In this quick guide, we’re offering our top tips on picking the right tree surgeon for the job. If you’re in need of tree cutting or maintenance on your property, whether that’s residential or commercial, these tips should help you avoid the common pitfalls when it comes to choosing a grounds maintenance professional.


  • Are they qualified?

    Tree surgery is a specialist service, and for that reason you’ll want to make sure you choose a surgeon that’s qualified for the job. Some specific qualifications and accreditations to look out for include:
    – Working in compliance with BS5837.
    – Equipment should be fully classified under LOLER regulations.
    – Surgeons trained to NPTC standards.


  • Check customer ratings

    Are customer ratings generally positive? Or are they falling short of the mark? It’s best to look at impartial, third-party review sites, such as Google and Facebook.


  • Do they offer the services you’re looking for?

    If you require specific services, you’ll want to make sure the company can deliver without any hassle. Perhaps you require work outside of the traditional felling and pruning? At N J Pacey, we can perform a range of specialist tree surgeon tasks, including tree stump removal and tree protection plans and condition surveys. We can also carry out inspections of arboricultural equipment for other tree professionals in the area.


  • Is the quote competitive?

    It’s best to shop around for a quote. Be wary though – the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best. You’ll want to know exactly what’s covered in the price and that you’ll be guaranteed a good, reliable service. For instance, the quote may not include taxes or the clearance of waste. It’s worth asking for a full breakdown of the cost to be sure everything is included.


Contact our specialist tree surgeons in Peterborough today to get your free, competitive quote. At N J Pacey, we offer an efficient and professional tree surgery service, and even act as consultants and inspectors for other local arboriculturalists.