Tree Top Services is a family run business based in the heart of Wiltshire. Turf and landscape gardening has been a family trade for generations. However, with an ever competitive market we decided to diversify in the early 90's and master the art of tree surgery. Today we strive to be the market leaders in our area. As new members to Landscape Juice, this is our story.
The garden improvement industry remains a seasonal affair. While the seasons shift and snowfall, drought and record rainfall blur the lines our work tends to follow a familiar pattern. As the summer comes to a close and the nesting season is over, we pick up our tools, dust off our maintenance contracts in preparation for a surge in tree service enquiries.
Unlike lawn care, tree surgery is a dangerous and litigious profession. While technology and knowledge continues to evolve in landscaping, it remains a safe and painless occupation. Tree surgery, or arboriculture as it’s sometimes known, is fraught with hazards. A legitimate tree surgeon requires liability insurance, industry qualifications and a firm handle on the law. These are the qualities that distinguish a professional from those ever present cowboys.
A tree surgeon’s first steps are necessary safeguards. He’ll need to be NPTC certified in Chainsaw Operations and require Public Liability Insurance for damage to body and property. Before beginning work, he’ll need to familiarize himself with legal acts and TPO’s. This is the initiation. We’d recommend a lengthy apprenticeship too.
A cursory online search reveals a rap sheet of horrors injuries that punctuate the industry. The journey to become established is extensive, and rightfully so.
The learning never stops. In recent years we’ve jettisoned the Yellow Pages and developed our online presence. We touch base with the community via the Landscape Juice Network and forums including ArbTalk. We’re familiarizing ourselves with those newfangled terms such as ‘SEO’ and ‘Social Media’. Who knows how marketing will evolve?
A company outing is penciled in for Oktoberfest (although one or two team-mates may need their arms twisted). We have the Arb Event, with its climbing events and promotions, in mind too. Despite the lethargic economy, we have heady goals and remain bullish about the year ahead.
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