Manchester’s Tree Surgeon, Tree Removal and Tree Pruning Experts
Bark and Branch are vegetation management specialists from trees to invasive weeds. Based on the borders of Cheshire, Derbyshire & Greater Manchester Bark and Branch provide a high quality reputable service throughout all three counties.
We under take all our tree surgery, tree & site clearance, vegetation & invasive weed control work with pride and are committed to providing first class customer service and professionalism from start to finish of any job we undertake.
All of our work is undertaken by City & Guilds qualified staff who are all highly experienced.
We hold £5 million public liability insurance. Our services are not only available to domestic homes but to commercial customers, builders/developers, utilities infrastructure & commercial clearance etc.
What does a ‘tree surgeon Manchester’ actually do?
If you are using the search term ‘tree surgeon Manchester’ and wondering what it is we do, then this article will help.
Firstly, we aren’t qualified medical surgeons!
Essentially, we are focused on the care and maintenance of trees which have their own ecosystem and are an important part of our environment. We are also known as arborists, which is our correct title.
However, much like a medical doctor, tree surgeons need to be highly skilled so they can perform various operations such as removing dead wood and understanding how the tree, our patient, works.
So if you need work undertaken on your shrubs or trees, then a tree surgeon can offer advice and offer a quote to carry out the work.
It’s important that the tree surgeon asks appropriate questions so they understand what your needs are so the work is carried out effectively.
Hiring an arborist for ‘tree pruning Manchester’
It’s also important to remind anyone interested in hiring an arborist for ‘tree pruning Manchester’, for instance, that if the arborist believes that your trees are fine and are in need of no attention then this is a sign of their honesty.
Questions you should ask your tree surgeon:
- Ask the tree surgeon about their qualifications – these are essential
- Ask them for professional membership and accreditation details
- Ask for a detailed quote from each tree surgeon
- Ensure that they will use the correct equipment
- Ask who will carry out the work.
These are important questions to ask and if you are looking for a top quality job to be undertaken then you should hire a specialist; some of the work tree surgeons carry out can be very dangerous indeed.
Language being used by tree surgeons Manchester
It’s also important that you listen to the language being used by tree surgeons Manchester and their terminology. Also, at the very least, they should have qualifications from the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) which is part of the City & Guilds.
These will include qualifications such as CS39, which covers the use of a chainsaw, the CS31 which covers the felling and processing of small trees and also CS38 which shows the tree surgeon can climb a tree and, if necessary, perform an aerial rescue.
While on the subject of qualifications, it is worthwhile asking whether the tree surgeon is working to British Standards and see whether they can name the relevant standards.
The two main standards for tree work are British Standard 3998:2010 and British Standard 5837:2012. The standards cover tree work, the tree surgeon’s recommendations and also the design and removal of trees.
Good advice on tree surgery Manchester
This means they not only work with trees but also with hedges and shrubs and can give good advice on all aspects of tree surgery Manchester so your trees will get the correct treatment at the right time of year.
It’s also important that the tree surgeon listens to how you would like your garden to look and they will know what is best for the plants around the tree.
Indeed, tree surgeons may recommend removing a tree or shrub and then replacing it with another type of tree or shrub that’s more suitable for that position in the garden.
Another potential issue that needs to be considered and which will be an indicator of a tree surgeon offering a good quality service, is the question of what to do with the waste that is generated.
Searching for tree removal Manchester
Put simply, a job may require lots of pruning, trimming and cutting work, and if you are searching for ‘tree removal Manchester’ you need to appreciate that the tree surgeon will remove the entire tree without leaving branches or waste behind.
There’s no doubt this could be a nuisance for you and your neighbours, particularly if it is impossible to light a bonfire for the waste in your garden.
The alternative will see you having to visit the tip several times with bags stuffed with the pruning and waste.
Ideally, a well-equipped arborist will remove the tree, pruning and waste as part of their quoted work or they may decide to convert the tree into woodchip so you can use it as mulch for your garden.
Indeed, this last point leads us nicely onto the equipment a tree surgeon requires for a job to be carried out effectively.
The most important reason for hiring a tree surgeon in Manchester
Perhaps the most important reason for hiring a tree surgeon in Manchester is that they not only have the knowledge gained from years of experience but have the specialised equipment that is necessary for carrying out the job correctly.
The main aim for this is not to harm the tree and ensure its will benefit from any work carried out.
Also, there will be people tempted to carry out work for themselves on trees but this is a high-risk profession and it demands specialist training so no-one suffers a serious injury.
This means handling heavy materials and being confident when using chainsaws and a woodchip machine on a client’s property; some arborists may also use a mobile elevated work platform to ensure they can carry out the work safely or use ropes and harnesses – again this is a skilled task.
If you would like to learn more about what does a ‘tree surgeon Manchester’ do?, then it’s time to speak with the experts at Bark and Branch who will be pleased to help and we have years of experience in delivering excellent work.
Hi James, Just a short note to thank you and ‘the team’ for the work done last week. Both myself and Jean were really grateful for the professional way you all conducted yourselves and the timely way in which the work was done. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to other prospective clients.
Kind regards,Mr & Mrs B