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Council Approved Tree Surgeon?

Council Approved Tree Surgeon, What does it really mean ?.

You may think councils have robust systems for checking their tree contractors are competent, but you would be wrong !.

Council approved tree surgeon means only that a specific council has approved a contractor to carry out some work, It does not mean the contractor is any good or that the council is saying this is a good company.

Councils provide lists of tree surgeons and nothing else, with no implied approval or recommendation.

We at T.H Tree Services are council approved which is where we found that not every council approved contractor is even fully qualified !.

  • Check for NPTC qualifications minimum CS30-31-32-38-39-41
  • Check for tree surgery insurances, not landscaping
  • Check to see how long they have been trading, under 3-5 years treat with caution
  • Find recent reviews from around the web
  • Are they trading standards approved? This ensures better customer service.

Now you cant expect a council to be able to check every single council approved tree surgeon is competent, it would take far to long and cost to much.

This is why T.H Tree Services decided to gain Trading standards Approval in addition to Safe4site approval. These two accreditations mean we must provide a fair and proper customer service and we must adhere to health and safety legislation to keep accredited. These are more robust systems than any council can implement.

So do not be fooled by tree company’s laying claim to council approval like its actually worth anything to the customer, its really not.

Our best advice is to check your tree surgeon holds full City & Guilds NPTC (Nation Proficiency Test Council) qualifications (CS32-41).

Tree surgeons generally need at least £5 million public liability insurance and £10 million employers liability. Which must be for tree surgery and not landscaping, insurance company’s wont cover professional tree surgery within landscaping insurances.

Check a companies Facebook page for likes and reviews, check the company website review pages. It takes a few minutes to do your due diligence and saves a lot of problems should you be unlucky enough to use a substandard contractor !.

For further information on qualifications and insurance please follow this link: Check our Accreditations and qualifications

So you should now understand the limits of the term “council approved tree surgeon”

 T.H Tree Services provide a reliable, genuine company with a passion for maintaining your trees. Call now for a free quote on 01268 642814.

Fantastic service

Polite, professional and tidy.
The team were punctual, very polite, kept me well informed of what they were doing, anything I asked them wasn’t an inconvenience.
Service with a smile and the tidy up job was fantastic too.
I would certainly recommend TH Tree services and happily use them again.

Hi Mrs Easton, thank you for leaving a lovely review. The team are really pleased they come across professional and friendly.

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