When a tree goes into decline, it can become a hazardous situation rather quickly. Trees that are in close proximity to people and structures can pose a serious threat – specially in a wind storm. Hazardous trees must be removed than endanger people or structures. Many trees fall on houses each year in our area. Even with proper tree maintenance, sometimes it is unavoidable to prevent a falling tree from storm damage. Not to say most trees in close proximity should be cut down, because that is certainly not the case. Many trees are actually just fine, even when they are close to a house. Hazardous trees with decayed trunks & roots, uprooting trees, trees with a heavy lean towards a structure or heavy traffic area, are the trees we are focusing on here.
If a tree must be removed, a resident home owner or commercial customer should rely on professional tree services that have the proper experience and are insured to handle tree removals. Tree removal is a talent and specialized skill that tree climbers take years to achieve. For larger trees, companies such as Aerial Bucket Services Inc. has their own cranes and operators available to help remove trees. Having high end tree equipment and talented tree crews is essential to completing a job with the utmost professionalism and timeliness.
What to Look for in a Tree Service
Full Comprehensive & Liability insurance is a must. Make absolutely sure that the tree company you are using has full coverage. Insist their insurance company sends you a certificate of insurance, it will come to you with your name on the certificate. It will also state workers compensation and liability as both are required to be fully insured. If a tree company knocks on your door or cold calls, there is a good chance they do not hold insurance. Most of the professional and trustworthy companies do not need cold call for work.
Employees & Reputation
Employees make a service company. You know the old saying, You are only as strong as your weakest link. This definitely holds truth. Good employees can have positive affects on a companies reputation and vise versa. Experienced personnel, especially in the field providing tree work is a must. Reputation is the lifeblood of any business. Doing a good job for one customer generally leads to more customers. Referrals have always been and will always be one of the best ways for a customer to feel comfortable using a service professional.
Safety is the absolute most important aspect of tree work.
Make sure the tree company holds the proper licenses for the cities being served. Certain counties and cities require business licenses for a company to do business in that service area.
Tree Removal Experience
There is no alternative to experience. You either have it or you don’t. Only hire companies that have many years of experience cutting down trees. Especially, in taking down large trees.
A Tree Removal Company With Proper Equipment
The last thing a customer wants is an old chipper truck or chipper broke down in their driveway or on their street. Ensure that a tree company has newer and proper equipment to get the job done in a timely manner. Bucket trucks, chipper trucks, chippers, flatbeds, cranes, stump grinding machines, and log trucks are all necessary equipment to own for tree removal services.
A Tree Service Company That Recycles
So you have a tree company that can cut down a tree, but what do they do with all the wood & debris? It is critical to make sure to go over this detail with a tree company. Are we hauling or leaving the wood & debris. Don’t let a company tell you that it is okay to leave the wood on the street – the City or County will pick it up; No Way! It is not ethical or right to leave debris like this. Leaving wood cut up for firewood in a customers property is okay, if it is agreed upon up front. Check to see what a tree company does with their material.