Welcome to Good Tree Surgeon (GTS), a free online resource for all tree owners across the UK.

This site has been created to give anybody who owns, manages or cares for trees the information necessary to make an informed decision when choosing a tree surgeon - or arborist as we prefer to be known- when a tree in their care requires attention as well as to be an easily digested resource to help those who are in the business of offering tree care services.

It is NOT the intention of this site to ‘name and shame’; it is simply a ‘drop in’ surgery for those wanting to know what they need to know and the information you will find here has been included for the benefit of the trees – poor tree work can ruin, and even kill, a healthy tree.

Professional tree care is an investment in the future of a beautiful and vital natural asset – PLEASE don’t let bad workmanship contribute to the destruction of our landscape.

Excellence should be the standard and not the exception.

The site was written by the owner and founder of Bergen Tree Services and Bergen Arbortech and is the result of over two decades of both contracting and consultancy experience gained at all levels of the arboricultural industry and it is the sole intention of the author to help to  raise standards in the industry rather than lower customer expectations; for too long there has been such a huge disparity in the information given to tree owners as well as in the standards of workmanship displayed by contractors, many of whom-some through no fault of their own- are poorly trained and inadequately equipped for their chosen line of work.

Please note - this is not designed to be a watertight solution to ensuring perfect tree management – it is designed as a guide to help those on both sides of the table to be more adequately prepared when they meet to do business.


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