What Do Tree Surgeons Do?
You may be wondering exactly what a tree surgeon does when they take on a job. Or perhaps you’re looking for some tree or hedge work and aren’t sure what you can expect, or what to ask for. Our qualified tree surgeons cover all aspects of a job, including safety, insurance, permissions, and of course the work itself, which will be completed to the highest standards.
This guide will help you understand the range of roles and responsibilities our tree surgeons undertake for every job. Want to know more? Just get in touch and we’d be happy to tell you about our work.
There is a lot more to tree surgery than chopping branches and felling trees. Tree surgery is a complex, and potentially dangerous task. That’s why all of our tree surgeons are fully qualified and insured for every job. Tree surgeons take all of the stress out of tree work by taking care of safety and legal requirements, and will always give you the very best results.
Quality, Professional Work
One of the main benefits of using a professional tree surgeon is that you’re guaranteed the best results. Between them, our team members have decades of experience completing jobs of all sizes, so you can be confident that your job will be finished to our very high standards. From the moment you contact us to discuss your needs, you’ll receive expert advice and friendly, professional customer service.
Whether you’re looking for hedge trimming, crown reduction, or tree felling and stump grinding, our tree surgeons have the tools and experience to give you a perfect finish every time. This also means protecting the trees themselves; our qualified arborists understand how to conduct the work in a way that ensures that no damage is done to the overall health of the tree.
Throughout the job our tree surgeons work quickly, safely and with complete professionalism. We take care of all tidying of the site and removal of any cut timber and brushwood, leaving you with nothing to do but enjoy your garden!
Keep You on the Right Side of the Law
There are a number of areas where, if you’re not careful, you could quickly get on the wrong side of the law if you don’t hire a professional tree surgeon. When you’re undertaking any work on trees and hedges on your land, there is a potential for damage to property, injury to yourself and others, or even a chance you could be breaking the law.
When undertaking work on trees and hedges, you are liable for the work undertaken and any resultant damage or injuries. Our tree surgeons are all fully insured against personal injury and damage to property. This takes all of the stress out of the job for you, and protects against potentially expensive litigation.
We are also experts at dealing with councils and local authorities regarding protected trees. We take care of all permissions needed, free of charge, before undertaking any work. Again this could help you avoid significant fines if you were to inadvertently damage a protected tree.
Prioritise the Safety of Everyone on Site
Safety is always our top priority, so we start every job with a full assessment of the site. This gives us a chance to decide what safety measures will be needed, and also start to plan how we’ll obtain the best results from the work. We hear too many sad stories of people hurting themselves and others by trying to take on too much themselves, so we believe that it’s important that the dangers of this profession are well understood.
Is Tree Surgery Dangerous?
According to the UK Government Health and Safety Executive, in the past ten years nearly 1400 tree surgeons and arborists have been injured whilst conducting tree work, with 24 sadly losing their lives. That is why they insist that tree surgery “is highly skilled work and those carrying out the work must be fully trained and be competent to carry out the job”. But how dangerous is tree surgery, and why?
All tree surgery work is dangerous, both for the individuals carrying out the work, and those in the vicinity of the work being carried out. Injuries can occur to individuals up in trees, and those on the ground as a result of falling trees and branches. It is especially dangerous to conduct tree work alone, which is why our tree surgeons always work in a team when the work requires it. They use all necessary safety equipment to minimise any risks to themselves and others.
Tree surgery is also dangerous due to the damage that can be caused to property. Falling branches and trees can cause substantial damage to homes, fences and other garden items. Our tree surgeons are experts at controlling trees and branches as they are removed, to ensure that they fall safely and away from any property.
Head over to our video page to see some examples of how our team uses the right equipment to ensure everyone’s safety.
If you’re in any doubt about whether to use a professional tree surgeon for your job, just get in touch for a free, no obligation quote, and we’d happily talk you through our work.