Trees surgeon is the common name used for an Aborist. An Aborist generally focuses on the health and safety of individual trees, hedges & plants rather that managing forests or harvesting wood. Knowledge of trees and tree safety is of the upmost importance when working with trees.
All homeowners are responsible for ensuring any trees, hedges or plants on their property are safe and healthy.
Under the Road Safety Act 1993 revised in June 2014 section 70 Dangerous Structures, Trees etc, 2 (a) “The owner or occupier of land shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that a tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation on the land is not a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road and that it does not obstruct or interfere with the safe use of a public road or the maintenance of a public road”.
When it comes to tree care some jobs are too big and too dangerous for anyone other than a professional to carry out. A common rule of thumb is unless you can work with both feet firmly on the ground, you should hire a professional Tree Surgeon!
We at Foxcover Tree & Landscape Services understand that proper tree care is an investment on your part. Well cared for and safe, healthy trees can add considerable value to your property, while poorly care for trees can be a serious liability.
There are various factors to consider when choosing the right tree surgeon for your job, some are listed below.
Qualifications: Tree Surgeons should be well educated and experienced in all aspects of tree care. All of our team at Foxcover Tree Services are highly trained with TCI and have qualifications certified with City & Guilds. Please see out About Us section for more information on our training & qualifications.
Insurance: This is one of the most important questions for a potential client to ask, all clients should ask for proof of insurance. Many homeowners have had to pay out large sums of money for damages caused by uninsured individuals claiming to be a tree expert. You, as the property owner could be held responsible for damages or injuries that may occur as a result of a tree job gone wrong. Foxcover Tree Services are fully insured for public liability and personal accident with Insight Insurance.
Contracts/Quotations: Always get it in writing any work that is to be carried out and the price quoted. Don't be afraid, as the client to ask questions such as
“When will the work be started and completed?”
“Who is responsible for the clean up?”
“Is this the total price, is there any hidden costs?”
“If I would like more work to be done can it be added at a later time?”
Foxcover Tree & Landscape Services will always give you a full and detailed written quotation for all work to be completed. Every initial visit and every written estimate will be free of charge. We will go through our quote with you in person to make sure everything is agreed and to your specification. We promise there will never be any hidden charges. As part of every quote all waste will be taken away and we will leave your property clean and tidy. If at any stage you would like more work carried out we will agree another estimate with you for the new work or add it onto your original quote immediately.
Accepting Bids: We advise all clients not to just accept the lowest bid. We at, Foxcover Tree & Landscape Services, feel that you, as the client, should always examine our credentials and find out about our company so that you feel happy that you have chosen us because of a combination of our price quoted, work agreed on as well as our expertise and professionalism.
Previous Work Completed: Always ask for references/testimonials from previous clients, visit previous worksites or look at photos of previous jobs completed. Remember tree care is a substantial long lasting investment. Foxcover Tree & Landscape Services are happy to provide you with testimonials from previous clients and are continuously updating our portfolio on this website.