There are a number of reasons why you might need or want to cut down a tree on your property. Perhaps there was a storm and a tree was partially uprooted or broken apart leaving you no choice but removal. Sometimes you just need to trim your trees to keep your yard nice or allow more sunlight in. Tackling tree trimming or cutting is not a job you should do yourself. Not only could you seriously injure yourself, it’s likely you will end up with a bigger mess than what you started with. If you need work on your trees it is in your best interest to find a reliable and quality tree service.
Here are some tips to help you hire a quality tree service.
• Before hiring a tree service you should consider exactly what you want to have done. Carefully detail what you want completed to eliminate any confusion between you and the tree service doing the work. This detailed list will also be helpful when you are obtaining an estimate.
• You should be able to receive a written estimate including dates of service. It is good to get a few estimates to compare.
• Look for a business that specializes in tree maintenance and not one that offers it along with several other different services. Companies that focus exclusively on tree services will likely have more experience and delivery higher quality results.
• Always ask for references or check their website for testimonials. A reputable company is often well established within the community making it easy to find many local references.
• It is important that a tree company is fully insured and a member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Members of TCIA adhere to strict performance standards for quality and safety. Members of this group also maintain professional business practices.
• Other than belonging to TCIA and being fully insured, a good tree service will not use climbing spikes unless the tree is to be removed.
• Find out how educated your tree service is. Members of the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) have to prove their expertise by passing a written exam.
• You also might want to consider a low impact tree service. They care for your trees without utilizing heavy equipment that will impact your lawn or property.