" After getting a couple of quotes from local suppliers I went with Tree Survive for work in my back garden. We were very impressed by the professionalism and the way in which Tree Survive went about the quality of his work and attention to detail. I felt we got excellent value for a lot of hard work, performed tidily and in a timely manner. Highly recommended. "
" You cannot fault the quality of work undertaken by Rudi and his team. Their attention to detail is fantastic and everything is done to the highest standard. It is not just a case of hiring a tree surgeon, in Rudi you find a man who is passionate about his work and explains all options before starting work on a tree. If there is a way to make a tree safe and extend its life then Rudi will find it where others would simply remove it from the landscape. "
- Stephen Harding, Head Gardener Puckle Hill House
" Rudi and his team provided the following jobs for us: pollarding a massive holm oak, lifting the crown of 2 conifers and taking away a dead tree. They were very knowledgable, kept fully in line with the council's tree-maintenance terms and literally worked until is was dark to get the job done. The next day everything was cleared up and tidy - a job well done! "
" Rudi was very prompt both in providing the quote and in carrying out the work. He and his team worked very efficiently to deal quickly and thoroughly with two overgrown conifers. All debris was removed and the garden left tidy but much lighter! I would have no hesitation in recommending Tree Survive to anyone undertaking a similar task. Many thanks, Olwen Walker. "
- Olwen Walker -Tunbridge Wells
" Rudi and Fynn have made such a difference to our woodland. They explained the process and the benefits of what they were doing - and were brilliant at ensuring specific areas that we use for the children have been made safe. We cannot recommend them highly enough for their expertise, professionalism and their enthusiasm for what they do. Thank you both for all you have done for our Enchanted Woodland. "
- Louise Neaves, Temple Hill Primary Academy
" I was impressed with Rudi's work. He was punctual, efficient and quick. Two tall trees were sectionally felled and neatly stacked in a few hours. He was even kind enough to e-mail me a few pictures of the work including a great shot of the house from the top of the highest tree. Highly recommended. "
- Peter Holroyd
" "I had a large silver birch tree in my small garden that was starting to rot and therefore was concerned about its stability. Having found ‘Tree Survive’ on the web and the job now completed, I would have no problems recommending Rudi and his team. They are nice guys and very professional, furthermore they left my garden spotlessly clean, void of piles of sawdust." "
- M Pryor, Tunbridge Wells
" We had some crazy quotes for the tree work from several other companies, but felt Rudi's approach and pricing was fair and reasonable for what was required. We will definitely ask Rudi to do the next tree work that we have. Our little boys had a great day too, watching all the hard work and chainsaw action in the garden! "
Why Choose A Professional, Experienced Tree Surgeon
Tree Surgery - Tunbridge Wells - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Maidstone.
Trees enrich our lives and communities , providing us with many social, environmental and economic benefits. Well managed trees can provide calm and reduce stress, moderate temperatures, improve air quality and regulate storm water and high winds. Trees can enhance the amenity value of the urban landscape by obscuring unsightly views with their natural beauty, whilst providing habitat for wildlife. As part of a well maintained garden, trees can add value to your property.
Poorly maintained, trees can impair views and become light blockers that prevent the rest of the garden from flourishing or can weaken to become a hazard to property and people.
How best to manage trees can depend on their age, species, local surroundings and what you, the owner, want from them. Good, experienced arborists / tree surgeons will have undergone specialist training and are usually members of a professional body such as the Arboricultural Association. They can identify the cause of issues - mechanical, pests, fungus - and advise on the most appropriate course of action. Identifying a safe approach is critical, both in terms of the health of the tree and the health and safety of those who will be carrying out the work or be in its general proximity. Reputable tree surgeons carry high levels of public and employer's liability insurance (usually £5m as a minimum) because tree surgery is a high risk profession involving specialist equipment - often involving working at height with chainsaws - in challenging circumstances.
If you get a quote that seems too good to be true, that's because it probably is. Ask for a written quote setting out how they will go about the work, particularly how risk will be managed, and ask to see copies of their insurance policies and qualifications. For example, it is against Health and Safety regulations for a tree surgeon to use a chainsaw without the appropriate training and competency certificates. Expect the tree surgeon to have a minimum of NPTC CS 30, 31, 38 & 39. If the company or individual won't provide these, then say thanks but no thanks. Why? Because if it goes wrong, you'll have no protection. At best you'll have a ruined tree or garden. At worst, you or your neighbour's property may be damaged and your scope to recover damages from an unqualified labourer will be difficult. Moreover you could become liable and your own insurers are unlikely to pay out.
Looking after your trees is a long-term investment, so for your own peace of mind, it makes sense to use a qualified and experienced tree surgeon.