Glasgow Tree Surgeons F.A.Q
Q: Why are we called Tree Surgeons and Arborists?
A: Tree Surgeons and Arborists are specialists in their chosen field, taking care of trees and maintaining them to the highest degree. Like a hospital surgeon tree surgeons are highly trained and skilled people that perform operations on injured and diseased trees. We have studied to understand and treat these living breathing organisms. Exactly the same as a surgeon in hospital has trained to treat sick patients. Trees need to be understood so the they can be treated in the correct manner. That's what we do and love it!.
Q: As Tree Surgeons can you give us an idea of what kind of work you do?
A: Yes we insured in full up to £5 Million Pounds liability. Also Insurance certificates for training purposes. Any of the certificates can be provided if required
Q: Are you all fully trained Tree Surgeons
A: Our line of work can be quiet dangerous if not performed correctly. We only employ tree surgeons who hold the relevant certification and are 100% qualified to carry out all the tasks that are needed. These include separate papers to work on and maintain specialist machinery, to remove and maintain trees of every shape and form.
Q: Who has the Responsibility for Trees in Glasgow?
A:The responsibility and management of any trees
will always rest with the property owner, and so does the responsibility for obtaining the correct permissions for any proposed works carried out.
Q: What about Trees Situated on Private Land?
A: Trees Situated on Private Land, which includes a private garden or neighbours garden are the sole responsibility of that private owner. If by chance branches branches or foliage hang over your property from next door, you are quiet within your right to cut these branches on the boundary line. The cut branches under law still remain their property, a good idea is to offer them back to your neighbour a
common courtesy before disposing them.
Q: What about Glasgow Councils advice on Protected Trees within the City of Glasgow:
Please click on the link below
Q: Can i receive a quote over the phone?
A: To be honest "No" every job is different. Our site inspections need to be carried out by one of our certified tree surgeons, we have to take many things into account and consideration like equipment access, machinery to bring with us, and a survey of the surroundings, and the actual trees position for health and safety issues. It's impossible to do this over the phone. Hope you understand and at the end of the day, "the quotations we give are free!"
Q: How do i know if my tree is hazardous or dangerous?
A: As with most cases the responsibility is always the
Property owner's. Certain defects and tree ailments can be identified by our certified Arborists. We can assess the tree for you and if you wish, give you a written report siting the problems and advise a way forward. Sometimes you will need a written report for your insurance company, pointing out the potential dangers and hazards, as they are becoming more commonly requested these days by these companies.
Good advice would be to check your policy.
Look for these common defects and tree hazards
Tree leaning strongly to one side
Branches getting close to power lines
Mushrooms growing at the bottom of tree
Trees nearby are dead, fallen or unhealthy looking
Decaying wood on either trunk or main limbs
Roots damaged, broken or rotting
Q: Do you offer free advice to your customers
A: Yes we do, and always available to give you advice relating to any tree issues you may have.
Q: Will you give me a free and no obligation Quotation?
A: Certainly as we do with all our customers
Q: Do you offer your services to the commercial sectors along with your residential work.
A: Yes we cover commercial contracts and have many years of experience in both fields. Our up to date modern equipment and highly trained arborists can tackle the most difficult situations you may think were impossible. Wether it's a long term maintenance contract, ground clearance, vegetation management, we are a one stop shop. Other examples are
* Site Clearances
* Highways and Trackside Arboriculture
* Vegetation Management
* Commercial and Industry Tree Works
* Grounds Maintenance
* Commercial Landscaping