Article 3: Tips for selecting a Tree Surgeon
When making an appointment with a Tree
Surgeon, inform them if you require advice regarding trees or if you already have a specification and need an
estimated or fixed cost quotation.
Identify if your trees are in a conservation
area or if there are any tree protection orders (TPO’s) on your trees.
Consider obtaining more than one quotation
or estimate. This will allow you to compare prices and choose the right company for your particular job. Remember
that price may not be the governing factor.
Estimates or quotations will normally be
provided free of charge for your specific requirements, but you should be aware that there may be a fee charged if
advisory work is involved.
When asking for an estimate or quotation,
indicate when you would like the work to be carried out. The contractor will be able to advise you if this is going
to be practical.
Do not leave it too long before accepting an
estimate or quotation. If possible, let the contractor know your decision within 7 to 10 days, and make clear the
terms of acceptance.