Rogue traders working on trees need to be tackled, says charity
Wednesday 30th October 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
PEOPLE with ‘no idea what they are doing’ have been working on trees in the island and a conservation charity is looking to take action.
The issue was raised recently at the AGM of the Guernsey Society of the Men of the Trees.
Secretary Andy McCutcheon said the society would look at setting up a professional group that would focus entirely on raising standards and encouraging best practice within the sector.
‘We have noticed that a professional approach is not being taken by a number of people and there are some people with no idea what they are doing when working on trees,’ he told members. We really need to promote best practice, better value for money and raise standards.’
Mr McCutcheon said one way of tackling the issue would be to introduce ‘approved statutes’ that firms would need to sign up to.
Retiring chairman Richard Loyd said the problem had been particularly prominent following the heavy snowfall in March.