The Kings Lynn Tree Surgeon

How to find a tree surgeon?

Finding the right tree surgeon in King’s Lynn can be hard. If you don’t do it right, you could harm yourself or damage your property, and your trees could be hurt beyond repair. We can’t recommend a good tree surgeon outside of King’s Lynn. But we can give you some tips on how to find a tree surgeon.

Why would you want to hire a tree surgeon?

Working with trees is dangerous and takes a lot of skill. So choosing a tree surgeon is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A few points below are some of the potential outcomes if you make a wrong decision:

  • Injury to people
  • Property damage
  • Harm that can’t be fixed to trees that have grown for many years

Where are the best places to find a tree surgeon?

Sometimes there are too many options to find the services you want. So we’ll briefly cover a few of the best options and the worst options to find a tree surgeon.

The best


This is the top one for us. Mainly because if you want to find a professional tree service then any professional tree service will have a website. This is one of the best ways to make sure you’re hiring the right company. A landline and professional email address go a long way here.


The rise in social media apps has done wonders for businesses. So Facebook has made the cut because it’s the next best thing to a website as you can still see the company’s work and reviews. But keep in mind that anyone can set up a page and call themselves a tree surgeon.

Ask a friend or family

If they have done a good job for someone you trust then there’s a good chance that they’ll do a good job for you too.

The worst

Posted leaflets

Anyone can print and post these so always be weary if one comes through your door or is attached to your car windscreen wiper.

Door knockers

Regardless of how smooth a talker they may be, once you let a cold caller in they often stay until they have the sale and it can be quite intimidating at times. Then it might be a case of ‘good salesman, poor tree surgeon’.

A magnifying glass over a map of King's Lynn which is symbolic of how to find a tree surgeon

Choosing the right tree service

For arboricultural operations (tree work), you need to have a lot of technical skills, which you can get from training and experience. Therefore, tree work should only be done by arborists who have the right training and insurance.

How do you know if they're the "real deal"?

Anyone can say they are tree surgeons and try to get work. But just because you’ve searched for ‘tree surgeon near me‘ and someone has an ad, that doesn’t mean that they will do a good job or that it will be done safely.

The right qualifications

The National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC) makes sure that a tree surgeon has been trained and tested. Most of the time, they will have extra degrees in arboriculture and will use safety gear to protect you, your property, and themselves. A company that has been around for a while will be happy to give you copies of its liability, worker’s compensation, and professional membership certificates. Also, any proof that it meets nationally recognised standards, such as BS 3998 (2010).

Question them

Make sure to ask a lot of questions before you hire a tree surgeon. Tree surgeons in King’s Lynn should know a lot about different kinds of trees and the pests and diseases that can hurt them. They will come to your place to meet with you and give you a free estimate.

Get accurate pricing

Ask for a quote instead of an estimate every time. During the work, the cost of a project could end up being more or less than what was originally planned. Tree surgeons who are professionals will be happy to give you a free estimate. Get a written estimate and make sure the place will be clean enough when the job is done. Also, you need to know if VAT is involved. If you tell the tree surgeon that you want to keep the logs or chips, he or she may give you a discount on the job. Furthermore, make sure that if you want a tree stump to be removed after a tree has been cut down, this is written in the quote. Do not make a payment until the job is done. ​

Tree surgeons are everywhere

Finding a tree surgeon has never been easier in today’s world. From considering reputable options like Google, Facebook, or personal referrals anyone can get a good service. Then remember that when you do find one ask detailed questions, obtain written estimates, and clarify all details are essential steps in making an informed decision.