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How to Select the Perfect Tree Surgeon Surrey in Three Simple Steps

October 14th, 2020

The trees in your garden may have been evaluated recently and you may be recommended that specific treatment should be performed to treat your tress. In that case, you might be planning to hire a tree surgeon in Surrey soon as you have started worrying about the green members of the family a lot these days. If you have never called a tree doctor before, here is a great primer on how to choose one.


Tree surgeons in the UK should have enough insurance for their work. To put things into perspective, they must have a cover of five million pounds or public liability insurance of a minimum of two million pounds, if they are required to work in high-risk regions, such as schools, busy public areas, or roadsides. A qualified tree surgeon would never shy away from showing you the paperwork of their cover if requested.


Tree work calls for a high level of technical expertise and professional acumen. The quality of work demonstrated by experienced tree surgeons like the T W Tree Stumps Removal adheres to national standards and they are qualified to perform the required surgeries on the trees without causing any harm.

Chainsaw operators should have cleared the different chainsaw operations standards as stipulated by the NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) and must carry the NPTC card when visiting your premises.

All tree removal or tre work (including stump grinding in Surrey) must comply with the British Standard 3998: Recommendations for Tree Works 1989 as it sets the bare minimum tree work standards which all tree doctors must strictly adhere to.

Several of the tree doctors have accomplished recognition in arboriculture; for instance, the NDA (National Diploma in Arboriculture), National Certificate, or AATC (Arboriculture Associations Technician’s Certificate). While it is not a mandatory requirement per se, it does not harm to have one with a professional certification for tree surgery Surrey.


Tree surgeons duly approved or certified by commercial arboriculture bodies are to generally showcase this in letterheads and advertorials. Note that the two key arboriculture authorities are the AA (Arboriculture Association) and the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture).

While not being a member of any of these two organisations does not necessarily suggest that one is not competent or skilful enough, it would be an added advantage if your prospective tree doctor possesses both or any of these memberships. However, member or not, a seasoned tree doctor would always be able to provide you with sound tree advice in Surrey as and when required.


If you believe that your garden falls under a conservation zone or a TPO (tree preservation order) may be enforced on your trees, enquire with your local planning council. Written consent should be obtained from the authorities before you are allowed to start working on any of your trees.

You may consider getting in touch with an acclaimed tree surgeon like the T W Tree Stumps Removal for bespoke tree services, custom recommendations, and expert advice to comply with all applicable government regulations. You can either consult over the phone or choose to visit them in person.