Choosing A Tree Surgeon
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How Do I Choose the Right Tree Surgeon?
As there are no legal requirements to have professional training and licenses, it is imperative that you choose the right tree surgeon to avoid any improper work, which can lead to personal injury or injury to others, as well as property damage.
Trees require special care and respect; choosing the right tree surgeon will not only keep your trees happy and healthy, but it will also ensure optimal tree growth for the future.
In the UK there are two recognised schemes certifying safe and professional standards of practice while perform tree work. This is especially important to avoid any injuries and damages to properties and bystanders.
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
ISA has continuously aimed to improve the standards of training and professionalism within the arboricultural industry. The scheme requires members undergo continuous training to conform with latest updates and changes in the industry,
Choosing an Arborist
For the safety and health of your trees, it is vital that any advice given or work performed is carried out by professional arborists who are trained and qualified. Wherever possible, check the validity of their memberships with recognised regulatory bodies and professional award schemes for your peace of mind.
As important it is to remember to check their credentials, it's equally important to remember that arborists can be highly competent even if they do not subscribe to either scheme. You should, however, take extra precautions before using their services.
According to The Health and Safety Executive, you as a client should show due-diligence to ensure they do in fact have the necessary competency to perform the actions required.
Arboriculture is a professional service which requires a high standard of safety. It is imperative that whoever is doing the tree work knows the safe practices both for themselves and their surroundings.
When you are choosing an independent professional arborist to carry out some tree work, it's recommended that you obtain quotes from several clients to ensure that you receive a fair value for your money.
If you are looking for a professional arborist to care for your trees in the Northampton area, you can discuss your requirements with an ISA qualified tree surgeon by following the links below.