Tree Surgery

When it comes to tree surgery,we pride ourself on reliability, cleanliness, safety and expertise, working to British Standard 3998 Recommendations for Tree Work.

we offer all aspects of tree surgery and tree care. We provide:

  • TPO (Tree Preservation Order) application management
  • Crown lifts, crown thinning and crown reduction
  • Tree felling and stump removal
  • Large hedge trimming
  • Tree planting

We are available 24 hours for Emergency Tree Care on 07584672232 and ask for Mike Silver.

All tree surgery companies, no matter what size, have to comply with certain legal rules and regulations set down by the Health and Safety Executive, Highways Authority, Local Planning Authority (LPA) and British Standards.  They also have to have current Public Liability and Employer’s Liability Insurance in force.

We conform to all the health and safety requirements, licences, on going training requirements, insurance cover and, above all, the British Standards and EN Regulations.

8 reasons why it is worth investing in the services of a qualified and professional Tree Surgeon, as opposed to a cheap and dangerous ‘cowboy’:

  1. A professional Tree Surgeon will hold the necessary Public Liability and Employer’s Liability Insurance. Insurance for arboriculture is very expensive. It is regarded as one of the highest risk groups in the insurance industry and there are only five or six underwriters that will insure Tree Surgeons.
  2. A properly qualified Tree Surgeon must be qualified to NPTC standards, Unit 30 and above.  Areas of training include chainsaw use and maintenance; felling; climbing and aerial rescue; chainsaw use from rope and harness; use of chippers; identification of trees, diseases and fungal decay; setting up road and traffic management; law; health and safety regulations.
  3. A good Tree Surgeon will ensure that his team undertakes ongoing training, from new courses to refresher courses.
  4. Anyone using a chainsaw is using a potentially lethal piece of equipment so must utilise the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The supply of this PPE to staff involved in arboriculture is approximately £380 per person, with a minimum of two climbers and one groundsman. A professional Tree Surgeon will ensure that this PPE is supplied and used.
  5. A good Tree Surgeon will invest £1,000s in the correct and safe tree climbing equipment, ie. ropes, harnesses, karabiners and lowering equipment.
  6. A professional Tree Surgeon will have purchased expensive chainsaws and ensure they are properly maintained and/or renewed to maintain safety and reliability.
  7. A qualified Tree Surgeon will comply with The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This regulation is very strict with regards to all climbing equipment and lowering equipment.
  8. A professional Tree Surgeon will ensure compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

All of these qualifications and regulations are in place to maintain standards in the arboricultural industry and protect the safety of all workers and members of the public.

It is of the utmost importance that you, the client, check that any Tree Surgeon you employ carries the current NPTC qualifications and holds the necessary insurance cover (and can prove this!) before work commences.

REMEMBER. NO NPTC CERTIFICATE = NO INSURANCE COVER

CAN YOU TAKE THAT RISK?

Our Services

TPO’s

The Local Planning Authority (LPA) enforces tree preservation orders (TPOs) in respect of trees and woodlands. The principle effect of a TPO ...

PUWER

All companies that use machinery must conform to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Examples of machinery are ...

Pests and diseases

Oak Die Back Cause: Abiotic and biotic factors. Early Symptoms: Leaves are smaller than usual over all or part of the crown. Leaves are sparser ...

NPTC

Anyone who uses a chainsaw professionally must complete the core units with the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) and they are Units 30.1 and ...

PPE

The Landscape Gardeners Anyone who uses a chainsaw is using a potentially lethal piece of equipment than can cause serious injury or death. So, in ...

LOLER

All companies, no matter what size, must conform to The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) in order to carry out tree ...

  • We are members of these recognised organisations:

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