What’s it like working for County Tree Surgeons?
We asked someone who did.
“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 3 years (2 stints). I started as an apprentice and 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 style of climbing. Thanks to CTS, I have completed many courses and tickets to improve my skills which I may not have had the chance to do anywhere else. This industry constantly evolves in tree management/ H&S/ machinery/ techniques… CTS has always kept up to date on these critical 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 many different contracts, such as schools, highways, and local councils but probably best of all, highly prestigious clients. This included various jobs from planting to crane jobs, cobra bracing to reductions, and stump grinding to air spading. 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 and my favourite. And the only reason I am not there now is that I live in Australia, and if I ever come back, I’ll be back there in a heartbeat.”