About Basson's Arboriculture
Basson's Arboriculture was based in Wickford, but have recently relocated to Corringham. PLEASE NOTE: although Corringham is now our new location, we still regularly work in Wickford and the surrounding areas. We cover the following tree work – felling, root digging, crown thinning, crown raising, crown reductions, dead wooding, limb removals, fruit tree pruning, clearing fallen/hung up trees and trimming/shaping of hedges and large shrubs.
We specialise in 'ornamental reductions' on trees and hedges, see our services page for more info.
Why the name Basson's Arboriculture?
Arboriculture is the art, science, technology and business of tree care. Arboriculture is practiced by arborists who are trained to promote tree health, discern tree problems and take measures to correct them.
Why choose Basson's Arboriculture?
• Our mission statement is to deliver professional work of the highest standard that is appropriate for the tree and aesthetically pleasing.
• Our quotes are free of charge, come with no obligation and are provided by a fully qualified tree surgeon. We will arrive punctually at a time convenient for you.
• We offer free advice and a wealth of experience regarding matters such as the health of a tree, ways to allow more light into your garden, the best time of year for pruning work to be carried out, what trees/plants may be suitable for planting to achieve your desired effect.
• You will quickly realise that we are passionate about trees, nature and the environment. Accordingly our advice looks at what is best for the welfare of the tree rather than what will make us the most money.
• We provide help with negotiating work to a tree subject to a Tree Preservation Orders and always ensure that we comply fully with the relevant laws and regulations.
• We employ stringent health and safety standards including comprehensive risk assessments and equipment checks.
• We use bio-degradable chain oil to help protect the environment.
• We pride ourselves not in how quickly we can climb a tree or how high we can climb it, but on how the tree looks at the end of the completed work
• Once we have finished, we will leave your garden clear and tidy and will remove the waste.
• Our tree surgery is covered by full insurance public liability cover to £2 million and is carried out with the proper health and safety considerations.
Professional Experience & Qualifications
Simon Basson is a qualified arborist (tree surgeon) with 22 years professional experience, and with qualifications for Arboriculture and Horticulture studied at Writtle collage.
Basson's Arboriculture was formed in January 2006. Before that, I (Simon Basson) worked for fourteen years with a local tree surgery firm based in Stanford Le Hope, Essex . Our company has an impeccable record with Basildon Council and Thurrock Council and throughout the private sector for exceptional, high quality tree work which is always reasonably priced.
Qualifications alone do not make a good arborist. There are many “cowboy” firms who do not provide a high standard of work. Basson's Arboriculture are passionate about caring for trees and know the important distinction between how to cut a tree properly rather than hacking at a tree with a chainsaw.
I hope this website helps you understand that we at Basson's Arboriculture consider tree surgery to be an 'art form', ......"it's not just a job it's our passion"