“I started my career at County Tree Surgeons at 18. I wanted to work for a large company to learn from different and experienced climbers and to see how a tree company was run. I worked for CTS for a total of 3 years (2 stints). Started as an apprentice, finished as a foreman.
Learning to climb and cut from different climbers is in my opinion the best way to learn. You can use some of their advice and techniques to mould into your own style of climbing.
Thanks to CTS I have been able to complete many courses and tickets to improve my skills which I may not have had the chance to anywhere else. This industry is constantly evolving in tree management/ H&S/ machinery/ techniques… County has always kept up to date on these key points, which in my opinion makes them a premier in the UK tree industry.
As an AA approved company the standard of work is very high. They have had a whole number of different contracts, such as schools, highways, local councils but probably best of all, highly prestigious clients. This included a whole variety of jobs from planting to crane jobs, cobra bracing to reductions, stump grinding to air spading. I feel I learned nearly every aspect of tree work as an arborist at County. 8 years later, after working for a few big companies, CTS is the most professional, highly respected company I have worked for, but also my favourite. And the only reason I am not there now is because I live in Australia, and if I ever come back, I’ll be back there in a heartbeat.”