About Us

Based in Medway and covering the Kent and South-East region. Lushland was established in 2001 and provides a comprehensive and professional service in all aspects of arboriculture

Paul Hegley, Director of Lushland is highly trained in arboriculture and horticulture with over 30 years experience.

All our services are carried out by Paul Hegley – we do not sub-contract so you are always guaranteed professional expertise. Having worked for six local authorities within Kent, Surrey and Berkshire from 1986 to the present day, Paul Hegley is multi tasked and experienced in both the practical and academic sides of arboriculture and horticulture. He holds the BTec National Diploma in Arboriculture and the BTec National Certificate in Horticulture. Paul is also a professional Lantra qualified tree inspector.

In addition to professional qualifications, Paul Hegley is currently on the committee of the SE Branch of the Arboricultural Association of which he is also an associate member. The Arboricultural Association is the national body for arboriculture in the UK. Paul is also certificated in the use of pesticides and all chainsaw operations to National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) Standards qualifying him to oversee tree surgery works.

While training, Paul Hegley achieved second place in the Arboricultural Association SE Branch skills competition (1991) and as a team member, received a Silver Gilt Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for designing and building a courtyard garden (1989).

Wendy Hegley, Director of Lushland is responsible for the business management.

From its inception in 2001 to the current day, Wendy has provided the business support for Lushland. Dealing with all aspects of the business management; Wendy provides the planning support, financial control, marketing skill and administrative expertise required to manage Lushland.

In life and in business, Paul and Wendy Hegley are a strong partnership providing a respected and established arboricultural consultancy for the South-East region.

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