Our Team

Our Team

Company Profile

Waveney Tree Specialists is a working partnership owned by Alan and Joan Garnham. They took over the company in May 2008; Waveney Tree Specialists has been in existence for ten years. Waveney Tree Specialists cover Norfolk, Suffolk, North Essex and East Cambs.
Meet the team….

Alan GarnhamAlan Garnham is married to Joan with three children and six  grandchildren. Alan has been a tree surgeon for over 30 years since he left the army (East Anglians). The Garnhams have been timber men for many generations. Alan is the East of England Tree Felling Champion and rated 8th in the UK Logging Championships. Alan will be the person to meet with you and give his advice and a free estimate.
Kristian Garnham
Kristian Garnham
is Alan’s son and the next generation tree surgeon. He qualified at Easton College and is Junior UK Logging Champion.  He holds the British record for speed change of bar and chain on a chain saw.  His hobbies include chain saw carving. He is nearly still single and has been described by customers as “That nice young man with muscles like Popeye”.

Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly brought a wealth of knowledge on land and animal management but his love of trees led him to Waveney Tree Specialists. He is rapidly becoming an essential part of the team. One of his hobbies is chain saw carving.

Michael Rockingham


Michael Rockingham joined the team in 2013 after spending time in Australia as a tree surgeon. The weather might be cooler but his skills are still red hot and invaluable.

Byron Stitt


Byron Stitt (FdSc and BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture) Byron joined Waveney Tree Specialists after he graduated from Meyerscough College June 2013 having worked with us during his vacations. Byron brings not only excellent skills as a tree surgeon but carries out full tree surveys for the company.

Joe Rogers 

Joe Rogers qualified at Easton College and after trying to wrap himself round a tree on a motor bike decided to climb them instead. Joe joined Waveney Tree Specialists in 2012 and we hope he will stay with us for a long time.

Joan Garnham


Joan Garnham does not climb trees! Joan is the administrator and general factotum. She will probably be your first point of contact on the telephone or e mail. She has had many years experience running companies but got involved with trees when she met and married Alan eight years ago. She is now a judge for the UK Logging Championships.


Waveney Tree Specialists is fully insured with £10 million public and employee liability. We are also registered under the Control of Pollution Act with the Environment Agency. So you can relax in the knowledge that you have full financial backing and that all the debris will be removed and disposed of properly and safely.