Avoiding a Rogue Trader

Unfortunately, rogue traders operate in various industries, including tree surgery. Like many rogue traders, they pose a risk to themselves and those that operate around the work they carry out.

Whilst unqualified traders can be convincing, there are a variety of things you can look into in order to help ensure that the person you employ is legitimate.


Sometimes, opting for the cheapest price isn’t always the best decision. If you think that the price for your tree surgery requirements is too good to be true, shop around to see where the middle ground lies.

Paying an unqualified tradesman could result in injury to them, you, or your property. If your tree surgeon is not willing to provide a written quotation, you should avoid them.


We’ve spoken a lot about why having the right training and qualifications is important, but what qualifications should all arborists have? Here at Treesaw, we boast far more than the bare minimum;

Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor
SO 9001 (Quality Management Systems Requirements)
ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems)
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems)
CHAS certification
TrustMark (Tree Surgeons) certification


All arborists need to be insured and should be able to prove their insurance credentials. The recommended minimum amount of Employers and Public Liability insurance is £5 million.


Here at Treesaw, we are always more than willing to show you examples of our work, provide a written quote, show our insurance credentials and qualifications. To inquire about tree surgery, tree stump removal or vegetation control in Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford or Harrogate, please call today on 0113 239 1271 or send your enquiry through to our contact form.