It’s that time of year again when nature is stirring, and the trees are waking up from a long winter’s nap. It’s also a great time of year to check on the health of your trees. Tree health is essential to curb appeal, as well as to safety on your property. Winter’s ice and snow may have
weakened or damaged your trees, and with spring storms in the forecast, it may be time to call a tree service.
Tree care can be dangerous and high stakes, so it requires skill, proper equipment, and careful technique; therefore, it is very important that you hire a qualified tree service for your tree care needs. It’s not enough to hire a landscaping or lawn care service—leave tree care to the true
tree care professionals. A professional tree care service will have the proper expertise and equipment to care for your trees, as well as the required licenses and insurance.
Wondering where to start? Here are six things to do before you hire a tree care service:
- Look for a tree care service with a licensed arborist on staff. A licensed arborist will have expert knowledge regarding the specific needs of your trees. Whether you simply need your tree pruned or removed entirely, an arborist will know how to best approach the job. A certified arborist also has the extensive knowledge to identify and treat disease and infestation if your tree is affected and will make informed recommendations on a replacement tree if necessary.
- Review the company’s credentials. While some lawn services may advertise tree services, you don’t want to hire someone lacking the proper knowledge and training to service your trees. Your trees are key to curb appeal. What’s more, a damaged limb or tree can pose a risk to your property or personal safety, so be sure to leave pruning and removal to a professional tree care service.
- Verify that they are licensed and insured. Because tree service can be dangerous work, you only want to work with a company that has the proper licensing and credentials, as well as an updated and clearly communicated insurance policy. Do take the necessary time to understand their policies, how they will leave the job site, and what they (or you) are liable for.
- Be sure they are professional. A professional tree service will have the proper credentials, licenses, and testimonies to support their quality claims. You do not want to hire a company that cuts corners for the sake of a few more dollars—truly professional tree services will prioritize quality service, employee training, and the safety of their workers and customers. When you are considering hiring a tree care company, review their services—and reach out with questions.
- Get a detailed estimate. Ensure you understand the terms, conditions, and estimate of the job you are hiring a tree service to do. Know ahead of time what they will do, how they will do it (and how it will affect your property), and when they will supply these services. Being on the same page before work starts can help a job go smoothly—and boost the chances that you are happy with the result.
- Look up reviews and recommendations. First-hand testimonials and reviews are an excellent way to gauge what kind of services a company will provide. Multiple reviews provide a good indicator of a company you want to do business with. Word of mouth recommendations from trusted friends and neighbors can also be an excellent way to find a quality tree service to hire.
Tree care is a vital part of maintaining your property and protecting your family—hiring a high-quality tree care service will have a positive impact on both. Use these six tips to help guide you in selecting a professional tree care service for your needs, from emergency tree removal to planning new plantings.
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!