Selecting a tree surgeon
A tree surgeon (also known as an arboriculturist, arborist or arboricultural contractor) can give you expert advice and carry out tree work for a fee.
Before any work is carried out on a tree you must check if the tree is protected. You may be prosecuted for working on or removing protected trees without permission.
Before selecting a tree surgeon we strongly recommend that you look at the Arboricultural Association website as they provide:
- advice on how to choose a tree surgeon including questions you should ask
- a directory of approved contractors
Once you have selected your tree surgeon make sure you have their quote in writing before they start any work.