Tree surgeons are needed for those garden tidy ups where tree felling and removal is involved.
Hiring a tree surgeon costs a lot less than you would think.
Tree felling – £250 per tree, as an average, although this will depend on the size of tree
Crown reduction - a standard charge of £200 per day
Garden clearance - if you have already cut the trees and need them removing, £200 per day or £40 per hour
Wood chipping - for a tradesman to convert your trees to chippings, £150 a day.
If YES, please show evidence of insurance – Employers’ Liability & Public Liability (recommended minimum of £5 million).
If YES, which one? It should be the standard BS3998: 2010 ‘Tree Work – Recommendations’.
(ask to see copies) Compulsory: MUST have NPTC/Lantra Awards** certificates for chainsaw use. Recommended: Certificates for other skills and machines. Arboricultural knowledge e.g. National Certificates and Diplomas in Arboriculture.
If NO, reject the contractor.
Membership does not guarantee work standards but does show a degree of commitment.
If YES, follow up the reference.
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