Advice about using a tree surgeon

Before you carry out work to trees, please check if:


We recommend obtaining at least two written quotations (these are usually free) and a statement of insurance cover. If you have any doubts about a company's insurance, ask to see the policy and receipts to confirm up-to-date cover. To get competitive prices you will need to be clear about the following:

  • What work is required
  • Disposal of debris - do you want the contractor to do this for you or can it be disposed of on site? Most contractors have chippers, which makes disposal easier
  • If you are keeping large pieces of timber, do you want them cut into logs and if so what size?
  • If you are having a tree removed do you want the stump removed? Most contractors have stump grinders but all can arrange it for you. Remember this will add to the cost
  • Is the contractor NPTC qualified (National Proficiency Tests Council)?


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