What is a tree surgeon ?
Updated: May 28
To be a tree surgeon you must be able to acquire an array of skills, and perform most of them on a daily basis. Techniques and new best tree surgeon practices are to be learned for an entire tree surgeons career. Here's a list of the different skills a tree surgeon must be able to carry out in order to do their job to the best of their ability.
Tree surgeon skills.
Climbing & working at height.
Safe efficient use of small machinery (chainsaws, hedge trimmers etc).
Safe efficient use of large machinery (chippers, stump grinders, tractors, cherry pickers etc).
Working long hours under pressure.
Working in very hazardous environments.
Maintenance on all equipment.
Planning safe systems of work and identifying all possible risks.
A good tree surgeon will show good knowledge on how to optimise a trees health. This can be done when a tree surgeon performs a tree inspection and identifies any problems.
The tree surgeon should then be able to carry out the tasks to fix these problems.
Below we've made a list of the different procedures in the tree surgeon industry, so you can familiarise yourself with the different services a tree surgeon can offer you.
Tree surgeon services.
Tree removal, which includes working with heavy machinery such as cranes, tractors, winches, excavators.
Removing only the dead,damaged or crossing branches.
Dealing with storm damaged trees.
Tree reports and assessing the health and potential risk.
We understand that these terms may be hard to understand, which is why we've written a blog post for you with pictures, purely explaining in more detail the different services a tree surgeon can offer you.
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