How do you choose a good tree surgeon?
When you have a tree job that you need carrying out how do you choose which company to use? How do you know who to trust?
Basically ‘why should you choose Green Man Woodlands?!’
Here are a few tips on choosing a reputable tree surgery company-
Insurance. Have they got public liability insurance and employers insurance? Even when using sub-contractors a company should still have Employers insurance in place.
Health and Safety. This is one of the most important aspects of our industry and costs us money for the right equipment and personnel, hence why lots of companies don’t follow the rules. Site specific risk assessments, method statements, PPE, traffic control measures, policies and procedures etc. are all important to a trustworthy company who takes health and safety as seriously as it should.
Matt wearing correct PPE and using correct climbing techniques.
Have they been recommended by someone you know and trust? Word of mouth is the best way of finding a tree company.People have no reason to lie about a service they have received, if they recommend someone it’s usually with good reason!
Have you seen examples of their work? Here at Green Man Woodlands we would happily point out all of our work; we’re proud of it and always do the best job. But this also works the other way – If you see bad examples of tree work (and there’s a lot about!) then avoid the company that did it. This is so important, bad and incorrect tree surgery can affect your trees health so be careful who you choose.
Are they knowledgeable about trees? This will show you who is doing this type of work because they genuinely care for and are passionate about trees and want to do a good job. We will do the best job we can for your trees in a safe manner even if that means it takes longer than we planned, someone who doesn’t care will rush the job to get paid, not caring about the end result.
Price. Don’t always go with the cheapest quote; make sure you consider the above points. Bad tree work can also result in remedial or correctional work having to be done- in the long run it can end up being more expensive.The worst case scenario is that poor tree work can result in unsafe, hazardous trees - at the end of the day it’s worth paying to know it is being done by a company that is experienced, well-equipped, safe and insured.
Trust – do you trust them to do a good job and to make sure that all of the correct local authority permissions are checked and in place? Here at GMW we take care of that for you.
Get things in writing. We send out our quotes, usually by email along with our terms and conditions and ask you to confirm in writing if you would like to go ahead with our quote and agree to the T&Cs. This protects you and us.