Anyone can call themselves a tree surgeon and place an advert in a trade directory or the local newspaper. It is easy to be caught out and hire a bad tree surgeon – so here are a few suggestions on what you should be looking for to help you choose a reliable tree surgeon to carry out work at an acceptable standard.
Tree felling and tree surgery are skilled operations which require a high level of technical knowledge, supported by training and experience.
In certain circumstances, tree owners are required to obtain permission from the local authority or the Forestry Commission before any tree surgery can be legally carried out. It is strongly advised that the relevant authority is consulted before work commences, or both the tree contractor and the land owner could be liable to prosecution. In most cases you should confirm that you are able to undertake any tree works with the council to whom you pay your council tax.
Checklist of things a tree surgeon should do before taking down a tree:
On this website you can search for a local tree surgeon and tree contractor that regularly works or are based in your area. The amount of time taken to travel to and from a site is often reflected in the price you pay, and therefore choosing local tree contractors helps to reduce travelling time and avoids processed timber and chippings being carted over long distances.
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