Tree surgeons (or arborists) are responsible for horticultural maintenance in commercial and residential properties. They need to be able to climb, use dangerous equipment in positions often precarious. Their scope of work is usually on individual trees rather than forests.
Some of the tasks of a tree surgeon include felling trees, pruning branches and shrubs, planting and replanting, splitting logs and cutting hedges.
It is their responsibility to cut down dead trees or trees that potentially pose a threat to the public.
The most common problem that tree surgeons are called for is when a tree has outgrown its position and needs to be removed or pruned. They can also take care of wood waste disposal.
Tree surgeons can also save trees by identifying branches that area dead or weak and dragging the tree down. They can also strengthen trees with cables or apply pesticides to a tree that has been damaged.
Trees surgeons can also provide consultancy about issues such as tree preservation orders and health & safety from storm damaged trees.
Some tree surgeons will specialise in a type of service whereas others will be able to offer all types of services.
If you’re not sure, contact your local tree surgeons and they will be able to tell you if they can take care of what you need.