Removing a tree from your property can be a dangerous task without a qualified professional. Whether a tree is posing a hazard to your home or blocking your line of sight, use these five questions to find the best tree removal service in your area. Don’t hesitate to learn more about local tree services to ensure you work with a safe, reliable tree care team.
1. Are You Licensed and Insured?
Licensing and insurance not only help you find the most experienced arborists in your area, but they also make sure that you aren’t liable for any potential incidents on your property. Accidents happen, but do your research, and work with a team that makes them minor and uncommon.
A professional license shows that your chosen tree removal team knows their stuff. Virtually anyone can start a tree care service, so it’s important to work with a professionally trained arborist. Insurance prevents liability in the event of any damage to your property or any injury during the removal process. Licensing and insurance shouldn’t be taken for granted. Not every arborist in Ontario has these key features, and working with an unlicensed, uninsured tree removal service can be a risky decision.
2. What Is Your Experience With This Type of Project?
An arborist should be happy to discuss their relevant experience. You wouldn’t hire a carpenter who’s never held a hammer before, so ask about his or her proficiency with the task that needs to be done on your property. Specialized experience gives your tree removal team the confidence they need to avoid injury and improve the look of your property.
An inexperienced arborist may make mistakes when trimming branches, cutting down trees or grinding stumps. There can be a steep learning curve for these services, so choose a professional that knows what to watch for to ensure a safe, effective project.
3. Can You Provide an Estimate?
Ask for a quote before any work begins. A written estimate gives you peace of mind that the project won’t become too costly for your budget. Reliable arborists are straightforward with their pricing and give honest, affordable estimates. Without a quote, you may receive an unexpected bill and have few options to avoid paying too much.
4. Do You Have any Local References?
Work with a leader in local tree removal services. Ask about any projects in your neighbourhood. Whether you live in Guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo or the surrounding area, a local arborist knows the climate, tree types and other considerations in your community. A leader in your community can help your yard stand out as a safe, eye-catching example of quality tree care.
Another great way to look for local references is to ask your neighbours or business owners in your area. Anyone who has received tree care services can give you valuable information regarding certain arborists near you. Leaders in the industry should have plenty of positive local references, so you don’t have to worry about the quality of the work you’ll receive.
5. When Can You Start?
Emergency issues require rapid response times. Whether you have preventative maintenance or emergency tree removal service needs, ask your chosen team about an estimated timeline. This helps give you peace of mind if you have a damaged branch or sick tree that requires quick removal services.
Don’t wait until a damaged tree falls on your property or your home; contact us at Martin’s Tree Service to discuss a timeline of services. Ask these five questions to find out how you can enjoy industry-leading tree care from a local licensed and insured tree care team. Work with a local professional who understands your community, your trees and your tree care needs.