HOW TO FIND A GOOD TREE SURGEON
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Tree felling and tree services are skilled operations which require a high level of technical knowledge, supported by training, experience and qualifications that are legally required.
When looking to commission the services of tree surgeons you should always check for the following -
- References or recommendations
- Proof of insurance
- Certificates of relevant training to the task in hand
- Proof that the tree surgeon works to British Standards. The two main British standards for tree work are:
~British Standard 3998:1989 'British Standard Recommendations for Tree Work'
~British Standard 5837:1991 'Trees in Relation to Construction'
- Ask what other quality accreditations the company have
- Make sure that you get a comprehensive written quotation
- Ensure that the tree is not protected, your local planning office or local authority will be able to tell you this.
- Ask your tree surgeon who the designated first aider is when working on your land.
- All ground staff and tree surgeons should wear protective clothing and high visual equipment
The business of arboriculture and tree surgery is one that can be dangerous and should be conducted by tree experts and not just a bloke with a chainsaw. At Central Tree Services, our staff has had extensive training to become tree surgeons or arborists, that is as it should be. There are many good Tree Surgeons out there that will do a good job usually at the same price, or cheaper, than the less professional outfits. Hopefully this article gives you the help you need to find one.