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How to choose your ideal Tree Surgeon

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

Stump Removal

If you need trees examined or you want professional guidance from a specialist, you need to call on a tree surgeon. However, there may be many tree surgeons operating in your local area, and not all tree surgeons work to the same standard or level. You should decide on what you need from a tree surgeon and take steps to find a professional who is best for your needs. If you need assistance in making an informed decision, here are some tips on how to choose your ideal tree surgeon.

You should ask a tree surgeon if they are insured, and to what level, and whether they work to a British Standard. The surgeon should respect by saying they work to BS3998:2010 Tree Work – Recommendations. Also, tree surgeons should hold qualifications, so feel free to ask about a tree surgeon’s experience and what skills they have obtained over the years.

Ask for a written quotation

While the price isn’t the only factor you should consider when hiring a tree surgeon, you need to be happy with the fee and what you will receive for this money. Therefore, before you decide on a tree surgeon, ask for a written quotation. Ideally, you should arrange for quotes from a few companies or professionals, allowing you to make an informed decision as to what is best for your needs and requirements.

Ask for references

In the social media era, the proof is very important, and most people are savvier when it comes to looking at what companies have to offer. You shouldn’t take a firm at face value; you should look to see what other people have to say about them.

Hopefully, you can find social media reviews about your choice of a tree surgeon, but don’t be afraid to ask for references or testimonials directly from the firm or tree surgeon. A good company will have references available on demand, and if a company cannot provide you with recommendations or previous clients who you can contact for insight, be wary about choosing this firm.

A reliable tree surgeon will be more than happy to discuss your problem or needs. You don’t need to be friends with the tree surgeon to get work done, but as you are inviting this professional to your property, you want to feel comfortable with them. Taking the time to stop and chat with your estate agent will provide you with a stronger platform for feeling confident about any work carried out on your property.

At South East Trees, we know choosing the best estate agent for your needs can be a complicated process. There are many factors to consider, with the price being just one element to take on board. However, if you are keen to hire an estate agent, speak with a local specialist who has a strong track record in undertaking work of this nature. No matter the amount of work required, you’ll find that the right estate agent makes the process a lot simpler.

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