Tony Darbyshire, principle trainer, started his career in Arboriculture training in 1987 at the world renown Merrist Wood, Surrey. Leaving for a spell in Australia before becoming Short Course Co-ordinator at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. Sawpod Ltd was set up in 2005 by Tony and Di Darbyshire as an independent training company.









The Sawpod was born as a project which started with Tony strapping his pruning saw to his leg with insulation tape, Di used her Graphic Design background to bring the product to market. The Sawpod's component parts are made by British companies and put together at our base in Hampshire. Now on sale and used around the world, it has many fans and has become an essential part of the Arborists kit!


The Throwpod was designed in 2013 as a joint veture between Tony and Marcus Nicholson. Again, the Throwpod is manufactured in the UK by a British company. Another innovative project, designed to make the Arb's job a little easier. 

We are now working on a new product - The Ropepod. A retractable lanyard based on the Sidewinder by Paul Cox. More news soon.


All our packaging is recyclable and we continue to support the Orangutan's in Sumatra.



Tree Surgeons Climbing Oragutan Kit Bag

Available to buy our bespoke Orangutan kit bags made by Silverbull for our trip to Sumatra in 2015

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SAWPOD LIMITED Registered Office:  5, Sarson Close, Amport, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8AB. ENGLAND
Registered in England No.6298941 
VAT Reg no: 948 7815 63