What are tree services?

What exactly is a tree service?

The plain truth is that there is no hard and fast rules as to what counts as a tree service.

Some companies use the term in a narrow way to refer to tree surgery. This is a specialist tree service that often requires heavy machinery and rigging. Tree surgeons diagnose the health of trees and perform operations upon them including branch removal and the installation of bracing for structural support.

It is more common to see the term ‘tree services’ used to cover any service that directly involves working with trees. These might include tree felling, stump removal/grinding and tree planting.

Other companies will have a broader definition of tree services. When looking up ‘What are tree services?’ you might have come across services such as ground clearance and hedge trimming that could equally be categorised under landscaping or gardening services. Grouping these under tree services can make sense because some site clearance projects will include tree or root system removal while many hedges incorporate trees.

Removing dangerous trees and environmental consultation

Removing trees that are causing a danger to life and property is another popular tree service you will often come across. Arborists will sometimes include an emergency callout service for attending to dangerous trees outside of office hours.

Some tree service providers, including Kneebone Trees, offer specialist arboricultural consultation which covers everything from individual tree surveys to complex environmental planning issues and disputes.

Staying safe when hiring tree services

While it is interesting to ask questions such as, ‘What are tree services?’ it is more important to ensure that whoever you trust with your project has the right credentials and attitude for the work.

Above all, they must be insured for the type of tree work you are hiring them for. If their insurance doesn’t cover the work, chances are they are not qualified to undertake it. Any company willing to carry out tree work without insurance is putting the safety of your home and family at risk, so make sure that you check their credentials before hiring them.

Attitude is also very important. A good tree services provider will listen to your brief, ask relevant questions and make suggestions based on their knowledge and experience. They will have an in-depth understanding of how different species of tree grow and what they need to stay healthy. If you decide to hire them, they will show respect for your home or business by arriving on time, working quickly but with care, maintaining a safe working environment and leaving the site clean and tidy afterwards.

What tree services do Kneebone Trees provide?

What are tree services from our perspective? Like many arborists, we have decided to separate out our tree services from our grounds maintenance, seasoned log deliveries and other services.

Tree services we can provide include:

  • Felling
  • Stump removal and grinding
  • Planting
  • Pruning/trimming
  • Tree safety/tree surgery
  • 24/7 Emergency callouts
  • Expert consultancy

We are fully qualified and insured with extensive experience in all aspects of tree surgery and service provision. We have a positive reputation for our professionalism and work ethic, and we provide free quotations for customers across Devon.

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For more information on our wide range of tree services please contact the team at Kneebone Trees today.

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