Jonny Stableford

Welcome to Chainsaw Art, the online portfolio of Arboriculturalist and chainsaw carver Jonny Stableford.

Based on Hopetoun estate near Edinburgh, full time tree surgeon and instructor Jonny, uses his professional skills to create unique chainsaw carvings from a single piece of wood.

Limited only by the size of the timber, Jonny can produce bespoke items for your individual needs be it a garden, business premises or public space.

Please browse the gallery for examples of recent work and don’t hesitate to make contact with any queries.


I am available to do carving demonstrations at public and private events in both wood and ice. For this I require only space to work as I provide all the safety equipment and materials required. Bear in mind chainsaws are very noisy and dusty, so consider this when planning your site.

You can watch me carve at-

  • Lanark Flowerfest 11th-12th May 2019
  • Dunfermline Fresh Air Festival 25th April 2019
  • Great Yorkshire show, Harrogate 9th-11th July 2019
  • Countryfile Live show, Blenheim 1st-4th August 2019
  • National Mining Museum open day, Dalkeith 17th August 2019
  • F.A.V.V.O Car show, Ladybank 25th August 2019
  • Carve Carrbridge, Carrbridge 31st August 2019
  • Beith Carves 7th September 2019
  • Peebles wood market, Peebles 19th-20thOctober 2019