This is the time of year when you realize that the trees in outside the house are getting too big and with the stormy season approaching, it is time to take action. Tree Pruning
The trees may be:
Slicing out too much light.
Outgrowing the area they were planted in, growing too near houses, garden sheds, pavements and roads.
Losing branches in the breeze creating a potential threat.
If you have a tree on your property, you have has a duty of care in law to make certain you take appropriate action to ensure everybody’s safety. You may be in a position to do some low pruning but often a tree surgeon is a good and safest option. What exactly is choose a tree surgeon? Here are some tips to help:
Where do I find a tree surgeon?
By simply far the best way through recommendation, and then it’s over to the publications like Yellow webpages – look under ‘tree work’, and local publications but don’t assume that dozens of that advertise offer high quality works. Finally you will find the internet. If you Google search ‘tree surgeon’ and your area, you can find lots of local installers.
How do I know which one to choose?
Here are some questions you can ask to help you choose.
Will be they qualified? Tree cosmetic surgeons should have chainsaw records and climbing/rescue certificates if climbing. Are they pleased to provide copies? Will I actually get a fixed offer or perhaps a proposal? A great estimate is merely that, a proposal; the price may change throughout the job. Is usually the quote provided in writing? Is VAT included in the quoted price? What steps will be considered to protect you and your property?
Public legal responsibility insurance is a must. Will they give a backup on request? Do they are doing a risk assessment? Perform they quote an English Standard – if so it should be BS3998. What happens to the branches and timber? Anything should be removed if you need. What about the chaos – will they clear up? You have to be able to keep your logs without extra charge. Can they advise about Tree Maintenance Orders (TPOs) and Preservation Areas? (Some trees are protected by law).
Who also will be in charge of obtaining permission for the work if the trees are protected?
Be very careful if you find people soliciting work door to door. Using only a mobile phone number or can not be followed to a long lasting address.
And finally: Always get at least 2 quotes. In the event they insist on cash without a receipt, give them a miss. By no means pay before the job is complete!