The primary purpose of a tree surgeon is to perform major tree felling operations. This may include cutting down an entire tree, trimming back a root ball, and other tasks that require the skill & expertise of a tree surgeon. Some tree surgeons specialize in only certain activities, such as root cutting, whereas others are jack-of-all-trades, but master of none. Whatever your specialty may be, if you have the skills & knowledge it takes to perform tree removal or pruning, you are qualified to become a tree surgeon. The first step to becoming a tree surgeon is to seek training at an approved institute that prepares you for the job, as well as certification in certain qualifications.
Once you have the required licences and qualifications such as working safely at height and working with a chainsaw you can look to set up your business as a Tree Surgeon Gloucester company like Geoffrey Urch. Next you will need to think about insurance that you need in order to carry out your work.
Some tree surgeons will go on to specialise in certain areas such as tree removal that has been affected by pests and disease. Others will work and gain more knowledge in certain tree species such as oaks and elm. When it comes to working on ancient trees or those with tree preservation orders it is important that the tree surgeon understands what the requirements are.