Five Questions You Need To Ask When Hiring A Tree Surgeon.

Arboricultural & Forestry contractors

If you have trees on your property that require care, it’s essential to find a qualified, trustworthy tree surgeon. In this blog, we’ll explore five key things you should ask when hiring a tree surgeon to ensure you get the best possible service for your money.

1. Certification and Credentials

A reputable Arborist should have proper training and qualifications. You can ask if the contractor has the relevant NPTC tickets, and if they’re ARB Approved. These certifications indicate that the arborist or company have met specific industry standards and has a sound knowledge of tree care practices.

2. Insurance and Liability

It is crucial to hire a tree surgeon who has adequate insurance coverage. Ask to see a copy of their insurance documents. Public liability insurance will protect you and your property in case of accidental damage. £5 million coverage is adequate for private jobs. However, if working near or on the public highway, then ensure the contractors policy has £10 million liability coverage.

3. Regulations

Some trees are subject to local regulations. These come under TPO’s (Tree preservation order) or conservation areas. A qualified contractor should check before coming to view and quote for the work. Ask if they’re aware of any protection orders on the tree. We would advise you always check yourself as both parties are liable.

4. Referrals and Reviews

A professional Arborist or company will have reviews from previous customers. Ask where you can view these. Social media platforms are a great way for companies to showcase their quality of work. Looking at these can give a great indication into what type of work they specialize in. Finally, ask If they’ve worked for anyone locally, and if they can show you some photos of the project.

5. Detailed quote

A professional Arborist will provide you with a detailed written quote before beginning any work. This quote should outline the scope of the project, the cost, and a timeline for completion. It is important to have a clear understanding of the work to be done, as well as the associated costs. If they fail to provide you with a professional detailed quote, it is unlikely their work will be of high quality.

If you require anymore information on hiring a Tree Surgeon, then feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

About Native Forest

Based just outside Haslemere covering Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. Native Forest is a small and friendly team of professional arborists and foresters with years of training, education, and real-world experience in the field. We’re efficient enough to tackle large, complex jobs with ease, yet small enough to ensure a high quality of work is maintained. View our services >>

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