Insurance and Qualifications

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 Fully Insured and Qualified Tree Surgeons in Essex

Montrose Trees are fully qualified and insured to carry out all tree works safely and professionally. You can rest easy knowing our staff know what they are doing, ensuring safety for themselves, our clients and the members of the public. Montrose Trees staff also take refresher courses every 3-5 years as required by law.

Montrose Trees holds £10 million in public liability insurance and these documents are available upon request. Risk assessments and method statements are methodically filled out to ensure maximum staff and client safety.

 Tree Surgeon in Essex working with the low carbon business network

 Lantra Approved Tree Surgeon in Essex

 ISA Society Tree Surgeon in Essex

 NPTC Qualified Tree Surgeon in Essex

montrose Trees, Proud members of check a trade

 Tree Surgeon in Essex

N.P.T.C City & Guilds National Proficiency Test Council Qualifications

Montrose Trees, Tree Surgeons Aerial Rescue Qualified

  • Unit 206 – Climb a Tree (Level 3)
  • Unit 306 – Conduct Aerial Rescue (Level 3)

Montrose Trees, Tree Surgeons Aerial Qualified

  • Unit 308 – Use of a Chainsaw From a Rope and Harness (Level 3)
  • Unit 309 – Aerial Tree Dismantling Operations (Level 3)

Montrose Trees Groundsman Qualifications

  • Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw (Level 2)
  • Unit 202 – on-Site Preparation and Cross Cutting (Level 2)
  • Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees (Level 2)
  • Unit 301 – Fell & Process Trees (Level 3)

Stump Grinder & Wood Chipper (Lantra Certified)

  • Wood Chipper Trained and Certified
  • Stump Grinder Trained and Certified

Insuring BS3998: 2010 ‘Tree Work – Recommendations' working to a high standard tree care.






NPTC and Lantra Awards are national organisations that assess competence of people using chainsaws and other arboricultural equipment. Competent arborists will be able to show you an A4 sized certificate or plastic ID card if requested.

Tree work operations (arboriculture) require a high degree of technical competence, supported by training and experience. For these reasons tree work should only be undertaken by well-trained, competent arborists experience at the type of work being undertaken, e.g. tree pruning/tree removal

 Arboricultural Association




Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a quote or advice cost?

Our quotations are always free of charge and valid for a full three months. You are under no obligation to accept or even inform us if you accept a quotation from another contractor. We won't pester you once we have provided you with a quotation either. Our tree surgeons in Essex are always glad to offer free advice to all of our clients.

Will you get rid of the waste?

Our tree surgeons in Essex will remove all of the green waste which arises from the works we perform, unless asked otherwise. The cost for removing this waste is included in every quotation we provide. However, many of our clients prefer to keep the log wood for use as fuel in their homes, or the woodchippings for use as mulch in their gardens. Please feel free to discuss these options with the senior arborist providing your quotation, as it could potentially help reduce costs.

Are you insured and qualified?

Yes, we have several million pounds worth of insurance. We will gladly supply proof via email to any client who accepts a quotation from us. Our arborists are highly qualified and experienced operatives, with many certificates and years of working within the industry. We will gladly make copies of qualifications available to any client accepting a quotation from us. Please note: Some younger, trainee staff may only have a small number of qualifications, but they are working under the direct supervision of appropriately qualified and experienced instructors, gaining the necessary skills to achieve higher levels of certification. All of our team are encouraged to pursue further professional development throughout their careers.

What can I do about my neighbour's tree?

The law states you have a certain degree of entitlement to remove any parts of your neighbour's tree which encroach on to your boundary. However, the law also states that you must act in a neighbourly fashion and offer to return the removed branches to them. At Montrose Trees, our advice is always to speak with your neighbour in advance, if you can, just to help to try and avoid the potential for any issues.

When is the best time to prune my tree?

The answer to this depends on the tree in questions species. For example, 'Prunus' species, such as Cherry or Plum, should be reduced in April to June, to avoid a disease known as 'Silver Leaf, which they are prone to. Magnolia or Walnut trees are most suited to being reduced in late summer, as they are quicker to heal at that time of year. Our arborists will gladly discuss which time of year is best, should season be a factor, during their site visit

Is the herbicide you use dangerous?

The simple and reassuring answer is no. We would never leave an even remotely dangerous substance in your garden. If we are felling trees that are likely to re-grow saplings or suckers in future, then we do recommend applying herbicide to the tree's stump (this can be done in the form an 'eco-plug', if the client prefers) to inhibit any possible re-growth. However, the herbicide is not dangerous to people, pets or wildlife.





Quick and efficient. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his work and gave very helpful advice on the care of fruit trees, citing recent research done in Germany. A very committed tree surgeon, fully engaged with his work and a good manager of his crew.

Client in Leigh on Sea, Essex


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Montrose Trees provides tree surgery services in Essex including Southend-on-Sea, Rochford, Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Benfleet, Billericay, Castle Point, Braintree, Harlow, Tendring, Epping Forest, Uttlesford, Thurrock and Wickford. Contact us to book a free no obligation consultation.

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