From a young age Matthew Ward has always had a keen interest in horticulture. After leaving Worle School he did a two-year Amenity Horticulture course at Cannington College, and then began working in local nurseries and garden centres in the Weston-super-Mare area.

Following this Matthew decided to go back to college and study Arboriculture (defined by Wikipedia as the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants) in further detail, to become a master of his trade. This further education and love of all things tree planted the seed of an idea that became Ward Tree Surgeons.

Ward Tree Surgeons was established in 1995 with Matthew on his own, just one van, a wood chipper and a can-do attitude! Over a period of 20 years, the business has blossomed like a spring time Crab Apple (Malus Rudolph). Ward Tree Surgeons is now a limited company, run by a husband and wife team, with 3 vehicles and a great team of employees, covering a large part of the South West, including North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Bristol.