Getting the right person to carry out any work you need doing can seem like a daunting prospect at the outset. How do you know you have the right, and qualified person for the job? With that in mind, we thought we would put together a checklist of things to look out for when you are looking for a Tree Surgeon Huddersfield.

What your Tree Surgeon Huddersfield should know

When you ask for a quote from a tree surgeon they should be able to demonstrate:

How to work with a tree protected by a tree preservation order and be able to advise on getting council permissions for work.

How to work with trees situated in conservation areas.

How to work with trees whilst protecting them and preserving the natural habitat.

How to go about felling a tree and possible licenses required to do so.

The tree surgeon will be able to advise on:

Removing branches that are interfering with wires, guttering, chimneys and windows etc. or that are causing an obstruction to streets and pavements.

Removing dead or weak limbs.

Removing or thinning branches in order to increase light penetration

Working on trees that have been storm damaged

Removing diseased parts of trees

Removing insect infested limbs

Shape trees to make them less prone to storm damage by lessening the wind resistance

Pruning and shaping

For your peace of mind your tree surgeon should:

Provide a written quote for any work to be carried out and that the quote includes the removal of anything that accumulates as a result of the work being carried out.

Be able to provide a copy of their public liability insurance with their quote.

Be able to show their National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) certificate, proving they are competent to work within Health and Safety policy guidelines.

What your Tree Surgeon won’t do

No good and qualified tree surgeon will work at height without being anchored by rope and harness and have the correct protective equipment when working from ladders/platforms.

No reputable tree surgeon will work alone when tree climbing.

No good tree surgeon will carry out work on a tree adjacent to a public highway without adhering to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, using the appropriate signs and barriers as appropriate.

At Totally Trees we want our customers to be secure in the knowledge that they are dealing with a reputable and experienced company.

We always provide copies of all certification, insurance and terms and conditions when we provide a quote.

We always wear our uniforms and adhere to Health and Safety policy guidelines.

Our quote is the price you pay

Whatever the job in hand, we remain respectful of your property and will always tidy up thoroughly before we leave.

For a full list of our services, please see the Tree Surgery Services page

If you need advice or a quote for any tree work on your property, please fill out the Quick Contact form or call us on 01484 500005