It can often be difficult to know who are the right people to turn to to help with a tree problem and to create new growth opportunities. If not done properly by qualified tree surgeons (sometimes you'll hear us called Arborists or Arboriculturalists) then this can sometimes lead to injury, properties getting damaged and damage to trees that will never grow back and fix themselves. Whether it's us at Tree Peaks you choose or another Tree Surgeon company then here's some key things to consider.
Why get a professional Tree Surgeon to complete the work?
As a child, did you ever fall out of a tree? Well, hopefully not, but if you were ever in the unfortunate position of taking a tumble out of one, then you'll know it hurts and can lead to broken bones (and worse, sometimes death). As a professional Tree Surgeon company, all our team are full qualified and professional Tree Surgeons who are NPTC trained. All the work we do is carried out to BS 3998 standards and adheres to AFAG guidelines. It goes without saying, cutting trees down, pruning them and felling them is a highly-skilled job and must be done with the right harness equipment and tools. It must be complete with the upmost care and attention to detail.
We are insured Tree Surgeons.
Not only are our people insured to do the job, but we also have insurance to cover any public liability (such as property damage) if it ever occurred which is very unlikely.
How can you tell if a Tree Surgeon is the real deal?
Anyone can call themselves a Tree Surgeon and advertise themselves as one. Sadly though, this is not a guarantee of a qualified Arborist. Qualified and competent Tree Surgeons will have certificates (National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)) which show that they have been trained and assessed - just like all our guys at Tree Peaks. Additionally, make sure that whoever you use have the correct safety certificates and equipment in place to complete the job for you.
Who can I speak to for more information?
That would be our main Surgeon Bertie. You can click here to find all our contact information.
Understandably through what we do for a living, here at Tree Peaks safety is of the vitally important. To ensure our team and our customers stay safe, we have ensured all our COVID 19 safety measures follow the guidance provided by the Government.
What Tree Peaks are doing:
In the current climate, at Tree Peaks we are diligent about washing and sanitising both our hands and the equipment we use. The sanitiser we use is from a lovely local business called Bath House and is made on our door step (click here to buy from them). We believe that is crucial to support local businesses in these hard times, however big or small the item or services may be - it might just keep that company afloat.
Thank you ever so much to all our customers who have trusted us to complete a tree surgery job for them in these current times, we value every single one of you.
Bertie @ Tree Peaks
A stump left in the ground after arboriculture work is a reminder that the job was not done properly.
A rotting tree stump that has not been removed is an accident waiting to happen. Not long after the arborist has left your property, the stump will begin to take on a life of its own and list of serious problems can arise at ground level.
In this latest Tree Peaks blog we will be explaining some of the dangers of leaving stumps in the ground after surgery.
1. Tree stumps are a slip, trip and fall hazard for people and an insurance claim waiting to happen
Camouflaged by grass or light moss it doesn’t take the stump long to blend into its environment and become a dangerous trip hazard. This can result in serious falls and in turn public liability (duty of care) insurance claims. There are little to no benefits of keeping a stump in the ground.
2. Tree stumps can damage garden machinery
When a lawnmower hits a stump, there’s only ever going to be one winner. Thousands of lawnmowers are scrapped every year because of bent crankshafts.
3. Tree stumps make garden maintenance hard work
For many gardeners, maintenance is hard work. Why make it harder for yourself by having to manoeuvre round stumps left in the ground. This makes the overall job more time consuming and potentially dangerous for any elderly, disabled or young gardeners.
4. Tree stumps can steal nutrients and create unwanted new growth
Tree stumps that are still in the ground will be taking your new rose beds nutrients without you even knowing it, stunting growth for the rest of your garden.
5. Property values and damage
Stumps left in the ground still have root systems, and if they are getting nutrients they will grow and potentially damage other parts of your property. A garden surveyor will take this into account when valuating your property for sale. And will potentially lower the valuation of your properties if there are stumps that haven’t been properly removed.
6. Garden space
Very few people have too much space in their garden. We are always looking to see what we can change or adapt to make the best use of our spaces. Stumps could be the thing standing in the way of a new picnic or patio area.
7. Unwanted fungi and insects
Decaying wood in abandoned stumps is a brilliant breeding ground for toxic fungi and nuisance insects and pests. Certain fungi can spread rapidly to other parts of your garden. Certain types will even kill the roots of plants nearby.
Tree Peaks have seen many unfortunate stump situations over the years, it really is a case of getting it removed as soon as possible and leaving the cleanest canvas for your garden to grow on.
To find out more about our stump removal services please contact us today by clicking here.
Bertie @ Tree Peaks