Tips for choosing a tree feller

Tree felling is only one aspect of tree care, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. When a tree has died or poses a threat to people and property, it’s best to call in a professional tree feller to remove it. But with so many tree fellers advertising their services, how do you pick the right one for the job?


  • Do they carry insurance?

Removing a big tree from a residential or public area can be tricky. These trees often grow in areas that aren’t easy to access and the risk of damaging property is high. That’s why one the first questions you should ask is whether your tree feller carries public liability insurance.


Should something go wrong during the operation, the insurance will cover any claims that are made. Brands Tree Fellers carries public liability insurance of up to R20 million which, together with years of experience in the industry, makes them a trusted household name.


  • Do they follow safety regulations?

Because tree fellers work with chainsaws, stump grinders and other heavy equipment, they need to follow strict safety procedures. This involves donning protective clothing such as chainsaw pants, gloves and goggles.


A team that is trained in the correct tree felling techniques and first aid will put your mind at ease. So before you call a tree feller you’ve seen working in your area, take a look at their team; if they’re not dressed correctly and working cautiously—keep looking.


  • Do they have a good reputation?

Good tree fellers, like good plumbers and good electricians, are always busy. That’s because people don’t hesitate to recommend their services to friends and family. A reputable tree feller will have years of experience behind them and a file full of compliments from satisfied customers.


Ask around, or go online and do a little research into the tree feller you’re considering. While you may be tempted to go with the lowest quote, remember that you get what you pay for. A professional tree feller will be insured, kit their teams out with the right safety equipment, work carefully and tidy up afterwards.


Removing a tree can be dangerous, daunting and a little heart-breaking. But if you pick the right tree feller, they’ll make the process as safe and smooth as possible. With almost three decades of experience in the industry, it goes without saying that Brands Tree Fellers ticks all the boxes. If you’re looking for a professional tree feller you can trust, give Brands a call today.