A Tring firm is at the top of the tree when it comes to arboriculture.
Peacock Tree Ecology, in Miswell Lane, has gained national tree surgery accreditation by winning ARB Approved Contractor (ARbAC) status. The scheme, run by tree-care industry body The Arboricultural Association, saw Peacock Tree Ecology meet 65 detailed criteria points covering four key areas.
Alex Peacock, director of Peacock Tree Ecology, said: “Achievement of the standard means everything to the business, and to me personally, as we have worked so hard to ensure we are up to scratch in all areas of our profession. My team and I are certainly feeling very proud of ourselves at the moment”.
Contractors are reassessed every two years to ensure high standards stay at the highest levels and to ensure customers are still satisfied.
Paul Smith, ArbAC manager and technical officer, said: It is unfortunate that in an industry which has more than its fair share of ‘less scrupulous’ contractors, often price is the only determining factor for many clients with quality, and ‘best value’, being overlooked.
“This is a short sighted approach and often the trees are damaged irreparably and future expensive remedial works are then required. A situation which could easily be avoided by engaging an ‘ArbAC’ to undertake the work”.