Mactavish criticises industry for “knee-jerk reaction” in hardening market

This was posted by on July 19th, 2019

We would add that if your broker has not given you your renewal terms when you as the client have supplied all of the relevant information two weeks early, perhaps you need to ask yourself if you have the correct broker working for you.

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Chipper Thefts

This was posted by on June 26th, 2019


Chipper thefts have been on the increase lately. In fact we’ve had 4 chipper thefts reported in just 3 weeks. Only one of the four was from the insured’s premises so the other three were stolen from site.

It seems so opportunistic that chippers are being stolen whilst only being out of sight for 30 minutes, so please be on your guard.


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Interesting Article

This was posted by on April 4th, 2019

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Remember Dutch Elm Disease?

This was posted by on February 22nd, 2019
Dutch Elm Disease in Britain (1971)

Do You Remember Dutch Elm Disease in Britain?As depicted in this 1971 news report, Dutch elm disease changed the face of the English countryside. Brought to Britain with a shipment of logs from North America, by the mid 1970s millions of elm trees had died. Now very few mature elms remain in the UK.Specialist Insurance for Arborists:

Posted by Trust Insurance Services Ltd on Friday, 22 February 2019

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2018 Claims (that’s the year and not the number of claims we’ve had)

This was posted by on December 19th, 2018


I’ve just been looking at our claim statistics for tree surgeons and comparing them with last year’s, and we’ve seen a 38% increase in claims. Particularly worrying is the rise in chipper claims. Last year there were 8 claims for stolen chippers, but  that number has increased to 19 and that doesn’t include the 4 chippers that were stolen and recovered.

Unfortunately, crime is on the increase nationwide and I don’t think that there are many people who appreciate this fact more than insurers and tree surgeons! Certainly we recommend that you be vigilant against theft and take the necessary steps to secure your premises.

A large number of thefts are from site however, when guys have been working in the back garden and their chippers and tools have been stolen from the front. It’s important to ensure tools and machinery are secured when they’re out of sight because it’s shocking how quickly and opportunistic thieves can be.

We can only hope for a better year in 2019, but unless the “powers that be” enforce proper punishments and increase the amount of staff fighting crime, we are likely to see even more thefts going forward.

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New Advert

This was posted by on November 26th, 2018


Just wanted to preview our new facebook advert, any thoughts please

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Posted by Trust Insurance Services Ltd on Wednesday, 21 November 2018


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APF Show 2018 Stand C1

This was posted by on September 18th, 2018


We are pleased to confirm we will be at this years APF Show 2018 at stand C1.

Cameron Yeo and Geoffrey Parrish will be on our stand this year

We look forward to meeting old faces and new, so please come in and see us for a coffee

We will also have a Schliesing PTO chippers that fit on to unimogs, a towable Schliesing chipper and the latest version of Toyota Arbtruck on our stand.

We can also demonstrate Carewhere Ltd, new security product which we believe will help reduce tools thefts or at least catch the people responsible.



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Phone Issues this Morning

This was posted by on September 14th, 2018



I am sorry to say that we are having phone issues this morning and do not seem to be receiving calls. We have booked an engineer to visit us as soon as possible. If you do need to speak to us urgently please email and we will call you back


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Stolen Chippers being recovered for fees.

This was posted by on August 20th, 2018

Hello. I just thought give you guys the heads up, because in the space of 1 week, we’ve seen 3 stolen chippers being recovered… not by the Police, but by the owners of the Chippers.  There seems to be a new technique being used whereby if you put on Social Media or perhaps make enquiries with other Tree Surgeons saying that your Chipper has been stolen, someone will say that they can find the Chipper for a fee. You then pay the fee (of between £1000 and £2500) and get your chipper back. Although this saves the insurer from paying out on a claim, it’s a worrying trend because the more success people get from doing this, the more that thefts will occur. We recommend getting the Police involved before money is exchanged.

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Another Claim For A Machine Stuck In A Bog

This was posted by on July 25th, 2018


We recently settled another claim whereby a machine was stuck in a bog. We’re the only insurer on the market that will provide cover for this circumstance.

In this particular claim, there was no damage to the machine following it’s recovery, however, our client was still able to claim for the recovery bill that was nearly £5000.

Attached are photos of the machine in it’s sticky situation.

photos of bog

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