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-

  • Lithuanian Chainsaw Carving Competition, Kaunas 10th-13th May 2018
  • Strathbogie Forest & Garden open weekend, Huntley 25th-27th May 2018
  • Musselburgh Race Course, Musselburgh 2nd June 2018
  • Great Yorkshire show, Harrogate 10th-12th July 2018
  • Countryfile Live show, Blenheim 2nd-5th August 2018 
  • F.A.V.V.O Car show, Ladybank 26th August 2018
  • Carve Carrbridge, Carrbridge 1st September 2018
  • Beith Carves 8th September 2018 
  • European Carving Competition, APF show 20th-22nd September 2018
  • Peebles wood market, Peebles October 2018