ARBORICULTURE (Tree Services)
Our tree department has years of experience in the planting and subsequent maintenance of trees. From planting a single tree to creating a sustainable bio diverse woodland establishing dead wood habitats for invertebrates. We offer the complete package from initial planning through planting to the all important maintenance.
Advice on Planning and Planting
Tree Work Specifications
Fruit Tree Pruning
Dead Tree Removal
Specialists in tree works in confined spaces
Commercial premises and your own private garden
Contact us either by phone 020 3897 8422 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange for a free site visit at a convenient time.
Stephen, one of our Directors, will carry out an initial inspection of your tree.
Within 7 days, he will provide you with an assessment of the works required, a specification of the works, and an estimate for the cost of carrying out the works. This is a free quotation.
You accept the quotation and make a deposit payment.
If you require us to submit the applications, we will submit them upon written confirmation of your instructions. Where applications need to be made to the council, this will take up to six weeks unless it is an emergency, in which case quicker time limits do apply.
While this is being done, we will carry out a risk assessment and produce a method statement and emergency plan.
Once we have received confirmation from the council that the tree work can proceed, we can commence the work. Where you wish to obtain the permissions, we will need a copy of the letters from the council for our insurance records.
NB This is important for you as the client as if the correct paperwork is not in place, the client can become liable for third party claims, action from the Health and Safety Executive, and stringent penalties from planning authorities usually in excess of £2000.00.
Work can commence; if the second deposit payment has not been made, this will be due before the work commences.
Once the work finishes, the final payment will be due.
All our staff will have the relevant certificates of competence of the tasks which they are to undertake and are either part of an ongoing career development program or attend regular refresher training.
All our arboricultural practices are fully compliant with B.S. 3998 as well as relevant Health and Safety Legislation, including but not limited to:
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Working at Height Regulations 2005
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
All our working practices are fully compliant with current environmental legislation including:
Implications of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1991
Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (particular reference to nesting birds and bats)
NB We also offer an Emergency Tree Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - just call us on 07973 345063.