About Us

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We are a family run business, based in  D068over, with over 25 years experience in arboriculture and forestry work.

We are a friendly professional company with a proven track record in providing high quality skilled tree services with environmentally conscious workmanship. Our expereince enables us to provide a wide range of arboriculture services carried out by skilled, hardworking amd conscientous arborists.

We are fully insured and meet strict health and safety regulations, working within BS 3998 and we understand this is a high risk industry and  it is important that you, as a customer, choose the most competent and best qualified contractor to undertake your tree surgery needs.

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to all contracts and agreements between D A Tree Surgeons and our clients. If you have any questions, or would like any more information contact us today for your tree surgeon work in the Kent area.

  • Contractor: D A Tree Surgeons , representing all staff directly or indirectly employed by the company.
  • Client: Person commissioning specified works, unless it has been clearly stated that he/she acts on behalf of the third party.
  • Quotation: written specification of the works as discussed on site and sent to the client.
  • Works: refers to tree surgery.
  • Contract: agreement between D A Tree Surgeons and a client in which the client requires D A Tree Surgeons to undertake certain specified works and D A Tree Surgeons agrees to do this for a given remuneration.

Definitions

  • All quotations and cost estimates are without obligation and are valid for 3 months, from date of quotation, unless otherwise specified.

Quotations

Entering into an agreement, execution of commission

  • Scheduled works should be cancelled by the client on a 24 hours’ notice basis.
  • Costs of any additional works requested by the client falling outside of the original quotation will be specified in an additional quotation.
  • The contractor reserves the right to delay or cancel works that: (a) are deemed a potential hazard (b) are affected by inclement/dangerous weather (c) interfere with the safe retention of wildlife habitats (d) are compromised by unforeseen circumstances.
  • In the event of a force majeure, including all exterior causes (foreseen or unforeseen) over which the contractor has no influence and which prevents it from meeting its obligations, the parties will agree to either suspend or annul the contract.
  • The contractor’s contractual obligations end upon receipt of a written statement by the client approving the works undertaken. The client’s contractual obligations end upon receipt of the remuneration by the contractor.

Alteration/withdrawal/end of contract

  • The contractor is responsible solely for damage that is the direct and demonstrable result of a shortcoming for which the contractor can be held accountable.
  • The contractor does not accept liability for any damages to (underground) services that were not advised of by the client prior to commencement of the works.
  • The client is responsible for informing neighbours in the event where works need to be carried out on their tree and which necessitates access to their property.
  • The client is bound to indemnify the contractor from any claims from third parties arising after completion of the works.

Liability

  • The contract price takes into account factors such as travelling time, site conditions, parking costs, arrangements with local authorities regarding the safeguarding of the area, manpower required and the need for hired equipment.
  • Invoices should be paid on completion of works, unless agreed otherwise. The contractor reserves the right to charge interest on fees outstanding for more than 14 days at the rate of 10% per week from the agreed date of payment.

Payment

  • The law of the United Kingdom applies to all legally binding transactions between the client and the contractor.
  • The contractor takes effect on acceptance by the client, either verbally or in writing of the quotation submitted by the contractor.
  • The contractor commits itself to executing works to the best of its ability, thereby employing sound professional knowledge, skills and experience, with due regard to the clients requirements and in compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.

• The contractor shall take all necessary steps to ensure that the work site is left clean, tidy and safe on completion of all works.

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Tree Pruning Lifting and thinnning

 

Reduction:

When a tree outgrows its situation, D A Tree Surgeons  can be called in to reduce the height and spread of the tree crown.

Before Reduction.
After Reduction.
Before Reduction
After Reduction

 

 


Tree Pruning Lifting and thinning

Reduction:

When a tree outgrows its situation, D A Tree Surgeons  can be called in to reduce the height and spread of the tree crown.

Before Reduction.
After Reduction.
Before Reduction
After Reduction

Lifting:


Often, when there is either a problem with access or with visibility under the tree canopy itself, the crown of the tree will need to be raised or “lifted”. Pruning of this nature should be carried out by D A Tree Surgeons  before the tree reaches a mature age.

Before and after lifting.
Before Lifting
After Lifting

Thinning:


When more light or air is required through the canopy of a tree, D A Tree Surgeons  will carry out Crown “thinning”. The density of the canopy is reduced and this can also reduce the risk of damage caused from crown resistance to high winds. Thinning is very often required on Conifers.

Before thinning.
After thinning
Before Thinning
After Thinning

Cleaning Out:

D A Tree Surgeons  will remove any branches which are damaged, weak or diseased, as well as removing climbing plants such as Ivy to thoroughly “clean out” the tree.


Tree Removal & Felling

 

It may often be necessary to remove trees and D A Tree Surgeons  will use one of two methods depending on the particular situation.

Directional Tree Felling:

 

Directional felling requires considerable precision and can only be used when there is enough space for the tree to fall safely in one piece.

 

Dismantling:

 

Known also as “Section Felling”, this method is used by D A Tree Surgeons  when there is only a limited safe space to bring a tree down piece by piece. If the area below the tree is clear and free from obstructions, then cut branches can simply be allowed to fall. When branches are too large or heavy for the climber to hold and throw clear, or obstructions prevent their ‘free falling’, then lowering ropes are also used.