Today there is no shortage of adverts all over the internet for every type of professional service, but when the time comes to choose a tree surgeon or arborist in the Surrey area to look after your trees and hedges, what should you look out for?
The professional body that regulates this industry is The Arboricultural Association - or Arb Association- or Arb Association as it is commonly known. It is an independent, self-funded group of professional agriculturists with a passion for the industry who identify, share and promote best practice with their approved contractors.
They are at the cutting edge of tree knowledge, set the agenda for trees in the built environment and show leadership on how best to care for and manage amenity trees. They provide a provide a pool of expertise, information and knowledge to Arb Association approved contractors and monitor our work to ensure standards are upheld.
Not every tree surgeon you see advertised has any sort of accreditation, but here are Dave Ford Tree Care we are proud to be an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, having successfully passed our regular inspections on both our tree work, our knowledge of tree work and tree maintenance and our business.
In addition we are assessed on:
- Our understanding and practical application of current arboricultural practice
- Our compliance with legislative requirements of arboricultural contracting
- Our compliance with health and safety requirements of arboricultural contracting (endorsed by the CHAS scheme)
- Our high levels of service to clients through efficient business management.
As Approved Contractors we are also covered by the appropriate levels if insurance for customer’s benefit including Public Liability insurance to a minimum of £5,000,000.
Being based in the heart of Surrey we are well placed to provide the highest levels of arboricultural services across Dorking, Reigate, Epsom, Esher, Oxshott, Redhill, Caterham, Oxted, Richmond, Hampton and all of the surrounding towns and villages.