Angus Wilson is one of the most experienced tree surgeons currently working in the Surrey areas. His ethos of “quality tree care” is one built around high standards, and an aspiration to deliver the most ethical tree surgery service. Because the field of tree work has so many sensitivities, property owners in Cranleigh should only use arborists with the appropriate credentials. This is an area we excel in.
Some of our more important services, like directional tree felling and sectional tree removal, put a strong emphasis on safety. Others, like stump grinding and hedge cutting, demand thorough training in the use of specialist machinery.
Never choose a company of tree surgeons without checking their qualifications first. Angus Wilson Quality Tree Care is one of the most experienced tree surgery companies in the Cranleigh area and our business credentials are here for all to see.
Merrist Wood College
This award-winning facility in Surrey is an outdoor classroom spanning 400 acres and held in high regard by employers and industry specialists. Attending Merrist Wood is a prerequisite for tree surgeons, especially those local to the Cranleigh area which is less than 15 miles away from the facility. Merrist Wood College is an approved NPTC assessment centre.
The facility holds courses which help attendees to gain a Certificate of Competence in different types of tree work.
NPTC and City & Guilds Training
Now running as land-based services through City & Guilds, this former NPTC qualification covers Level 2 and Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture. Attendees work towards a Certificate of Competence and cover the use of machinery for tree felling, processing timber from tree removals, aerial tree pruning practices, aerial tree rigging, and aerial rescue operations.
The certificate shows competency in tree surgery and is one that all arborists trading in the Cranleigh area should have.
Certified Tree Climbers
Some types of tree work require our operatives to climb. When we use sectional tree removal as an alternative to directional tree felling, we have to use rigging equipment and machinery in a way that is safe and controlled. In the same way tree surgeons have to undergo a test to climb safely, so it is that the equipment they use has to pass current LOLER standards.
Even then, tree surgery can still present hazards, so climbers always work with a partner trained in aerial tree rescue.
Arboricultural Association Member
Angus Wilson became a member of the Arboricultural Association in 1989. The AA is the leading voice on all tree-related matters in the UK and has thousands of tree surgeons in its membership. Use us for tree work anywhere in the Cranleigh area, and you have the comfort of knowing we meet the best practice for craft, management, supervision and consultancy.
Alongside the AA, we promote sustainable tree surgery to help the environment, and to support where we live and work.
Royal Forestry Society Member
Angus joined the Royal Forestry Society in 1983. The RFS is the largest education charity for promoting ethical tree work in UK woodlands. Tree felling and tree removal in a forest requires a level of care that prioritises conservation and the health of other species. The Cranleigh and Surrey areas have many private and public woodland areas in need of our care.
Our tree surgeons see it as a duty to provide that care, and to undertake tree work with sustainability firmly in mind.