. Give them a call; you won't be disappointed!

Mr K Cornish

I would have no hesitation in recommending your services . The quality of your work and considerations were excellent, you were great to deal with and you didn’t damage my lawn!

Mr Bickley

Nigel, Angie and Simon were with us for the day. They helped us with a large problematic tree that was controlling our enjoyment of the home and gardens. They were conscientious about the surrounding environment and safety at every stage of the work. We appreciated their advice and candour as well as their friendly and fun approach.

Mr and Mrs Chanter

South Hill, Callington
We recommend the Happy Habitats team without hesitation. They did a great job cutting down many high and difficult to reach branches, each member of the team playing their part in the process. They are a very happy and friendly team and we cannot speak too highly of them and the work they did for us. Many thanks.

Mr and Mrs Elswood



Pop us a question here and we will get back to you in a jiffy. Alternatively give us a call on 01579342972 or 07795314814 or email: info@happyhabitats.co.uk


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