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 are insured as follows
£10 Million Pounds Employers Liability
£5 Million Pounds Public liability.
£1 Million Pounds Professional Indemnity
Also Insurance certificates for training purposes. Any of the certificates can be provided if required
Q: What Qualifications do you Have as tree surgeons and Arborists?
A:National proficiency tests council "NPTC" and Lantra qualifications.
Regular audits, of both external and internal audits of working practices, this ensures our continued compliance with the Arboricultural and Forestry Advisory Group "AFAG" "HSE" and "FISA" - Forestry Industry Safety Accord Guidance.
Plus, all staff take regular "First aid" Refresher training courses along with Aerial Rescue practice courses.
Q: What kind of legislations do you work under?
1) The Forestry Act 1967
2) The conservation "Natural Habitats" Regulations 1994
3) Town and country planning "Scotland" Act 1997
4) BS3998: 2010 Tree work Recommendations
5) Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
6) Work at height regulations 2005
7) Health & Safety at work act 1974
8) New roads & street works act 1991
9) Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 "COSHH"
10) Provision and use of work equipment regulations 2002 "PUWER"
11) Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998 "LOLER"
12) BS 8545: 2014 Trees: Nursery to independence in the landscape "Recommendations"
13) BS 5837: 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction recommendations.
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 are 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