When you are looking for a tree surgeon manchester it can be quite a difficult job – especially if it is the first time you are looking for one. Depending on the job you wish them to undertake, there are many different aspects to consider when felling a tree and this is something that only someone with experience will know. Although you may think that pruning a tree is a simple job, there are many things to consider, which is why you should always spend a little bit of time doing some research before you decide on the right tree surgeon for you.
To help to make this process a little easier for you, here are some questions that we often get asked about our tree services Manchester.
What Qualifications Are Important?
There is a governing body for tree surgeons, as with most other occupations within the UK. The tree surgeon governing body is called the NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) and contractors who have passed NPTC assessments carry an ID card. There are three different types of test: Felling only, felling trees in sections (dismantling) and pruning (tree surgery).
Here at Bark and Branch all our staff is NPTC qualified (part of the City and Guilds) and our certifications include CS39 (chainsaw use), CS31 (felling & processing of small trees) and CS38 (climbing a tree and performing an aerial rescue).
What Type of Insurance do you Have?
Any legitimate business will have insurance, and be able to show you proof of that. We have public liability insurance up to £5 million at Bark and Branch to not only protect our business but our employees as well.
Do You Have References?
Whenever you take someone on to do a job for you it is always a good idea to ask for references from past clients and pictures of jobs that they have undertaken. You can also look online to see if there are any reviews, and to find out what other people have said about them.
Can I Get a Quote?
When you are thinking about tree surgery it is a good idea to get a quote first, as no-one will be able to give you an exact price before they have seen the tree in situ. Getting a written quote first means you shouldn’t get any nasty surprises further down the line.
If you live around the Manchester area and are looking for tree surgery manchester then please contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.