Tree surgery is difficult, time consuming, and often highly dangerous work. Finding the right person to take care of it for you could save you from injury, damage to property, and even legal difficulties. But choosing the best company isn’t easy, when so many cowboys out there could actually make things worse, not better. In this article we’ll help you spot the warning signs, and learn how to pick a company who will give you great results and keep you protected.
What Can a Tree Surgeon Do for You?
A good tree surgeon will take all of the stress out of tree work for you. Whether you’re looking for a full tree removal, some hedge trimming or just some advice, using a professional is always a good idea.
Keep you protected
First and foremost, using a tree surgeon takes as much risk out of tree surgery as possible. The best tree surgeons will have health and safety specialists, and be fully trained to use the proper safety equipment. What’s more, they will know how to take care of even the largest trees without damaging your property.
What’s even better is that in the highly unlikely event of an accident occurring, if you’ve used a reputable tree surgeon, they will be fully insured and legally liable for any injury or damage.
Work to the highest standards
Even though our tree surgeons might make it look easy, tree surgery is extremely complex work. Getting the outcome you want is harder than you might think, and using a professional is the only way to guarantee that you’ll get the best results.
A good tree surgeon will be qualified, properly trained, and highly experienced. That’s how you know their work will be of the highest standard. They will also have the right equipment and be fully trained in how to use it safely and effectively.
But this service goes beyond the work on the trees themselves; it also means that they will look after your property too. A good tree surgeon will work in a highly professional way, clearing away debris as they work and leaving you with no mess to clear up.
Protect the trees and environment
People undertaking tree work without the right qualifications might not realise the amount of damage they’re doing to a tree. This is a key difference between an amateur tree surgeon and a properly qualified arborist. If you find a tree surgeon who is also qualified in arboriculture, you can be sure that the health of the tree will be protected.
A conscientious tree surgeon will also think carefully about where and how to dispose of any waste wood. Cowboy tree surgeons will leave this behind or dump it somewhere where it could harm the environment. Professional tree surgeons will have thought about the best way to dispose of waste wood in an environmentally-friendly manner.
What to Look for When Choosing a Tree Surgeon
But how can you know for sure if a tree surgeon really offers everything you’re looking for? We’ve got some top tips about the things to look out for that should give you confidence that you’re working with a reputable company.
Check their credentials
Probably the most important thing of all is that you check that the tree surgeon has the proper qualifications, insurance, and professional accreditations. At Climbers Way Tree Care, you can always find these details on the About Us page, or by getting in touch directly.
All of our team members are fully qualified and insured, and we’re very proud to hold a number of professional accreditations, including being an ARB approved tree surgery, the gold standard for arborists.
Check the quality of their work
The next most important thing is to find out more about the tree surgeon’s work. A quality tree surgeon will have many years of experience and will want to shout about the work they’ve done to date.
You should also find out whether the tree surgeon works to the British Standards for tree surgery. A key one to look for is BS 3998, which is the expected standard all professional tree surgeons should work to.
At Climbers Way Tree Care, we have decades of experience, just some of which is shown on our Testimonials page. Here you can see our previous work and hear from some of our satisfied customers. All of our work is conducted according to BS 3998, so you can have total confidence in the quality of our work.
Look for professional service
If the company has all of the above, you’re probably onto a winner. The last thing to look for, which might set a company apart from the competition, is the level of service they offer. You should ideally go with a company that has good customer service from the outset, including offering free quotations, and making it simple to contact them.
They should also provide details of how they’ll conduct themselves on site – such as keeping your property clear of debris, and what happens with the waste wood at the end of the job.
At Climbers Way Tree Care, we are proud of the priority we place on our customer service. You can get a free, online quote with just a few pictures, and can easily get in touch with our expert team with any questions or to book an on-site consultation.
This level of service continues all the way through the job. We will treat your property with the utmost respect, clearing away all debris throughout and at the end of the job, and disposing of it responsibly at a biomass plant.