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Top 10 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Tree Care Service

Dec 18

Top 10 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Tree Care Service

Some tree-care projects are too difficult or dangerous. Others require only professional expertise. If you can't walk on solid ground, a professional tree service should be hired. Because of the many dangers involved in working at height, including wildlife, buildings, fences, and buildings surrounding, it is important to have proper training and safety. Hiring tree services comes with its risks.


These are key questions that your tree care specialist should ask. You will be able to make the best use of your money while protecting your interests.


  • Are they willing to give you a signed copy of their employment contract, as well as an updated certificate of coverage? This is your most important and essential question. In order to avoid any liability for damage, injuries, or accidents, you want to make sure they are fully covered.


  • What qualifications do they hold? Hiring an arborist that is either accredited by the International Society of Arboriculture(ISA), a Tree Care Industry Associations (TCIA) Accredited Business, or a Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals (CTSP) will be a good idea. Will they be working near any electrical conductors If that's the situation, they will need to be Approved-Line-Clearance Artists.


  • Can they provide references? Any business that is reliable will give you a list of happy clients. Do not ask for old history. Instead, ask consumers about their work in the past month.


  • Can they give you a detailed quote? You can compare the pricing and get a clear understanding of the task by getting written quotes from three related companies.


  • What equipment would they use, and how would the team approach the job. You don’t want your grass or flowerbeds to be unnecessarily damaged by heavy machinery driving over them. They should be aware of any sprinkler heads that could cause injury if they travel across your grass. What are your policies regarding their damage and if it is acceptable? It is a good idea if you take photos of the area prior to you start working. It's important that you know what the cleaning up will look like after each job.


  • How long does it take for the project to be completed? This is why it is so important to get a quotation. One company could give you a quote within three days, while another company may require you to wait for three hours.


  • Is it well-run? Is their company truck in good repair? Is the truck in good and clean condition? Do you trust them to take care of your property and trees if they don’t have the tools? Is there a web page for them? This will give you an idea of their professionalism. This will help you get an idea of the way they work.


  • Do they climb trees on spikes while pruning? You should insist that they do not use spikes when pruning trees. This can lead to serious wounds.


  • Do they encourage "topping" or the removal from the top of trees of living branches? This is particularly harmful to large, healthy hardwood trees.


  • Workers will be required to wear hard helmets while on your land. OSHA requires personal protective equipment to be worn by tree care workers. Professional tree service employees will be required to wear personal protective equipment.


A tree care specialist is essential for hazardous jobs. This will protect you and your property. These ten questions are crucial to ensure your safety and that you protect your "tree investment".


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