To start with, being a tree surgeon requires at least three things. Obviously, the first is the appreciation of trees. There’s really no part of bothering in the first place if you don’t have that as part of your mindset. The second thing you’ll need to have is a desire to spend a significant amount of time outdoors. Trees are all outdoors and you will need to enjoy the countryside and its environments. It also means that you could be working in all winds and weathers so you’ll need to be hardy.
Highs are the third and last component of the role you need to be comfortable with. Trees are big and some of their problems are found at the very top of their branches. This means that you will certainly have to be sure footed, have good balance and that you will need a head for heights.
There are some other variables involved, however, than just needing to be able to climb a tree and not fall out of it.
It is also a must to operate a chainsaw, so you should be prepared to learn how to use this noisy and complicated machine to make the necessary cuts and cut-offs that the tree requires. Again, a substantial amount of security equipment is involved. A Tree Surgeon Gloucester professional such as Geoffrey Urch is searching to remove dead wood, signs of infestation from nasty bugs, or perhaps a new and interesting fungus that could have taken root.