Evaluating Tree Services Near Me
When looking for tree services near me, it’s important to ensure you choose a reliable, trustworthy company. As with any professional service, you should select a provider who will give you high-quality service, meet your needs, and be prompt, responsive, and courteous.
Beyond those factors, however, there are a few other considerations you should have in mind when looking for tree services near you.
#1: Look for a licensed tree service led by a certified arborist
Choose a tree service led by a certified arborist. The knowledge, skills, and experience of a certified arborist set a true professional tree service apart. What’s more, tree work can be dangerous, and it requires skilled, trained professionals with the right safety gear and equipment. You’ll also want to choose a tree service with a business license.
#2: Choose a tree service that is insured
Before hiring anyone, ensure that the service you’re considering holds current liability insurance. Ask to see a copy of the insurance policy to verify it’s current. If you have tree work done by a company that’s uninsured, and there is an accident that causes property damage or injuries, you could face significant costs and a lawsuit.
#3: Pay attention to ‘area of service’
Most tree services define a particular area of service, and their employees will not travel outside it. If your search results don’t turn up a company with a reputation you can trust, you can expand your search to include a neighboring community. You might also consider tree services that seem to have a sizeable footprint: for example, Advance Tree Care operates within a nine-county, two-state service area. That’s a lot of community coverage.
#4: Know what service you’re requesting
Some people only call a tree service when they have a situation that requires tree removal, from storm damage or disease. Others contact tree services for advice on trimming and pruning. We help our clients understand that tree service is an investment in your property—up to 15% of your landscape can be trees. Proper seasonal care and trimming are important to ensure your trees look their best and live long, healthy lives. When we’re contacted about trimming, pruning, and other maintenance, we talk with—and listen carefully to—our clients to understand what they want, so that we can provide service that exceeds their expectations.
#5: Understand average costs and estimates
Most tree services prepare an estimate that includes a minimum trip charge plus an hourly estimate for the labor performed on site. The arborist makes an educated guess on what the job will take in terms of hours, and uses this educated guess for the estimate. Actual costs can differ once the company is on-site. Though it’s natural to consider costs first, you should focus your initial search and inquiry on tree services that have an excellent reputation for value and customer service.
Beyond these five criteria, you should also look for a tree service with excellent customer service. At Advanced Tree Care, we pride ourselves on the excellence of our customer service, from your initial call to the care with which we clean up your property when the job is done.
Advanced Tree Care combines top-notch equipment, cutting-edge technology, and well-trained staff to provide emergency tree removal and tree maintenance services. With a presence in nine counties and two states, we work daily to provide unparalleled customer service, safety, and efficiency—as well as the expertise to beautify your landscaping and community. Advanced Tree Care isn’t just our name—it’s also our purpose!