No job too big too small

Insured & Reliable

Tricky Trees Tree Felling is your one stop tree felling service.

We will provide you with a full package from a free quote with expert advice to felling, pruning and removal.

The business is owner run so your property and privacy will be respected.

We are fully insured against public liability just to ensure your peace of mind.

Safety is of the highest importance to us. 

We are qualified rope access technicians and our techniques and equipment are of the highest standards.

Contact Derick today

About Me...

As a boy growing up in the flattest and driest part of the Free State, I really could not have imagined ending up an arborist, specialising in very large and dangerous trees, also an avid rock climber and qualified guide in rock climbing and abseiling. I am also a qualified rope access technician training “safe working at height practices” at Karkloof Canopy Tours for the last 8 years, and building foofie slides all over KZN for events, outdoor education sites and recreational parks.

I love being outdoors; the KZN midlands have so much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. I am blessed with a lovely wife and 2 children, and we are now in the process of building a cottage on our family farm in the Blinkwater area.

Tree felling is my passion, and the last 10 years of felling trees all over Kzn and even as far as Paul Pietersburg has been a great adventure. I enjoy the challenge it brings, and every day is different. A big old tree is always special, no matter what species it is, taking one down has a way of keeping one humble and grounded and it requires you to be quite adventurous at times.

I do the work myself with one or two grounds men, depending on the nature of the work, and people appreciate that they can deal with the operator/expert on site, they can communicate their concerns and I am right there to advise and explain the procedures. We are always available for emergency call outs. 

An old tree feller once said that

it is not blood running in his veins any more,

only chainsaw oil. ​

I think I might be heading in the same direction!!


A full package one stop tree felling service including:

Tree felling

Tree Pruning


Stump grinding


CHipping of brush


We do work throughout the KZN Midlands: 

Mooi River, Rosetta, Nottingham Road, Balgowan,

Howick, Hilton, Pmb, Wartburg, Greytown

and everywhere in between!

For large contracts we will go anywhere in KZN


Thanks Derick, for doing another excellent job for us.
Thanks for doing such a great job, I'll tell everyone to use your company!
I really appreciate your fast response and great job!
Nottingham Road
Thank you so much for helping with this tree & for making the headache go away
Nottingham Road
I just wanted to record our thanks and appreciation for the project you recently completed at Brookdale and to compliment you once again on the very professional work that you do and the efficiency of your team.
Nottingham Road


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