Tree Surgery

The range of services we provide revolves entirely around the qualifications and experience we possess. This commitment to specializing in what we know best ensures our customers receive an uncompromising level of service. Paul Hastings FDSC (Arb), M.Arbor.A

“Tree Surgery” is the general term given to the aerial work within trees. This might mean the sympathetic crown reduction of a landmark tree, or the sectional felling (dismantling) of a tree, due to ill health. Tree Surgery is carried out by a “tree surgeon”, however this is an unregulated term that anyone can coin.

Arborists are tree surgeons, but usually those calling themselves “arborists” have a greater awareness of the consequences their actions have on the trees they work on (not always though!). Arborists are usually qualified, experienced and knowledgeable in many aspects of arboriculture not just their removal.

There are however many excellent tree climbers who are extremely efficient at dismantling complicated and technical trees; these people are highly skilled and play a huge part in our industry.

There are many reasons why a tree might require work: It might be because it has outgrown it’s location and now blocking light or a view. It might be because it has become diseased or damaged. It might be part of a routine maintenance regime such as the annual pruning of fruit trees or re-pollarding.

As a minimum requirement all our arborists/tree surgeons hold National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) qualifications in aerial tree work. They are experienced in not just the takedown of trees but also the pruning and care of trees.

  • Our tree work is carried out in accordance to the British standard BS3993:2010 Tree Work. Recommendations.
  • We are fully insured to carry out every aspect of tree work and arboricultural consultancy.
  • We are NPTC qualified
  • We all are Emergency First Aid at Work +F qualified.
  • We regularly attend courses to stay up to date with industry standards and best practises.
  • All climbing and lowering equipment is LOLER checked (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) every 6 or 12 months depending on its type of use.
  • Our machinery and equipment is regularly checked and maintained in accordance with PUWER.
  • We hold: £5 million Public Liability, £10 million Employers Liability, £2 Million Professional Indemnity
  • We carry out site specific risk assessments on all jobs and produce risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) for contracts prior to starting.
  • All our staff and contractors work under contract and are obligated to adhere to our working standards and code of ethics.