About & Qualifications


Often a tree surgery business is under qualified for the work they undertake. We hold the following NPTC qualifications and hold public liability insurance for £1m.

NPTC Code AKA Title
0020-03 CS30 Maintenance and Crosscutting
0020-04 CS31 Felling up to 380mm
0020-06 CS48 Safe use of a powered pole pruner
0020-07 CS38 Access Tree using rope and harness
0021-01 CS32 Felling over 380mm
0021-02 CS34 Sever uprooted / windblown trees
0021-03 N/A Assisted Felling
0021-04 N/A Prepare and agree emergency treework
0021-05 CS38 Aerial Tree Rescue Operations
0021-06 CS40 Aerial Tree Pruning
0021-07 CS39 Aerial Cutting / Free-falling techniques
0021-08 CS41 Aerial Rigging
0021-09 CS50 Emergency Treework Operations


Rob Giles

After gaining a degree in Zoology and a career in the military Rob Giles had always desired to work with nature.

ABCTree Surgery was established after he switched career into Arboriculture and Forestry. A member of the Arboricultural Association his Arb qualifications are listed  below.  Recently Rob has qualified with a Level 4 Arboricultural Qualification and registered as a VALID Tree Risk assessor .