Survey finds tree surgery, gardening and landscaping trades are massively undervalued in UK

by | Jul 17, 2017 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Article from the Arb Association

A UK Wide Survey by AXA has found that 28% of homeowners would try and fell a tree themselves while 23% wouldn’t check if they needed permission before cutting down a tree.

The survey found that:

28% of homeowners with gardens said they would fell a tree themselves.

59% said they would hire a professional

Men are more likely to have a go at felling a tree (43% versus 15% of women)

Homeowners who would try and fell a tree themselves, breakdown by region:

  • East Anglia – 31%
  • East Midlands – 22%
  • London – 28%
  • North East – 36%
  • North West – 26%
  • Northern Ireland – 31%
  • Scotland – 27%
  • South East – 25%
  • South West – 30%
  • Wales – 32%
  • West Midlands – 26%
  • Yorks/Humber – 30%

Only 23% of respondents would check if they needed permission before felling a tree.

The average price homeowners said they would pay for felling a tree:£215