How to Choose a Tree Surgeon


If you are having an issue with a tree or trees on your property you will need to enlist the services of a qualified tree surgeon. The tree surgeon will assess the situation and recommend a course of action that is in accordance with all existing laws and regulations governing the treatment of existing trees. But how do you choose a tree surgeon if you have never done so before?


Asking the Right Questions

Not everyone offering Arboricultural services is a qualified tree surgeon. Fortunately determining who is and who isn’t qualified and trustworthy is not as difficult as it may seem. It mostly comes down to asking the right questions. Here are a few questions you should always ask before enlisting the services of a tree surgeon:


What are your qualifications?

Your first question should always be about the person’s qualifications. They should be certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have City & Guilds or similar certification in felling and processing trees, chainsaw operation, aerial tree rigging and more. These qualifications indicate a high level of commitment and dedication to their profession.


Are you insured?

This is a big one because even some people with ISA certification are lacking when it comes to insurance. If a tree surgeon is not fully insured and something should happen (say, they drop a large branch on your house causing damage or injury), you will be left footing the bill. True professionals like the team at Epic Tree Care carry millions of pounds of liability and injury insurance.


Can you provide a written quotation?

Discuss the matter at hand with the prospective tree surgeon and then ask them to provide a quotation, in writing. If they decline you should give them a pass. If their quotation does not itemize anticipated expenses you should also give them a pass. 


Contact Epic Tree Care

Selecting the right tree surgeon is often just a matter of asking the right questions. If you need help with the trees on your property call Epic Tree Care on 01542 647607. We’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you have and to provide a detailed written quotation for our services

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