As previously mentioned, it is of vital importance that your chosen tree surgeon is qualified and competent to carry out the task required. There are two recognised awarding bodies, NPTC ( and LANTRA ( Both organisations provide qualifications for a vast number of land-based activities, and you must make sure your tree surgeon holds the correct awards. The staff at Guildford Tree Surgeons have many NPTC, and LANTRA awards, too many to list individually, so are available upon request. Rest assured all our operatives hold the relevant qualifications for the tasks they carry out.